Turning Up The Heat At The Exeter Festival Of Food And Drink




Children at the forthcoming Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink (26th to 28th April) will have the chance to make their own chilli chocolate crispy cakes in the Dart's Farm 'Food is Fun' teepee. Using South Devon Chilli Farm's child friendly Honeycomb chilli chocolate there's bound to be plenty of little fingers ready to clean out the mixing bowl. Whilst the children are participating in this, parents can test their knowledge on the subject with their very own chilli challenge.

At the Festival there will be a wide range of products on offer to sample on the stand including South Devon Chilli Farm's ever popular Chilli Jam and the Gold medal winner (Taste of the West 2012) Honeycomb Chilli Chocolate. The Honeycomb Chilli Chocolate offers an incredible taste sensation and was one of only four products to win a Gold in the confectionary category last year. In addition to this, South Devon Chilli Farm will be showcasing its Cold Pressed Rapeseed Chilli Oil, Pepper Relish, Smokey Chipotle Salsa and Serrano Chilli sauce which were all awarded medals in last year's awards.

Come along to the South Devon Chilli Farm stand and meet the team of chilli experts behind this innovative brand whose philosophy is to develop products which are created from 'Seed to Sauce'.

These pioneers of the chilli growing movement in the UK have recently added to the range of seeds on offer and introduced a new service offering seedlings direct by post. They have also constructed a new state-of-the-art polytunnel on-site in Loddiswell, South Devon, to accommodate an increased number of chilli plants. The new polytunnel provides more than twice the space of the old nursery, helping to keep up with the increased demand for plants and also the new home-delivered chilli seedlings. The polytunnel's thermally efficient double-skin technology will really help during this early season sowing.

Commenting on all the exciting new developments at the chilli farm, co-director Kaz Lobendhan says: "The nation's love affair with chillies is constantly building as people discover the breadth of chilli peppers available and the wide range of different flavours as well as heat profiles." Kaz continues: "We always try to be ahead of the game introducing new chilli seeds for all to try and grow at home, as well as encouraging more experimental use of chillies used in cooking. Our passion for chillies, which is shared by many leading chefs including Jamie Oliver, appears to be contagious!"

South Devon Chilli Farm's extensive range of award-winning sauces, preserves and chilli chocolates are available nationwide in delis and independent stores and are also available online at www.sdcf.co.uk. In fact, more and more independents are now stocking South Devon Chilli Farm products including farm shops, delis, garden centres, cheese shops, department stores, butchers, cafés and restaurants.

For the latest news and hot tips follow South Devon Chilli Farm on Twitter: @SDCF_CO_UK or Facebook.

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