Horopito Crackers are flavoured with the tips of the leaves of the native pepper tree. The leaves are used like a herb, and impart a peppery taste. The taste is not so much a "hot", as a "sharp" mouth experience.
The flavour isn't overpowering, it is rather gentle and slow food like. Do give the Horopito some time to develop in your mouth. The crackers can be used like any cracker for cheese boards and dips, or use them as a base to put toppings on.
A fresh cold glass of Witbeer or a Pilsner style beer will work well, or a young Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough. Perfect as a conversation starter at your next dinner party.