'The founders' obsession in choosing specific varietals of peppers is used to create a fusion of flavor, texture and heat that is unlike anything else on the market.'
My love for fiery foods started as a small boy. It all started with using large amounts of black pepper on food. When black pepper wouldn’t make it ‘spicy’ enough I moved on to the next obvious selection, the de arbol chile.
Known to most as ‘crushed red pepper flakes’, the dried de arbol chile is widely used by many to add ‘zest’ to their foods. I then stumbled upon the wonders of the cayenne chile and the jalapeño chile. From there my self-education into peppers and all things spicy started my hobby of growing and cultivating pepper plants of various types. I started growing jalapeño, cayenne, Thai, and some habanero variants (devil’s tongue, fatalii). As my tolerance for hotter foods grew, so did my curiosity.
The road to commercial food production started in 2000 with a small patch of chile plants. In 2003 that patch grew into a large garden of chilies. I then had to find uses for the large harvests my garden was yielding every year.
In 2003 I started to experiment with bottling hot sauces. These hot sauces were handed out to friends and family. Everyone who tried my hot sauces told me that they were fantastic and should be marketed and sold.
All-natural products are a great find today. Chemical processing, additives, colors, artificial stabilizers, and preservatives are used to cut costs and increase volume, all the while reducing the overall quality of the product.
Here at Csigi Gourmet, I believe in producing an all-natural high quality product. I believe (as do my repeat customers!) that the use of all-natural high quality ingredients shows in the final product!
You will never, EVER find any corn syrups, MSG, trans fats, artificial preservatives, iodized salt, sodium or potassium benzoate, artificial stabilizers, artificial colors, artificial flavors, or dyestuff.
Csigi Gourmet products are proud to be PA Preferred! Registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture as being a locally produced Pennsylvania product!