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New Scorchio Web Site

by Hot Juan on June 25, 2015 · 0 comments

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Scorchio has launched a new web site design, the site has always been one of the easier to navigate and the new design enhances the impression of general quality.

It is a great place to browse around looking for something new to try.

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This is an odd month for statistics, we only had 5 sites that Alexa registered as having significant UK traffic, this may be as a result of changes in their ranking recording, we will keep and eye on this and let you know.

We had a good bit of news this month, we have been tacking our position in the foodies 100 and most of the time to our complete suprise we have been well outside the top 100, but now we have jumped up 98 place to number 47

Pos Site UK Rank World Rank Links
1 www.scorchio.co.uk
29,617
554,992
109
2 www.mexgrocer.co.uk
31,015
757,702
137
3 www.chilefoundry.co.uk
68,600
371,869
181
4 www.chileseeds.co.uk
71,593
1,016,932
172
5 www.dartmoorchillifarm.com
87,239
615,604
61

 

This is based on data from Alexa (data recorded on 31/08/12).
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Meco & Morita Chipotle Chillies (Image borrowed from www.thespicehouse.com)

It is an odd thing, but everyone seems to want green Jalapeños chillies, but at the end of the growing season they are starting to turn red before they can be picked and sold, at this point there market value as a fresh product is about as low as it gets.

The wise farmers then either let then ripen fully until they are a deep red, at which point they are picked and and placed in a smoker and smoked until the almost all the moisture is removed and until the weight of the product has been reduced 90% drying and preserving them.

If fact smoking is really a way of dehydrating and preserving the crop, Jalapeños are hard to sun dry due to their thick flesh and tough skin, they would just rot if left to dry naturally.

There are at least two distinct varieties of Chipotles:-

Meco – The skins are a tan/grayish colour and a matt finish, they are far less common, they are also know as tipico or ahumado

Morita – They are dark purple with a shiny skin and are probably the most common outside Mexico, they are not as deeply smoked as the Meco Chipotles and are generally considered and inferior, cheaper product.

We are used them when we made our Hot Juan range of products in both our BBQ Rub and Crisps, they are mild in heat (but hotter that the Jalapeños due to the reduction in moisture)

I have always wondered how to pronounce them, the best I have phonetics found is “chip-oat-lay”

They are available from most of the online retailers please see www.chillipepperpete.com, Cool Chile Co www.Hot Headz.com and www.scorchio.com


Almost anything is available of eBay, In the past few years I have even seen “Chipotle Seeds” for sale. I did ask the seller how this was possible, but did not get a reply, I have not seem then for sale again.


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Top 10 UK Chilli Web SitesNot a big change this month, Dartmoor Chilli Farm is still at No. 1 and we are just behind at No. 2.  Scorchio and Hot-Headz have swapped places, but otherwise the top 5 are still the same sites.

Nice to see Chilli Pepper Pete appearing in the top 10, it has been a while since we have seen them here, they always impress me with the amount of effort they put in to there growing chilli empire.

Pos Site UK Rank World Rank Links
1 www.dartmoorchillifarm.com
18,396
543,512
53
2 www.chilefoundry.co.uk
25,120
388,613
159
3 www.scorchio.co.uk
26,951
604,180
90
4 www.chileseeds.co.uk
50,560
1,049,493
162
5 www.hot-headz.com
65,780
640,387
119
6 www.mexgrocer.co.uk
67,472
808,413
120
7 www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk
71,118
1,484,986
133
8 www.coolchile.co.uk
72,246
1,205,023
137
9 www.hotsauceemporium.co.uk
77,586
1,733,701
42
10 www.chilipepperpete.com
111,912
2,166,155
63

This is based on data from Alexa (data recorded on 29/07/12).
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