The Wiltshire Chilli Farm

Chilli Fiesta 2015This year was the 20th anniversary West Dean Chilli Fiesta, I had my first stall at the 18th, and but for a very few have been to most of them since then, we have not had a stall for a few years. I think our thanks must go to Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain who co-founded the Chilli Fiesta and without whom we would not have such the thriving UK chilli market.

The event this year was again over 3 days, we visited on what was one very hot and busy day, the event has grown and now with more campers and a extended nights entertainment with the main stage being open till 9pm and then thins move to the Cabaret Tent till 11pm. The Sunday is a little shorter with the main stage closing at 7:30pm and the Cabaret tent finishing at 9pm. The produce stalls all close at 6pm expect for the food stall around the main stage area

Display Chillies at West Dean 2015There is lots to see during the day with live music on the main stage starting at noon, as well can lots of cookery demonstrations and gardening chat sessions, if you are unlucky enough to do to the glass houses you can still see some pages from my book, The Hot Book of Chillies, being used as part of the display.. it is getting a bit old now, but hopefully they will use some of the new books pages next year..

With nearly 180 stalls, not all selling chilli products this event is the biggest in the UK, you can see around 250 different varieties of chillies.

We had a great day out visiting all our old friends and seeing some new additions to the event including. Mushemi Fire, Thousand Hills, TTaste, East Coast Chilli Company and Barfoots Sorry if we have missed out any other new arrivals.

We cannot recommend this event more highly, make sure it is on your list for next year.

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This weekend we have the North East Chilli Fest at Seaton Delaval Hall

North East Chilli Fest 2012The event starts at 10am and finished at 6pm on the Saturday and 10am to 5pm on the Sunday.

There is a fantastic selection of exhibitors including:-

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Happy Easter Chilli Padawanz!!…no wait..that’s not right is it? Give me a hint?…NO I have it!!, let me try again…*ahem* HAPPY HALLOWEEN CHILLI PADAW…*what?* OH…that’s not right either? Hmm, okay gimme a minute it’ll come to me! Anyway, seasons misgivings aside, I am here to bring you the latest of my video reviews! And this one is the last in a FANTASTIC box set (which itself would be a GREAT xmas prezzy for a chillihead!) released by The Wiltshire Chilli Farm. Jamie’s fantastic and unique “Voodoo Box Set” is finished off beautifully with this Peach Habanero sauce, and a cracking price you can’t go far wrong!

Jamie’s box sets tend to be high in chilli content, so that you can really get a taste for the fiery fruit, and this “Peach Habanero” sauce is no different, 50% of the bottle is pure chilli, the rest is a blend of awesomeness and secret spices that make this sauce a absolute belter! The bottle itself (like the rest of the range) features a cracking little voodoo doll emblazoned across a high quality glossy label, which also has the name of the sauce, and of course the producers name too, heck we wouldn’t know who’d made it otherwise.

Ingredients:

Peach habanero 50%, cider vinegar, sugar, peach, salt, spices.

The sauce its self is a sort of yellowy almost pale orange colour, with seeds, flesh and other coloured flecks in it, which I can only assume is the “spices”, it’s at this point I would usually go into a long drawn out paragraph about how this sauce tastes..but HURRAH for modern technology, here is a video! (I am ably assisted by my friend Dawn in this one)

So there you have it! A very tasty, peppery sauce, thats mighty hot to boot, and for me it was an INSTANT heat, as you saw in the vid, it hit me pretty hard, but Dawn just took it in her stride, fair play to her because it messed me up! The “voodoo Sauce box set” can be bought from Jamies online store  for  £20 (yes, the price has gone up since the video, due to limited stocks left), thats three sauces in a *beautiful* presentation box with embossed logo, as I said before, an ideal xmas gift for any chillihead… and as of writing this I am told there are only about 40 box sets left and they are selling FAST!! So get on it Padawanz if you don’t want to be left in the dust!

Anyway, another review reaches its conclusion and its time for me to head back into my mancave and cook up another review, so until next time my chilli padawanz, may the sauce be with you….always!

Flavour
(8/10)
Heat
(9/10)
Packaging
(9/10)
Value (7/10)
Overall
(8/10)

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We are back from a short summer break from posting new articles, which has allowed time to attend lots of chilli events and recharge batteries. But we return here with a preview of a new limited edition product launching at the end of October from Jamie Sythes who runs The Wiltshire Chilli Farm. The Voodoo Habanero is a three sauce set presented in an attractive black box with a comic style Voodoo doll image on the front.

The set comprises one of each different Habanero Chilli Sauces, this follows on from 2011 when the company released the Septenary trio and in 2012, the Ghost trio was released.

This year the following sauces are included:

The Chocolate Habanero made with 40% Chilli content:

Darth Naga reviewed this sauce last year and can be seen here

The Fruit Burst Habanero made with 40% Chilli content:

This was recently reviewed by Darth Naga here

And finally the third sauce is only available in this box set, the Peach Habanero made with 50% Chilli content:

Jamie is no stranger to releasing single variety Chilli sauces, like Fatalii, Criolla Sella, Aji Lemon, White Habanero.

These sets are available to pre-order now via this link and are limited to 200 sets only, on sale for £15 each plus £2.50 postage. They should all be shipped by the 1st November and we will be reviewing the Peach variety when it arrives.

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