Blog — hot sauce

Kier Dorran Kemp
UK Custom Hot Sauce - The Perfect Gift For Father's Day?

UK Custom Hot Sauce - The Perfect Gift For Father's Day?

Hot sauce - a firm favourite amongst dads (and mums, too). The selection here in the UK is definitely growing with more and more artisan brands launching. But you know what's even better than some awesome hot sauce? Custom-made, personalised hot sauce that is guaranteed to be a show-stopping gift.  We launched this service in 2020 and this is how it works: Choose one of 6 base flavours (Tomato, Carrot, Pineapple, Mango, Bell Pepper, Red Chilli) Select one of 3 vinegar options (Apple Cider, White Wine or Rice Wine) Choose up to two supporting flavours from a selection of 4 (Mustard,...

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Kier Dorran Kemp
5 custom hot sauce recipes to inspire you.

5 custom hot sauce recipes to inspire you.

Being able to customise your own hot sauce can be exciting, but even the best artists need inspiration. Here’s some tried and tested flavour combinations that can be used as a starting point when making your own using our service. The Classic As pure as it comes. Bullet chillies give this sauce a clean flavour and a medium heat. Pair with: Chicken, eggs and burgers Base:  Red Chillis White Wine Vinegar Garlic Heat: Red Bullet (🔥🔥🔥) Character: Cayenne Pepper A South-Asian Flavour Fusion Naga peppers are commonly used in curries across the world and give an exciting heat with an...

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Kier Dorran Kemp
Are condiments bad for you?

Are condiments bad for you?

Condiments get a bad rep. You often hear about how much sugar tomato ketchup has or how mayonnaise is just fat. Whilst those things are true, asking if condiments are bad is like asking if drinks are bad for you. Sure, some of them will be full of sugar and additives but some are super-healthy and full of vitamins.   It’s rare that we question if drinks as a whole are a bad idea, so condiments should be no different.  The real question is WHICH condiments are bad for you and can you have great flavour without all the bad stuff?   We’re not going to lie, salt and sugar...

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Kier Dorran Kemp
The Condimaniac Podcast is here! Listen to ‘Accidentally Starting a Food Business by Condimaniac’ on all major platforms now, including Spotify

The Condimaniac Podcast is here! Listen to ‘Accidentally Starting a Food Business by Condimaniac’ on all major platforms now, including Spotify

Another company with a podcast – is it really necessary? We think yes! Less than two years ago our first product ‘Smokey Dragon’ came out and since then it’s been a whirlwind. We never intended to become a food business so we’ve learnt by doing and still are. We’ve got a lot to say and share and whilst writing blogs is great, we thought it would be much easier for both us and you if we just recorded ourselves in conversation, hopefully providing some interesting insights whether you’re just a passionate customer of ours or an aspiring food business owner....

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