Inspired by their Australian heritage, Mark and Cheryl Beale’s Fair Dinkum Fare is a Surrey-based producer of savoury and sweet chilli and non-chilli products.
Originally from Melbourne, the couple have been living in the UK since 2007 but even back at home in Australia Mark had begun to make chilli products.
‘Fair dinkum’ is Aussie slang for ‘real, genuine or honest’ and naturally became the heart of their sauces, snacks and treats brand.
Their first market stall was a car boot sale in Dorking, when they only had one chilli sauce (which eventually became Bonza) alongside their Aussie snacks, but these days you’ll find them at chilli festivals around the country with a full range of products.
These range from their hottest sauce, Ripper, which features one the world’s hottest chilli, the Carolina Reaper, to the mildest, Spicy Plum, which is a wonderfully rich sauce ideally suited to cheese and cold meats.
Fair Dinkum Fare also sell their own chilli oils, chocolate chilli fudge and gift hampers, as well as the famous Australian standard, the ANZAC biscuit.
Most recently, in collaboration with fellow Local Food Britain member, Crumbs Brewing, Fair Dinkum Fare has produced a new chilli BBQ sauce. Using Crumbs' Rye Coffee Porter, they've created a dark, delicious and medium-spiced sauce called, fittingly, Crumbs.
You can find Fair Dinkum Fare’s hot sauces at Kingfisher Farm Shop in Abinger Hammer and Village Greens Farm Shops at Denbies Wine Estate and Ockley, among others.
Local Food Surrey says
Our Antipodean cousins have always had a flair for firing things up, and it’s great to see Mark and Cheryl bringing a little slice of home to the table here in Britain. As well as experiencing some delicious hot sauces, you’ll learn a whole new vocabulary with every mouthful of fiery chilli goodness from Fair Dinkum Fare.
We always love to see Local Food Britain members collaborating on new and innovative products, and can’t wait to try Fair Dinkum Fare’s latest twist on Crumbs Brewing’s beer. Try it at a chilli festival near you soon.