Feeling hot, hot, hot

In Chilli by James Anstee

A new line of gourmet chilli sauces packed with superfoods offers food lovers a luxurious and healthy alternative to traditional hot sauces. Cuisines from around the world inspire chilli No. 5’s range of designer chilli sauces with reinterpretations of harissa, jerk, wasabi, peri peri and sriracha.

Each sauce includes an exclusive blend of five types of chillies, including the chilli n°5, known for their health benefits, and at least five superfoods and health supplements. As well as antioxidant ingredients, such as black garlic, fresh ginger, nutmeg and apple cider vinegar, the sauces also contain powerful health-boosting supplements including inulin, maca powder, red ginseng, L-Arginine, guarana, and fenugreek. These superfoods are thought to help with sleep deprivation, libido, concentration, weight loss, and anxiety. Sustainably packaged, all Chilli No. 5 hot sauces are vegan and free from any artificial colourings and flavourings.

With his regular job on pause because of the pandemic, superyacht chef Colin Ross teamed up with Monaco entrepreneur Rumble Romagnoli to create the brand during the spring lockdown. Romangnoli says, “I founded Chilli No. 5 because it was impossible to find high-quality, healthy, sustainable hot chilli sauces at the supermarket or even at restaurants. This became even more apparent during lockdown. People were cooking more at home than they had for years and were discovering how challenging it was to recreate their favourite bold flavours, which is where our hot sauces come in, to elevate your plate.”

Chilli No. 5 also offers hot sauce lovers a subscription model – Sauce for Life – as a way of discovering new sauces, to be more sustainable and to save on cost.