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Member Name: jlaker1992
Advantages: Fiery and tasty!
Disadvantages: None that I can say!
I add chillies to everything! Pizza, pasta, soup... Etc. every year I have a go at growing my own plants so I can harvest the chillies when I need to add them too food. They are very easy to grow from seed and need very little maintenance. You can grow many different types depending on how spicy you like your chillies to be. You can get the seeds to grow your plant from any garden centre, homebase, online etc. they are very common. Chillies can also be purchased from shops already grown, many places stock them and they come in a wide variety, from sweet chillies though to very hot scotch bonnet chillies.
At tescos, you can buy two packs of chillies for £1 and you recieve around 8 chillies. You can also buy smaller birds eye chillies which are spicy and come in larger amounts due to there small size. Chillies are cheaper if you grow them yourself, a pack of 50 seeds may cost £1, each seed will grow a plant and each plant may produce over 20 chillies if grown properly. If you have time and want to give the effort, growing your own plants can save you money, and also be fun!
Getting used to them:
Some chillies will give you tummy ache If you are not used to the spicy taste. The chillies may affect you for a while, so I think it's best to try mild chillies first of all. I love hot chillies and tend to buy the hottest on offer because I love the hot feeling in my mouth and what the chillie can do when cooking into curries, pasta etc.
Would I recommend?:
I would recommend that anyone gives chillies a try, especially growing the plants. Growing the plants is fun and takes a long time, it can take over 3 months to get a good plant with lots of chillies on it. If you have never had chillies before, then be caustious as they can play havoc with your insides! Chillies will always get 5 stars from me as I could not have many of my weekly meals without them! Give them a try and put them in some of your favourite meals to see the different flavours you can create.
Thanks for reading my review on chillies!
Summary: Give them a try and grow some chillies at home :)