Hey folks, welcome back to another of my rare thursday reviews. Reviews that I do specifically when I have an exciting item not sold in the UK, something which is claimed to be inedible or something that has undergone a major recipe change.
Today, I believe that what I have for you falls into the third category. Though the situation is a little weird, this time, because our new, fruit-based “Punch” doesn’t quite share its name with Dorset Chilli Shop’s old one. And the ingredients and design are so vastly different from that 💀“Dorset Punch”💀 that it could easily be considered a whole new product. Even if it doesn’t seem like its makers actually see it that way.
To show you what I mean, here’s a brief look at the bottle before I get into what’s changed:
And I should probably also mention The Chilli Alchemist‘s new Gold, which seems like it very may well be the same sauce in a bigger, prettier bottle.
Attention: This is an old post reviewing a pair of products, one of which has since received significant updates. It will remain on my site, for posterity, and is still relevant to anyone interested in the Cornish Chilli Company’s Barracuda. However it does not reflect the latest version of Dorset Chilli Shop’s Dorset Punch. For up to date information on that sauce, please refer to this new post, instead.
Hello again, everyone, it’s tuesday and, while we did recently look at a piña colada sauce, it wasn’t a new one. It was a re-review of an updated product.
So, today, I’d like to take a look at a couple of similar items that we haven’t seen before, from our old friends Dorset Chilli Shop and the Cornish Chilli Company:
Both claiming caribbean influence – As one might expect of such pineapple, coconut and rum-based sauces – yet appearing quite different from one another.
Through the necks of their bottles, our view of the sauce is altered slightly by glass but we can still see that the Dorset punch is a rather paler, peachier shade than the earthy, golden-brown Barracuda. And its thinner, almost watery appearance shows a fair few pinkish-red chilli shreds that would be much harder to spot in the Cornish Chilli Co.’s creation.
I’m very curious to see how they’ll differ, outside of the bottle. Especially having seen their wildly different ingredients lists.
It’s thursday again, folks, and this time my post’s a big one.
You see, all the way back in october, I got in touch with a company called “Edible Ornamentals”, who you might know from my reviews of the “Nutty Professor” Peanut Butter or their tea infused “Nagalicious” marmalade.
Me, though, I didn’t. Back then, those two were still in the post, ordered as my way of checking out the company.
All I actually knew about Edible Ornamentals at the time was that they grew the peppers for some of my favourite producers. And, as it turns out, for the Screaming Chimp.
As growers, though, their main business stops for the winter months and their growing season was already coming to a close by the time that I spoke to them. There was little point in me making this post when it was fresh in my mind.
Now, however, the pepper plants are in bloom and we can finally take a look at how I came to know the company properly. A journey that all started with their “Pod Packs”.
Hey folks, happy pancake day!
Unfortunately, I haven’t managed to write a special blog post for my favourite food-based holiday this year.
I wanted to but, when I found out when the event was, I was too ill. In fact, I still am, to an extent.
Not ill enough to impair my brain function, anymore. I can write again but there is one thing that the remnants of my cold still have over me – I can’t trust my sense of taste right now. Or my sense of heat, for that matter.
So, instead of me writing something topical and special, here’s a post I pre-prepared about one or two of my weirder finds. A couple of the more out there products that I promised I’d be showcasing this year.
Today, I have a pair of peanut butters for you:
Hey there heat eaters, I’m still working my way through 2017’s backlog of reviews so I’m sorry if I come off as a bit of a broken record with regards to Reading.
It was a great festival with searing heat, in more ways than one to tell the truth, but I survived the summer sun and made it back with some awesome finds. Perhaps even a few too many.
Yet, while they all stood out to me in one way or another, Dorset Meadows, from the chilli shop of the same location, stood out more than most.
For a start, it was wrapped in a smooth foil label that really caught the sunlight on their stall but, beyond that, it also has some pretty unusual ingredients: