Wiltshire Chilli Farm

This is the first time we have reviewed a sauce from the Devon Chilliman, you may have seen Cliff and Hayley at some of the chilli festivals as they run one of the best looking mobile chilli food trailers in the business.

Today sauce is called Gibbering Smoke, it get its name from a Habanero cross from Matt Simpson at Simpsons Seeds called Gibbering Idiot and the Smoke coming from the locally grown and smoked Chipotles.

Devon Chilliman - Gibbering SmokeOn opening the bottle the first smell is a combination of the Chipotles and the balsamic with the cider vinegar, this soon makes way to a sweeter smell as the vinegar dissipates. The aroma is very inviting so it is quickly out with the tasking spoon.

For me the first flavour is a combination of the sweet balsamic, this makes it way for the warmth from the Gibbering Idiot (I can see why it is so named) then as this calms down I can taste the chipotles and the apples, it is a very pleasant sensation and it rolls around my mouth.

A teaspoon may have been a bit much this early in the day, it is just after 9am in the morning and a sauce review always get the day started well, but now the top of my tongue and the back of the throat are feeling the afterburn, there is nothing for it but another spoonful.

Ingredients: Water, balsamic vinegar, chipotle chilli, white onion, cider vinegar, apple, light muscavado, chilli (Gibbering Idiot), salt, various spices.

Bottle kindly supplied by the Devon Chilliman

Don’t think of this as a sweet sauce, while I can taste the sweetness of the Ingredients this sauce is not sticky sweet, it is very much a big bang savoury flavour, if I was going to pair this it would be great with a bacon sandwich or a pulled pork roll.

This is a very good sauce, but it won’t last long in our kitchen. I cannot wait to try some more of Cliff’s product in the future, this is a very good start for the first product I have tasted.

On the label you will see that this sauce was made by the Wiltshire Chilli Farm for the Devon Chilliman using Chillies grown by the Devon Chilliman, I have visited the production side of the Wiltshire Chilli Farm and you could not want a more organised partner to work with.

You can order the sauce direct from the Devon Chilliman web site, it may seem expensive at £8.00 per bottle but that include delivery, if you purchase more of any one items it gets a lot cheaper per bottle, but unfortunately the shopping basket does not combine items so a mixed basket can seem expensive.

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

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Gooooooooooooooooooooooood Afternoon Chilli Padawanz!! How are you all on this delightfully dreary, typical UK summery day? Good glad to hear it! Right I bring you a Hot fruity sauce today that is the first in a soon to be released set of 3 sauces in a new, unique and wicked range from the Wiltshire Chilli Farm.

Jamie is well known for bringing out collectors packs of some truly awesome sauces, usually in funky boxes with awesome artwork, and in the case of the last few, based on one type of Chilli, and with high Chilli content, usually around 40%!!

This set will no doubt be no different, which is definitely a good thing, these sauces tend to appeal to different people, with different ingredients across all three and some beautifully different all natural colours too!

Ingredients:
Fruitburst habanero 40%, cider vinegar, sugar, red grape, strawberry, kiwi, salt spices.

Bottle kindly supplied by The Wiltshire Chilli Farm

So, as you can see from the ingredients, this “Fruitburst habanero” sauce, contains the fruitburst habanero, cultivated originally by Matt Simpson of Simpson’s Seeds, Jamie has taken them and made a nice sweet and fruity sauce, and although this bottle is currently called “Fruitburst Habanero”, Jamie assures me it will be renamed “Red Voodoo Sauce” to fit in with his set of three unique “Voodoo” sauces, which will all feature the little character you can see on the bottle in the video.

Oooh speaking of videos I suppose you’ll be wanting to watch that eh? Guess I had better put it underneath this bit of text then, that way you can all see it!

So there you have it, a bloody hot sauce, that would go great on a psychopaths ice cream, or perhaps even poured over a madmans pancakes, either way you have a properly sweet and fruity sauce that actually caters for the nutters a bit, as it is rather bloody warm!

You can buy this sauce for 4-5 quid over at the Wiltshire Chilli Farms website in the next week or so, but keep an eye out on that site for the “Voodoo” range to come out before Christmas, I reckon the set would make an awesome gift for any mentalist Chillihead you know, so keep your eyes peeled and your wallets at the ready, because these sauces are going to fly off the shelves when they hit the ground running!!

Right, I’m afraid that’s all we have time for my young Chilli Padawanz, so until the next time we see one another, I shall bid you all adieu, and may the sauce be with you…always!!

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

 

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The Chipotle (Smoke-dried jalapeno) originates from Mexico and is enjoyed with numerous Mexican dishes. Because of the delish smoked flavour it expanded and now very popular across the globe, especially in the US. Most of the chipotles found in the US tend to be the morita variety. The flesh is thick they have some heat ranging from 3,000-10,000 SHU and have a very distinctive Smokey flavour with tobacco hints. Mainly used in cooking, or added to salsa to make spicy dips, like me I eat them raw for an earthy snack. Alternatively you can do what Jamie Sythes from The Wiltshire Chilli farm  has done.  

Ingredients :

Salt, Chipotle (smoked jalapeno), Garlic

Assembled and combine it with 2 simple ingredients, which some of us consume on a day to day basis. Those ingredients would be garlic and sea-salt. Pop those 3 inside a plastic hand grinder and you have yourself a spice infused condiment which you can use pretty much on anything you desire. Garlic, chilli and salt will go hand in hand with most meals, dinners and snacks.

The label has a black background with the Wiltshire chilli farm logo in white placed at the top, with CHIPOTLE CHILLI SALT in a nice warm orange colour which works quite nicely with the image of the chilli plant creeping in from the right.

I have applied this to every meal and what a great alternative to standard table salt. The prominent flavours are the garlic and sea-salt which over power the smokiness emitted from the chipotles. After a few days I found a little knack to this. Without totally grinding it, rotate it to the left and right, you tend to see more of the chipotle plunge from the grinder, 1-0 to me 😀

Although the heat is on the milder side, the flavours are well balanced. Why not try it on steak as a marinade? Honestly you can christen any meal with this and you won’t be disappointed, chips, soups and chicken are just a few examples. Also the coarseness is adjustable, pull the top up for a coarse grind or push the top up for a finer grind, so you have control of the amount sprinkled on your plate.

The price is £4 for 65g, but if anything else tickles your fancy from the online store, you can purchase 3 items for £10 which is a reasonable price. The Wiltshire chilli farm have a great range of sauces and jams and im certain you will find more than 3 that you will add to your basket.

Flavour
(7.5/10)
Heat
(2/10)
Packaging
(7/10)
Value (7/10)
Overall
(7.5/10)

 

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Well it has been a busy month here at Chilefoundry, as the UK Chilli  scene dies down for the winter months, we have reviewed a fair few products and have the reports on the last two major Chilli festivals of the 2012 season. There have been two articles on new Chilli varieties, something I want to expand in the future. And right at the end of October Russell Williams of Grim Reaper Foods released his Evil One Anniversary Edition at Halloween which sold very well.

Thanks for reading and continuing to support the work we do in bringing you the latest news from the Chilli industry. Here are Octobers articles:

News & Info (in order of appearance)

Reviews (in order of appearance)

Recipes (in order of appearance)

Chilli Varieties (in order of appearance)

Event Reviews (in order of appearance)

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