Condimaniac Product & Shipping FAQ

Where are you located?

Our unit is in Chatham, Kent, though Condimaniac was founded in South London. 

 

How long is the shelf-life of your sauces and seasonings?

Each sauce comes with a minimum shelf-life of 12 months. For our custom hot sauces, it's a minimum of 9 months. For our seasonings, it varies, but generally we provide at least 4 months, though often longer. 

 

Do I need to refrigerate your sauces?

Unopened our sauces are shelf stable – please store them in a cool and dark place, like a cupboard and use them before the date written on them. Once opened, we do recommend you refrigerate them and we state this on every bottle, however, we know many people do not do this and it’s often not an issue as hot sauce is made with vinegar, so has a low pH. It is therefore unlikely anything bad would happen, but we don’t officially endorse this.  

 

My sauce has separated/has gone a darker colour at the top – is it off?

This is completely natural as we do not use any additives. Just give it a good shake. 

 

How come your sauces have such a long shelf-life if they are all-natural? Do you add preservatives?

Nope – every ingredient is labelled on the bottle and we never use unnecessary additives such as thickener or artificial preservatives. Vinegar is a natural preservative. We don’t add anything else – the low pH of our sauces make them last a long time. 

 

Can you make a sauce as hot as Da Bomb? I want to be in pain!

Sauces like that really blow your head off and that's because they are made with extract (pure capsaicin), which makes them extremely hot... but also taste a bit like battery acid. We put flavour first, so our sauces rely on the heat of real peppers, like the Carolina Reaper. Therefore the heat experience cannot be as instant and intense as with extract sauces, but we like to think ours taste a whole lot better! We never intended to make joke sauces, but rather table sauces you want to eat.

 

Are your products suitable for vegetarians? 

Yes! All our products are vegetarian & vegan friendly.

 

Are your sauces gluten-free?

Kyubi contains gluten. We do not add gluten-containing ingredients to our other sauces, however, they are not made in a specifically gluten-free kitchen, as we handle ingredients such as soya sauce, which contain gluten. 

 

Do you have any recipe inspirations I could use your sauces/seasonings with/in?

Yes! Check out the recipe section (we are always adding more)

 

Do you private label/white-label? 

We do. Please send your enquiry to hello@condimaniac.com for your bespoke quote - we offer a variety of services like label design suitable for company gifts, wedding favours and more. (Check your spam folder if you are waiting for a reply from us)

 

Do you sell gift cards/vouchers?

Absolutely https://condimaniac.com/collections/main-store/products/gift-card 

 

Shipping

What delivery services do you use?

Royal Mail and DPD.  

 

Do you ship internationally?

As of February 2nd, 2021 we regretfully had to make the difficult decision to suspend all international orders until further notice. This is due to Brexit.

We are constantly looking into options to be able to ship into the European Union again as we have done throughout 2019 and 2020. As soon as there is an update, we will announce this here an across our social media channels. 

 

Do you offer express options?

DPD usually delivers within a day after dispatch (not guaranteed).

 

How long will my order take?

This depends on the service you choose at checkout. Within the UK, we aim to dispatch orders within 2-3 working days. From dispatch, most orders take around 2-3 working days to arrive (our standard service is Royal Mail 48). So the total amount of time is usually between 5– 7 days. This time can increase due to bank holidays or other busy post times (Black Friday, Christmas...)

COVID-19 - during the pandemic, Royal Mail has been going through stretches of understaffing, therefore some deliveries can be considerably delayed. Please allow a few extra days on top of the delivery aim.

If you have questions about your order, please email hello@condimaniac.com and we will be happy to assist. 


CUSTOM SAUCE ORDERS: Processing time for custom orders is one week + shipping, so from ordering to receiving your item(s), allow at least 10 days. 
If you order a custom item with other items, everything will ship together - expect 10+ days. 

How will my order be packaged?

Our main aim is to securely wrap your items so they arrive with you in excellent condition. As the environment is important to us, we will, where possible, use recycled and recyclable packaging and as little plastic as possible. Any plastic packaging we are sent by our suppliers we re-use as we think this is the best way to minimise our waste as a business. If you can, please re-use and recycle our packaging.