Roger Mooking Details Mastronardi Produce's Kaboom! ™ Peppers and Wild Wonder® Peppers
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
ANAHEIM, CA - Is it just me, or is everyone else still recovering from Fresh Summit, too? After an eventful 2019 show, I’m still finding the words to describe the industry’s impressive variety of wares. I spoke with celebrity chef Roger Mooking briefly, and he enlightened me on a couple of SUNSET’s new and exciting products that made their debut.
“Right now I’m really excited about the Kaboom!™ peppers,” said Roger Mooking, Culinary Director at SUNSET. “They’re black jalapeños—it’s a new category that SUNSET’s introducing into the marketplace. What I love about it is that the color is really unique. It’s a really dark and deep color with a more robust and full flavor than just the heat of the regular green jalapeño.”
Along with this inventive new variety, the company also rolled out a line of multi-color peppers to accompany its beloved tomato variety.
“There’s the Wild Wonder® peppers—they complement the Wild Wonder tomatoes,” continued Roger. “What’s great about it is that it has a very small amount of seeds, but a very sweet, bright flavor, and they come in a multi-color pack. Every good dish starts with great ingredients. So, if you have accessibility to the best possible ingredients to start with, you’re way ahead of the grain.”
Thanks again, PMA, for putting on a great show! And thanks to you, Roger, for filling me in on SUNSET’s new pepper varieties. For more of the latest news in the industry, keep reading AndNowUKnow.