22nd November

free bar of chilli chocolate offer


20th November

We have swapped our website back to the original design as we feel it is easier to navigate.    We realise it's not an "all singing and dancing affair" but simple design combined with a good shopping cart system, means we can keep our product prices very competitive.


19th November

Fleecehaven Sheep
At the Animal Aid Christmas fair on Saturday we raised over £140 for the Fleecehaven Sheep Sanctuary.  A big thankyou to all our customers.


7th November


Ann-Marie Barker & Debbie Cornish

It's treat o'clock

5 Wolborough Street

Newton Abbot

TQ12 1JR


A brand new shop offering sweet and savoury gifts.
They are located by the Clock Tower in Newton Abbot (also opposite Austin's toy shop).


6th November

Please note our postcode has changed.   Half our deliveries go to our neighbours and if we ever open to the public, having the old postcode would cause no end of problems. Therefore to keep our neighbours happy, we've changed our postcode.

Our new postcode effective immediately is TQ13 7FP   (rather than the old 7HG).

Everything else is the same.


31st October

Events page updated - some new Christmas events for November and December.
More information here :


26th October

In the post today.. which was nice.

Some NAGA's picked today..


13th October

We also won a Silver Award on our Blackcurrant chilli sauce at the Devon Food Awards 2017.
A full list of winners can be found here :

Todays crop!   This starts our silly season...

picking chillies at dartmoor chilli farm

Ready to be sorted, quality control and de-stemmed

10th October

Two exciting bits of news.... 

1) We won best UK Chilli Grower at the National Chilli Awards 2017.   Apparently it was because of our ethos, method of growing and our customer service which all scored highly with the judges.  Very nice to win, especially as we didn't actually enter.  We were nominated.

The judges comments were as follows "I nominated your business because of the fact that: - you grow 100+ varieties, green - off grid & herbicide/ fungicide free, you have a projects page with things to do / helpful advice for the would be grower, you have a huge database of info on varieties, again useful for the would be grower. So although you may not be as big as others, or have been present at the festivals this year, quantity & marketing presence aren't everything..." 

2) Last night we won GOLD at the Food and Drink Devon Awards 2017 for our best selling DARTMOOR GOBLIN smoky garlic chilli sauce


4th October

Our next event is this weekend. It is a biggie.  Our stall is indoors but not in the normal place. We are in the room with the steps going outside. 

25th September

New products... Cajun Spice Rub, Naga Masala Rub and our very own Dartmoor Rub. All made with chillies from our farm.

More information here : 
Chilli Rub Range


22nd September


20th September

Fresh Habanero Paper Lantern packs now available.
We pick and post the same day for ultimate freshness.


6th September

Our exclusive new stockist in the town is :


16 North Street,
Devon TQ13 7QD
01364 652 277
Web :
9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday


30th August

Celebrate our 10 year anniversary since we started the chilli farm.  
Free chillies with any web order until 30th September.
We are also giving away 250 free chilli packs at this weekends Nourish food festival at Bovey Tracey!


25th August

Chillies slowly ripening in the polytunnels.   We are going to have a bumper crop of Habaneros and Ghost chillies this year - but at the moment they are all green!
Here's some pics of some of our other chillies at the moment


24th August

New labelling for our chilli chocolate range and also soon for our Fear the Reaper vials of pain!  The latter has now metallic labels and look really funky!


10th August

Web update : 
We have simplified the template for the site so it now works much better on smaller devices such as phones and tablets.


2nd August

August offer!!


27th July

American Friends chocolate pack - a good way of getting 10 of our award winning chocolate bars - for USA customers only.

We can also now ship to Europe and the USA.

23rd June

We are now members of Food and Drink Devon.
Please visit their website here :


7th June

We haven't bought in any new compost this year.   All plants are now growing in the compost we've made in our recycling bins.  Black gold!!


23rd May

We won a couple of Taste of the West awards which is nice. We entered 3 products and won on 2 of them.  
These were : 
Dartmoor Goblin - Silver
Firecracker - Highly commended.


1st May

Plant packs now shipping.
Here's a picture of what you get in the Supersix pack (and a free liquid feed too)
(we always protect the pots with silverfoil should they get upturned during transit - all packs ship in blisterpacks)


24th April

We've improved our branding on our chutneys, preserves and oils.


19th April

Free bottle of Dartmoor Destroyer with all orders over £25 until the end of the month.


12th April


1st April

We have listed some of our products on ebay.   Our page is here :

Depending on popularity we will expand the range of products available.


31st March

Dried NAGA chillies now available. Only £2 per bag.
Click here for more information


19th March

Chilli Plant packs now on website.
Available from 1st week of May.   Backorder now.


16th March

We have a new stockist in Plymouth.
"Some like it hot" in Plymouth City Centre Market are now offering
a range of our sauces and chilli oils.
More information on the market can be found here :
Some like it hot are in unit 131.


14th March

Latest offer!

16th February

We had such a big crop last year that we aren't growing so many varieties in 2017.
For this season we are concentrating more on culinary varieties than ornamentals as we find these are more popular with customers and we use a number of them in our products.

Our grow list for this year includes :

Sweet Peppers :
Hungarian Yellow Wax
Red Skin

(Red Skin)

Sweet Banana

Mild varieties :

Bulgarian Carrot
Jalapeno Purple

(Jalapeno Purple)

Costeno Amarillo
Jalapeno Early
Piementos de Padron
Santa Fe Grande

Medium varieties :

Cayenne Golden

(Cayenne Golden)

Cayenne Red
Filus Blue
Gusto Purple
Serrano Tampequino
Superchilli F1
Thai Red

Hot Varieties : 

Aji Lemon
Jamaican Red
Ring of Fire


Extreme varieties :

Bhut Jolokia
Habanero Orange
Habanero Paper Lantern

(Habanero Paper Lantern)

Habanero Chocolate
Scotch Bonnet Red
Habanero Fatali
Habanero 7 Pot
Trinidad Scorpion (Butch T Strain)
Carolina Reaper

We will be offering plants at markets we attend from April to June. However we aren't doing mail order plants anymore due to high postage costs. It's difficult
to remain competitive as we don't send out hundreds of items a day.


4th February

January 26th

We are overwintering lots of potted plants this year.     Plants given a major
prune and we've built a inner tent in our main tunnel. 


12th December

After a wet and foggy market we are back in Totnes this week for the late night xmas market. We can be found in the market square as usual.  The hill is a little difficult when you have lots of jars and bottles.

The weather seems to have followed us back from Cornwall. Hopefully things will improve later in the week.
Meanwhile we thought you might like to see our sunrise over the chilli farm picture which we took as we left on Saturday morning.


8th December

Next event.... we are very exciting to be doing this one!


7th December

Win our first ever bottle of Dartmoor Destroyer on a unique white label. 
Simply "like" our facebook page and we'll randomly pick a winner on the 15th December.  We can ship this prize to anywhere in the world. 

Our facebook page can be found here :


23rd November

As a small business we can't really afford to do this Black Friday malarkey.  That's designed for big businesses who make big profits.  Our products are pretty competitively priced anyway and our margins are pretty tight.
However in the spirit of the season, we've decided to offer a free Fear the Reaper vial on all orders over £20 placed on the website until 31/12/16


21st November

New product alert. 

