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Langholm Chilli Club on the map

Langholm Chilli Club arrives with a splash in 2018! Just down the road from Ooft! a group of locals in the small pretty Borders town of Langholm got together and started a club. Now we are in Scotland the land of the golfer, the hunter, and the walker, but they chose to grow, compare, and […]

Making Ooft! – Part One

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  Making Ooft! When we make Ooft! part of the process is checking each individual pepper for quality. So in the picture above carefully hand washed peppers are being checked, topped, and chopped ready for “long term aging”. The centre of the image shows the tops, sometimes they pull off but often have to be […]

Carolina Reaper – Dangerously Hot

Carolina Reaper

In a report on the BBC in April a man ate a Carolina Reaper pepper and ended up in hospital with a massive migraine. Doctors seem to think the pepper constricted the blood to his brain. LINK to story on BBC. How did we get here? Well starting with Tabasco people have loved hot sauce […]

Heat in peppers, where does it come from?

peppers

Heat in hot peppers, where does it come from and why? I have just been reading a very erudite report at Harvard University about the origin of heat in peppers. It amazed me that all the pepper lovers in the world only got what they love, by a tiny change that a primitive early ancestor […]

What is the Best Hot Sauce in the world?

hot sauces

Like most “what is the best” questions there is a different answer for different needs so essentially you are asking what is the best hot sauce for me to use with my X, where x can be a hot dog to a quesadilla. The answer therefor can vary enormously. If I ask on Google what […]

Review of Ooft! Aged Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

Clifton Chilli Club

Great review of Ooft! from the famous and impartial Clifton Chilli Club. REVIEW LINK LINK TO CLUB WEBSITE Watch the faces as they taste our hot sauce. Note that they say they would buy this sauce, an acid test for reviews. These guys are brave see how much Ooft! they use.

Vegetarian Lentil Chilli recipe with Ooft!

Vegan chilli

Vegetarian Lentil Chilli   Food Bloggers have changed the face of the worlds home cooking. Unlike professional chefs the food blogger is some one you can relate to, has a family, works hard and the recipes are the sort of thing anyone can try at home.  One of the best known food bloggers in Britain […]

Catering Ooft!, Mark Hix, and Scottish Chefs Challenge

catering

Mark Hix is one of the finest and little known top chefs in Britain. He has built his small group or restaurants slowly and carefully, focussing on the finest and freshest local ingredients. So when Tramshed, one of the most innovative restaurants in the group, contacted Ooft! and said we had been chosen by all […]

Amazon and Ooft! Hot Sauce

Ooft! Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

Amazon is trusted by a lot of people myself included. So we have finally put our hot sauce up. Because of the shipping costs and Amazon fees we have started with a 3 bottle set as the minimum. You can find the Aged Scotch Bonnet at  – LINK And the Aged Chipotle at  – LINK […]

Where Did the name scotch bonnet come from?

  Scotch Bonnet The Scotch Bonnet supposedly comes from the Tam O Shanter. But I wonder whether a Scottish woman in the Caribbean, or more likely a soldier.  See the examples and what do you think? Whether a lady from a ship or a soldier passing by, some old market lady maybe in Jamaica saw […]