Mahi Fine Foods

Hey folks, meet Mahi Fine Foods, the latest in a long line of companies sending me free stuff.

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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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