Peruvian Chilli Peppers – Rico Picante

by Hot Juan on March 22, 2012 · 0 comments

in General Information, UK Retailers, UK Wholesale Suppliers

I have to admit that sadly I know very little about Peru, except that Paddington Bear come from Darkest Peru. So here is a quick bit about Peru.

The Republic of Peru is in Western South America it borders to the north Ecuador and Colombia with Brazil and Bolivia on the east and south east and finally Chile to its south. To the west is the mighty Pacific Ocean. The population is around 30 million who’s main language is Spanish, but they also speak Quechua or other native languages. Evidence of human habitation goes back to 9000 BC with the oldest known human society, the Norte Chico living on the west coast between 3,000 and 1,800 BC. In modern times the country is described as developing and has great potential for growth with exports to the rest of the world of copper, gold, zinc.

So why am I talking about Peru.. Well we have just received a range of sauces from Rico Picante  who are producing authentic Peruvian Chilli Sauces using 100% fresh Peruvian chillies and some traditional family recipes.

Hot Sauces from Rico Picante

Hot Sauces from Rico Picante

The business was started by Allison Ward and Christian Castillo-Martienez who are brother and sister, they originally come from Lima (The Capital of Peru). The sauces have won many awards including  the coveted Great Taste Gold Award in 2011 and they are being stocked in Fortnum & Mason and Selfridges from April this year. You can also find them in many independent Deli’s. and almost uniquely for a American readership, they are stocked in Williams-Sonoma (One of my favourite stores in the USA).

So if you would like to try some of there sauces why not visit them at www.ricopicante.co.uk our review will start shortly.

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