October 18, 2023

The Calabrian Chili is a Hot Ingredient

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The Calabrian Chili is a Hot Ingredient

Whole Foods Market’s Trends Council has released their ninth-annual trends prediction report, and this year’s is hotter than ever. Predicting a trend towards “Complex Heat” created with global hot peppers, the council has featured one of our absolute favorite ingredients, the Calabrian chili pepper. Divina offers this versatile ingredient in both retail and bulk packaging, whole or chopped, packed in a delicious spicy oil that is excellent for repurposing into dips, sauces, or dressings or simply to sauté with or drizzle atop a dish for some added complexity and heat. 

Some fun facts about Divina’s Calabrian chili peppers:

  • Officially named Peperoncino Calabrese, Calabrian peppers come from the Calabria region of Italy, where they have been cultivated since the 16th century. Calabria’s optimal climate and clay-rich sandy soil promote the growth of top-quality chili pepper crops.
  • The growing and harvest season typically culminates in late summer.
  • Calabrian chilis typically rank from 20k – 40k on the Scoville scale (around 10x hotter than a jalapeno pepper).

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October 09, 2023

A Record-Breaking Charcuterie Board!

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A Record-Breaking Charcuterie Board!

On October 4, we partnered with Boarderie to host an attempt to set the world record for the largest charcuterie board ever unveiled. The 20 by 14 feet board featured an array of products provided by Divina, including Castelvetrano Olives, Orange Fig Spread, and Sour Cherry Spread, as well as cheeses, meats, crackers, and chocolates provided by additional sponsors. Weighing in at 769 pounds, the massive charcuterie board significantly broke the previous Guiness World Record® held, at 441 pounds of qualifying product. 

Founded in 2021, Boarderie has been featured on Shark Tank and as one of Oprah's "Favorite Things" of 2022. Boarderie provides handmade charcuterie boards that are assembled daily and can be ordered online for next-day delivery. "We take so much pride in our products and are absolutely ecstatic to now be the official title holder of GUINESS WORLD RECORDS Largest Charcuterie Board," said Rachel Solomon, Boarderie co-founder and CEO.

Fans of both brands can find Divina products such as Orange Fig Spread and Tangerine Chili Olives available on Boarderie charcuterie boards.

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