Our hottest ever product. Use one drop at a time!
Made with 50% fresh extreme chilli including Carolina Reaper, Habanero
Fatali and Habanero Paper Lantern) and 9.3 million chilli oleoresin.
Launched at Westpoint xmas market on the 25-27th November. 
Backorder on the website now. 

(label design subject to change)


20th November

New stockist

We have a stockist in Exeter city centre. 

Chandos Delicatessen are now offering a range of our chilli sauces and oils.  From next week, they will also be offering our chilli chocolate.


10th November

Winner of our competition was Mr David Ashton of London who correctly identified 7 of the chillies.

Answers : 

A - Superchilli
B - Bhut Jolokia
C - 7 Pot Yellow
D - Thai Hot
E - Aji Lemon
F - Habanero chocolate
G - Aji Wrecking Ball
H - Habanero Jays Peach
I - Apache
J - Habanero Paper Lantern

31st October

Enter our little competition...

Also : Animal Aid xmas fayre on 19th November at St Georges Hall in Exeter.

We always give our profits each year to charity. Last year it was Devon Hunt Sabs and the Moon Bears, The year before that it was Sea Shepherd.

This year we’ll be donating all our profits to Devon Badger Group - because we love badgers and are appalled by the recent culls.

and also Fleecehaven. A friend of ours bought two lambs at a country show destined for slaughter and Fleecehaven very kindly adopted them for life.

Two worthy charities. We hope you agree

More information about this cracking event can be found here :


24th October

Sorry for the lack of updates. We've been busy picking our chilli crop!

21st September


15th September

Making a new recipe chilli jam today  with fresh Cranberries and Habanero Paper Lantern chillies.  Will be ready in time for Powderham food festival in 3 weeks time.


13th September

We've been busy picking chillies and making sauces!  Kay had a busy day yesterday making Dartmoor Dragon...


31st August

On saturday we have the wonderful Nourish Food Festival in Bovey Tracey. If you haven't been before we definitely recommend it.  The town is full of stalls with some great local produceers.   There are also talks, music, entertainment and much more.

More information can be found here :


1st August 

Free bottle of Kraken sauce with every web order placed in August.

We will also donate £2 per order to the magnificent Sea Shepherd 

26th July

Freewebstore now has a blog feature.   We've integrated it into our site and our first article is about greenfly and aphids.  Read it here :

23rd July

We are streamlining our chutney range...

The products available from 1st september will be

Redcurrant chilli jam 
Cider & Jalapeno chilli chutney
Rhubarb & Ginger chilli chutney
Spicy Tomato chilli chutney
Fiery Apple

It means the end of the road for the Hot Strawberry jam, Aji Lemon marmalade, Real Ale chilli chutney, Smokey Onion chutney and the Red Pepper & Tomato chutney.

The five above will have new labels to fit in with our current sauce range.


13th July

Website updated with new design to make it more mobile friendly!  sorry for the inconvenience to anyone surfing at the time.


11th July

Integrated Stripe credit card processing into website for those customers not wanting to use Paypal.


30th June

This saturday we will be at the Liverton Country Fayre.

It's a nice friendly event with lots of things to do & see, especially if you 
have kids.


16th June

Nice letter received from Royal British Legion.

Bonus event....  

On saturday, we'll be at the Tavistock Food & cider festival.
Please note we won't be there on Sunday as we are at Sandy Bay in Exmouth.


11th June

Making another batch of chilli jam - this one has Aji Red Lemons and Habanero Paper Lanterns in it.  It also uses elderberries, gooseberries and of course Redcurrants - all from our little farm.

7th June

Thanks to everyone who attended Phil's talk at the Plympton Gardeners Association.   His fee and the plant sale afterwards raised £120 for the Royal British Legion.


23rd May

This coming weekend Phil will be at the Exmouth Festival (27-30th). A brilliant FREE event with loads of music, entertainment and things to do... Come and try our scary Dartmoor Demon. We'll also have lots of plants available plus our full range of chilli goodies.
More information here :


18th May

Limited stock

3 Plant pack with liquid feed.    Superchilli, Apache and Naga Morich.


15th May

Hot Strawberry Jam back in stock... Limited edition

10th May

10% off all products.... until 31st May 2016

New event - Phil will be at the Exmouth Carnival this Saturday.
Right in the centre of Exmouth, Devon.

25th April

Another 75 jars of chilli jam made.. in time for this weekends event. 
On Friday and Saturday we will be at the Toby Buckland Garden Festival at 
Powderham Castle near Exeter.


23rd April

Free bottle of Dragon with all weborders over £10 placed today


12th April

Some of this years crop...   Still in the vitapods at the moment but will be 
going in the ground soon.



2nd April

Yep.. .our chilli perfume was an April fool.  


1st April

Our latest product. Available now. Made with our fresh Habaneros. A perfect gift for the mother in law.


30th March

Special offer (until end of April 2016)


28th March

New labels arrived for improved Dartmoor Demon.  Just need the chocolate now!! (should be very soon now)


13th March

Our revamped Dartmoor Demon will be available from April onwards.   The price will stay the same.

Same evil heat but much better chocolate and bigger bars. Just waiting on new labels

The metal wrap is more eco friendly than the plastic too.

Samples have gone via a friend to Exeter tax office (seemed a good place to start human trials) and an unfortunate visitor today was reduced to tears. Oh what a shame. We did warn him.  Serves him right for mistaking us for another chilli farm :)


10th March

Chilli Chocolate back in stock.  Mint, Coffee, Dark, Orange and Milk.
All flavours now available except Demon which we are still experimenting with (our old chocolatier retired).  Hopefully we should have Demon in stock in about 2 weeks.


28th February

Free chillies with every order....  whilst stocks last.

Ring of Fire chillies grown here from seed, harvested and dehydrated.
Makes a great chilli oil or diced over the top of pizza and pasta dishes. 


Other news.. .
We've decided NOT to attend two of the really big events in Devon this year. Exeter Food and Drink Festival and Devon County Show.

The reasons are partly financial. Both events cost around £600 to attend, which means effectively you've got to sell a truckload of sauces to break even. Personally we think both events are over-rated. We'd rather keep that money for investment for projects around the farm such as more solar panels.
It's not so important any more to have our products on show. People already know we are different to the other chilli farm in the area. Mainly because we ONLY use and WILL ONLY EVER USE our own chillies in our products. The only really big event we will be at in 2016 is the Westpoint Xmas fayre at the end of November 2016.

Our ethos this year will be going back to basics. We are going to try and grow everything we need at the farm. We are already off the grid... we'd be more than happy to drop out of the system entirely. Our products aren't about ego. We do it to spread the chilli love... ie our unique chilli club membership.

We can be found at the smaller events... in particular all the events at Powderham castle - Toby Buckland Garden Festival in April and the big food festival in September (in our opinion this is now better than Exeter food festival). We'll also be at Nourish, Ashburton Food Festival, Chagford Show. Ruby Country Market, Buckland Abbey fairs and many other events.. Phil can be found pretty much every sunday between the end of March and October at the amazingly brilliant Sandy Bay Holiday Market in Exmouth.
By attending the smaller events we can offer our products at the same prices we charged back in 2010 - despite every single component part of our products with the exception of the chillies, going up in price (the bottles/labels/other ingredients etc).
We also have a growing number of stockists around the region.

