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Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Stop press: The Reggae Reggae Cookbook rules have changed

Stop press. Stop the presses. Halt! Stop them! For heaven's sake someone press the big red button! What d'you mean it doesn't work? Well pull the plug out then!

The magical fairies that do the 'public relations' for the Reggae Reggae Cookbook have alerted us to the fact that their competition has been extended!

You have now got until midnight on the 28th of July to enter their competition to win £500 in Asda vouchers (or 335 bottles of RRS).

All you have to do is join their group, which is conveniently located just about right here.

Good luck!

Reggae Reggae Sauce song lyrics

Lots of people come here searching for the lyrics to the Reggae Reggae Sauce song, aka Proper Tings.

We've looked on Google and it's generally tough to get a decent answer. So here it is, just for you:

Put some music in my food for me, and give me some Reggae Reggae Sauce. Hot Reggae Reggae Sauce.

It’s so nice I had to name it twice - I called it Reggae Reggae Sauce. Reggae Reggae Sauce!

Just like my baby it’s the perfect delight. It’s got some peppers ‘n’ and some herbs ‘n’ spice.

Me want some Reggae Reggae Sauce. Hot Reggae Reggae Sauce.

So nice with your fried chicken. Makes burgers finger lickin’.

And your rice ‘n’ peas ‘n’ fish... Put some Reggae Reggae Sauce on your dish!

Good work Levi. 'Nuff respect!

Monday, 14 July 2008

Viscosity: A warning

This is what happens when you pick up your bottle of Reggae Reggae Sauce thinking it's your bottle of Love Apple Sauce.

Expecting the creamy gloopiness of Love Apple you will, instead, be faced with the keen runniness of RRS. Your angle of approach will be all wrong due to the miscalculation of latent viscosity. As a result, you'll get a river of jerk instead of the dainty dollop of tomato you were expecting.

Our advice? Go with it, cowboy. Waste not, want not. In this instance, fate has dealt you a new deck. It's your destiny to play the hand.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Win £500 with the new Reggae Reggae Cookbook!

The nice people at the new Reggae Reggae Cookbook have sent us an email, alerting us to the opportunity to win £500 in Asda vouchers - purely by joining their Facebook group!

Become a fan of the Reggae Reggae Cookbook by joining their group before this Monday at midnight and you'll be in for a chance of winning.

If you need any more incentive to join, £500 gets you 335 bottles of RRS. That would do us for a WHOLE MONTH.

In related news, Rachael (who sent us the nice note) says her recommendation for a Reggae Reggae Recipe is "tofu, peppers and courgettes stirfried in Reggae Reggae Sauce, with a big helping of sweet potato mash". Very Glastonbury Rachael! (We think you're a closet hippy.)

Friday, 11 July 2008

Guava sighting

Fiery Guava Dipping Sauce is a rare sight indeed.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

It's 'dish'. 'DISH'!

Check out this clip of Levi Roots 'entertaining' the crowd at the BBC Good Food Show.

We think it's safe to say that he had his work cut out... Here's a picture of the exact moment (2'36'' into the video) that Levi realises he should've stayed in bed:

Fruit of the sea?

Here's a simple recipe for all you late night snackers and snackettes (and we know you're out there...)

You will need:

Bread (sliced)

Grated cheese (preferably mozzarella)

Tin of tuna (in spring water, of course)
Love Apple Sauce

We'll make this simple as you're probably drunk right now:

Toast bread
Spread with Love Apple Sauce
Dump the tuna on
Sprinkle with cheese

We garnished with fresh basil and ground black pepper. But we were feeling posh.

Monday, 16 June 2008

How d'you love them apples?

We're back. And we're bigger, better and... Applier.

From this day forward, the Reggae Reggae Blog will now also discuss, ruminate, cogitate and digest ALL sauces from the Levi Roots stable.

Hold tight. This is going to be GREAT.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

New spot

Saturday, 2 June 2007

Fulham finally gets some taste

Yawn. The drudgery of another weekly shop. Fish fingers, check. Bog roll, check. Dr Gillian's super colon cleansing Quinoa sprinkles, check. Reggae Reggae Sauce... Oh, no. They never have that.

