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Flying bug in my Mexican dried chilies

Clark77 | Nov 25, 202005:45 AM     2

I purchased a variety of dried chilis at a local mexican market recently. They are not packaged but are displayed uncovered in very large baskets. (looks beautiful but..maybe asking for trouble). I brought them home and immediately put all of them in a new large ziplock bag. A few weeks later I opened the bag to find a bug, which looked a bit like a moth, crawl up from the bottom. Unfortunately I freaked and killed it immediately. Should have saved it and used one of those bug apps to tell me what it is exactly. It had wings and I thought looked like a moth. Anyway, what do folks do when they find bugs in their dried chilies. This is the second time for me and I don't want to keep throwing away otherwise tasty Mexican chilies.

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