Find our events page here :

Meanwhile any chilli questions, we are more than happy to help. is the best way of getting in touch.


27th February  

Our 2016 crop of seedlings are now in the tunnels. We have moved them outside as there was not enough room in the house and not enough light. The last thing you want is leggy seedlings.

During the day they get maximum heat and lots of light and at night we bubblewrap over the top of the Vitapods. They also get low wattage waterproof electric blankets underneath the plants. Over the top we add the secret ingredient... foil blankets... the ones you get in your car first aid kit. These allow for maximum heat retention, even on the coldest nights.

Yesterday night we did an experiment using a couple of min/max thermometers. We had an empty vitopod, a vitapod with an electric blanket and a bubblewrap cover and the main vitapods with electric blanket, bubblewrap cover and foil cover. 

The minimum temperature in the tunnel was -3 degrees c. In the empty vitapod with no covers it was 1.5 degrees. With the bubblewrap on top and electric blanket underneath, the minimum temperature was 5.5 centigrade.. but with the foil blanket on top this jumped to 11 degrees c as a minimum. Fine for our tender little chillies.
During the day we can leave them in the tunnels with no underplant heating. So far the warmest has been 25.5c centigrade. Any warmer than this might be a bit much for young seedlings.

The reason we can't heat the tunnel or use the Vitapods on a fixed temperature is lack of power. We have no mains electric at the nursery so everything is dependant on the battery bank. Anything too powerful will deplete it quickly. One of the joys of living on the moor. The flip side is no utility bills :-)


23rd February

Sorry for the lack of updates. We had some sad days. Our wonder-dog Bracken passed away last week, so we've not been in the mood for anything except that.

On a positive note, our new chilli seedlings are now in the polytunnels by day and come back into the house at night.   It's a little cold for them in the evenings.  Winter has returned.


13th February

Due to the rising cost of postage we have decided not to offer mail order plants for 2016. We simply don't send enough to get the discounts from Royal Mail.

However we urge customers to try our friends website who does offer mail order plants - and some great varieties at that. Lots of super hots including Carolina Reaper, Moruga, 7 Pot and Scorpion chillies and many more.

The website is :

Use discount code : DARTMOORPLANTS20% TO GET AN EXTRA 20% OFF - Dartmoor Chilli referrals only.

If you need to email them.. it is


11th February

New Stockist alert.

Countrymans Choice farm shop in Ivybridge (next to Endsleigh Garden Centre) will be offering a range of our chilli products including sauces, oils and chilli chocolate - available from today onwards!


9th February

Sowing chillies.....  More information soon.

This weeks offer.... For all weborders over £15 until the end of February, we will include a free bar of Honeycomb Chilli Chocolate.


1st February

We are now VAT registered.  This only affects some of our products as most of our range is vat exempt.   We haven't changed any of the prices to customers - but now our chilli chocolate, gift packs, growing kits and delivery charges include VAT.

New gift pack...   Winter Warmer.. Only £15... and includes Free delivery in mainland UK.


26th January

Use this code for 10% off all weborders.  Feel free to share it with family and friends.  It will not expire so can be used again and again!!


25th January

We have replaced our original chilli jam with two new flavours....
RedCurrant Chilli Jam and Apricot Chilli Jam.

The Redcurrant version is our preferred option as it is fruity rather than sweet. It also uses Redcurrants, Elderberries and of course chillies (Habanero Paper Lantern) - all of which are grown here on the farm.


22nd January

Free Reaper vial on orders over £20   (until 31st January)


17th January.

Our chilli jam is getting a revamp. We have totally changed the recipe.   It is currently with our "chilli testers" to gauge their opinions before we release it.  Needless to say, Phil loves it.  He's already eaten 4 jars!
If our testers love it too, we should have it ready by the end of January.

Also... new product.   Hot Chilli Pepper Grinder... click picture for more info.
We've rejigged our salt labels too. They now look much more funky than the old style labels.


15th January

First snow of the year at the nursery


14th January

All chillies now picked.  We are now working on our grow list for this season.  The not-so-fun job of cleaning up the tunnels for the new year starts now.  Grud. Can't wait. Hold me back!

New oil labels have arrived and they look really funky.  The salt labels are next to get a revamp.


11th January

Sorry for the lack of updates. We are sort of in hibernation mode until March when the markets start up again.  However this page we intend to keep much more up to date in future - so check here first!  Social media is good but we are getting fed up of the spam on both Facebook and Twitter. 

Dartmoor Demon and Dartmoor Devil are getting a revamp.   Watch this space!!    We have a few bars of Demon left of the old style but that's the last of those.  We intend to keep the Demon at the same "mad" heat but tone down the Devil - as the old lava white bars were much more popular.  The cocoa content will be rising to 72% for the Demon (from 55%) so much better chocolate! 

Our chilli sale continues until the 22nd of January. 20% off the entire range... with the exception of the chilli club which we run to spread the chilli word rather than a way of making money.

Our labels for our chilli salts and oils are getting a revamp.  More information on this by the end of January.

We have now picked the last of our chilli crop for 2015.  So glad we invested in a bigger freezer!


5th January

January sale (until 31st January).  20% off all products ... except for our chilli club.


16th December

Last posting date in order to guarantee xmas delivery is Monday 21st December.
UK Customers only.


6th December

Lots of markets this week. Today Phil is at Dawlish Xmas Carnival.
On tuesday find us at the Totnes late night market.   On wednesday, something a little different ... we will be at Tesco in Kingsteignton and on Thursday we are at Ashburton late night market.
Fingers crossed the for non-windy evenings!


2nd December

Still picking chillies.

Today we picked the last of the Habaneros, Bonnets, Nagas and Scorpions in the hot tunnel.  The weather forecast is for the nights to be getting colder, so we needed to pick them now.   Chilli plants don't like freezing weather.


25th November

Thanks to our kind customers at the Animal Aid Xmas Fayre on Saturday, we managed to raise £125.50 for our chosen charity - Dartmoor Dog Rescue.

This weekend we have the Westpoint Christmas Cracker event near Exeter. It is a huge market with over 300 stalls.  We are in row F.   

Also we are aware that on Friday it is Black Friday, an American tradition which seems to have caught on over here.     We are offering a free bar of chocolate for all orders placed on the 27th November.


10th November

Still picking chillies!    We've picked around 500kg now!


30th October

Free Chilli Book with web orders over £30.00  (ex delivery) until 30th November.       (except for chilli club orders which are exempt from any further promotion - sorry!)


23rd October

We are busy making chutneys and sauces now we have lots of fresh chillies in the tunnels.  Today we are making Real Ale Chilli Chutney and are using a new ale.  Seems like a good time of year for a swap!


16th October

Chocolate labels now have arrived.  The range looks good in its new livery.


10th October

Picking chillies!

Meanwhile here's a super combination we suggest you try...

Dartmoor Dynamite with cheese on toast.  Blooming lovely!


5th October

Powderham Food Festival was brilliant and we loved meeting all the visitors to our stall.   It was nice to be back in Exeter following the August closure of our little chilli shop in the city.

