Wiga Wagaa is a culmination of my past eating experiences – in restaurants in the UK, and during my travels abroad to places like Mauritius, Ghana, Nigeria, Malaysia, Thailand, Morocco, Egypt, Spain & Portugal.
I enjoy eating a variety of foods and probably like yourself, the tastier the food the better. There are different ways of adding taste to food – it is either produced with the food during cooking, or you can add the taste in after cooking.
The second element to enjoying food is the sensation you feel during and after eating the food. By sensation I mean does the food have “life”? By “life” I mean does your body react in a pleasant way during that eating experience?
So, while I am eating food I ask myself the following questions. Does the food have a “kick” to it, and is it an enjoyable “kick”? By “kick” I mean does the food awaken my taste buds as well as my aroma senses?
Will this be a one off experience or will I want to eat the food again and again, today and another day? It is for this enjoyable eating experience that we go back to the same restaurants time and time again.
I found that Scotch Bonnet Chillies hotness and aroma complimented what I was looking to achieve – so Scotch Bonnet Chillies are used in preparing Wiga Wagaa chilli oil, sauce and paste. Having said that, I have developed other products with different chillies (Naga, Scorpion) to increase the “heat” level while maintaining the taste, flavour and aroma.
Using my Biochemistry background and my love for tasty food, I have combined ingredients from different countries in a ratio that has the desired result – flavour, taste and kick
But, it’s not for me to judge. Why not try any of the Wiga Wagaa products and let me know what you think?
Wiga Wagaa Cooking Paste and Chilli Sauce (6 chilli strength) won Gold Stars at the 2013 Great Taste Awards. Wiga Wagaa Chilli Oil was awarded a gold star at the 2014 Great Taste Awards. Plantain Pickle in 2015, Sweet & Salty Chilli Popcorn and GarOkra Pickle won the awards in 2016.
I tried the recipe with trout tonight and my daughter who doesnt like fish asked me to make it for her. The great thing is its not just about heat but there is real flavour there too.
I’m sure I’ll be buying more soon. Thanks and good luck — hope it becomes an even bigger success.
— Keith from Perth
Fantastic stuff mate, but I’ll be less generous with it next time.
— Richard from Norfolk
Chilli sauce is totally amazballs love it!
— Steven from Newcastle
Best Chilli sauce I’ve had.
— John from Newcastle
It’s a winner. Dipped a piece of crusty bread in to try first though and it nearly blew my head off! Have also marinated some chicken.
— Steph from Newcastle
Just a quick note to say the Wiga Wagaa oil is superb.
— Geraint from Wales
Your special Oil mixed through hummus is delicious!
— Steph from Newcastle
Tried the African (Uziza) Curry Paste and Coconut Cooking Sauce…both really lovely..infact bought loads more..GarOkra Pickle is gorgeous
— FB Review by Leanne
OMG your chilli Jam is amazing! I bought it from your market at the Nissan Halloween event and it’s all gone! Think I will stock up more this time.
— FB Review by Jess
Bought some Chilli Mayo and dipping sauce from stall at Monument Christmas Fayre in Newcastle yesterday. Fantastic!
— FB Review by Baz