March 2012

Top 10 UK Chilli Web Sites

We have had a massive jump this month, for the first time that we have on record a UK Chilli web site has made it into the TOP 10,000 UK web sites as ranked by Alexa, in fact we jumped from 15,210 to 9,095 up over 6000 places., and this in a month when most sites dropped in the UK rankings

The TOP 3 did not change positions, but there was a lot of movement in the other places, we lost ChilliPepperPete, South Devon Chilli Farm and Cool Chilli Co who fell just outside the TOP 10 , being replaced by Hot Sauce Emporium, Chillis Galore and Chilli World.

Pos Site UK Rank World Rank Links
1 www.chilefoundry.co.uk
9,095
271,872
177
2 www.hot-headz.com
22,105
424,458
141
3 www.dartmoorchillifarm.com
27,372
487,464
55
4 www.mexgrocer.co.uk
40,402
1,101,323
117
5 www.chileseeds.co.uk
43,142
735,924
182
6 www.scorchio.co.uk
48,467
729,066
113
7 www.hotsauceemporium.co.uk
68,711
2,320,411
57
8 www.worldofchillies.co.uk
81,485
1,403,202
39
9 www.chillisgalore.co.uk
89,284
500,063
166
10 www.chilliworld.com
90,977
1,008,098
236

This is based on data from Alexa (data recorded on 28/03/12).
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Jules & Sharpie Hot Saucish

Jules & Sharpie Hot Saucish

Jules & Sharpie have been firm favourite in our fridge, we love their Hot Mint Jelly seem to be always running out. On their web site they describe this as “Saucish is just too thick to be a sauce and isn’t quite a relish which is why it’s called Saucish”.

On popping the lid the smell is a wonderful  concoction of Tomatoes, Onions  and vinegar, from the look of the bottle I was expecting a tomato sauce consistency, but this is much thicker, thick with onions and tomatoes and it has a surprising hit of heat  for a product with only 0.25% chillies.

Ingredients: Tomatoes 36%, Sugar, Onion, Cider Vinegar, Peppers 10%, Chillies (0.25%), Acetic Acid, Salt, Paprika.

Bottle kindly provided by Jules & Sharpie

This stuff is a complete delight to snack on, it is far more like a chutney than a sauce and ideal for dipping your chips in, or with cheese and biscuits, myself just leave me here with my tea spoon and I will be very happy, there is just a slight hint of smoke from the paprika.

At £2.75 for a 300g bottle  it is lucky this stuff does not pour to easily else this jar would empty by now, you can find a stockist or order on-line at www.julesandsharpie.co.uk

Flavour
(8/10)
Heat
(4/10)
Packaging
(7/10)
Value
(7/10)
Overall
(8.5/10)

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Curry with Love

Curry with Love

Well here it is my chilliheads, Scooby here again and looking forward to Curry night. Without a doubt the best night of the week. One slight problem though, payday is not till next week , No curry house for me then. OOOOOOOOHHH, how about curry in a jar?  Not the same, not always great authentic flavour and half the time full of junk. Guess that means no curry for me today then. Well at least that is what I thought until I caught a glorious aroma of herbs and spices whilst taking a stroll through Bury St Edmunds Market Saturday). I finally stumbled across a company called Curry-with-love.

Curry-with-love is a mother and daughter combo that has been running since November 2011 and has made many a happy customer. Offering an all in curry in a bag of fresh ingredients tailored to your individual heat requirements (online customers only). I tried their Ceylon and Madras on the stall and all I can say is, GOODYBYE CURRY HOUSE. These curry packs are out of this world and after 6 years of planning you can see that this preparation has clearly paid off. The idea having being thought up by Co-owner Clare whilst finding herself struggling to find a decent curry at a decent price with none of the artificial rubbish you find in many, as well as removing the sometimes awful price tag.

Starting off with 8 curries, their menu now expands to 11 curries, with 3 sides and rice. Each of which are hand blended each week to guarantee freshness. Each of the packs comes with list of ingredients and recipe for the dish. The menu at present consists of:

Curry with Love - Ceylon

Curry with Love - Ceylon

Curries:

  • Balti  – Medium
  • Ceylon – Medium-hot
  • Vindaloo – Hot
  • Madras  – Medium-hot
  • Aloo Gosht – Medium
  • Goan Curry – Mild
  • Tikka Masala  – Mild
  • Curry with Love  – Medium
  • Bhuna – Medium
  • Dhansak  – Mild
  • Jalfrezi  – Mild-Medium

Sides:

  • Spicy potatoes and spinach,
  • Garlic and chilli lentils,
  • Lightly spiced spinach and tomatoes.

Our aim is to provide our customers with fresh, authentic curry kits that require no chopping, no mess and no fussClare at Curry-with-love

And this is so true. The kits I find are extremely easy to use and superb in every aspect of aroma and flavour, and the step by step instructions are simply to the point.

The kits are at present selling for £3.75 each or 3 for £10. A no brainer if you ask me. Order 3 packs you get a free side. Order 6 and you get a side and rice. CRAZY!!

Although this company is very young it is showing to be extremely popular. Huge queue to battle through at the market they are doing extremely well.

So with that my chilliheads I put it to you. I challenge you to find a better, fresher, more pleasing to the tastebud curry than this. I am more than happy to put my name beside this company and it ticks all the right boxes for me.

Give the guys a look at www.curry-with-love.co.uk and don’t forget to say where you heard it from first.

Remember, if it burns going in, it will burn coming out.

Flavour
(10/10)
Heat
(1/10) to  (10/10)
Packaging
(8.5/10)
Value
(9/10)
Overall
(9.5/10)

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Completely Chilli

Completely Chilli

Completely Chilli is running a special offer, all you have to do is spend £12 excl. P&P and they will include in your order one of their new Chilli & Cranberry Sauces (110g).

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