We supplied the chillies for the chilli eating competition held by the wonderful chaps at the Clifton Chilli Club.

Here's the video from the saturday.    Caution: Vomit alert!  (sorry)


29th September

HoneyComb chilli chocolate due in tomorrow!


24th September

We have re-jigged the Chilli growing kit and now it's even better.  Not only is it £1.50 cheaper, but we've changed some of the contents.   You now get a Chilli Focus specialist feed and also we now include 6 packets of seeds (20 seeds per pack, total 120 seeds).  

The chillies seeds contained are as follows : 
* Large Red Cherry
* Jalapeno Early
* Hungarian Hot Wax
* Cayenne Orange
* Scotch Bonnet Yellow
* Habanero Red

More information here :


15th September

Back to doing events.. BONUS EVENT
We will be at Abbfest this weekend (19th and 20th September)


15th August

Last day in the shop today and then we are back to being full time chilli farmers.

We will miss the regular customers and the chilli banter and the ability to be able to stock (and sample) some of the best chilli products in tthhe UK.
We wont miss the lack of footfall. Give us a market anyday!   Oh and the 2 hour commute to Exeter and back each day.
The shop was an experiment which unfortunately didn't work.
The long term plan is to try and open the farm or at least have some open days. These means going through planning again, so it wont happen in 2015.  A long term project.
We would like to thank all the visitors to the shop and especially our regular customers.   We will be back in Exeter in September for the Powderham food festival and we have several xmas events lined up in the city.


5th August

We are now picking chillies

View from our middle tunnel

Fresno pods starting to ripen

Hungarian Hot Wax - a good variety for stuffing

Picking Padrons for customer shop orders


3rd August

We won 2 rosettes at Dorset Chilli Festival in the producers sauce competition.  1st for our unique Blackcurrant sauce and 2nd for our Firecracker Hot sauce

New labels on our sauces bringing them in line with the Beast and Dynamite


28th July

We are now offering the brilliant Organic Growth Enhancer from Shropshire Seaweed which we use on our chilli plants at the nursery.


25th July

Unfortunately we never made it to Mid Devon Show. It was just too muddy for our chilli wagon.  Oh for a 4wd!   


22nd July

Busy picking blackcurrants!    (for our Blackcurrant chilli sauce)


18th July

New labels due in about 10 days.   New Goblin garlic chilli sauce.

4th June

New site template. We hope you like the changes.  The new site now works better on mobile devices and tablets.
All pages have been transferred.   Check out the PROJECTS PAGE.

12th May

Habanero Paper Lantern Sauce wins Best Hot Sauce at the Devon Chilli Fiesta (blind tasting, visitors choice)


8th May 

Our labels are changing. The new style is much more up to date.  We may even be going to metallic style labels.  groovy!


12th April

Easy Peasy Plant pack now shipping (first orders will go out on Monday 20th April).
Other plant packs from 1st week of May.
We aim to reinstate the plant packs on the website in the next week or so. 


8th April

Couple of updates : 

Unfortunately we've had to remove CardSave from the web as the costs are too much for a micro business such as ourselves.
We still accept Paypal for online orders. This is a secure and convenient payment service for web sales.
Alternatively you can order via phone on 01392 434665 or 07515 676036

On a plus point, we've change the standard delivery charge to just £3.95 per order.   All orders ship via Royal Mail Recorded or APC Courier.


13th March

Firecracker back in stock.   Batch FC06 is our hottest yet made with last seasons Carolina Reapers - grown from seed at the Dartmoor Chilli Farm


4th March

Sorry for the lack of updates.  We've been a bit busy pricking out and potting on seedlings!

Meanwhile here is a voucher that can be used online at the Pepper Pod chilli shops website :   THEPEPPERPOD     (Shop online at
Redeem on the shopping cart and get 10% off your order.
All our products are available online plus a range of amazing products from other UK producers.    


3rd February

Chilli Chocolate back in stock.  Coffee, plain, milk, orange and lime.   We've got a limited number of Dartmoor Demon in stock and Dartmoor Devil also.


31st January 

Germination has begun for 2015 season.   We use Vitapods from Greenhouse Sensation which are the best propagators in our opinion and used by lots of other growers including Upton Cheyney, Wiltshire Chilli Farm and Matt Simpson. 

We germinate in 3 rounds with each cycle having about 3000 seedlings.  We start with the hotter varieties first as they take longer to germinate and grow to a podding size.    In the pictures we have Bonnets, Habaneros and Nagas.

A full grow list for 2015 will be available soon.


22nd January


We are beginning the odious task of clearing the tunnels and composting last years chilli plants.  We would love to overwinter them but our tunnels are not heated and are very susceptible to the english winter!  One tunnel down, 4 more to go. It's not a fun job.  The old plants have be pulled up and composted. Then the mipex comes up before rotovating and adding rotted manure.  Finally the mipex and underground feeders go back in, ready for the plants to go into the ground around May.

We are working on a grow list for 2015.  More information soon!


15th January

Chilli Grow and Quad Grow hydroponic systems have arrived from Greenhouse Sensation and are available in store.  These are brilliant bits of kit. We use them to grow large specimen plants for chilli shows - when we want a stunning looking plant to decorate our table.  Quadgrows are also used by our pals at the Upton Cheyney chilli farm and Matt Simpson from Simpson Seeds. 

We have also teamed up with Premier seeds to offer a range of chilli seeds from just £1.25 per packet which we think is very competitive.


1st January

It's the end of another season.  We've had a super crop this year.  We had lots of new varieties this season and with the exception of one variety, we have had a bumper crop... especially Red Moruga Scorpion chillies of which we picked around 40kg in total.

In 2015, we'll be using all 5 polytunnels solely for chillies.   Our tomatoes will be going outside under cloches.  Sweet Peppers, we won't be growing this year. Too many got decimated by slugs and snails!

Our plans for 2015 will be to get back to our core market which is chilli plants.  We should have chilli plants available in the shop from around the 1st week of March.


25th November 2014

Please note, we are NO longer on Facebook.  We were sick of the constant adverts and people trying to sell us things.   All future updates and special offers will be announced here on the website and on Twitter (our twitter id is



20th November

Chill Seeds now available.

Click here for more info 


14th November

We now ship to USA, Canada and Mainland Europe.  Use the shipping estimator or see the Delivery Info page.


13th November

Offer applies on this website, in the shop and on the Pepper Pod website here.


27th October

We were at the Big Food Show in Exeter this weekend.  
The Hairy Bikers used our chipotle chillies in their food demonstration to a packed audience.    Our fresh chillies were also used by numerous chefs in their recipes throughout the weekend.


22nd October

New article on projects page...

Chilli Bean Dip

A great warming recipe. Serve with tortillas or pitta bread. 
Perfect for cold autumnal evenings!


20th October

Bonus event for this weekend.  
Phil will be at The Big Food Show at Westpoint, Exeter
(24-26th October)

Click link for more information.


2nd October

We have lots of fresh chillies available in the shop - usually picked the same day at the chilli farm.

Our shop is The Pepper Pod on Fore Street. A specialist chilli shop in the heart of Exeter

Fresh chillies anyone?


7 pot Jonah
7 pot Jonah


These include ...


