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A Very Chilli Blog

What's in a name?

PICO stories

Loads of people ask us why our brand is called PICO. What does it mean? Where does it come from? Why did we choose this word?  So here it is... The original plan was to use a word that didn't immediately link to a specific thought, whether it is a type of food, a region or a type of business. We wanted to build the entire meaning around the word ourselves. From scratch.  So we started looking out for words that didn't  have any immediate significance in India, but that could work well with our long term vision for the...

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Indian nachos recipe

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Indian nachos recipe

Everybody loves nachos. And why wouldn't they? They taste amazing and they are so easy to share. It's the perfect dish to whip up when you have a few people over to your house. What some people don't know is that nachos are in fact incredibly easy to make. And the best part is that unless you want to be incredibly authentic, you can easily make a great tasting nachos dish from the kind of ingredients you find around a typical Indian pantry... all you need is a couple of bottle of PICO sauces and the no-brainer recipe below, and...

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3 ways to deal with Bhut Jolokia

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3 ways to deal with Bhut Jolokia

We all love the taste of PICO's Bhut Jolokia Hot Sauce. It sets your mouth on fire in a way that no other sauce could ever do. But that's not all - India's spiciest sauce also happens to be one damn tasty sauce too. We don't just throw in a bunch of super hot chillies and hope it almost kills you, at PICO we take the whole R&D process way more seriously. As a result, PICO's sauce has a wide range of spices and herbs that make this sauce smokey, aromatic and incredibly delicious.  "But how do I eat it...

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Which chilli is the spiciest?

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Which chilli is the spiciest?

There's a bit of a debate going round about which chilli is actually the hottest. We proud Indians still declare the great Bhut Jolokia as the hottest chilli in the world. After all, didn't The Guinness Book of World Records share our view? If so, then where is the disagreement? It turns out that there are a few candidates for the world's spiciest chilli, and tragically, it doesn't look like our beloved Bhut Jolokia wears the crown anymore. The Bhut Jolokia chilli was dropped from the Guinness World Record in 2012. That said, our Naga crop is still damn spicy, and...

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Customer queries - where can I find PICO?

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Customer queries - where can I find PICO?

We keep getting asked where you can buy PICO sauces around Mumbai. We thought, therefore, that a little blog post on some of our best known retailers might help a few people out.  Online Let's start with this page right here. If you find yourself craving some incredible PICO sauce right now, then look no further! At the top of this page you will see the word 'PRODUCTS', and if you click on it, it will take you right to our product page from where you can buy anything that we make. Alternatively, click here. In fact, if you order...

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