Book mark the 11th and 12th July 2015 for the second year of this great event which will be hosted at the home of ChilliBobs Chilli Farm – Orchard Farm, Fiskerton Road, Rolleston Notts. NG23 5SJ.

East Midlands Chilli Festival Edible-chillies

This year as well as over 30 chilli stalls and everything from Chilli beer, cider, ice cream, chocolate, fudge and various sauces, condiments, chilli plants and fruits from some of the UK’s best Chilli Artisan – we will also have 10 local breweries selling the best of their Real Ales and Craft Beers to the public.

East Midlands Chilli Festival -Barefoot-Biltong-Photos

Add to this over 30 craft artisan stalls, free entertainment for children, competitions – Chilli Eating and Lemon Eating – and street food and drink on both days and we have a recipe for success!!

Apart from good ales, the food and drink vendors will include delicacies such as Pulled Pork, Gourmet Dogs, jerk chicken along with mocktails, cocktails and smoothies to whet any whistle.

Nestling in the Trent Valley halfway between Nottingham and Lincoln, this event will also have entertainment all day from local groups and bands with late night music on the Saturday until 11:30.

East Midlands Chilli Festival Chilli-Jam-Man

For the cooks amongst you… The UK Chilli Cook-off Association will be running a public Chilli Cook-off on the Saturday and, for the first time, a Forces Chilli Cook-off on the Sunday.

They are also able to take camping/caravan onsite so why not make a relaxing weekend of it.

Information and ticket booking is now possible on the website www.em-chillifest.co.uk, through Skiddle.co.uk and via their facebook sites Chillibobs or EMChilliFest.

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You have a chance to win this impressive hamper of chilli goodies from The Pepper Pod.

Hamper of Chilli goodies from The Pepper Pod

All you have to do to be entered is answer once simple question? Now click here to pop over to their web site to enter.

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HP56 Death Strain from Ed Currie at  Puckerbutt Pepper Company In an interview with Kristen Hampton of wbtv.com she gets to taste the HP56 Death Stain, she reports that this has now been tested at nearly 3 million SHU. During the video you hear Ed saying that this is the one they are submitting.. maybe a hint of a new World Record.

Note: just had an email from Ed to say the HP56 is averaging 2.89 million SHU.

Back in September 2013 Ed sent Ted Barrus (Fire Breathing Idiot) an early HP56 Death Strain pod to review. I think you will be impressed with the effect it has on Ted (Warning this review includes VOMIT.

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We may be a bit late reporting on this kickstarter project, but as it has already reached it funding target I don’t feel so bad.

Lick My Dip

Lick My Dip is a subscription service for hot sauces that champions small innovative UK manufacturers. The kickstarter campaign was to raise fund for a CRM systems to handle members and supplier etc and rewards included some membership offers, t-shirts and a grow your own chilli kit.

You still just about have time (Till Sunday March 29th 5.00pm) to help and make a pledge.

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