  • Dorset Naga
  • Bhut Jolokia chocolate
  • Habanero 7 Pot Yellow
  • Bengle Naga
  • Red Maruga
  • Trinidad Scorpion Butch T
  • Scotch Bonnet Yellow
  • Habanero Mustard
  • Habanero Yellow
  • Habanero Orange
  • Habanero Fruit Burst
  • 7 Pot Jonah
  • Habanero Paper Lantern


What are you waiting for?!


No other shop in Devon offers this choice of chillies :)


26th September

Free chilli seeds (Bhut Jolokia) with every web order over £10.00


24th September

Scorpion Sting now available online.

Also we are making a couple of Pure chilli sauces using fresh pods from the tunnels.  First off... Habanero Paper Lantern sauce and then in a couple of weeks, we will have a special Aji Lemon sauce as the pods ripen.

Paper Lanterns - picked in the tunnels today 


17th September

Pictures from the tunnels... we are picking lots of superhots!

Red Moruga Scorpion  

All mature pods picked and made into a Limited Edition sauce called Scorpion Sting.. available exclusively at the shop in Exeter.

Habanero 7 Pot

Bengal Naga

Habanero Paper Lantern

Aji Lemon

8th September

Lime chilli chocolate back in stock.


27th August

Now picking fresh chillies.

The remaining shipment to Chilli Club Members will be going out next Monday.


11th August

FREE PLANTS DAY in our shop this coming Saturday (16th)

The Pepper Pod is Exeter's exclusive chilli shop - offering lots of chilli products from all round the UK.

The shop is based in McCoys Arcade on Fore Street and is open from Tuesday to Saturdays.


27th July

Chilli Fudge is back in stock.

Picking fresh pods!

These will be available in the shop from tuesday onwards


2nd July

Our shop is now open!

The Pepper Pod is based in McCoys Arcade on Fore Street in Exeter.   (right opposite the World Famous Mansons Guitars)

Full of all sorts of chilli products - hot sauces, chilli chocolate, chilli fudge, chilli chutneys and jams, plants, seeds and much more!

Our opening hours are  Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm


16th June

Less than 3 weeks until we open our shop!!   Exciting!!

We have a limited number mail order plants now available in the Extreme Varieties.  These will be shipping in 9cm pots so they are larger than our other plants.

11th June

One new product...  Lemon Thyme Infused Cold Pressed Chilli Oil
and one reintroduced!  Hot Strawberry Jam now back in stock! 

28th May

Sorry for the lack of updates.   We've had lots of shows recently and have also started planting up in the polytunnels.  As well as chillies, we hope to also grow all the tomatoes this year which we use in lots of our sauces.

The shop in Exeter is progressing well. Now the main shows have finished for now, we will be concentrating on kitting it out.    The shop units are now mostly in and we are working on what exactly to supply!   We will be concentrating on UK chilli producers rather than imported sauces.
The website for the shop is

11th May


Thanks to all the amazing customers, stallholders, speakers, helpers and cooks at the Devon Chilli Fiesta this weekend.
As a first event we thought it was very busy despite the weather trying its best to ruin the weekend!   
We've uploaded pictures to the facebook page here :

Open days...
We have had to remove the open days from the website. After speaking with several planning experts these are going to cause "issues" with the national park.  Our temporary permission to live on our land expires in October this year and having open days could cause even more planning problems with an authority who has been anti-everything we have done so far.  
All open day tickets will be refunded in full and we will donate the money that the tickets had cost to the SeaShepherd organisation.
In July we will be opening our new shop in Exeter.   We will have our complete range of products available in the shop plus plants, seeds, fresh pods (when in season) etc.   We will be stocking products from other chilli producers such as Bims Kitchen, Wiltshire Chilli Farm, Grim Reaper and Cambridge Chilli Sauce Co to name but a few.
We hope people that have booked an open day, will come to the shop instead. 


Phil and Kay

8th May


We will be opening a brand new specialist chilli shop in Exeter called "The Pepper Pod" in July 2014.
The location of the store is in McCoys Arcade on Fore Street right opposite Mansons Guitars.
We will be offering all things chilli from chilli sauces, chilli chocolate, chilli preserves, chilli fudge, chilli books, chilli pottery, chilli plants, chilli seeds and much more.
We will be offering a range of chilli products from a variety of amazing UK producers!

More information soon!

7th May

Hope you all like the label for our new charity sauce... we are launching it at the Devon Chilli Fiesta this weekend.

All profits to Sea Shepherd.


1st May

Lots of new events and shows added to our events page.

Don't forget the 1st DEVON CHILLI FIESTA is at Rhs Rosemoor, nr Torrington on the 10th and 11th of May.    

We will be taking all our super hot chillies including Naga Morich, Bedford Super Naga, Bhut Jolokia, Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, Red Morouga, Habanero 7 Pot Jonah and of course... Carolina Reapers.

15th April

Couple of pics from the chilli farm...

We grow all our plants from seed.  Here's some young plants in our main tunnel.   The wooden struts hold bubblewrap which we bring down over the sides at night in case the temperature drops too much

Round 2 of Germination in the nursery tunnel

Carolina Reapers... this will be ready in time for our Open days and for the Devon Chilli Fiesta in May.

It's not all chillies.  We are growing softfruits and lots of rhubarb this year

13th April

We are now shipping all plant packs.
Added lots of new varieties to the custom pack

9th April

Chilli Club main goodies have now shipped.  We are gradually shipping back orders for plants starting with the Culinary Packs.

The super hots aren't ready yet - looking at the end of April still on these.

New pack... 

Super6.  Contains 6 great tasting chillies and free liquid plant feed. Ready NOW

Some of our chilli seedlings :   As of April 2014

1st April


- Is the Worlds Largest Chilli grown on Dartmoor???

More information here on this astonishing variety


27th March

We woke up to this..   Snow on Dartmoor.  It's nearly April!

17th March

3 New flavours of chilli chocolate which we will be releasing at the Exeter Food & Drink festival in April

We've been shortlisted for the South Devon Excellence Awards for 2014.

14th March

Great review of our Dartmoor Demon  from the great Ted Barrus (aka Firebreathing Idiot) over in the USA.

Whilst I'm talking ... we now have International Shipping on the website.

13th March

Some pictures from the tunnels..

Carolina Reapers in Vitapods

Chilles in Vitapods

11th March

3 New flavours of Special Edition chilli chocolates coming soon... to be released at the Exeter Food and Drink Festival in April.
Honeycomb, Toffee and Salted Peanut.  The latter is our favourite!

7th March

Nice review on the Chillifiends website of our Dartmoor Devil and Demon Naga chocolate bars.

1st March

Special competition on the Chillifiends website.     Win a chilli gift pack!

26th February

Cardsave Secure payments now integrated.

Also we have a new custom pack for chilli varieties.

21st February

We are beta testing Cardsave payments on the website.  We should have this facility for online payments up and running by the end of the month.  In the meantime we accept credit debit cards by Paypal or directly over the phone.

17th February

New post on projects page...

Herb & Lemon Chilli Vinegar

A very versatile fresh tasting vinegar, great for livening up a ploughmans.  
The chilli gives a little twist!

