I just made an accidental discovery. I for whatever reason had a vacuum pack of reapers sitting in the back of my fridge for about.... two years! They did not ferment, just turned to mush and sat in their juices. I just opened it, not knowing what to expect. They smelled quite strong but pleasant. I just blended it with some fresh garlic and salt into a paste. It has in my opinion the best flavor i have ever tasted in a super hot product. the flavor is really deep and more on the sweet side. It has none of the fermented acidness but all of the flavor. (not that i don't like ferment, I do but this is just something next level yum.) I am really excited by this! Figured I had to share.