About: So how did it all begin?

Here you can find out how the business came about to what it is now.

Photo: North Devon Food Festival 2017, Barnstaple Pannier Market


I’m Chris Hatton. I have always had a fascination for chilli plants, for years – I used to grow them in a small stand up greenhouse in the garden, but I now currently grow them in a small polytunnel. In the year of 2012 I had a huge harvest of Apache F1 chilli peppers and thought to make some chilli sauce for friends and family. I started with a base recipe and then added my own twist. It became a habit and I am now on 10+ revisions of the recipe! As far I know it has improved each time.

Over summer of 2017 my friends remarked that I could market the sauce as a product… And I thought “Actually, why not?”. So come October 2017 I registered as a business! Since then I have had a stall at many markets and featured the products in a few restaurants and shops.

I am born and bred, as they say, in Barnstaple, North Devon and it is where I have grown up for the past 30 years. I have been involved in a huge number of things during my life – like performing in theatre and more recently learning to fly a plane. If you would like to learn more about me and the wealth of projects I’ve worked on, click the button below…

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