April 2011

Twitter

Twitter

We have been looking at how well Hot Sauces business use the “Social Media” this month we are looking at twitter.com.

We have used klout.com to calculate the overall success rate of each account, as it takes into account the number re-tweets, which is hard to workout without a major effort.

It is however quite interesting to calculate the ratio between the number each account follows and how many follower each account has, it is common for some twitter users to follow as many people as possible in a hope of getting a higher number of followers as other users reciprocate, the lower the ratio the nearer the balance between the two.

# Twitter A/C Tweets F’ing F’ers Lists Ratio KLOUT
1 DartmoorChilli 4,537 566 1,599 91 2.83 55
2 HolyCowSauces 1,244 134,104 134,341 1,479 1.00 52
3 SinfulSauces 781 385 371 4 0.96 48
4 MrVikkis 2054 134 402 15 3.00 46
5 wiltshirechilli 1,499 99 231 7 2.33 43
6 smokeyjoesauces 680 471 578 27 1.23 39
7 HotheadzSauces 533 76 270 16 3.55 39
8 HotStuffChilli 669 96 361 25 3.76 38
9 Chilli_Farmer 385 87 209 4 2.40 37
10 thechillijamman 484 104 457 17 4.39 37
Data collected 30/04/2011 - we are only looking at UK business

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Hot-Headz are 1st yet again (Must be doing a good job on the web site), Simpsons Seeds has made it into the top 10 for the first time, must be the time people look for their seeds. We again are bouncing around between places 2 and 3..

Pos Site UK World Links
1 www.hot-headz.com
28067
391701
34
2 www.dartmoorchillifarm.co.uk
28344
662752
11
3 www.chilefoundry.co.uk
38975
458543
45
4 www.mexgrocer.co.uk
41858
843082
50
5 www.scorchio.co.uk
83507
620138
33
6 www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk
92259
1095455
45
7 www.chileseeds.co.uk
101682
779660
79
8 www.simpsonsseeds.co.uk
115417
2373908
26
9 www.dryriverchillies.co.uk
119745
1539182
7
10 www.hotsauceemporium.co.uk
124200
1330471
16
This is based on data from Alexa (data recorded on 30/04/11)

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Mr Vikki's Banana Habanero Chutney

Mr Vikki's Banana Habanero Chutney

This needs some awesome music playing and a deep voice booming over the surround sound system “4 Years In the Making. Made to a Secret Recipe. Hand made only in the Lake District. Mr Vikki’s is pleased to present his new epic production Banana Habanero Chutney

This Chutney has the rare distinction of two gold great taste awards in both 2009 and 2010’s competition, now I have made a few Banana Chutney’s in my time so I feel well placed to judge this one.

After just cracking the top of the jar, you can smell the banana’s and just a hint of the ginger, the jar is full to the top, the chutney is thick with nice banana flesh, well mixed into it are the other ingredients, the ginger and banana are a great combination, but the coconut add greatly to the texture in the mouth and is a nice surprise flavour.

Ingredients: Fresh Bananas (65%), British Sugar, Fresh Ginger (5%), Vinegar, Coconut, Habaneros (5%), Bhut Jolokia (1%), Spices, Rapeseed Oil, Mustard, Salt.

Jar kindly provided by Mr Vikki’s

After the initial flavour comes the warmth of the Habanero’s backed by some Bhut Jolokia, this stuff is full of flavours, and for the use I have it mind for it it will need to be able to stand out, tonight I am cooking a curry, not very hot, I do have a family, but what is left in the jar will act as the perfect condiment and complement my fruity curry.

This is a excellent chutney, very much in the Mr Vikki’s style of flavour first, it is not massively hot, but it brings a nice tingle to the lips, and the banana almost cools you down as you start.

Just one thing I need to point out with this chutney, most banana chutney’s go dark brown as the banana oxidises during cooking, but not this one (the picture does not do it justice), the colour is like fresh mashed banana, the texture is of cooked banana… must be a Mr Vikki’s secret (Must ask him how he does that!).

At only £2.75 per jar Mr Vikki’s product are always amazing value, we know he only uses the best ingredients, and is very skilled in the kitchen, but £2.75 makes this a complete bargain.. So off with you now visit the web site or hunt this down, his list of stockists on the web site.

Flavour
(9.5/10)
Heat
(4/10)
Packaging
(8/10)
Value
(10/10)
Overall
(9.5/10)

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Purple Naga – Its a Hoax

by Hot Juan on April 27, 2011 · 0 comments

in News

Our thanks go to Nick Frantz, he emailed us in the pictures of the original and the Photoshop’d version of the images used..

Original Image

Original Image


Hoax Image - Purple Naga

Hoax Image - Purple Naga

That was a bit of fun now…

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