June 2012

Top 10 UK Chilli Web SitesA big jump from number 5 to number 1 for The Dartmoor Chilli Farm this month, we have climbed back up one place to number 2 and last months number 1 Scorchio has slipped down to number 5.

We had three swaps this month we lost www.worldofchillies.com,  www.firefoods.co.uk and  www.chillisgalore.co.uk from the top 10, being replaced by www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk,  www.hotsauceemporium.co.uk and www.dryriverchillies.co.uk.

Pos Site UK Rank World Rank Links
1 www.dartmoorchillifarm.com
19,531
587,496
57
2 www.chilefoundry.co.uk
26,217
366,614
182
3 www.hot-headz.com
34,141
622,232
138
4 www.mexgrocer.co.uk
39,690
635,257
137
5 www.scorchio.co.uk
50,158
585,927
108
6 www.coolchile.co.uk
57,503
1,081,545
162
7 www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk
98,434
1,533,724
159
8 www.chilliworld.com
100,144
852,772
231
9 www.hotsauceemporium.co.uk
125,013
2,1920,78
169
10 www.dryriverchillies.co.uk
131,478
3,328,654
17

This is based on data from Alexa (data recorded on 28/06/12).
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Levi Roots - X Hot Reggae Reggae Sauce

Now what we have here is a products that is just about to be released (it may be in the shops by the time this is published), the packaging has a label on the back reminding us that this is a sample and that the packaging is not the final release. Now I have been supplied with a bottle of the original sauce which Darth reviewed back in 2009.

Now comparing this list of ingredients to the original the one thing that jumps up the list is the chillies, before 7th on the list was Scotch Bonnet Chillies, this time they are 5th on the list with a 5%.

Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Barley Malt Vinegar, Tomato Puree, Red Scotch Bonnet Chillies (5%), Onion, Salt, Modified Maize Starch, Garlic Puree, Ginger Puree, Allspice, Black pepper, Spring Onion, Paprika, Mixed Herbs, Coriander, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Basil, Thyme.

Bottles kindly supplied by Roots’ Reggae Reggae Sauce Limited

On opening the bottles the new X Hot version smell hotter, it is just slightly lighter red in colour, but my noise is warning me this will have a bit more bite to it. First taste and this is living up to the X Hot label, a dip in the original to compare and the flavour is the almost the same, the original is just a little sweeter, but the X Hot has that extra kick that we crave.

I liked the original, it goes great on bbq’d chicken and used as a pizza topping it was fantastic, now I am converted to the X Hot version, this has that jerk style we like in the original but with the boost of the extra Scotch Bonnet’s to fullfill the promise.

I hope we see this in the supermarkets very soon, and Domino’s you need to relaunch that Reggae Raggae Pizza with this sauce on it, it will be a big hit, we have reviewed a few Levi Roots products in the past few years, but this one is up with the original product in terms of pleasure to review.

If you want to read Darth Naga’s original review then click here, we believe that you can now get this in Sainsburys or at least very very soon it will cost about £1.65 a bottle and that is a prices it is hard to compete with.

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

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This weekend at the Bristol Harbourside is the amazing Grillstock 2012 BBQ and Music Festival, this year they have a great line up of  entertainments including a Chilli Eating Competition organised by the Clifton Chilli Club, The King of the Grill BBQ competition, a live Music stage and an array of stall and demonstrations.

Grillstock 2012

Exhibitors include:

For more information and directions visit grillstock.co.uk

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Dr Burnorium's Compendium of Hot SaucesSome of you may know Nick Moore as the proprietor of Bristols Dr Burnorium’s Hot Sauce Emporium which is a gold mine of interesting hot sauces. Well Nick’s alter ego  Dr Burnorium has been hard at work producing a Compendium of Hot Sauces.

The book is scheduled for publication in September 2012 and you can order a copy from Amazon for £8.99 saving £1.00 on the RRP  of £9.99. Click here to order your copy Dr Burnorium’s Compendium of Hot Sauces.

Nick  says it has ended up being a cross between Viz, Charlie Brooker and Lemmy so it may be a little on the risky side for the kids.. but if  you have ever perused some of the product description on the Dr Burnorium’s Hot Sauce Emporium website then you know they will be a fun read.

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