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.
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.
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.
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?