Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dragon's Blood

Seeing as it is Hallow'een, I should mention something a little scary – Dragon's Blood!

No, it's nothing to do with Wagner or Harry Potter. It's an award winning extremely hot sauce, made with Naga Jolakia chilli peppers (the world's hottest, which we also sell dried). Surprisingly, Dragon's Blood is made in the UK.

Use with discretion, as it's 200-400 times as strong as Tabasco*. It's not just for chilli heads though - when used in single drop quantities, it adds a certain something to a wide variety of dishes. Just make sure your hand doesn't wobble when pouring – best to measure onto a spoon rather than straight into your cooking to be on the safe side!

Next Hallow'een I'll tell you about Vampire's Revenge!

* Chilli strength is measured on the Scoville scale. Standard capsicums are 0, Tabasco is 2,500 to 5,000, and Dragon's Blood
comes in at a searing 800,000!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bigger Is Better

With some new shelves and a significant rearrangement of the stock and packaging in the storeroom I have managed to steal a little more of the storage area's floor space and turn it into shop floor space! That combined with all the extra shelving I've been sneaking in to any space I could find over the past few years, has given us twice the display space we had when we opened. And somehow I have managed to get three times the number of products into that space!

So, when I should have been writing entries for the blog I was in fact tasting new ranges of chocolates, cakes and biscuits to fill the new shelves. It's a hard life, but some-one has to do it!