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Ever wondered how Condimaniac's founders use their own products?

Ever wondered how Condimaniac's founders use their own products?

Look, we love condiments. Like seriously - LOVE them. So much that we ended up accidentally starting a business making them. Over the years, we've released quite a number of products so we obviously can't use them all every day anymore, but we thought it might be interesting for you to know which are in our heavy rotation and how we use them! Warning - we are obviously heavily biased :) 1. Pizza The ActionIt's quite strange. We ummed and aahed a while about even releasing Pizza The Action because we were worried people wouldn't understand the product and think...

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Kier Dorran Kemp
Sauce Mixology – How to create something new from what you have at home.

Sauce Mixology – How to create something new from what you have at home.

Much like drinks or cocktails sometimes you mix two sauces together and it makes something completely new and even more awesome. Experimenting at home is part of the fun if you love condiments so here’s a few classic combinations that we love.    Mayo & hot sauce  Why: Perinase is a thing for a good reason. It’s delicious. Add hot sauce to mayonnaise (or that delicious Hellman's vegan version) and mix it up. It comes out a fun pink colour and gives the mayo a bit more bite as well as this delicious umami to compliment the creaminess. We’d recommend our Smokey Dragon for this as it’s got...

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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...

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Kier Kemp
3 things to look for when trying new hot sauce.

3 things to look for when trying new hot sauce.

Hot sauce is about so much more than just chillies and vinegar. Indulging in great sauce is a luxury on par with enjoying any fine wine, aged whisky or good cigar. It should be a memorable and complex experience.  The first step to really enjoying hot sauce though is learning what makes the good stuff so great. When thinking about recipes or trying to understand flavours it helps to break things down. That way you can compare, experiment, contrast and enjoy.  Think about it like wine tasting. Some are dry, some are sweet, some are fruity and so on. When you know the elements...

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