Blog — producing

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....

Read more →


Kier Kemp
What it’s like to enter the Great Taste Awards – Our first experience and results!

What it’s like to enter the Great Taste Awards – Our first experience and results!

There’s a lot of hot sauce out there. Some of it is amazing, lots of it is pretty average and as a small business it’s tough to cut through the noise and stand out in that crowded market.    Our journey started by reviewing sauces purely for the love of it back in 2018 and It didn’t take long to get bitten by the bug and move into experimenting ourselves. Fast forward to 2020 and we’re just getting to the point where we feel we’ve established ourselves enough to submit some of our products to The Great Taste Awards.     It’s hard to miss the Great Taste logo on products throughout...

Read more →


Kier Kemp
Fermented or Unfermented hot sauce: Which is best?

Fermented or Unfermented hot sauce: Which is best?

There’s a lot of hot sauce out there and increasingly you, the hot sauce fans want to experiment with your own recipes. But what kind of sauce do you try? Fermented or unfermented? Cooked or not cooked? And that’s before you even start looking at flavours and ingredients.    As for which is best? Well that comes down to taste but let’s look at the different characteristics of fermented and unfermented hot sauces and see if we can make the decision a little easier.    Fermented hot sauce  Fermenting (or lacto fermentation in this case) is the process of allowing naturally occurring bacteria, usually present on the outside of fruits...

Read more →


5 similarities between hot sauce and craft beer

5 similarities between hot sauce and craft beer

Hot sauce is the new craft beer. Much in the same way that craft beer exploded into the mainstream the hot sauce world is seeing a similar renaissance with a deluge of amazing producers sharing their wares with hungry customers. But why? What makes both hot sauce and craft beer so appealing? 1. The artwork is amazing. You eat with your eyes first. Craft beer uses the can as a canvas and hot sauce is no different. The label design is your first impression and both craft beer and hot sauce often use this to their full advantage. Whether it’s...

Read more →