Wiga Wagaa products are 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, Carolina Reaper) 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.
In 2018 the following products were awarded stars by the Guild of Fine Foods; Kiwi & Lime Pickle, Chilli Jam, African(Uziza) Curry Paste and Sweet Chilli Sauce. To date, 10 of my products have been awarded Gold stars in the Great Taste Awards!
Picked some jars of the African curry sauce @ the West Dean Chilli Fiesta! Absolutely delicious and good value @ 3 for £10. Shame they’re not available for the same price online! And there’s not a stockist near me 🙁
— Review by Mike
Honestly, the best hot sauce I’ve ever tried and I’ve tried a lot. My favourite is the Reaper, just a few drops and it transforms a dish into something amazing. I love it, I can’t stop ordering it and I have, as of yet, to find a sauce made by this company that I haven’t enjoyed, even if they aren’t all as spicy as the Reaper. I would also HIGHLY recommend the Garlokra for transforming cheese on biscuits – just don’t kiss anyone after ok?
— Review by Harriet
Location: Amsterdam the Netherlands
Great stuff! Bought it on Dutch Chili Fest. Good recipes many thanks. 👌🏻
— Review by Frank
Bought some Chilli Mayo and dipping sauce from stall at Monument Christmas Fayre in Newcastle yesterday. Fantastic!
— FB Review by Baz
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