Hang on a minute. There's something here, nestling at the back of this shelf.

I see red, green and yellow... I hear music!

Can it be?

It is!

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Potential Reggae Reggae takeaway site?

We scoured Battersea for potential sites for the imminent Reggae Reggae takeaway. Could this little blue place be it? Note the sold sign, central Battersea location and affluent foot traffic gagging to get a bit of music in their takeaway. Any other suggestions?

Near-molecular gastronomy: all up in Illona's grill

Illona has emailed us with her recipe. It's a cut above most - quite literally people. In her words:

"Just thought I'd share my recipe with you. I got a couple of fresh chicken breasts and put a few slices down them both, not all the way through, just deep enough to help the flavour penetrate. I marinaded them in Reggae Reggae sauce and then put the under the grill. Everytime I turned them I brushed a little more sauce on. Then to top it off I put a few slices of mature cheese over the top and let it melt under the grill. It was delicious. Here's a pic of how the meal looked. I recently improved on this too by adding a couple of strips of crispy streaky bacon over the top. Try it out!"

Seriously Ils, you had us at 'a few slices'. But the cheese and bacon? Total, unadulterated Reggae Reggae GENIUS. And check out the picture... Crispy potatoes! Corn!

What a way to return after a month away.

Verdict: Illona - you get a 9/10. Pure grilled gold.

Monday, 14 May 2007


We admit it. We've been distracted. The ongoing drought of Reggae Reggae Sauce in South West London hit us hard.

At the same time, a friend returned from America with bucketloads of crap to eat. We discovered Miracle Whip, and decided that was our favourite sauce.

But we got bored of its creamy tanginess. We craved the spice. The sweetness. The spicy sweetness. It was the music calling us. The music you only get from one particular sauce.

And then this happened. We are so back.

Reggae sauce man to open takeaway
ThisislocalLondon.co.uk, May 24, 2007

The entrepreneur made famous for his 'Reggae Reggae Sauce' on BBC Two's Dragons' Den is opening a takeaway in Battersea.

Levi Roots, from Brixton, presented his grandmother's recipe for West Indian jerk sauce to the millionaire panel of investors on the business show.

Telecoms boss Peter Jones and Australian private investor Richard Farleigh agreed to pay £25,000 each for a 20 per cent share of his business.

Roots and his family have been selling Jerk Chicken and ribs using the secret recipe barbecue sauce for several years at Notting Hill Carnival.

They only started to sell the sauce itself at last year's event and sold more than 4,000 bottles, which inspired him to take his business scheme to the TV experts.

Reggae singer and chef Levi, real name Keith Graham, strummed his way into the Den initially willing to give up only 20 per cent of his business.

His takeaway is due to open in the next couple of weeks, although no date is yet confirmed.

Friday, 13 April 2007

Reggae Reggae Sauce launch party announced - 20th April, London

Reggae Reggae Sauce creator Levi Roots has announced that the official Reggae Reggae Sauce launch party will be next Friday night at Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton.

He'll be there, performing with the Dub Asante Band. There'll also be speeches and a Reggae Reggae buffet, served up by the The Roots Rasta-raunt.

There will also be 'special guests, from The World of Media, Entertainment and Business'. Peter Jones will be there. And maybe Jordan will turn up? Or Neil and Christine Hamilton?

We can't make it (dammit) but there will be some blog spies in attendance. If you're going, we'd love to hear about your night!

Get your tickets at www.reggaereggaesauce.com.

Bubba's barbie blowout - Reggae Reggae Sauce-o-rama

Please indulge our continuing obsession with Bubba Chunk and his lovely food diaries. For Bubba has surely created a spectacular barbecue spread.

This fellow is one crazy Reggae Reggae Sauce lover. It's on everything!

We're pretty sure he cleaned his barbecue with it afterwards too. Mind you, he can afford to - Reggae Reggae Sauce seems to be in relatively ample supply in his neck of the woods...

Share some with us, would you Bubba?

Thursday, 12 April 2007

Tropical fruit Bubba-licious

Our new bestest pal Bubba Chunks is one helluva Reggae Reggae Sauce fan. Go check out his food diaries. They are the awesomest thing we've seen for ages. The Chunk eats for England.

