Apples, Chillies, and a Sunny Brummy Square

Out In Brum - Chilli FestivalJuly 19th & 20th sees the return of Birmingham Chilli Festival to Brindleyplace and it’s promising to be hotter than ever.  We’ve teamed up with the main sponsor, Aston Manor Cider, to offer you a chance to win a hamper.

The free family orientated event features a variety of stalls where you can sample and purchase some great chilli inspired food and drink as well as watch some of the local Brindleyplace restaurants demonstrate their cooking skills and recipes.  Mix this up with some live music and chilli hot street entertainers and it promises to be a great day or two out.

For those of you brave enough, Saturday will see 15 entrants compete against each other to see who can eat the hottest chilli with the winner receiving drinks at Pitcher & Piano, a meal at Piccolino, and an overnight stay at Hilton Garden Court with breakfast for two.  You can enter the chilli eating competition by emailing your details to

This year’s headline local independent and sponsor of the event is Aston Manor Brewery with their rather scrumptious Kingstone Press Apple, Pear, & Berry ciders to help cool you down from all that chilli eating.

This year’s producers will include:
Aston Manor Cider – Local cider made in a sustainable way.
Holly & The Ivy – Homemade chutney & preserve.
Fat Man Chilli – Chilli based sauces and jellies.
Capsaicinoia – Every type of chilli based product you can imagine.
Croome Cuisine – Local cheese maker.
Wiga Wagaa Chillis – Chilli oil, paste & sauce.
Wiltshire Chilli Farm – Chilli grower & produce.
Habanero Café – Birmingham based Mexican street food seller.
Churros Susanna – Vegan friendly, dairy free Churros.
Grim Reaper Foods – Hot sauces & other unique products.
Fire Foods – Chilli sauce, pickles, chutneys & snacks.
Spice Fever – Samosas & Indian food.
Wagamama – Fresh Japanese inspired food.
Cheshire Cheese Company – A range of unique & contemporary cheeses.
Hungry Toad – Chilli inspired street food.
Miss Apple’s Sweets – Local cakes & brigadeiros.

Further information about the festival can be found here on the Brindley Place site.


Out In Brum Aston Chilli Festival HamperWe’ve teamed up with Aston Manor Cider to bring you the chance to win one of two hampers packed full of cider and chilli goodies.  To enter just follow both us @outinbrum and @AstonManorCider and retweet our competition message.  Entries close Saturday 20th July.

Each hamper contains:
Kingstone Press Cider and glass – a quality product for those that enjoy an authentic cider. The drink is made with a blend of cider apple varieties grown on their own farm at Malvern in Worcestershire. A natural dark amber colour, Kingstone Press is dry, clean and crisp cider with enough body and flavour to delight the palate without being overpowering.
Wiga Wagaa Chilli’s cooking sauces – a fusion of African, Thai and Asian tastes achieved by cooking ingredients used in Nigeria, Thailand and Malaysia. Wiga Wagaa Chili cooking pastes are all handmade using traditional pestle and mortar methods and will add flavour and kick to a range of recipes.
Grim Reaper Foods Purgatory White Chilli Chocolate – winner of awards both here and over the pond in America. Made with Naga Chilli’s this extra special chocolate is produced in Hampshire.
Miss Apple Sweets Brazillian Brigadeiros – these are scrumptious bite-size Brazilian chocolate sweets.  It is not a bonbon, it is not a truffle.  Its ingredients (the base is condensed milk instead of cream), preparing methods, taste, consistency and texture are different.  Brigadeiro‘s traditional way of being presented is as a chocolaty ball covered with chocolate sprinkles, but in the past years, it has been developed into a GOURMET style and it can be found in a variety of flavours and toppings. And for this hamper expect an exotic chilli twist.

You MUST be over 18 to enter!

Ts&Cs: If you’re in our phone book, you’re not going to win.  We’ll be as random as we can at picking a winner and they will be announced on twitter.  The hampers will be posted out following the festival.  You must be over 18 to enter.

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