Throughout the country there are now a handful of Chilli Shops opening their doors to the chilli community for them to get their Chilli fix. The first and original shop and company to do this in the UK is of course Chilli Pepper Pete’s in Brighton. Started by Miranda and the late great Gandalf of the Chilli world Pete Seymour who sadly passed away last summer.
But his legacy lives on, the company continues to grow and develop with Miranda at the helm, Steve the ‘Sourcerer’ and the rest of the team working hard to fulfill orders or work in the shop in Trafalgar Street, in the North Laines, Brighton, just down from the Railway Station. You can read my original article of the shop when soon after it opened in 2011 here
Every company, from time to time needs to reinvent themselves and Chilli Pepper Pete is no exception. With a new look website due very soon, Miranda has decided redesign the company logo, pictured below
Coupled with the new company logo, Miranda and the team have decided to re launch one of their top selling and all time classic sauces, Dragons Blood and develop it into a range of 6 different sauces, each having the name Dragons Blood as the main branding but with each sauce being different. These are:
Dragons Blood Hot BBQ Sauce – £4.50
This is a new take on the previous Smokin’ Chipotle Devil sauce with Chipotle Peppers, Cranberry; Blackcurrant juices as the key ingredients to create a hot fruity sauce which will make any BBQ more interesting!
Dragons Blood Hot Fruity Sauce – £4.50
This sauce is an updated version of the previous Sting in the Tail, the sauce base of Mango and Apricots luring you in but with the kick of Naga Ghost Chillies and Habaneros.
Dragon’s Blood Hot Green Salsa – £4.50
There are not many all green sauces out there, but this is one of the few, although technically a salsa and made with Tomatillo’s and a whole lot of Chilli , it would be great with Nachos.
Dragon’s Blood Hot Naga Sauce – £4.50
This is where we start to build up the heat levels, this sauce is crammed full of Naga Ghost Chillies, the hottest all natural sauce, with the fruity pineapple base which was the classic ingredient from the original Dragon’s Blood.
Dragon’s Blood Original Mega Hot Sauce – £7
Reverting back to the classic Dragon’s Blood, this is definately a sauce for the brave, with 6.4m extract to add the fiery kick.
Dragon’s Blood XXX Ultra Hot Sauce – £10
The title says it all really, if you want it insane, then this is your sauce, with 12m extract, this is the Dragon of old!
These are already available to buy direct from Chilli Pepper Pete. The Dragons’s Blood range now has it’s own Facebook page too.
The new labelling looks fantastic, clear and glossy. We will be reviewing these in due course but if first impressions are anything to go by, they will be a hit that Pete himself would be proud of.
And for those of you local enough to the Brighton shop, Miranda tells me that their Chilli plants should be available to buy from the shop any day now, there is sure to be some unusual varieties available for purchase.