Chillies are not just for those who like to have their socks knocked off. (For that, a bottle of Sriracha hot chilli sauce is for you). For all their reputation as something hot and spicy, chillies can just as well be mild or smoky or chocolately. For all their reputation as an ingredient which shouts out, they’re just as happy to provide the background note or gentle finishing garnish to a dish. We have brought together four distinct notes here to play together in one chilli collection.
If it’s the background notes you are interested in, try chipotle chilli flakes. Popular throughout South America, they add a gentle kick and meaty depth to all sorts of soups and stews.
For those who like things mild and attractive, Aleppo chilli flakes are a great option. Either as they are or mixed through with some melted butter, these are a lovely way to finish off all sorts of egg and pasta dishes.
Urfa chili flakes are another mild and earthy option. A match made in eggy heaven, these also bring their very smart purple-black colour to all sorts of dishes.
And for the mildest and sweetest of all, try our newly-stocked Italian Altino sweet pepper. These are big on aroma and colour, mild on heat and wonderful sprinkled over your next batch of hummus or slow-cooked lamb.