Mr Pickles - Fiery BirdseyeMr Pickles is not a company I have heard of I must admit so I have no idea what I am to expect with this little number.

The name on the label says “Fiery Birdseye” so I know what Chilli has been used but then underneath they mention “Rogan Josh Heat 5/10”. This is a little confusing as I then think this is a Rogan Josh sauce but it’s not, I guess they have compared it to the heat you might get from a typical Rogan Josh. I haven’t personally eaten that dish so means little to me.

There is also a mini review on the side of the bottle telling me what I should expect, so Im well prepared!

Anyway enough of the labelling! The taste is the really important thing so let’s get it opened.

The sauce is bright red which is no surprise as the main ingredient is tomato and I get the tomato and lemon juice followed by the burn from the Birdseye Chillis. I think I agree with the 5/10 heat rating on the bottle.

It tastes nice, and is full of flavour, the label suggests just adding this to tinned tomatoes and meat/veg/potatoes to produce a Rogan Josh, but as far as I am aware it needs curry ingredients too and this doesn’t have them apart from garlic and paprika.

The label does suggest adding to Bolognese or Chilli Con Carne which would be nice.

Ingredients: Tomatoes, Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Birdseye Chilli, Sugar, Paprika, Garlic, Salt, Pepper.

Bottle kindly supplied by Mr Pickles www.mrpickles.co.uk

So in summary, this is a tasty sauce, more of a cooking sauce than a pouring one but none the less a nice product from a small UK producer.

At the time of writing I am unable to clarify the price of the product.

Flavour
(7/10)
Heat
(5/10)
Packaging
(6/10)
Value
[Rating: TBA
Overall
(7/10)

P.S. it is suitable for Vegetarians and Coeliacs.

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The nice people at Edible Ornamentals have give us a Gift Voucher for a Chilli Experience for two at there Nursery at Chawston in Bedfordshire.

Chilli Experience Tour Gift Voucher

These tour normally cost £35 and once you have your Gift Voucher you will need to make a booking on-line.

The tour includes:-

  • Refreshments on arrival
  • A walking tour of our award-winning chilli pepper nursery
  • A talk covering growing techniques and health benefits of chillies
  • A tasting session of gourmet chilli sauces and fresh chillies
  • Pick a small bag of chillies to take home

Now to enter the draw to win this gift voucher all you need to know is in which year did Joanna and Shawn buy the Cherwood Nursery.

Sorry this draw is now closed

NOTE: Entries will be accepted until 12 midnight on the 31st August 2012 and the draw from the correct entries will take place on the 1st September 2012. This competition/Draw is only open to UK residents and can only be delivered to a UK mainland delivery address, please read our competition terms and conditions before entering this competition.

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West Dean Chilli Festival 2012 – 25th to 27th August 2012

Having had to change the date of the event to another weekend, the UK’s Biggest Chilli Event is finally here.

More details here

Bennington Lordship Chilli Festival – 26th to 27th August 2012

The 7th Bennington Lordship Chilli Festival is over the weekend of the 26th & 27th of August 2011 and will attact 1000?s of visitor to this popular event.

More details here

Frosts Garden Centre 25th to 27th August 2012

Frosts Garden Centre in Woburn Sands is turning in to a Chilli Festival for the weekend.

  • Cha Cha Chilli – the finest chilli sauces from around the World
  • Capsaicinoia – A chilli gift shop for people who are crazy about chillies or have someone in their life who is!
  • Paul’s Pickles – delicious homemade chutneys, pickles and relishes
  • Anila Sauces – A masterpiece of Indian cuisine with its range of premium curry sauces.
  • Meadow View Perserves – Homemade chutney and pickles
  • A Bit Chilli – chilli chutneys
  • Wobbly Bottom Cheese – Locally produced goats cheese
  • Cambridge Chilli Farm (Sat Only) – Chilli Sauces
  • Two Little Cats Bakery – chilli chocolate brownies, chilli cookies, chilli chocolate cupcakes with a fresh chocolate dipped chilli on top, and our selection of fresh chillis including birdseyes and scotch bonnets which have been dipped in the finest chocolates.
  • The Devils Dynamite – 5 exciting scintillating flavours of Chilli Paste, Explosive, Tandoori, BBQ, Coconut and Mild.
  • Grim Reaper Foods – Creators of the multi award winning ‘The Evil One’ hot sauce.
  • Panjaban Sauces – Indian Curry sauces
  • Marty Strutt – Fantastic chilli art at affordable prices
  • Edible Ornamental – TBC

More details here

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Soooooooooooooo here we are just a few days from the West Dean chilli fiesta, and Gerald from The Chilli Pepper Company (www.chileseeds.co.uk)has kindly asked me to review these two new exclusive products of his that will be launched at the fiesta this coming weekend! One is a tipple and the other is another of his legendary sauces!

Ingedients Looney Juice: Chilli, Vodka.

Ingedients Fully Loaded: 75% Butch T Scorpion Chilli, Citric Acid, Salt, Vinegar

As you can see from the ingredients list, these two products are pretty minimal on ingredients, the “Fully Loaded” sauce comes in a lovely wavy red bottle and is affixed to a certificate of authenticity, the “Looney Juice” comes in a bulbous bottle and have a lovely pinky red hue to it and you can clearly see the capsaicin at the bottom of the bottle.

I will let the following video do the talking as i believe these two products definitely have to be experienced, rather than written about, so here you are!

There is not an awful lot to say about the products as they are both very simple in both ingredients and presentation, no silly stuff in here, just a nice pouring sauce that really gives you the flavour of the chilli, and a vodka that is stupidly hot and would do well mixed with other things, like drinks for escaped lunatics, or perhaps a hot toddy for lucifer himself?

As you saw, the sauce hit me pretty hard but perhaps due to that, the looney juice probably didn’t have its full effect on me, and due to my mouth already being aflame, i was able to handle the vodka pretty well! Don’t be fooled though, it’s damn HOT! You can buy both these products at this weekends “West Dean Chilli Fiesta” taking place in chichester.

Well there you have it my chilli padawans, another couple of quality products from the lovely folks over at the chilli pepper company, alas i am not sure on the cost of them as they haven’t been officially launched yet, i estimate around £5-£8 for each of them though, and well worth it too! Hopefully you and i shall meet at the chilli fiesta this weekend, and if not, why not?? Hehehe, well until we meet again my chilli padawans i guess this is farewell for now…may the sauce be with you..always!!

Looney Juice:

Flavour
(2/10)
Heat
(6/10)
Packaging
(4/10)
Value
(0/10) (no idea on price)
Overall
(4/10)

 

Fully Loaded Sauce:

Flavour
(8/10)
Heat
(9/10)
Packaging
(7/10)
Value
(0/10) (no idea on price)
Overall
(7/10)

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