The first time I spotted these in the produce section, I passed on buying them because of the price--$3.49 for 10 ounces, which makes them about a million times more expensive than any other peas you can buy. Or something like that. (Math is hard.) But the second time they caught my eye, I thought, "Well, all right--JUST THIS ONCE."
If you're a little unclear on the differences between pea varieties, as I was, here's a nice one-paragraph explainer.
These peas are definitely nice--very flavorful. I accidentally undercooked them a bit, and they were still delicious.
But the price is going to remain a sticking point. The gardens of the world have not yet yielded peas so good as to be worth $3.49 for 10 ounces.
Will I buy it again?
Only after I win the lottery.
I saw these peas in TJ's and almost bought them for myself. But I was brought up short by the price and by the fact that they are English Peas FROM GUATEMALA.
I know I eat stuff imported from all over everywhere. I'm striving to do a little less of that. Things that have to get to me via refrigerated airplane? I'm pretty much over that.
Nonetheless, it must be said, the peas are awesome. I should grow some of those peas next year. Then they'll be cheap and local and angels will sing. (Or something.)