I went to the Araluen's Fremantle Chilli Festival today. I didn't even know there was such a thing, but apparently it's been on a few times.
It's events like these that make me love going out and doing new things! The chilli festival was even better than I had expected. There were so many stalls (82 to be precise) and so many of these stalls had free taste tests. The atmosphere was great. I loved watching all the big burly men trying the hottest sauces that each stall had to offer. The F-word was thrown around a lot. There were also a surprising number of stalls selling beer. I guess nothing goes down better with chilli than a nice cold beer?
It was so great to see all the different chilli food products. There was chilli in everything; sauces, jams, ice cream, chocolate, wine, beer, cheese and even in peanut brittle! So many weird and wonderful flavour combinations.
I tried more sauces and jams than I can remember and it got to the point where I got a stomach ache from it all. I still managed to come home with quite a few products for friends, family and for myself. I loved some of the names of the sauces. There was the Slap Ya Mama brand and one sauce called the "F-Bomb".
Here as the websites of some of the most notable stalls I came across:
|They sold "The F-Bomb" at this stall, along with a chilli sauce called "Piss-weak".|
|The Blair's Ultra Death Sauce was voted the hottest sauce for 2013 and the My Thai chilli dressing (second from the left) was voted the tastiest product for 2013.|