We are located in South St. Louis and have a micro farm producing hot peppers, cucumber & tomatoes that we sell and use to create salsa, spicy glazes, beer glazes, hot sauce and pickles. Our goal is to create fun, great tasting, healthy, clean, & spicy food. We do not use pesticides in our garden, lady bugs are the best natural pesticide. We believe everything you add to the soil comes thru your produce. We’ve always tried to invest in our community partnering with local sources to produce savory new items. Keep it simple, keep it local!!Read more
Still dealing with the Thanksgiving Feast-Shopping-lag? You have your turkey leftovers and sides you are still munching on, trying decide if you ever want to eat like this again, right? Then all the emails that come to your inbox shoving sale after sale down your throat. Thinking that if the 2 afternoon emails from Amazon were better than the 3 from the morning. Not to mention the 20-30 since Thursday. If you have ever bought anything, you got reminded that you were a customer that needed reminding over and over again. I do not know about you, but the more I got, the less I wanted to buy from them. Even some of the small makers in our community flooded my inbox. Not just from their Facebook posts every day, but from their sale emails. Did they think I did not see the first 5?Read more
Welcome back to the second installation of the Defcon Sauces op-ed piece. I am your glorious host, John Dilley, Dark Overlord of Defcon Sauces, purveyors of the time-tested, time-proven best Wing Sauces, Habanero Horseradishes and Dry Rubs this planet has to offer. Check out www.defconsauces.com and stock up, after all, it is football season.
Ok, I thought I’d touch on a trend that I’ve seen growing for the past few years. Since I joined into the Legions of Manufacturers within the hot sauce industry over a decade ago, I have seen a few trends come and go. As of late, it seems the borders of imagination are being pushed with some really cool ideas, from spicy peanut brittle to spicy cream cheese. Well, it seems we’ve hit the radar screen of the big guys.Read more
It’s that time of year again when we chilliheads may have to feign a little poise and gratitude. You know it’s coming…that day when you are handed something which you look upon & have to make a quick adjustment to your face to bring on a smile and utter the words ‘thank you’. I’m talking about being given a chilli-themed gift for Christmas!Read more
Two Hot Sauce Companies with a Passion for Local up for National Prestigious Award
Recently the finalists were announced for the 2016 Good Food Awards. The Good Food Awards is a prestigious award in the food community that honors local makers, farmers, artisan food producers, etc. that are committed to using as much local product as possible, and are committed to using a sustainable food source to produce their unique products. They received 1,937 entries for various categories this year, and the winners will be announced Friday, January 15, 2016, at a gala Awards Ceremony at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco.Read more
Hot & Spicy Products to Enjoy During the Holidays!
Hello fellow chileheads and lovers of all things hot & spicy! In last month’s Chilehead Newsletter Al told us about a couple of products he recommends during the holidays. This month I thought it would be the perfect time to share a few products I’ve discovered recently that would be great to have around during the holidays. These are the type of products that work equally well with your holiday dishes including meats, main dishes, and desserts as well.Read more
This month’s recipe was inspired by an overabundance of tomato juice and a particularly unique hot sauce. While technically not sushi, it offers a unique presentation and tasty platform for two of my favorite things, heat, and bacon.Read more
Here in Quebec, the real hot sauces lovers are in small numbers, but are increasing year by year. Of these, one name often keeps coming up – Claude Dubé. Some media called the man with the Teflon tongue a legend. Certainly, you cannot remain indifferent when you see him eat peppers or sauces. I had the chance to meet him at the gathering of the first Annual Chili Quebec, and I found a man with an intense passion that he is not afraid to share. A colorful man with an attractive personality and when he speaks, people around him listen. Nothing seems to hurt him and any hot pepper sauce doesn’t seem to phase him. Not even the extracts; no product scares him. I asked him whether he felt some pain and his answer surprised me a little. Yes he feels pain, but he has been eating spicy food since the age of 6-7 years old, and he tolerates the burn and is able to ignore the pain. Go see his videos you’ll understand what I am talking about.Read more
Hello all you happy people….
Happy December everyone, hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving filled with lots of food and most importantly lots of family and friends. This month I would like to share a little different style of backyard cooking with ya. I’m pretty sure most of you do not have one of these, but hopefully by the time you’re done reading this you’ll want one as much as I did.
We are going to cook on the DISC-IT…Read more
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Hot Sauce…Fa La La La La La La La La!
By Ken Alexander, It’s a Fiery World
It’s that time of year where thoughts go to snowmen, Santa, Dreidels, Christmas Trees, Holiday Parties, and all things fa la la la la! So of course you’re gonna be asked to bring something to the party. What better time could there be to get creative with your favorite hot sauce? Since I’m not the creative chef type who makes amazing sauces and spicy fare, I find ways to use other people’s creations and always bring something spicy and fun to Christmas parties. So I thought it was appropriate and timely to share a couple of my favorite party time recipes!Read more
Apocalypse Scorpion-(Capsicum chinense)- This is an extremely hot Scorpion pepper created and developed by the Italian growing organization known as AIASP. It is over 5 years old as of 2015, and how they were created is unknown.Read more
Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love making homemade candy. I love all the appetizers I get to make. Lately with my chile obsession, I have begun using chile in new ways.
I mentioned in an earlier article, I like to use chiles and steep them in some type of liquid. Milk is my choice this time. This month’s recipe is a Hot Hot Chocolate.
Ingredients to make this fun drink:Read more
After nearly a decade in production in the world of outdoor grills, the DISC-IT grill is quickly becoming THE grill of choice for families, chefs and caterers. With thousands of units across the USA, Canada and even around the world, The DISC-IT grill is a favorite for cooking any type of food.
Built from heavy 3/16” PLATE Steel, the DISC-IT is a fully customized product where customers choose from hundreds of available designs or request a design specific to their dreams. The handles of the cooking disc and also customizable to include a name or a logo and the base plate of the DISC-IT is also customizable to include names, logos, brands or what ever you can dream up!Read more
The big sale is back, and we will update it as we get new additions to our listings. It usually grows as we get closer to the holiday, so if you are shopping or curious of what will be offered, then keep coming back. If you are a company that would like to add your sale to our listing, then please either email me your whole sale as you wish it to be listed, and I will link to your website or sales page OR you can post below in the comments. We will also we sharing this listing with some other chile blogs and numerous Facebook groups.
It is very important to note that we only want to include companies that have met all the legal requirements to sell products online and ship across the US. I can not speak of international law, so companies wishing to ship outside the US are free to do so at their own discretion. We encourage our Chilehead friends to support these small market companies and the small market companies to support the Chilehead Community.Read more
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce’s Brown Label is ridiculously tasty!
A unique style of medium heat chipotle sauce, with the rich notes of Meco chipotles and a dynamic balance between mustard, chipotle and cumin. Bartlett pear juice and figs add very subtle sweetness, while the creeping heat of the scotch bonnet chile builds in heat in a slow & sneaky way.Read more