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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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Kier Dorran Kemp
Our brand new vegan Ranch seasoning contains MSG – why?

Our brand new vegan Ranch seasoning contains MSG – why?

MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) has a bad reputation. A lot of products will say ‘MSG-free’ as if it’s a badge of quality.   When we first looked at making a Ranch seasoning, we wanted to make it MSG-free as well, because, well, people don’t like when things contain MSG. It just sounds scary and artificial... But after a bit more research we discovered that MSG is actually AWESOME.   It’s the sodium salt of glutamic acid and was first used over 100 years ago. Glutamate occurs naturally in foods and it’s that stuff that makes everything taste moreish and gives it an umami like flavour. Marmite...

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Kier Dorran Kemp
The 5 best places to buy hot sauce online in the UK

The 5 best places to buy hot sauce online in the UK

Getting hold of quality hot sauce online can be confusing. There’s a lot of outlets and it’s rare to find a marketplace that ticks all the boxes.   To make things easier we’ve gone and done the hard work for you. After a bunch of research here’s our list of the top online marketplaces to buy hot sauce, ranked out of 5 by the qualities that matter most; prices, range of products and cost/ease of delivery:    1. The Hot Sauce Emporium  This shop is a lot of fun. From the tongue in cheek slogan “Your pain is our pleasure” to the mascot “Dr. Burnörium” they’ve embraced...

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Kier Kemp
Hot sauce shipping is expensive. What’s the cheapest way to buy online?

Hot sauce shipping is expensive. What’s the cheapest way to buy online?

Buying food online can be a pain, especially if it’s new. You can’t taste it or smell it and then there’s the problem of shipping. It’s often almost as much as the item! But when there’s still so many hot sauces still to try there must be a solution? Let’s explore the best ways to get a good deal online. Go directly to the producer Going straight to the source has a lot of benefits. You guarantee quality, get personal service but most of all you cut out the middle man. This means there’s no mark ups for the commission...

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