An Interview With PexPeppers – A Small Business Accepting Bitcoin And Other Digital Currencies

July 14, 2014
The Red Rage variety of hot sauce

As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies grow and mature, we’ll see more businesses accepting them. Often, the news has always tended to focus on the many large businesses, such as Newegg and TigerDirect, that accept Bitcoin. However, across the world, many small businesses are becoming interested in Bitcoin. The Iron Rail Diner, a small family-owned diner in Maryland, graciously accepts Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and Litecoin. They’ve seen quite a few sales from Dogecoin. In the future, we’ll likely see many more small businesses accept Bitcoin and other digital currencies because they’re attractive for their low fees and such.


Peppers for Crypto

PexPeppers, a small pepper-product business located in Pennsylvania, recently began accepting Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

I’ve ordered from PexPeppers in the past. I can confirm that they are legitimate and fairly quick with their orders; the only problem I’ve had was when PexPeppers had a situation where they sold more products than they had in supply and asked if I would be willing to wait a few more days than expected to receive my hot sauce. I accepted, and they sent me an extra bottle for free as a thank you.

Be warned that the sauces I purchased (‘To The Moon Shibe Rocket Hot Sauce’ and ‘Red Rage’) are extremely hot. The honey I bought, ‘Dr. Pecks Wildflower Honey’, was very tasty and fresh. PexPeppers also sells pepper seeds and pepper jelly.

I had the opportunity to (virtually) sit down with PexPeppers’ owner, Garrett Peck, for an interview.

What do you sell?
Hot Sauces, Pepper Jellies, and Seeds, mostly of the superhot Capsicum Chinese variety.

Did you accept USD before you started accepting digital currencies?
Yes, PayPal and hard currency.

Has business picked up since you started accepting crypto?
I’ve gotten more orders in the past 2 days than in the past 6 months.

Which currencies do you accept?
Bitcoin/Litecoin/Dogecoin/MemoryCoin/Peercoin/whatever CoinPayments accepts.

Which of those currencies has been used most often when paying, and why do you think that is?
Dogecoin, because of the WAY bigger community, and the currency not being hoarded.

On May 4th, the Dogecoin community held its first ever ‘Buy Something with Doge Day’. Did you receive a lot of orders that day?
Yes about 6 people ordered that day and that’s actually a lot more than I was getting at the time. It used to be more than normal, but now it’s pretty standard. I find myself knee-deep in packages at the end of the week. So if you are looking to boost your business, dogecoin and other cryptocurrencies are definitely the way to go.

Are your products available for purchase in a store, or just online?
Yes, my products are available in a grocery store in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Karns Groceries). However, there you cannot use cryptocurrencies [to pay].

Sweet Red Pepper Jelly

Are your products made with homegrown ingredients?
Why yes they all are! HornetBOMB is my best seller! I use ONLY hydroponically grown [growing plants with water but not soil] Caribbean red habaneros in that sauce with my grandfather’s organic wildflower honey.

What product would you recommend to our readers?
If you like the hottest of the hot, I would recommend KillerSWARM as it has a mixture of two record holding peppers in it! The Trinidad moruga scorpion and the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper. However, if you don’t like as much heat, try out our entry-level sauce, BeeBOMB.

Ok, that should be all. Good luck with PexPeppers!
Thank you.

CCN does not endorse PexPeppers, this is merely an interview. As previously stated, the author has previously ordered from PexPeppers but he does not hold any PexPeppers stock or PexPepperCoin.

Peck was kind enough to give a discount to readers. Use the coupon ‘DOGE15’ at checkout for 15% off your purchase!

Images courtesy of PexPeppers.

Last modified (UTC): July 15, 2014 07:52

Jonathan Saewitz @SuperCryptoGuy

I am a teenager in high school who is very interested in digital currencies. I enjoy researching Bitcoin and other digital currencies, but my favorite crypto is Dogecoin. Please feel free to email me at