Our Story

Started in 2009, Rebel Chilli was the brainchild of Ken Moore. Having lost his job during the Great Recession, his passion for hot sauce spurred him to experiment with recipes at his local farmers market in Cork. 

With the signature 'Red Chilli with Lemongrass and Ginger' a crowd favourite and now award winning product, the Rebel Chilli range would develop the fantastically hot 'Chillionaire' and the deliciously sweet 'Jalapeno and Raspberry Jelly'. 

Ken's brother Paul joined the sauce making in 2010 during his leaving cert year. Paul’s passion saw him take over the operation whilst studying for a degree in Business Information Systems at UCC. His enthusiasm for the product and keen eye for marketing added a new energy to the business. After graduating, Paul's entrepreneurial spirit gave him the self-belief to take the plunge and go full time with Rebel Chilli. 

Ken and Paul are now delighted to welcome Graham Clarke to the team, founder of Irish brand Kooky Dough after successful sale of the company in 2014. His experience in brand development and food business comes at the right time in Rebel Chilli’s growth. 

We look forward to sharing the experience of Rebel Chilli with you very soon. Already stocked in a number of very supportive independent stores, you can help our revolution by telling us where you'd like to see us stocked simply email hello@rebelchilli.com and if you can't wait that long, you can purchase Rebel Chilli at our online store. 

Plain time is over!