Jalapeño, Lime & Coriander Chilli Jelly - Red Chilli Jam - Chipotle Chilli Jelly
Lemon Drop Chilli Jelly - Habanero Chilli Jam - Jamaican Hot Chilli Jelly
Thai Chilli Sauce - Caribbean Fruity Chilli Sauce
Scorcher Hot Sauce - Revenge Hot Sauce - Inferno Hot Sauce
Plus Seasonal Hot Sauces with varieties we grow each year
Now in our twenty first year, Chillis Galore are Richard & Kathy, who started growing chillis in 1990 in Spixworth near Norwich UK, mainly to obtain some different varieties to use in home cooking. To start with they were mainly Mexican varieties such as Ancho's and Passila's, the hottest variety then was the Red Habanero from the Caribbean. After a few successful years of chilli growing the website was started to share this knowledge, and over the years it has grown in popularity with now huge following worldwide.
This led on to us developing our own range of homemade chilli jellies, relishes and sauces in March 2000, which is still done the same way today, in our home kitchen, now in Drayton near Norwich. Every year we still grow our plants in greenhouses in our back garden where we grow different varieties each year to show, sell and use in our own products which involves keeping up with and growing the latest trending super hot chillis. The last few years have seen a slowdown in the quest for the "Hottest" chilli but with the continuing crossing of the super hot chillis there are still plenty of varieties to try and experiment with, although after all these years now we have our favorites.
All of our products are still handmade by only Kathy in our home kitchen to our own developed recipes over the years. We do not add any colourants or bulking agents just letting the individual natural flavours and heat of the chilli peppers come through giving a fresh and vibrant flavour. All products contain fresh chilli pods to ensure maximum flavour and cooked in small batches in two stainless steel pots and then hand filled and sealed. The labels have been designed by us, home printed and hand labeled at home. All aspects of all of our products are still managed from our home, even down to deliveries around East Anglia.
**Markets & Shows 2021 Update**
Most of the major shows are still cancelled this year.
Some Farmers Markets are running where allowed and safe.
Stockists are open where they can operate safe shopping.
Our online shop remains open.
Wymondham Farmers Market - TBC
Worlds Hottest Nov 2013
With a Guinness-submitted 1,569,383 SHU (Scoville heat units) average and recently measured peak levels of over 2,200,000 SHU in November 2013, Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper made it to the top of super-hot chilli charts.
Brief History of chillis with their heat scales which is measured in Scoville units. Chilli Species, the main Species Terminology, and the Health benefits of using them. What to do after harvest, if you have too many chillis to use.
We have now grown chillis successfully for over 25 years, starting off with limited strains available in the UK. All this is documented in our online diaries, with a page on the equipment we have used throughout this time.
Buying new fresh seeds should give you a better chance of germination and a true strain of chilli. Undecided on what to grow have a look at our varieties pages or growing diaries which may help you decide.
Chilli Diaries 2000 - 2020
Over the years we have tried and tested different growing systems which are all documented in our diaries from 2000, growing many different strains.
We have now settled on using the self watering Quadgrows from 2016 onwards and now grow mainly for our hot sauces each year.
These may give you an idea of some chilli varieties to start with. We have listed most of the ones we have grown over the years and where the seeds come from, a small picture accompanies the description and a rough guide to the heatscale.
Lots of ideas with recipes, plus preparation of dried chillis, pickling your own chillis, roasting chillis and storing chillis. Informative guide to dried chillis and the differences between them all and when and how to use them.
After 20 years of running these forums it has been decided to close them. We will be available on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posting throughout the year from now,