This Palacios hot chorizo is a delicious cured sausage with a deep smoky flavor. This all natural chorizo is seasoned with picante smoked paprika from the La Vera valley in Western Spain. It is made from a generations-old recipe by a family owned company in La Rioja. It is not flaming hot in the sense of Mexican cuisine, but rather, spicy. Its flavor is a piquant blend of pork, garlic, salt and the distinctive smoked paprika, which makes Spanish chorizo unlike sausages from any other country. No nitrates or nitrites are used in their production. These chorizos are fully dry-cured and ready to eat with your favorite cheese and wine, or just a chunk of crusty bread. About 1 inch thick. Enjoy it with firm Spanish cheeses and marcona almonds, sauteed with eggs, or in your paella.