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We started PaPa Spice in 2013 with the food fusion concept of combing traditional British recipes with African recipes.
I was born in The Gambia, but left early at the age of 6 and grew up in the UK. My father, Chef PaPa Gomez, worked as a personal Head Chef for the President of Gambia for over 25 years, so food has always been a big influence in my life and I've always loved the fusion of the two cultures.
After getting fed up eating very vinegary chilli sauces full of preservatives and tomatoes I decided it was time to do something about it or give up eating chilli sauces altogether. I headed down to the nearest market, bought many fresh herbs and spices, started blending and created my own Chilli Sauce, after 2 days PaPa Spice was born.
PaPa Spice Extra hot Chilli Sauce
Created for spice lovers using scotch bonnet chilli peppers full of wonderful fruity flavours. We have used fresh herbs and spices fused with a hint of honey and garlic to create an exciting new chilli sauce. This has a strong kick but the honey delays the kick so you get to experience the full flavour.
Take the hassle out of preparing a meal by using this fresh chilli sauce as an instant marinade.
The versatility of this sauce allows you to use it as a condiment or as a marinade. Using the Extra Hot Chilli Sauce as a condiment will make your everyday meals that will be more exciting with minimal effort. For example, add a teaspoon when steaming vegetables, add to any rice dish, great for seasoning meat.
PaPa Spice Hot Chilli Sauce
Our wonderful Hot Sauce is well balanced having just enough kick for spice lovers as well as not being too hot.
The blend of fresh herbs and spices make a mouth watering accomplice to any meal. Use as your regular table condiment or as catalyst to enrich any meal. Add a dash in soups, use as a replacement for pesto when making pasta or simply enjoy as a dip for chips, cheese or bread. Its so versatile we wanted to call it DIY. So be brave and experiment with anything you like, then email us your story and we will feature the best ones on our website.
PaPa Spice Mild Chilli Sauce, 2016 Great Taste Award winner
We should have called this the time saver, our exciting delicious Mild Sauce is perfect for those who want flavour without the heat. The blend of fresh mouth watering ingredients and a subtle sweetness, means that this mild sauce is ideal for the whole family.
It’s great as a salad dressing, for dipping, glazing meat, as a substitute for pesto in pasta or simply add to stir fries. Whichever way you use it we are sure you won’t be disappointed.
Quotes from Great Taste Awards 2016
“This is fresh, well‐‑balanced and sufficiently different to command interest. This is not chilli for the sake of it, this is a clever, mild but tasty sauce”
“A good natural colour, fresh green sweetness, a little hum of chilli, has a green vegetative layer of flavour”.
We have come a long way so far, but now we need your help to achieve our goals and grow our business:
£2,500 assist us in getting our products mass produced to meet the demand. We will also open our online shop and start supplying delis across the country.
£5,000 enables us to expand our product range, we already have some exciting new flavour concepts but need funding to put them through new product development.
£8,000 allows us to update our branding and update improve our online presence
£11,000 gives us the funding we need to attend The International Food & Drink Event March 2017 to showcase our products on one of the biggest food exhibitions.
Our products provide an exciting new taste based on food fusion. We have combined African and British concepts to create Afro-Brit Cuisine™, which is new, exciting, and has been exceptionally popular at our pop up restaurant events, at award shows and exhibitions we have entered.
Our Chilli sauces and Marinades focus on flavour and not the heat and we pride ourselves on using fresh rather than dried herbs. Whilst this will reduce our profit margins, we feel it will keep our customers coming back due to the quality fresh herbs provide.
At PaPa Spice we started out by making sauces and marinades ourselves in a pay as you go commercial kitchen.
Since then the company has featured in markets, exhibitions such as Natural and Organic Food Show, BBC Good Food Show.
We have also held various sold out pop up restaurants in partnership with my brother Lawrence. The pop ups saw over 600 people attended during the course of a week. But unlike supper clubs these have been with a full al la carte menu created by Lawrence with food fusion dishes such as sweet potatoes and plantain croquettes as well as Benachin (Gambian for Jollof rice).
We attended a few consumer and trade food shows and won some awards unexpectedly, this made us more confident and determined to get our products out to more people.
We found that whilst customers loved the products, they did not always know how to use them. We therefore started to do pop up restaurants to show people how versatile the products are. 6 pop restaurants later and circa 3000 people attending, we are now striving to get our products into a major retailer.
Great Taste Awards 2016 winner PaPa - Spice Mild Chilli Sauce
BBC Good Food Show Champions
Finalist for Free From Food Awards
Finalist for Best New Food Product at
Natural Food and Organic Show 2013
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I don’t like / eat chilli sauce
This is not just for chilli lovers, we are all about the flavour not the heat, try our Great Taste award winning mild chilli sauce which is great as a salad dressing, amazing to bake with and a fantastic alternative to pesto
Our wonderful Hot Sauce is well balanced having just enough kick for spice lovers as well as not being too hot. The blend of fresh herbs and spices make a mouth watering accomplice to any meal. Use as your regular table condiment or as catalyst to enrich any meal. Add a dash in soups, use as a replacement for pesto when making pasta or simply enjoy as a dip for chips, cheese or bread. Its so versatile we wanted to call it DIY. So be brave and experiment with anything you like, then email us your story and we will feature the best ones on our website.
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Hooray we did it!
With just 4 days to go we have hit 104% of our crowdfunding target!We want to yell a massive THANK YOU to each and every one of you that has pledged, we really appreciate your support and could not have done it without you! Q: What happens now?A: Tesco Backit allows unlimited over funding so we are still taking pledges until 31st January 2017. Q: What will you do with any extra money raised?A: The extra money raised will be used for Food Festivals, new product development and marketing so you can continue to pledge knowing that we will put all funds received to good use. Q: When will we receive our rewards?A: We go to production as soon our campaign ends so you should receive your delicious sauces in March 2017. Updates to follow. If you have any questions please do get in touch! Thank you again and please keep on sharing. That’s all for now, PaPa Spice Team