In the beginning… there was a chilli patch on a very green hill overlooking Byron Bay. Jalapeno chillies thrived in the rich red soil. With a little help from a local farmer and some compost from the old Byron Piggery, the little chilli patch grew strong in the light of the semi-tropical Summer.
Meanwhile, they purchased a well-used taco van already operating at the Byron Markets. Most Sundays they would hook up the caravan to their old, rusty ute and wind down the hills to one of the local markets. In those marvelous, busy days they served soft tacos, burritos and nachos like the markets had never seen.
From the start, wanting their food to be exceptionally tasty, they knew they would have to make their own salsa. After long days of trial and error in their little kitchen at home, they arrived at two respectably authentic sauces - Salsa Picante and Salsa Verde.
It wasn't long before regular customers showed up with empty jars, hoping to take some of the salsa home with them.
And that's how Byron Bay Chilli Company was born.