About The Chilli Jam Man

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Simon AKA The Chilli Jam Man started making chilli jams to spice up his food after living in Australia for a few years, where he fell in love with South East Asian flavours.  When he returned to the UK he couldn’t find anything to hit the spot, so decided to make his own.

He only made small batches which were soon in high demand from his friends.   When the financial sector Simon worked in was hit by the recession, he decided to take the plunge and see if there was a business in it.

He turned up to his first market in 2009 with 40 jars and sold out by lunchtime, so decided to make some more.  Making everything in-house, Simon now runs a small team and still prides himself in using the best ingredients.

The range has picked up many National Awards along the way, including 10 Great Taste Awards.  Simon also picked up a ‘Local Food Hero’ Award at the end of 2015, which was voted for by the public.  His ‘Squealers’ spicy pork scratchings also picked up ‘Best Spicy Snack’ in the National Chilli Awards 2017.

He loves going to food festivals and hearing first hand what people think about his products.  He also enjoys collaborations, with one of his favourite’s being the fantastic ‘Mostly Ghostly’ made by The Chilli Jam Man and York Brewery.  His chilli vodka also goes down very well at events.

His ‘Rib Tickler’ sauces in a range of heats have been a huge hit with pubs and restaurants and have established the range further in the food industry.  These delicious condiments have already gained several awards on their own merit.

With a 5 star food rating and achieving SALSA accreditation early 2016, the company has gone from strength to strength.  A great eye catching range of gift items, including our ‘Chilli Bomb’ range, have seen the brand break into the gift market with listings on the likes of Not on the High Street.  

Free from artificial colourings and flavourings, and with a 3 year shelf life from manufacture, this award winning range spices up everything from sandwiches to stir fries, pasta to pizza and curries to chilli con carnes.  Most of our range is now vegan friendly and gluten free, which has seen sales sour this year.

Simon’s wife Bonnie also works full time for The Chilli Jam Man, turning this into a real family business.  She even has the nickname of Mrs Jam!   She’s also the in-house chocolatier, making the Balls of Steel roulette sets and Badvent Calendars on the run up to Christmas.

Simon still remains passionate about his products and continues to ‘spread the jam’ nationwide!