Herb chilli lemon vinegar

10th February

Potting on lots of chillies


9th February

Ugly looking rip down the side of our main tunnel this morning.   This constant wind and rain is causing numerous problems.  Yesterday our propagation polytunnel filled up with about 6 inches of water. Not a good combination with the electric propagators!

Tunnel rip

We've patched it as best we can. Not a great time to run out of tunnel tape!


6th February

Chilli Wordsearch competition...

Win a chilli club membership or chilli chocolate.

Chilli Club membership


5th February

We can now accept credit/debit card payments over the phone and at events thanks to Cardsave.

We also have a new landline number is you would like to call us or order.

Our telephone number is 01364 712095.


Card choices



27th January

Hundreds of chillies in the propagators.  Even the Reapers are coming up.  We are currently putting them outside during the day (in the tunnels) for maximum light. In the evenings, they all have to come back inside as way too cold, even if trays are fleeced/wrapped.
Whilst the weather has been rotten outside, we have been improving the website. Lots of new product pictures. We hope you like the changes. We still have salts and spices to do. 

23rd January

Please note, we have removed Royal Mail from the delivery option due to several problems recently.  All orders will now ship by courier.

19th January
Following the horrific news from the annual Dolphin and whale slaughter at Taiji in Japan, we have decided to support the magnificent Sea Shepherd in 2014 as our chosen charity.
We will have collecting tins on our stall + info about the organisation.  We will hope to raise £1000 if we can this season. 
There are simply some things are more important than chillies.

13th JanuaryBrushetta recipe

New post on projects page
Brushetta with tomato, red onion, chilli & basil salsa

6th January

Video reviews of the Dartmoor Demon are starting to appear.  
Here's a couple... review of our choc starts from around 4 minutes in.

Two new stockists...

Gays Creamery, Dawlish
Quickes Farm Shop, Newton St Cyres 
More information on the stockists page.

2nd January

Plant packs now on website.
These wont be ready for quite some time. However we will only have limited stocks of some packs.

31st December  

Happy New Year!!!

We've been working on our grow list for 2014.

Lots of favourites and some exciting new varieties.

Black Hungarian
Bulgarian Carrot
Little Elf
Cherry Bomb
Cherry Bomb Chocolate **NEW
Chilli Chilli 
Jalapeno Orange
Serenade **NEW

Fairy Lights
Super Chilli 
Jalapeno Early
Cayenne Thick
Aji Red Lemon **NEW
Nepalese Snakebite **NEW

Bangalore Torpedo 
Jamaican Red
Jamaican Yellow
Jamaican Jerk **NEW
Numex Twilight
Aji Lemon
Ring of Fire
Thai Hot
Devils Tongue

Habanero Paper Lantern
Habanero Orange
Habanero Fatali
Habanero Fruitburst **NEW
Habanero Red Savina **NEW
Habanero Paper Lantern
Habanero Chocolate
Habanero 7 Pot
Naga Jolokia PC1
Bhut Jolokia Orange **NEW
Dorset Naga
Bengal Naga
Carolina Reaper **NEW

27th December

Still picking chillies!
Aji Lemons  (We use them in the Chilli Marmalade)
Aji Lemons

Bengle Nagas  (We use them in the Dynamite and Beast sauces)Bengle Nagas
12th December

Dartmoor Devil Superhot Edition and Dartmoor Demon now available.

devil and demon bars

The hottest natural chilli chocolate in the UK?? We think so..
A new blend of chillies and these pack one hell of a punch!  (Dark & White chocolate)

6th December

​New header image on the website... we will be changing it every week to promote Dartmoor. The place we live and love!
Combestone Tor is the one we use on our logo and all our products. The picture shows the view to the west. It is a pretty barren and formidable landsape. 
It is a really easy to get to and situated near to the village of Holne on the South West tip of Dartmoor. Go a little further on and you get to Vennford Reservoir. A great place for walking the dogs!
It is also popular with letterboxers and rock climbers as well as picnickers not to mention the Dartmoor ponies and a heard of cattle that graze the pasture below the tor.

The tor and area around it were featured in the Hollywood movie Warhorse.

28th November

A little guide about overwintering your chilli plants.

The tor and area around it were featured in the Hollywood movie Warhorse.

Worth doing now before this happens!
snow at the chilli farm!

See our overwintering guide here :

27th November

New post on Projects page...

Spiced Cranberry Sauce
It's that time of year so here's a nice seasonal recipe with a chilli twist.  Don't make it too hot or you will overpower the rest of the ingredients.   Works well with turkey or chicken but we use it to make cranberry brownies!

Cranberry chilli brownies

19th November

There is a new "Worlds Hottest Chilli"
Ed Currie from the Puckerbutt Pepper Company has been awarded the Guiness World 
Record for the Worlds hottest chilli.
The variety is the CAROLINA REAPER and overtakes the previous record holder, the Trinidad Scorpion.
The Scoville rating on the reaper is 1,569,300 units.
To get this into context, the humble Jalapeno measures around 4000 scoville units.


Carolina Reaper


18th November

Stop Press...
We are one of Theo Paphitis SBS winners on Twitter this week.  More information soon. It's very exciting... We have also hit the 6000 follower barrier which is amazing.  Thankyou to each and every one of our followers!

We are working on a couple of new lines.  Firstly our Orange & Lemon chilli marmalade should be back in the next week or so.  People just kept asking for it!  (which is nice to know).  The chilli we use is Aji Lemon.   Freshly picked here at the farm.

Chilli Fudge is back in stock and we have a limited run of Chilli Chocolate fudge (we will see how they go).  I will have to hide it to stop you-know-who from eating it all :)

Phil has picked all the remaining Nagas.  We ended up with over 80kg this year which is a record crop and that's just one variety.  We are modifying Dartmoor Dragon and the new recipe will be 40% chilli.   We are using Bengle Naga and Dorset Nagas in this sauce.

We are also working with a new chocolatier on an even hotter chilli chocolate.   It's going to be a Dark Chocolate with 4% Naga. Trust us on this... there is no hotter natural chocolate.   As for a name, we haven't yet decided.   Suggestions more than welcome!


14th November

New stockist

The ‘Real’ Red Ruby Farm Shop,
Red Ruby
Clannaborough Barton
Crediton Devon
EX17 6DA.
Tel 01363 84777   

Having a major clearup in our tunnels. Removing old plants and preparing those which we want to overwinter. 1 tunnel down, 4 to go. Groan!    We've made a large internal tent for the plants we want to keep.   Whether we need to heat it or not with some plant pot candle heaters, remains to be seen. It depends how cold it gets!

The jungle  in the pot plant tunnel - all dying off now as end of season.

clear up begins

Selecting which plants to overwinter and giving each a good prune!


Constructing an inner tend (unheated at the moment) to protect overwintered plants
from frost.

inner tent

Plants in their new home.   We have 3 more tunnels to clear!

Ready for winter

10th November

Still picking... this time  Aji Lemon, Jalapeno, Bengal Naga, Dorset Naga, Ring of Fire

Todays haul

6th November

Picking Bengal Nagas this week

Bengal Naga chillies

Cross section of Bengal Naga pod

 Bengal Naga cross section

4th November

Smoking chillies this week.    Jamaican Red pods for our Smokey Onion Chutney and Jalapenos for our Hickory Smoked Chipotle Sauce.

