The Chilli Alchemist, run by Jay Webley of Clifton Chilli Club fame, are a company who hold a special place in my heart. Both for their theming and the 💀 assorted chilli popping candies 💀 that they used to make.
The theme of alchemy is a beautiful one that seemlessly blends together chemistry and magic, while harking back to a forgotten craft. And, aside from being conceptually elegant, it’s also rather visually impressive, with its penchant for cauldrons, potions flasks and charred, aged labels marked with archaic runes.
The Chilli Alchemist really play to my own tastes in visual design but they also get a lot more out of their theme than just the aesthetic.
It’s a theme of experimentation and creativity which, admittedly, showed most in the candy but can still be seen in their use of vanilla, matcha, honey bourbon and balsamic vinegar. Not to mention the way they treat their one extract item as an artisanal habanero blend, first and foremost.
My reviews of the products that they still produce are currently limited to their aji amarillo mango sauce and their “Magnum Opus” but I can assure you that I have a couple more on the way so stay tuned.
And, if you feel like making a purchase in the mean time, you can always find them and their products at www.chillialchemist.co.uk.