SME of the Week | Cool Chile Company

SME of the Week | Cool Chile Company

Perhaps its because I have been craving Tacos all day, or perhaps its because I am completely in love with the graphic design and packaging, but this weeks #SMEoftheWeek is Dodie Millers Mexican food company , Cool Chile Company.


Dodie Miller started Cool Chile in 1993 with a simple idea: to import a wide variety of the best dried chillies direct from Mexico, and to provide the UK with a whole new range of flavours for real Mexican cooking.



What Cool Chile Company say: There are certain warm, earthy flavours and smells that instantly transport you to Mexico. Whether it’s salsas and sauces made with toasted dried chillies, tortillas fresh from the comal, Mexican chocolate whipped into a hot frothy drink, Mexican oregano rubbed over pozole, or black beans bubbling in a pot with epazote, these are the tastes and spiced sensations we want to bring into your home.


We began small, importing a handful of chilli varieties and selling them from our market stall, first in Portobello Market and then in Borough. While travelling in Mexico, we researched (ate), tested (ate), tasted (ate) and when we got home, we began to produce our own salsas, sauces and pastes, faithfully made using traditional Mexican recipes and our delicious imported chillies.


In 2005, fresh corn tortillas were hard to come by so we imported a shiny new tortilla machine, which we named Lupita, and began making our own corn tortillas. After three years’ faithful service, Lupita couldn’t keep up with the increasing demand and was replaced by El Monstruo, which produces our fresh corn tortillas daily, seven days a week.


The quirky company even have some mouth watering recipes on their website, which i think is a fantastic addition and insight into how they themselves would use their products.  If you haven’t checked them out already. do it now.


Happy Friday, now off to make a Pambazo.




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