Travelling through Louisiana in 2011, I stumbled across (beelined for) the infamous Tabasco Factory, where I spent a scorching day discovering a set of flavours and varieties of chillies that I can only assume fell directly from the sun.
Upon returning home I was restless, frustrated, confused. How was it that with all the hot sauce available out there, I was still being presented with the same old sauces in every supermarket, restaurant and, well, at my Nan’s house?
Needless to say, my dark obsession grew bolder, bigger and hotter, culminating in a burning inferno of heat, that was the birth of…ChilliBOM, the first hot sauce club of Australia!
Made for the chilli lover, this concept is simple. ChilliBOM sources 3 interesting hot sauces from the hottest places on Earth, before lovingly packing them up and sending them directly to you in our iconic Red Box. You get to choose how often you want to receive your hot sauce, every 3 months or every 6 months, and if it all gets too much for you can cancel or skip at any time…we won’t be upset…well...we may be, just a little bit, but you’re the one missing out!
The evolution continues and since our launch in 2016 ChilliBOM has grown from a hot sauce club to a fully fledged online hot sauce store selling a wide range of hot sauces, chilli snacks, chilli confectionary and other chilli condiments from Australia and around, we have even managed to create a few of our very own products like the Midnight Burn Corn Chips!
Here's a very incomplete list of some of the brands we stock - Secret Aardvark, Torchbearer Hot Sauces, Dingo Sauce Co, Melbourne Hot sauce, Arizona Gunslinger, 13 Angry Scorpions, Uncle Mungo's, Mofo Hot Sauce Co, Hill BIlly Chillies, Blair's Death Sauces, Artisan Ferments, Pepper by Pinard, Cobra Chilli, Chotto Motto, Bondamajak, Bondi Heat, Bunster's, Culley's Sauce Co, Crowley's, Chilli Cartel, Ceylon Spice Heaven, Da Bomb, Dave's Gourmet, Fiji Fire, Dirty Dicks, Small Axe Peppers, Seafire Gourmet, Gods of Sauces, Inglehoffer, Kaitaia Fire, Mad Dog, Madam Chilli, Old Bones, Sabarac Hot Sauces, Old Bay, The Chilli Project, The Dinner Party Chef, Chilli Seed Bank, Truff, Tuana, The Chilli Chick...and more being added all the time!
Now let’s go find some Hot Sauce!