Sup folks? Here’s a collection of convenient links to some of the companies that I’ve worked with.
The Chilli Pepper Company – Specialists in extremely hot seeds and sauces. One of the few retailers with the Dragon’s Breath Chilli.
Grim Reaper Foods – Sinister-themed producers of truly exquisite chilli chocolate and one of the mildest, tastiest extracts I’ve ever had. Also some really great sauce.
The Chilli Alchemist – Makers of some absolutely delicious sauces with themeing after my own heart, as well as some crazy chilli popping candy. Now owned by Grim Reaper Foods.
The Hot Pepper Company – Small-Scale importers of some stupidly hot stuff. Mostly peppers, flakes and powders but also once 💀 a garlic and scorpion sauce 💀.
Daddy Cool’s – Possibly the best at blending fruit and fire into savoury sauce. Loveably british but with definite indian and caribbean influences.
Cowley’s Fine Foods – Traditional jerky and snack food makers with far more vegan options than you might expect. Based just outside the UK in ireland but more than happy to deliver here, as well as having numerous stockists within.
Chilli Pepper Pete – Still the UK’s biggest name in extract sauces but also has some more natural, sensible sauces and spices on offer.
The Screaming Chimp – Could, in my opinion, use a touch more chilli for flavour but sensible heat sauces with excellent simmered tomato and/or fruit bases to them all the same. I’d particularly recommend their Vic’s Ol’ Smokey and their Mon-Key Lime.
The Jam Horse – Makers of curds, chutneys and, as their name implies, some very pure extra jams.
Mahi Fine Foods – Environmentally-conscious sauce and marinade makers with a penchant for peri peri. They’ve made it into supermarkets but still maintain a small company ethos. Now with a few fruitier numbers.
East Coast Chilli Company – One of the few companies that I’ve ever seen get a great taste award on their reaper sauce and it’s easy to see why. They offer a wide variety of flavours and heats, with a lot of heavily roasted garlic goodness available if you want it.
Spices on the Web – Spice specialists with a vast collection of chilli seeds and plants, these guys have been excellent to me and also stock a few great mexican import sauces.
Opal Sunshine – A small, social media-based company that makes three uniquely belizean sauces using a regional, annato-centric spice blend. Well worth trying.
Holly and the Ivy – A preserve company with some very unique spicy chutneys and salsas. As well as my favourite chilli peanut butter.
Burning Desire Foods – Once a disciple of Chilli Pepper Pete but now Jason Stevens’ own, long running sauce company with a whole host of delicious staples. And a truly wonderful not-quite-maple syrup.
HipChips – A london-based restaurant that offers the most up-market take on chips and dips that I’ve ever seen. Heritage spuds, quality ingredients and proper peruvian chillies make for a top-notch eating experience, as detailed in my review.
Brighton Hot Stuff – Heavy on the vinegar, yet still full of flavour, BHS’ sauces have been consistently excellent and innovative and the people behind the company are some of the most friendly and enthusiast chilli-lovers around.
Heat Hot Sauce – A stateside sauce stockist who’ve been very kind to me, in the past, and stock some crazy star fruit and pepperberry sauces. Not to mention almost all of the Hot Ones range.
A Bit of a Pickle – A dragon-obsessed welsh preserve maker who does a wonderful range of both heatless and insanely fiery products, with an utterly astounding lemondrop curd somewhere in the middle.
Chilli of the Valley – Another welsh company with rather more of a focus on sauce, the things that these guys can do with garlic will shock and amaze. But don’t overlook their caribbean Calypso.
Extra Fun Stuff
🔥Grrl Power🔥 – A twice-weekly webcomic about superheroes and the supernatural in a slightly more believable setting. Mostly women (hence the name) but doesn’t play to stereotypes and includes its fair share of spice-related humour. Does push the boundaries of its PG-13 rating at times, though.
🔥Hot Ones🔥 – Youtube interview show with a fiery twist. Wings of an ascending heat order get guests talking a little more openly, while providing a fun secondary spectacle.
Gourmet Smash Ultimate – Super PixelTea’s strange, yet wonderful, project to give every character in the Smash Bros series their own, delicious and thematically relevant, recipe. May I reccomend Joker’s ramen?