Hey folks, it’s 2019 now and, having finished off a series that I started in 2018 just this week, I figure it’s time to look back at my plans going into the year. To see what I’ve accomplished, what’s still to come and what changes I want to make, if any, this time around.
Hey folks, it’s christmas shopping season again and, while I’m a little more prepared this year, I’m sure that at least a few of you still need my advice. So, this being the first thursday of december, it’s time for the third of my yearly recaps.
Recaps that, for those of you who’re new to this site, focus heavily on the giftability of the sauces and such that I’ve tried that year.
Last year, I introduced the idea of ordering those products by type, rather than time or heat, and I intend to do the same again today. So, if there’s a certain sort of item that your friends or family will particularly enjoy, feel free to skim ahead until you catch the appropriate topic heading. I’ll put them in bold specially.
But, before we get to what I’d recommend as a gift, let’s kick off this year’s summary with what I wouldn’t.
Oh, and click the sauce and company names for my reviews and their sites (if they’re in the UK), respectively.
It’s thursday again and I do believe I promised you guys a little extra info on one of the things I got at Challock Chilli Fest. So, umm, here it is. A short post on the CGN21500.
Or, as I like to call it, the cereja roxa.
Today, everybody, we have a new addition to my review lineup. Another company who has sent me free sauces to sample, a mere two weeks after my last Mahi review.
Today, I’ll be introducing you to Opal Sunshine:
A small business run by one woman and her family through all the usual social media platforms. I am told that Opal has a website on the way but, in the mean time, you can find her and her sauces @sunshineopal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Hey guys, it’s coming to the end of may and my birthday’s just under a month away.
You know what that means. It means extract sauce! Sauce that’ll melt my face off with a single cocktail stick.
There’s only one problem. I haven’t been sent any to review lately.
So, this year, I have to pick my own poison and I just can’t do it. So, to make things both easier and more fun, I’m going to let you guys have a bit of a say.
I’m going to let you pick from three company’s unnaturally hot concoctions – Ones that I’ve been eyeing up throughout the year – and choose the one that kills me. All you have to do is read the rest of this post and vote in the poll at the end.
Assuming, of course, that you’re ok with strong language.
Konnichiwa again, fellow spice lovers. It’s been a little while since I’ve done a thursday post and a lot longer since I’ve greeted you in japanese but, at least for the second of those, that’s because it’s been a fair while since I’ve felt the need to.
I’m a massive nerd and, as I’m sure you’ve seen from my youtube channel, many of my friends come from the local anime community. I watch a tonne of the stuff myself, alongside my (board, card and video) gaming, but it’s rare that it ever crosses over into my main hobby. My sauce tasting.
Shokugeki no Souma (AKA Food Wars) was an exception. A glorious blend of absurdity and inspirational cooking that was so visually impressive and well described that I simply had to try my own hand at it in recipes. And I had to share my love of it with you.
Nothing since has quite captured the same thrill of culinary experimentation or tackled that crazy combination of Shōnen and cooking show genres.
Nothing has showcased the same burning passion of teenage chefs under pressure but the winter of 2017 and 2018 has given us plenty of food related anime all the same. One of which in particular I got very passionate about.
So, now that it’s finally stopped snowing and it’s starting to feel like summer, I’d like to look back at the winter anime season and discuss which foodie shows will and won’t be inspiring my cooking in coming months.
Hello again everyone. Today I’d like to make a quick thursday post about another company I met back at Reading Chilli Fest.
I didn’t get anything free from this one, so they won’t be appearing in my links section up top, and I don’t even know that much about them.
What I can tell you, though, is that their range needs to be seen together to be fully appreciated:
Hello again folks. I wasn’t going to post anything today but, mere moments before typing this, three sauces arrived at my door:
Freebies from the East Coast Chilli Company – One of their choice and two of mine. I must say, I’m excited.
I’ve had my eye on these guys since their appearance in the Lick My Dip box – Before it even changed to Flaming Licks – but I’ve been swamped by freebies and festival finds for a while now. I’ve not had chance to give them the attention they deserve.
Thanks to their generosity, however, I’m now left with no choice but to squeeze them in. You’ll be hearing about these sauces shortly.
Hey folks, it’s that time of year again. Christmas is fast approaching and, if you’re anything like me, you’re panicking over what to get your friends and family. So, this thursday, we’re going to go over everything I’ve had in the last year, seeing what would and wouldn’t make great gifts.
It’s time for my yearly recap.
But, this year, we’re not going to go by month. We’re going to go by theme.
So feel free to skip ahead to the bold heading that interests you or your gifts’ recipients most.
Finally, with my reviews all out of the way, I’d like to say a few last things about my work with the Screaming Chimp.