Tutto Calabria Hot Peppers. (this is mentioned in another thread in which Tony stated that he uses the crushed product, but I saw no way to add tags for anyone researching the product)
One of my pleasures in life is sourcing things on the internet, especially food items. In addition, we love hot peppers. When I read Tony's recommendation about Tutto Calabria Hot Peppers, I purchased some of the "Long Hot Peppers" from Taylor's Market in Sacramento, CA, and had them shipped. We fell in love. If I were describing them in wine terms, I would say that they provide a flavor from attack through midpalate through finish without disappointment, probably as much because of, or possibly almost entirely because of, the marinade in which they are packed. I extended my search and ran across wholesaleitalianfoods.com as a source (they are in Florida, I believe). They carry a much larger assortment of Tutto Calabria products. I noticed that they carry a Tutto Calabria hot red pepper product that is sliced and another product that is crushed. We ordered a few bottles of the crushed product and like them quite just as much. They have a subtly different but equally pleasing flavor. They are packed in the same marinade.
I contacted the customer service department and chatted with them. I asked them about the differences, if any, among the Hot Long, Crushed, and Sliced offerings. They explained that the Hot Long Peppers (which are really just about 1 - -1 1/2" long) are a different pepper than the pepper used for the crushed and sliced products. Because of their short length, they are more difficult to slice and/or crush. Tutto Calabria uses a different Calabrian pepper for those two products. (In actual fact the "real" hot long Calabrian peppers are a few inches long and they are not a shipped product for some reaons....but that is apparently another story!) Wholesaleitalianfoods.com does sell retail; their prices are quite good, and they shipped quickly. For those who are really heavy-duty addicts, you can purchase 2 kg pails of the peppers....!
Just wanted to help anyone looking for these peppers.... There are at least three online sources with likely a lot more around: wholesaleitalianfood.com (the largest selection of Tutto Calabria products and quantities), fgpizza.com, and taylorsmarket.com