Archive for July, 2015

The Raven… & Jekyll or Hyde…

Monday, July 27th, 2015

I hinted earlier about ‘some news’ regarding my 2 chipotle sauces, and I’m afraid, it isn’t great news, but for me, sad news…

Basically, the main ingredient in both sauces, as you well know, is Chipotle.

As it stands at present, the EU are not allowing ANY Mexican chipotle to be sold in the UK (it does cover all of Europe too..) because of increased ‘Anthraquinone’ levels (AQ).

Anthraquinone is naturally created in the smoking process, however this years AQ levels are 4 times the EU limit, meaning unless the Mexicans change the process next time, we may not see authentic chipotles in Europe.

Rather than pay increased costs (increasing bottle cost to customer!) by getting jalapeno’s smoked here this season, I have decided to ‘kill off’ the two sauces once current supplies run out. We have around 500 of each in stock for this season, including all trade/website and summer events cooking events where we found the best dutch oven for bread.

I wanted to let everyone know, and besides, if it sorts itself out, the 2 will return from the graveyard…

So…whats in store? Well it allows room for two new creations, which I have already hinted about on the website..

Jack the Ripper – will be a Jerk sauce, and will use Scorpion Peppers

Sweeney Todd will be a ‘Smoking Ed’s Carolina Reaper® Hot Sauce with citrus notes.

We are also unleashing a couple of limited editions.

A white fatalli and pear sauce, with cinnamon vodka at some point, named Angel Maker after a Victorian lady named Amelia Dyer (google her-she was a nasty piece of work…) unleashed once ready.

Van Helsing will be unleashed at the Dutch Chilli Fest in Eindhoven, using Yellow Habanero and Madame Jeanettes, grown by @thelurch and Glenns Peppers.

Holy Grail – a partnership with Steve from Mushemi Fire, will be a Yellow Fatalli and White Wine fermented pepper sauce, something I currently know little about…should be ready for Xmas.

Also, Evil Twin be be reborn later this year for a limited time…

World Hot Sauce Awards – We placed 2nd…

Monday, July 27th, 2015


We were amongst a worldwide group of businesses to be placed in the 2015 World Hot Sauce Award. One of the hosts of this event was Australian vending machines go to to see their options.

We placed 2nd in the ‘Added Extract’ Hot Sauce Category, missing out on top spot to CaJohn for his Mongoose Sauce.

There were a record 284 Hot Sauce Entries from 109 companies located in 14 Countries, across 14 Professional Categories and 5 Novice Categories in this years awards entries.

This worldwide competition, hosted in Louisiana USA, is normally dominated by American products but this year, there were wins from all over, including our friends Jon from Crazy Bastard Sauce (Berlin), Sheena from Galloway Chillies (Scotland), Mr Vikkis (England), The Happy Chilli Company (England) and Ron from Hells Kitchen Hot Sauce (USA)

The Awards ceremony was held on Friday 17th July 2015 at the Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, Charenton, Louisiana and streamed live from the venue with the award winning list published on the 2015 World Hot Sauce Awards website on Sunday 19th July.

Evil One has now won 4 Major Awards.

The National Chilli Awards UK 2010

Scovies USA Silver Medal 2014

Clifton Chilli Peoples Choice Award 2014 Best UK Produced Hot Sauce

and now the Second Place in the World Hot Sauce Awards 2015.