He sent us this picture of his RRS-enhanced pizza experience:

His post says it all (and in a gloriously juvenile font to boot):

"... a slice of Goodfella’s Deeply Delicious loaded cheese pizza topped (by myself) with peppers and ham, and I added Reggae Reggae Sauce to dip - it really does go with anything!"

Reggae Reggae drought hits South-West London

See that gap?

Fourth shelf down, on the right?

That's where your faithful friends at Reggae Reggae Blog fill up on sauce.

That little gap's been empty for over a week.

Somebody do something.


Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Putting the 'tang' in Tangmere

Reggae Reggae Blog insider Tash from Tangmere has shared her meal with us via the magical medium of mobile telephony.

It is, and I quote, "loin of port marinaded then grilled served with jacket pot and salad with citrus and poppy seed dressing. Mmm".

Are you Mmm-ing the Reggae Reggae Sauce or your fancy salad dressing, Tash?

Tangy, none the less...

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

We want new jobs drawing cartoons all day

We were in Sainsbury's and bought some red wine. It was to go with our Reggae Reggae prawn curry. Despite not really liking South African wine, we were strangely drawn to Stormhoek.

And when we say strangely drawn, we mean it.

This led us to wonder whether we could make an easy living drawing cartoons for Reggae Reggae Sauce bottles.

We think we could. (Although we know we need to work on our noses. PJ's is way more... Buttony.)

Reggae Reggae Sauce site gets a makeover

Strange things are afoot over at the official Reggae Reggae Sauce website. Levi's original site has been 'recooked' and is all swish, complete with the new bottle and logo and stuff!

Although it's not quite finished, there's a link to investor and Reggaetrepreneur Peter Jones' site, where you can watch his latest management video 'Giant strides from humble beginnings'.

Watch it as soon as you can. We suggest you spend at least 30 seconds wondering why PJ drives around with just under 48 feet of rope in the boot of his Bentley, then about 12 seconds questioning why he chose those socks.

Another joins the campaign...

Someone buy the Cookie Monster a camera, eh?

We invited Cookie Monster to send us pictures of his/her Reggae Reggae adventures. We do that a lot. We're like weird web lurkers, popping up in the comments of blog posts to groom the future generation of Reggae Reggae pioneers. Or something. It's not as weird as it sounds.

Anyway, Cookie Monster sent us this nice message:

"sadly, i dont have a camera at the moment so i cant send you a picture of me dinner, but i can describe it! i decided to mix some of the Reggae Reggae sauce into my mashed potato and i had that with chicken and veggies. it came out quite nice and the sauce a definate kick to it, a touch more spicier than BBQ but good all the same! im now recommending it to all my friends. in fact im going to get meself some mroe bottles when i go in to sainsburys next!"

We feel you, man. Thanks for the eloquent and satisfying writeup. Who needs pictures when you've got words, eh?

Anyone got a camera for Cookie Monster? Want our camera? We'll sell it to you for, like, £30.

Reggae by numbers

Dennis Howlett, author of a blog for professional accountants no less, seems to appreciate a bit a' music in his life.

But has he tried it? And will he share his Reggae Reggae adventures with us? Could this be the start of a following in the professional accountant community? And will that lead to all the professional accountants in the country discovering another life, shipping off to Jamaica and living a life of sun, sand and sauce, devoid of the dull necessity of mathematics?


(Apart from whether he's tried it or not. We think that's a no. Rise to the challenge, Dennis... And share your thoughts.)

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Who needs words when you got pictures

Saturday, 31 March 2007

Proper tings - the Reggae Reggae Sauce song. In case you'd missed it.

The video starts off well, with some bloke calling up Levi who rapidly redirects his Hummer (driving through what looks alarmingly like Streatham) to the site of a Reggae Reggae Sauce emergency.

Not sure what happens after that. Things seem to end up in a school, where kids pile all manner of crap in a saucepan (does Reggae Reggae Sauce really have cucumbers in it?) then end up cramming their faces full of deep-fried breaded chicken. Jamie would be horrified.