Smoking Jamaican red chillies with our converted fridge smoker unit

24th October

Picking chillies today!

Picking the crop

A few Nagas!   We've still got about two thirds of the crop to pick (still a little green)

Dorset Nagas

23rd October

New recipe on Projects page
Hot Chilli Salsa

Hot Chilli Salsa

21st October

Free seed growing kit with all weborders!
(whilst stocks last)

free seed kit

20th October

Fresh Naga Packs now available (limited stocks only)

Fresh naga's pack

Also back in stock
* Cider & Jalapeno Chutney
* Naga Oil

10th October

Picking picking picking...

fresh Naga's ready to go into the Beast sauce

We are currently picking lots of Dorset Nagas and making sauces for the xmas market.

3rd October 

Ok, so it's not the 3rd yet. It will be tomorrow. Thanks for the patience of our customers. A week off and we are feeling ready for action again. Loads of chillies ripening in the tunnels!
All backorders placed in the last week will be going out on thursday.    


19th September chilli vinegar

New post on projects page..

Garlic, Chilli & Red Wine Vinegar (recipe)


14th September

Great Taste Award

Has been award to our Orange Chilli Chocolate



13th September

Dartmoor Dragon back in stock.  Made with pineapples, mangoes and apples and combined with freshly picked Bengal Naga chillies, Habanero Paper Lantern and Naga Jolokia pc1 pods... and a dash of 6.4 million chilli extract!

Also delivery pricing rejigged with a new up to 500g band.



9th September

New post on projects page..

Growing in harmony with Nature   (transcript of Phils talk at the recent Upton Cheyney chilli festival)



30th August

A couple of updates from the tunnels. 

We are picking chillies now - just picked and posted a couple of kilos to the cheese maker ( However most of our crop won't be picked until the end of September, depending on the weather.

Dorset Naga's 

Nagas growing in polytunnel

Bengal Nagas

Bengal Naga

29th August

***Cockup alert***Cockup Alert***Cockup Alert***Cockup alert***Cockup Alert***

If anyone has purchased some sweet chilli sauce from us at a Chilli event or market recently and the expiry date says 31-JULY-2013, it is incorrect.  It should read 31-JULY-2014.   This affects a batch of 60 bottles (batch no scs010) and we have found 47 of them so there are 13 in the ethos with the wrong expiry date.   
This fault lies completely with Phil who printed the labels out incorrectly.  As a result, he has been banned from the chilli fudge for a month!

12th August

Another chilli festival completed. This time it was the mighty West Dean nr Chichester.
We had a super weekend, so big thanks to all our visitors and customers.  Our Blackcurrant sauce went down a storm.  
Today it is back to the grind!  We have lots of chillies to weed and general maintenance work around the nursery to keep on top of the brambles.

Site update : Please note, we have decided to scrap overseas shipments.  We send very few anyway and tend to end up paying alot more than expected on the delivery costs. Our products are weighed here but we do not factor in boxes and packaging, so sometimes the post charges are more than the value of the order! 

5th August

​Back from an epic weekend at the Dorset Chilli Festival. The sun came out and people came out in their droves - making it one of our best events ever.     The only downside is we now need to make more Blackcurrant sauce as it has practically all gone!   Next weekend we have the mighty WESTDEAN CHILLI FIESTA near Chichester.

Bit of important gubbins regarding our payment options
Due to the rising fees, we are discontinuing credit card payments through the credit card online merchant from the 31st August. 
Paying £600 odd quid a year just to have the ability to take credit card payments is more than we can reasonably afford.

Our products are the same price they were last year. It seems our prices are the only things that don't go up!

Instead we will just be using Paypal which is just as good and alot easier to manage.  This still has the ability to accept debit and credit card payments on a secure site.

1st August

Two new products...

Dartmoor Dragon Mk2 - The hottest product in our range

Blackcurrant Chilli Sauce - Now back for 2013.  We have been picking blackcurrants at the nursery!

We have been doing lots of shows recently so sorry for the lack of updates.
Yesterday we were at Yealmpton Show near Plymouth and won this !!

Yealmpton show


20th July

Lots of events at the moment so we have been pretty busy out and about.   Hopefully the weather will hold for a few more days.  Lots of agricultural shows that were cancelled last year due to the terrible wet weather, are coming up at the end of July. Let us hope for better weather this year!

We also have some new curry spices for Korma, Tikka Massala, Rogan Josh, Tandoori, Balta, Biriyani, Garam Massala and Vindaloo.

Blackcurrant chilli sauce is also being made again this week. Hopefully should be ready in time for Dorset Chilli Festival at the start of August.


10th July

A little review of our Dartmoor Devil chocolate which we spotted online..



9th July

Couple of new pictures from the chilli farm of some of our plants ..  (taken today)

Purple prince hybrid




8th July

​Back from Chilli Festival North East and what an event. Good to see so many chilli enthusiasts in one place. We love the North East anyway so although it is 450 odd miles each way, we will continue to attend this festival in future. The people are so friendly aswell.

​The winner of our competition for the signed Alan Shearer Newcastle Shirt was Tony Beck from North Shields.

As far as new products, we have a new sauce called Dartmoor Dragon which now sits at the top of the heat scale in our range.  Dartmoor dragon

Sweet Chilli sauce is soon to be discontinued and replaced with a new Tangy Tomato chilli ketchup. The remaining bottles of Sweet sauce are now on final clearance.  It is a good product and it won a Taste of the west award but it needs updating.   We keep getting asked for a ketchup, so this is the ideal time to make one.  It will be provided in the larger 250ml bottles.

For customers still wanting a sweet sauce, we would recommend our Hot Peach Sauce which is one of our best sellers.




28th June

First chillies of the season starting to appear ...
First chillies of the season

New post on projects page - Chilli Toasties!
 An ever popular snack at the nursery and so simple to make, these toasties are crunchy with a spicy flavour.   It is sort of a home made modified cheese on toast crossed with an omelette!  So simple to make, even Phil can do them.

Chilli Toasties


26th June

Gearing up for the mighty Chilli Fest North East with some new flavoured oils.   We have a Lemon, Thyme & Chilli Oil which should be ready in time.

We have also been making some diy bodge-it Hydroponic systems at a fraction of the cost of retail ones. 
See here :

We estimate the cost around £7.50 per unit (holds 2 plants)

The plants in our tunnels which are sitting on these units are a darn sight bigger than the ones in the ground!



12th June

New stockist alert : 

Occombe Farm Shop,
Preston Down Road,
Telephone: 01803 520022

Preparations for the Devon Chilli Fiesta are coming along nicely. We now have 10 chilli businesses from up and down the country who wish to exhibit.  More information on the website below

Devon Chilli Fiesta

6th June

Sorry for lack of updates. We have been busy planting up all the polytunnels.  This year, we are concentrating on growing the varieties we use in our sauces and preserves.  We have rows of Dorset Naga, Bengal Naga (New variety), Aji Lemon, Habanero Orange, Jalapeno, Jalapeno Orange (New Variety), Ring of Fire, Cayenne, Naga Jolokia, Bhut Jolokia.   
In our compact tunnel we have Superchilli and Apache.   We are also experimenting with some home made hydroponics.  We are growing samples of the above plants in a water-based system to see how they compare to those chillies grown in the ground.   

