My Story

Hi, I'm Norma.

I believe that life is about passion and hard work.

I have been blessed to practice both: growing and making unique chilli products, while continuing to care for patients as a nurse.

My chilli journey started when illness played havoc in my life a few years back.

After endless specialists' appointments with minimal relief, I took action and went back to simple foods. I cut out processed foods and started growing my own produce, including jalapeños (hence the business name).

Chillies added flavour to my plain diet.

Today I grow a number of chilli varieties in the beautiful South Australian Fleurieu region.

My curiosity to discover new and complex flavours has now led me to create a delicious range of award-winning mustards, jams, sauces, pastes, pickles, relishes, chutneys, salts, dukkah, rubs, mixes and confectionery using natural and local ingredients wherever possible.

Check out our award winners' page!

What's my secret to amazing flavours?

Home-grown chillies and hand-made products, created in small batches. 

Our chillies are processed within hours of being hand-picked to preserve the integrity and lock in all the amazing flavours.

 I hope you enjoy my products as much as I enjoy making them.