A New World’s Hottest?

So here’s something I’m sure you’ve all seen by now:

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dragon’s breath chilli, as seen in the Daily Mirror

Chilli Bob’s Farm’s and Tom Smith’s Plants’ dragon’s breath chilli. A tree-like plant that produces some small but supposedly extremely hot peppers with an average scoville rating of almost two and a half million.

Compared to the average heat of the current record holder, the carolina reaper (between 1.4 and 1.57 million, depending on when you take the record from), this is a massive step up. It even beats out the reaper’s 2.2 million peak.

Such a stunning heat difference that it has been all over the news and in social media feeds across the globe.

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Cowley’s Fine Foods

Greetings, spice lovers, would you believe that I have yet another company to show you freebies from?

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Cowley’s Fine Food, makers of all forms of jerky, fruit leathers and dried mushrooms, alongside other traditional products like marzipan and truffles.

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A Word on Censorship

Dear readers,

Today’s main post is the first to contain a hot product with an expletive in its name but it will almost certainly not be the last. Many chilli products use such strong language for the novelty value and, while a lot of them don’t have much else going for them, I cannot avoid better items just because of less than family friendly names.

I am, however, willing to make a few compromises to keep any of these swear words from cropping up unexpectedly.

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Mapo Tofu

Welcome back everyone, and welcome to the new year. The chinese new year!

To celebrate, I’ve been doing some chinese cooking and can offer you not one, not two, but three versions of my favourite oriental dish:

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Mapo Tofu. A dish that, despite its vegan-sounding name, is one of the most highly meaty-tasting main courses in china. Yet there’s actually only a very small amount meat in it.

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The Lick My Dip Box

Hello again everyone, I hope you’re having a great thursday.

You may have noticed that my review this week came from a monthly subscription box called Lick My Dip.lmd-logo-y

Their mission is to make proper, artisanal chilli sauces more obtainable to the masses. Something they achieve in part by collecting them all in one place to reduce shipping fees and in part by simply taking the work out of finding them all.

And they do, indeed, find an absolute tonne of exciting products. Some hot, some mild and some insane. Some well made with fairly standard ingredients and some that are a little more out there.

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