November 2011

Well I can hear you all saying, what the #**# is Baobab, well I almost said the same thing when I got the press release from James at Bim’s Kitchen, but then I remembered unusual ingredients Bim’s Kitchen it all fits.

Baobab - Picture from Mighty Baobab

Baobab Fruits - Picture borrowed from Mighty Baobab

Well Baobab (AKA Adansonia digitata as well as  Upside Down Tree,  boab, boaboa, bottle tree, and the monkey bread tree) is one of the new SuperFruits being re-discovered by the West in Africa, and it seems almost every part of the tree is good for something, you can get a dried powdered version of the fruit from importer The Mighty Baobab who sell it in 200g and 1Kg packs powerdered and also as an oil from the seeds, which seems is good for you skin etc etc.

Baobab Sweet Hot Sauce

Baobab Sweet Hot Sauce

I was lucky enough to get a pre-release sample of the new sauce which is described as a  “Sweet Baobab Hot Sauce” and it tasted and smells amazing,  and also most unusual but very much what I have come to expect from James.

It is a thick probably due to the Baobab, with an initial a sweetness that gives over to a slight sour effect, as the sweetness fades. If you have not tried Bim’s Kitchen products before, the flavours can be a bit of a surprise with a different twist on when you may expect.

We are not doing a complete review of the sauce, as the version we got was a development sample, so we expect it to change, but if the sample is anything to go by James defiantly has a knack for making sauces..

To find out more informaton or to contact James visit Bim’s Kitchen at bimskitchen.com or email him at info@bimskitchen.com

Note: Must get James to send me a small sample of Baobab to taste in its raw form.

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Top 10 UK Chilli Web Sites

Again Hot-Headz has the #1 slot with us very close behind, but in a surprise leap we have Dry River Chillies back in the #3 position and Dartmoor Chilli Farm has taken the #4 slot with their new .com site and still have their .co.uk at #9.

A large noticeable drop this month www.scorchio.co.uk who are well outside the top 10 for the first time this year.

Pos Site UK Rank World Rank Links
1 www.hot-headz.com
23,660
589,978
98
2 www.chilefoundry.co.uk
25,840
570,478
155
3 www.dryriverchillies.co.uk
29,972
1,361,978
13
4 www.dartmoorchillifarm.com
46,942
2,361,223
5
5 www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk
48,041
907,506
128
6 www.chillipepperpete.com
68,667
1,909,343
69
7 www.worldofchillies.com
71,895
1,370,058
22
8 www.chileseeds.co.uk
77,620
918,111
153
9 www.dartmoorchillifarm.co.uk
97,784
1,718,346
53
10 www.mexgrocer.co.uk
124,525
1,198,108
100

This is based on data from Alexa (data recorded on 29/11/11).
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Christmas Post

Christmas Post

To help you plan your Christmas shopping this year we have asked the On-line/Mail order retailers what their last shipping days are for Christmas Delivery.

While these are the last official dates for shipment to reach you before Christmas, there is always a rush on the last day to process orders and after that the couriers/post office are also working as fast as possible, so please if you can don’t leave it up to the last minute to order.. remember nothing is guaranteed.

Last Shipping/Order Dates for Christmas Retailer
12th December Chillis Galore
14th December Mr Singh’s Sauce
19th December Chilli Pepper Pete
19th December Taste of Texas
19th December Cambridge Chilli Farm
19th December The Devils Garden
20th December South Devon Chilli Farm
19th December 1st Class & 20th Special Del The Chilli Pepper Company
22nd December  (before 1pm) Hot-Headz
22nd December Dartmoor Chilli Farm
22nd December Cheeky Chile
22nd December Sinful Sauces
22nd December Greenhouse Sensation

We will try to keep this page up to date, so Chilli suppliers please email us you last posting days and we will add you to the list.

Also from the 1st of December we are running a daily article with an special Christmas offer…

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Sweet Orange and Chilli Pepper Candle

Sweet Orange and Chilli Pepper Candle

UK Candle maker Candle Shack has announced it best selling candle fragrance is Sweet Orange and Chilli Pepper.

Candle Shack is a new business set-up by Cheryl MacLean and Natasha Skelton in 2011. They specialising in the manufacture of natural wax scented candles which are all handmade in the UK, they make 14 different fragrances candles, including the best seller Sweet Orange and Chilli Pepper.

You can order this and their other fragrance candles on-line at www.candle-shack.co.uk

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