Battle of the Bears

Hey everyone, it’s october. And you know what’s special about october?

It’s the month with halloween in it.

And yes, I know, halloween’s still almost a month away but what use is a holiday product review if it goes up on the holiday? I’m doing this early so that you have time to track down the items involved, should you feel the need.

Or maybe just to warn you what’s in store if you knock on my door this year.

Either way, I’m talking about gummy bears.

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Three different brands and four or five different products, for a full comparison of every sort I’ve seen.

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Pineapple Primate

Hello again everyone and welcome back to another tuesday sauce review.

Over these past months, we’ve looked at most of the Screaming Chimp’s sauce range. Some have been hot, some have been mild, some have been sweet, some have been smokey and some have been just a little bit sour.

They have, however, all had one thing in common, aside from their very similar packaging. A fruity base made mainly from simmered fresh tomatoes.

Today’s sauce bucks that trend in favour of another fruit. Pineapple.

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Seafarer’s Special

Arrr, me hearties, it be talk like a pirate day* and do yer know what that means?

It means it’s time t’ batten down the hatches an’ bring out the Reading Chilli Fest booty fer a special, themed review, featurin’ Simpson’s Seeds’ Funky Monkey.

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Because no salty see dog would be caught dead without such a loveable rapscallion on deck.

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Translated from Pirate

Greetings, spice lovers, today is talk like a pirate day* and I’m sure you know what that means.

It means it’s time for me to put in a little extra effort and bring you a themed review of another special Reading item.

But, this isn’t that review. This is a rough translation of it. The real review I wrote for you took far more time and effort, learning how to not only talk like a pirate but also spell so.

I would, therefore, love for you to check out today’s true post and appreciate my working hard for your amusement.

Some of you, however, may struggle to read its more seafaring speak so I have included this version for you. If you’re sure that you don’t wish to read this review the way it was intended then, by all means, read on.

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Super Smoky Syrup

Hey folks, last month we looked at a delicious new product that I got at Reading Chilli Festival but this month I have something even newer for you.

This week’s product comes to you from Burning Desire Foods, is a little more out there than a sauce and was actually released on the day of the event. What I have for you is their chipotle syrup:

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Pavlova in Purgatory

Another happy tuesday spice lovers. This week, I’m not bringing you my own recipe but rather a review of someone else’s.

I’ve noticed my own recipes creeping up in heat lately so I’ve decided to pick something mild from my new favourite chilli cook book.

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Heat by Kay Plunkett-Hogge.

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Triple-choc chilli Browies

No post from me today but I do feel like Sweet Kitchen Science’s use of the Grim Reaper’s chocolate is worth sharing.

In my experience, the white “Purgatory” chocolate is delicious, slightly floral and usually about a two out of ten heat but, due to natural varience in the crops of ghost pepper they use, can be as high as a four on occassion.

Whatever its heat, though, the rest of this recipe should keep it down to a reasonable level for most people. Enjoy.

[sweet) Kitchen Science

10 minutes, even a football player can bake this. Thank you BBC. The chilli touch is mine, just because I’m attending a party at an indian friend’s house. They constantly laugh at my disgracefully low resistance to spicy food. I want to blend in…

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Triple-Choc Chilli Brownies

  • 275 g plain 50 % chocolate
  • 275 g butter
  • 100 g dark 70 % chocolate, in large chunks
  • 100 g white chilli chocolate, in large chunks
  • 175 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp chilli powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 325 g sugar

Preheat the oven to 150 °C fan and line a 30 x 20 cm tin.

Melt the plain 50 % chocolate and butter over simmering water. Stir in the sugar and then add the eggs and vanilla. Fold in the sifted and premixed flour, baking flour and chilli powder. Finally fold in the chopped chocolates.

Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the…

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