I founded the Capsicana Chilli Co because I love chillies and authentic world cuisine.
My earliest memory of spicy food was when my parents gave me some bombay mix when I was about four - I think I must have been harassing them for some and they thought that I'd stop pestering them after the chilli powder hit my taste buds. Well I loved it and for ages afterwards they would get me a packet of bombay mix on every Saturday shopping trip and I would sit on the living room floor with my spicy snack and glass of milk just in case it got too hot!
And so the obsession continued! We would frequently prepare delicious world food recipes particularly indian and south east asian and the kitchen became my favourite room in the house. When I was a teenager my Dad started to get into Mexican cuisine so we would often have a Mexican food night and occasionally I'd get a bottle of Sol or Dos Equis if I was lucky! I became truly captivated when I discovered the immense variety of chillies and the unique qualities they each possess from size, shape, colour and most importantly FLAVOUR - and I suppose this is the main drive that kicked Capsicana into being; I want everyone to enjoy the flavours of chillies and think of them as something more than that which imparts heat.
Where ever you are on your chilli journey I hope you get something enjoyable and useful out of our website and our products, and please do keep in touch to let us know what your cooking - we're on Twitter and Facebook.