The Big Chilli Advent Calendar 2018

The Big Chilli Advent Calendar 2018


The Big Chilli Advent Calendar is your shortcut to a deliciously spicy December! Embark on a world tour with the smoky Mexican chipotle, fiery Indian bhut jolokhia, and citrussy bullet chillies from China – without even leaving your kitchen. Will you be brave enough to try Carolina Reaper, the world's hottest chilli.

Cook something delicious every day with 25 different whole chillies, flakes and powders. You'll experience a range of heat levels. From mild to lip-tingling, right through to volcanic, each day brings a new experience. 

As well as the 25 chillies, you'll also receive a booklet of tasting notes and over 20 must-try recipes. You'll be a chilli expert by Christmas Day!

Last year The Big Chilli Advent Calendar was chosen as number 1 in the Telegraph's Best Alternative Advent Calendars 2017. And this year it's even better!  

What is included in my Advent Calendar?

  • NEW FOR 2018! A window advent calendar so you can discover a different chilli every day
  • 25 sachets of different dried chillies for you to cook with, and
  • A recipe booklet with NEW mouth-watering recipes for every single chilli

What chillies are included? Are they all different?

Yes! They are all different. There are 25 different chillies, from Mexico, Peru, India, Taiwan, USA, Spain, Italy and more. There are chilli flakes, chilli powders, and whole chillies. Smoked chillies and unsmoked chillies. All the chillies a chilli fiend could need. 

The 25 chillies in the Big Chilli Advent Calendar include Aji Amarillo, Green Dragon, Datero, Naga Bhut Jolokia, Chilli de Arbol, Smoked Chipotle Powder, Whole Carolina Reaper, New Mexican, Pequin Chilli, Chinese Chaotian, Trinidad Scorpion, Sweet Paprika Powder, Bullet Chilli, Ancho Chilli Flakes, Kashmiri Chilli Powder, Smoked Paprika Powder, Panca, Birds' Eye, Green Hatch Chilli Powder, Urfa Chilli Flakes, Aleppo Chilli Flakes and Pasilla Chilli Powder.

What recipes can I cook with the chillies?

You can cook anything you like! However, we've also included a fabulous Big Chilli recipe booklet with more than 25 mouth-watering recipes. You'll love being able to showcase the different heat levels and flavours of the different chillies. 

Each sachet contains at least enough chilli for a dish for 2-4 people and many contain much more! You'll be able to make many portions of toffee as Christmas gifts, and enjoy green dragon whisky sours well into the new year. 

How long will the chillies keep for?
The minimum best before date in the Big Chilli Advent Calendar for each of the chilli sachets is Feb 2019. However many of the chillies have a longer date. So even if you don't manage to use all your chillies in December, you'll still have plenty of time left to try the recipes. 

Each chilli sachet includes a little sticker so you can open the pouch, sample the chilli, and then fold over the top to re-seal it for later. 

Is the calendar suitable for vegans, vegetarians, coeliacs? 

The individual chilli sachets are suitable for vegans, vegetarians and are also gluten free.

In fact, this year, there is a vegan recipe for every single chilli! We've highlighted which recipes are vegan or gluten free to make selecting your recipes easy.  

Ingredients: Aleppo Pepper and Isot Pepper: peppers, sunflower oil, salt; for the remaining chillies: chilli. Store in a cool, dry place. Net weight 145g.
  • Size: 25 x chillies & recipes

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