For all those chili-heads out there, I wanted to share my new discovery.
For $15.95 inclusive of shipping, you can have a large pack of the best, freshest Thai chiles shipped to your door.
The quality is impeccable. I put them in an old Tupperware container with a vent left open (the vent is in the Tupperware since it was made for microwaving) and some paper towels to absorb moisture, and they have stayed impeccable for weeks.
Thai chiles, or any other hot chiles other than habanero, which I don't like, are impossible to find at my local markets. (Sorry, but wimpy jalapenos don't count). I could drive across town to a Thai market, but these chiles are of better quality than I have seen in my local Thai markets.
In past years, I have grown Thai and other hot chiles, but last year's crop was a disaster for some reason, so with this source, I am not even going to bother this year. Rather, I'll leave it to the professionals.