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Spread a Little Wildfire this Christmas with Galloway Chillies

One of the things I love about buying food gifts for Christmas gifts, is the ease with which I can match certain gifts to particular people. Chocolate lovers, wine lovers, sweet lovers, and in the case of this ‘local Christmas shopping post’, Chilli lovers.

The Chilli gifts I will be giving this year will come from Galloway Chillies,  a great wee  independent company based in Newton Stewart in South West Scotland.  Owner, Sheena Horner, started the company in December 2012 and since then has gone on to develop eight varieties of chilli jam, with one variety, ‘Chilli Lemon Citrus‘ being awarded a gold star by the Guild of Fine Food at this years Great Taste Awards.

Bright, fiery and festive gifts

Bright, fiery and festive gifts

The festive favourite in the range has been the Chocolate Chilli Mincemeat,  a subtle mix of chocolate and fiery chilli giving a really warmth to the mincemeat. There’s also a nice Winter warmer in the range, Chilli Burnsdescribed as a hot toddy in a jar.

Other flavours include, Sheena’s Chilli Original, Chilli Lime and Ginger, & Chilli orange and Citrus. With each variety available in a different range of heat, mild, hot and extra hot, it makes the jams a very versatile gift for chilli lovers.

Gift for chilli lovers

Gift for chilli lovers

There’s also an excellent range of ready made festive gift baskets and packs available and these also include chilli chocolate and beautiful slate platters. Or why not fill a hamper or gift box with  selection of jams and other food items, or a single jar will make an excellent stocking filler

Using only British chillies in the various jams, Sheena tries where possible to include some of the forty varieties she grows herself. Her aim in the next few years is to be using her own chillies for all her products.

In the run up to Christmas, Galloway Chillies will be attending the following farmers markets and festivals, where the full range of products will be on sale.  On line ordering and a full list of stockists can be found at

7th December – St George’s Church Christmas market, Dumfries

7th December – DrumlanriggChristmas Fair

7th December – Kirroughtree Visitor Centre

8th December – House for anArt Lover, Glasgow

8th December – Creetown Christmas Craft and Produce Market

8th December – Kirroughtree Visitor Centre

14th December – Monreith Christmas Fair

14th December – Partick Farmers Market, Mansfield Park, Glasgow

14th December – Sulwath brewery

22nd December – Dumfries Farmers Market

23rd December Partick Farmers Market, Mansfield Park, Glasgow.


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