December 2010

The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company - Mango, Lime, Red Habanero Hot Sauce

The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company - Mango, Lime, Red Habanero Hot Sauce

From the “ancient and historic” village of Upton Cheyney in the Cotswold Hills Alex and Louise grow chillies and make their own recipe hot sauces, a while ago we had a chance to visit them for the annual Upton Cheyney Chilli Festival which is a fun event held on the farm.

During my visit I picked up this bottle of sauce for review, and it has now made it way to the front of the review que… The sauce is a red/orange colour with a nice consistency so it pours gently from the bottle in to my teaspoon.

Ingredients: Mango, Onion, Sugar, Cider Vinegar, Red and Orange Habanero, Red Chilli, Garlic, Lime Juice, English Mustard.

Bottle kindly provided by The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company

The sauce has a  smell of ripe mango with just a hint of the cider vinegar and lime, the taste is like a warm summers day in a bottle. Starting with the sweet mango doing it magic on my tongue, then this is followed by a glowing warmth from the Habanero’s, this is a hot, but not blistering sauce, the combination of flavours is divine, and finally as the heat subsides in comes the lime juice.

I feel instantly transported back to that warm day in September and our visit to Upton Cheyney, now all I need to some grilled chicken  to pour it on and life is good.

Now back to a cold snowy day in December.. I like this sauce, I was expecting an over sweet concoction, but this not as sweet and sticky as the ingredients would indicate and for that I warmly applaud it, it provides a great flavours without losing the integrity of the ingredients (Coming over all Grand Designs for a moment then!).

At £4.00 a bottle on the web site, this is not bad value either, all the chillies that are in this come from the farm, so when it is gone, it gone – don’t miss out visit www.uptonchilli.co.uk.

Flavour
(8/10)
Heat
(5/10)
Packaging
(6/10)
Value
(7/10)
Overall
(7.5/10)

[relatedPosts] [adshere]

{ 0 comments }

Chilli Chocolate Tiffin

by Hot Juan on December 17, 2010 · 0 comments

in Recipes

This recipe comes from Phil and Kay Palmer at the Dartmoor Chilli Farm it makes use of their vegan chilli chocolate.

Makes approx 24 slices

Ingredients:

  • 225g (8oz) Vegetable margarine
  • 75g (3oz) Sugar
  • 3 tbl spns Golden syrup
  • 5 tbl spns Cocoa Powder
  • 50g (2oz) Chopped Dates
  • 50g (2oz) Glace Cherries quartered
  • 50g (2oz) Sultanas
  • 350g (12oz) Digestive Biscuits or Hob Nobs Crushed
  • 225g (8oz) Chilli Chocolate

Method

  • Place the margarine, syrup, sugar and cocoa in a large saucepan and heat slowly, stirring occasionally until all melted.
  • Stir in the dates, cherries, sultanas and crushed biscuits.
  • Mix well then spoon the mixture into a lined 20cm (8″) square tin.
  • Level the top and place in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes.
  • Melt the chilli chocolate in a bowl over a pan of water.
  • When melted pour over the biscuit base and leave to set.
  • Cut into 24 finger slices and enjoy!!

This recipe can also be adapted for other flavours of chilli chocolate such as coffee or for a festive twist you can use orange chilli chocolate for the topping and add the zest of a Clementine in with the biscuit base mixture.

{ 0 comments }

#1 Article 2010

#1 Article 2010

It is always a surprise which articles are in the TOP 10, but no real surprise the Naga Viper articles are well represented, and like last year recipe articles tale many of the top spots.

The Domino’s Meltdown Pizza review was in at No. 9 which generated 1000’s of page views over the year. We average 2 page views per visitor, a low number of a site, but expected for a site that’s main task is to provide information and links to the suppliers.

Oddly the Belfast Chilli Fest was in the top 10 again (It was there last year), with the top West Dean Chilli Fiesta was about 15th in the list

The Top 10:-

  1. Make Your Own Chilli Oil – Simple and Easy Recipe
  2. New Record Chilli – Naga Viper chilli – 1,349,000 SHU’s
  3. Simple Bombay Potato Recipe
  4. The Numbers (SHU’s)
  5. How to make Chilli Vodka and what to do with it when you do?
  6. Belfast Chilli Fest – 11-12th September 2010
  7. Pickling Chillies made Quick and Simple
  8. First Image of the 1,349,000 SHU’s – Naga Viper Chilli
  9. Domino’s Launches “Meltdown – The Revenge” Pizza
  10. Naga Viper Sauce (aka Terminator) reviewed by Darth Naga

If you would like to submit articles or recipes to the ChileFoundry or fancy being a product reviewer, or you visit one of the growing number of UK chilli events and would like to write about it, please let us know, also see out Submitting Articles FAQ.
[relatedPosts] [adshere]

{ 0 comments }

Cholula Chipotle Hot Sauce

Cholula Chipotle Hot Sauce

Cholula Hot Sauce is named after the 2500+ year old city in Mexico of Cholula, the oldest inhabited city in Central America , the name comes from the word “Cholloillan” meaning “the place of retreat”, the original Cholula Hot Sauces dates back to a secret (aren’t they all!) recipe that is over 100 years old.

The Chipotle version is relatively new to the range and the aim was to blend the smoky flavours of the Chipotle with the original savoury flavours of the original sauce.

The sauce comes in the traditional Cholula 5 oz / 150ml bottle, but with a brown tinted label and nice wooded cap covering the screw top.

Ingredients: Water, Vinegar (White & Apple), Sugar, Peppers (Chipotle, Guajillo, Arbol, Piquin), Salt, Natural Flavours, Spices, Xanthan Gun, Silicon Dioxide, Citric Acid & Caramel.

Bottle kindly supplied by www.hot-headz.com

The sauce smells smoky with a big dollop of vinegar, it is a dark brown colour and while not a thin sauce, it is smooth and pours well from the bottle, the first taste is Chipotle, but not as smoky as I was expecting, there is a nice after taste of smoke that leads to a slightly sweet, salty vinegar flavour.

This is very interesting taste, the ideal sauce for adding to nacho’s, it is not really a very hot sauce so it safe to leave it around the house as a general condiment, it is sure not to last long in our house.

Flavour
(8/10)
Heat
(3/10)
Packaging
(7/10)
Value
(7/10)
Overall
(7.5/10)

[relatedPosts] [adshere]

{ 0 comments }

<div align="left">
Page 6 of 1012345678910
<br /></div>