Sup folks? Here’s a collection of convenient links to some of the companies that I’ve worked with.
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.
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.
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.
Bang Bang Oil – Passion project of Matt Tangent, this superhot chilli oil exceeded all my expectations, providing both stunning heat and a surprisingly great ghost pepper flavour. Excellent to heat up anything but, if you’re as crazy as I am, I’d particularly recommend it on popcorn.
Opal Sunshine – A small, social media-based company that makes three uniquely belizean sauces using a regional, annato-centric spice blend. Well worth trying.
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.
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.