A high point, however, is when Levi sings "Welcome to the rasta-raunt." Awesome.

Britain in sauce crisis

Remember when the fuel blockades / rising oil prices / a refinery explosion meant people all rushed out and panic-bought petrol?

Filling stations were rammed full of irritating people driving ridiculous cars like Volvos, Ford Probes and Mercedes 4X4s filling their children's drinking bottles with super unleaded in case they didn't have enough gas to drive them the 300 metres to school in the morning.

It looks like we're about to have similar problems at Sainsbury's if redandyroo has got his facts straight.

Best get down there and fill up. QUICK!

Recycle more. The earth will thank you.

Did you know that
glass recycling in 2003 saved enough energy to launch 10 space shuttle missions?

No, neither did we. It's a little fact we found here.

Next time you're recycling your empty bottle of Reggae Reggae Sauce, remember you're doing your bit to ensuring we can all eventually move to Mars and still have Bournemouth to pop back to for a nice holiday.

Don't hassel the Hoff: Reggae Reggae stir fried chicken and courgettes

We love the healthy dishes. This ones another classic - Reggae Reggae Chicken with noodles and fresh coriander. It's been a while since we saw a recipe here. Let's waste no more time. Pay attention at the back.

You will need:

2 x chicken breasts
1 x large courgette, chopped into big strips
1 large handful of fresh coriander
2 x nests of medium egg noodles
1 x teaspoon of olive oil
2 x tablespoons of soy sauce
1 x tablespoon of sesame oil
1 x teaspoon of crushed red chillis
Reggae Reggae Sauce

Cut up the chicken into small pieces. Heat up a wok with the olive oil in it until it's super hot. Stir fry the chicken for a couple of minutes, then add the soy sauce, crushed chillis and a splash of RRS. When it's all cooked in brown, pop in the courgette and cook for a couple of minutes - but not so much that the courgette goes mushy. You want to keep some crunch in those bad boys.

Cook the noodles, and drain. Run some soy sauce and the sesame oil through the noodles, and place a nice pile in two bowls. Top with the chicken and courgettes and dump a large handful of fresh coriander on the top. Simple. Effective. Musical.

Verdict: Protein rich, spicy, sweet and fresh. David Hasselhoff in a bowl.

Keep the music in Wales: Our mission

Reggae Reggae Sauce manufacturer G Costa is planning on moving sauce production from its factories in Wales to Poland. Levi Roots doesn't want this - and neither do we!

There is already a Reggae Reggae Sauce shortage... Sign your name in the comments of this post or put one of these logos on your website or blog (or just print 'em out and stick 'em places - like Sainsbury's. Or Poland.) to tell the world that you want to keep the music in Wales!

Reggae Reggae Blog

Friday, 30 March 2007

'I heard it through the blog-vine'

Don's back again, this time with some beautifully-crafted lyrics designed to be sung to the sweet sounds of Marvin Gaye's 'I heard it through the grape vine'. We did just that, and it works. Now you try.

Welsh Reggaebit
by Don

Ooh, I bet you're wond'rin' how I knew
'bout G Costa`s plans to make I blue
With some Polish firm them knew before
Between the two of them firms.. Wales.. we love you more
Loosing work it mean so much to we
That not even Jah could ever comfort me!

Dontcha know that I heard it through the grapevine
That Reggae Sauce fac`tory on the de`cline

To loose them jobs is such a travesty
cause it mean so much to we,
You could have told we yourselves
that you in bed with someone else

But instead no, me heard it through the grapevine
Our Reggae Sauce fac`tory on the de`cline

I know a man aint supposed to cry
but these tears I cant hold inside
to loose them jobs is such cruel fate you see.
That Reggae sauce it means so much to we

Dontcha know that I heard it through the grapevine
Our Reggae Sauce fac-tory on the de`cline

People shout on behalf of our Welsh friends you see
loosin them jobs it meant so much to we
make a stand, sing out and shout for real
Take on G Costa dragons fiery deal
fight their plans,tell them to keep it real!
Our welsh cousins really need this deal!

Dont you know that I heard it through the grapevine
Our Reggae Reggae Sauce fac-tory on the decline....