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Why less snow is threatening Japan's expensive Kanzuri chile paste

By Business Insider

Published : April 20, 2024 - 10:19

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Kanzuri is a traditional fermented chile paste that is exclusively produced in Myoko in Japan's Niigata Prefecture by the Tojo family. Before the family started selling the condiment in 1966, it was only made in small batches for household use. Today, a six-year-aged 2.5-ounce bottle sells for almost $20.