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Just had an email from Miranda from Chilli Pepper Pete to let me know that they have passed the Brighton Fiery Foods Festival to a new owner Karl Muzio.

The Festival will be returning in 2015 on the 19-20th September 2015 at the Victoria Gardens in Brighton, more information will be appearing on the FFUK Facebook page.

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The Clifton Chilli Club has announced the winners of the 2014 People’s Choice UK Chilli Awards, a video of the very prestigious award ceremony can be seen below:-

Best Chilli Festival 2014

1 – Upton Chenyney Chilli Festival
2 – Great Dorset Chilli Festival
3 – West Dean Chilli Fiesta

Best New UK Chilli Festival 2014

1 – Oxford Chilli Festival
2 – Devon Chilli Festival
3 – East Midlands Chilli Festival

Best Profesional UK Chilli Grower 2014

1 – Upton Cheyney Chilli Company
2 – Edible Ornamentals
3 – Chillilicious

Best UK Produced Mild Chilli Sauce 2014

1 – Upton Chenyney Chilli Roast Garlic and Ginger Chilli Sauce
2 – The Chilli Alchamist Smoke Potion
3 – Upton Chenyney Chilli Oak Smoke Chipotle Chilli Sauce

Best MEDIUM UK produced hot sauce 2014

1 – Hot-Headz Chipotle Sauce
2 – The Chillees Orangatongue Tingler
3 – Twisted 7 Chocolate Sorz

Best HOT UK produced hot sauce 2014

1 – Grim Reaper Foods Evil One
2 – Hot-Headz – Who dares Burns 2nd Assult
3 – Upton Cheyney Chilli Megaladon

Best UK HOT sauce producer 2014

1 – Hot-Headz
2 – Chillilicious
3 – Wiltshire Chilli Farm

Best UK chilli jam/preserve producer 2014

1 – Hot-Headz
2 – Wiltshire Chilli Farm
3 – Chillilicious

Best UK online retailer 2014

1 – Hot-Headz.com
2 – Dr Burnorium’s Hot Sauce Emporium
3 – Chilli-shop.co.uk

Best UK chilli confectionery 2014

1 – Grim Reaper Foods – Chocolate
2 – The Chilli Alchamist Popping Candy
3 – Wiltshire Chilli Farm Chocolate

Best contributor to the UK chilli scene 2014

1 – Stuart McAlistair Hot-Headz
2 – Clifton Chilli Club
3 – Upton Cheyney Chilli Company

Congratulations to all the well deserved winners and the amazing Clifton Chilli Club for such a great video, please do subscribe to their You Tube channel for some of the best UK chilli videos.

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Each year Sea Spring Seeds runs its Dorset Naga Challenge to see who can grow the most pods on a Dorset Naga plant, in 2013 it was won by Michael Price with 401 red chillies from a single plant, but this was nothing when compaired to the 2014 winner Torbjorn Hogberg who managed 2,256 red chillies on a single plant.

Joy and Michael at Sea Spring Seeds have also themselves managed to harvest 2,407 red chillies from a single plant in 2013, that was nearly 10kg of chillies.

If you would like to have a go at growing a Dorset Naga for the 2015 competition visit their web site to see the rules

They have also published a video with how they did it, worth watchinh if you fancy ago.

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Our first review of 2015 is of a new product from a new company Orange Dog Hot Pepper Sauce who late last year sent us some samples in a an orange postal tube..

Orange Dog Hot Pepper Sauce_smThis jar or sauce has been ‘ten years in the making’ says Eric Focardi Dolling the founder of Orange Dog Hot Pepper Sauce, the sauce is manufactured in small batches, each is individually numbered in their home kitchen while the children are at nursery and school. This is a real cottage industry based in Welshpool Midwales. They also run a holiday Yurt business called Strawberry Skys Yurts just encase you are looking for a holiday while reading our web site.

On opening the jar you get a blast of fruit from the mango and apricots. The sauce is a pleasing orange colour, it is almost a paste in consistency, the first flavours comes from with the sweetness of the mango and apricots, which is soon followed by the warmth from the scotch bonnets, the second spoonful is even more fruity, this is one delicious sauce.

Ingredients: Scotch Bonnet Chillies (18%), Dried Mango & Apricot (preservative Sodium Metabsulphite E223), Onion, Garlic, Sultanas (Sultanas, vegatable oil), Water, Vinager, Turmeric, Salt.

Sample Jars provided by Orange Dog Hot Pepper Sauce

I think putting this is a jar is a necessity due to the thickness, it would probably not want to pour from a bottle, that thickness makes it a good addition to a sandwich or stir some into pasta as I have just done for my lunch.

I don’t think I have come across a sauce with this combination before, most of the mango sauces I have tried and much more watery, combining the fruity flavours with the scotch bonnet works very well. for a first product this is very good, I hope we will see Eric at some of the chilli festivals later this year. Otherwise you can order your own 174g jar for £3.50 plus delivery or £4.50 from retail stockists.

Flavour
(8/10)
Heat
(6/10)
Packaging
(8/10)
Value (8/10)
Overall
(8/10)

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