We have also purchased some tomato plants from a garden centre and they have aphids which is a pity.  We have to isolate them away from our chillies. However this is a good experiment for us to see how natural remedies work against greenfly.   We will be using rhubarb leaves to start followed by garlic. We will post the results online as soon as we know which natural remedy works best.

June 1st

Added Overseas postage prices to website for European customers, USA/Australia/Canada/NZ and for BFPO Worldwide. 

28th May

New Rosemary & Chilli Oil now available.  We've been infusing this oil for 6 weeks. Perfect for drizzling over pasta dishes, salads and pizza.
See more here :

Rosemary Chilli Oil

Any fellow Newcastle United Fans?  
We will be running a very special competition for the North East Chilli Festival.    
Win a framed Newcastle United Shirt, signed by NUFC legend Alan Shearer.
Hopefully the car won't break down this year and we can visit St James's Park!

Shearer signed Newcastle Shirt



23rd May

Paper Lantern sauce

New sauce - Habanero Paper Lantern Limited Edition, 48 bottles only.

Made with our entire crop of 2012 chillies, so limited to 48 numbered bottles.

20th May

Dartmoor Devil - superhot white chocolate has been given a revamp.   We hope you like the new branding!!

Dartmoor Devil



14th May

We didn't win but it was great to be runners up.  Another one for our collection. 
We won't change our environmental ethos for anything!

Exeter Awards


9th MayPiri Piri Oil

​New Rapeseed Oils now available - Piri Piri, Basil, Garlic.
New Seed Growing Kit now available - only £3.50



6th May

Now all backorders have been sent, we have decided to stop offering mail order plants.
 Our prices this season are actually cheaper than in 2007-2012 at £1.50 per plant, but everything else has dramatically risen in price, especially the cost of delivery, blisterpacks, packaging and paypal/cc fees.
Unfortunately this makes mail order plants uneconomical as we barely break even.

We will still be offering plants in numerous varieties at the markets and events we attend.

We recommend Kernow Chillies, Simpson Seeds and for customers looking for mail order plants

3rd May 

We've been up to RHS Rosemoor today and confirmed the date / location for the 1st Devon Chilli Fiesta.  Hopefully the first of many!
We've added lots of pictures to our Facebook page here :  (See RHS Album 48 pics)  

Devon Chilli Fiesta

The Devon Chilli Fiesta will be held at Rosemoor Gardens on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May 2014.

Rosemoor is a amazing place with lots of individual acclaimed gardens and thousands of plants.
It features an all - weather marquee for the chilli festival, proper parking and loads to do.

We aim to also have chilli talks and demonstrations, cookery demos, chilli sauce competitions, samga dancing and music, childrens entertainment... and loads more.

The cost will be just the entrance to RHS Rosemoor with NO additional charges. So if you are an RHS Member, it will be free to get in.

There will be a dedicated website in the next few months.   We aim to have about 35 chilli companies from around the UK. So far we have had substantial interest across the board!

We have been looking for a while for the perfect venue for a chilli festival.
With RHS Rosemoor, we think we have found it.

All weather marquee at RHS Rosemoor
   RHS Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor


2nd May

No orders out today as we had an event in Plymouth. The remainder of backorders for plants are going out next Tuesday and Wednesday (Monday is bank holiday).

We have introduced a flat delivery rate of £4.95 to UK customers.


Tomorrow we are off to RHS Rosemoor to discuss plans for our chilli festival next year.


1st May

Another 50 orders out today. That's all we can ship this week - as we don't want our little plants sitting dying in sorting offices all weekend. Remainder of plant orders will go on tue/wed next week.



30th April

Posting out Fire & Spice 6 Packs today

Custom packs and 3 plant packs will go out soon. There is a limit to how many we can get out per day as packing, boxing and sorting out invoices/labels all takes time. Especially as there are just 2 of us now.


29th April

Plants are now shipping depending on variety.
First to ship are Culinary 6 pack, Tried and Trusted 6 pack and Chilli Club plants.

24th April

We have a big new stockist in Totnes.  Annies Fruit Shop are supplying lots of our range including most of our sauces, chilli chocolate, chilli plants and a selection of our salts.
They specialise in local foods and fresh fruit and vegetables. 
Annies Fruit Shop
Plants are getting there!  We estimate we will start sending backorders from the 29th April - depending on variety. Some of the hot packs may take a week or so longer.    All orders will ship by courier.
Massive show for us this weekend.. We have the Exeter food and drink festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 
Lots of new products including our new selection of oils and chilli spices.

Exeter food festival



15th April

​Our sauces and oils have all been rebranded with new labels.   We think it makes the products more professional looking and our stockists have given very positive feedback. The next product to get a make over will be the Dartmoor Devil.

Due to poor weather (ie no spring!) we have made a decision to delay sending our chilli plants until at least the end of April. If this is a problem for customers, we will of course offer a full refund.   Last March, the weather was lovely but in 2013, the average daily temperature was 4 degrees which is not conducive to growth of chilli plants.

This will be the last year we will be offering mail order plants. The huge increase in Postal costs has effectively killed off any profit.  It used to cost £4.85 to send a box. The same box now costs £8.00. Thanks Royal Mail!   Our plants were £10 including free delivery, but if delivery costs are now going to be £8.00, it is simply not worth doing them.  We will honour all orders placed so far, but we have removed the ability to place orders online for plants until we work out what we are going to do.  Collect+ is an option but it is not a next day service and therefore not much use for plant orders.

We are looking at APC Couriers and will have an update on this in the next week or so.  At this moment in time, it looks like we will be using APC for everything but we are just finalising quantities.

We have a new stockist in Merrivale.... Merrivale Stores. We will post information + photos about them as soon as we have received them.
We also have a new stockist in Newton Abbot and another in Wigan. More details on all 3 in the next day or so.

2nd April

New postage rules due to Royal Mail price increase. We have decided to ditch Royal Mail and post pretty much all orders by courier. 

31st March

Website is back running again! Phew.

30th March

There is a problem with the website in the fact that products are not displaying. We are aware of it and have contacted the cart provider. Hopefully this should be resolved soon. Typically it has happened today just at the start of the Easter holiday!!   


24th March

Nice review of our Dartmoor Devil from the Clifton Chilli Club

17th March

Special feature for our good friend Alex Duck from Upton Cheyney chilli farm, who is cycling from Lands End to John O Groats in June, raising money for CLIC Sargent.  Please help if you can!

15th March

New post on Projects page
Spicy Plum & Cherry relish (recipe)

plums and cherries

9th March

A Chilli Cheese is now available from Curworthy Cheese which uses our own fresh Ring of Fire Chillies.

Chilli cheese
Curworthy are proper cheesemakers.  Curworthy cheese
Please visit their website below for more information.
Stockbeare Farm, Jacobstowe, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 3PZ,
Tel: 01837 810587

7th March
​New post on Projects page.   Introducing the Chilefoundry site  for independent, non-biased chilli product reviews.

27th February

Another video review. This one is of our Hickory Smoked Chipotle Sauce

We had to remove older posts as the news page was getting huge.  We will now be keeping 1 month of news on the page.