BeebeeSpices began life here in London, born out of the COVID-19 challenge. We often visited our favourite Chinese restaurant, they made the best chilli in oil, not counting my mum’s of course. We decided to experiment on our own when the quality of chilli in oil took a nose dive. I was visiting a friend one lovely Saturday and realised rather late in the day that I had nothing to give her as a gift so I decided to wrap up something home-made and all I had were my gorgeous chilli oil. So, I bottled them nicely in one of my collection jars, just to make them look more presentable. I will never forget the look on her face when she opened the package to reveal the cutest and most colourful condiments. She actually thought they were store bought. Straight into the kitchen they went. Not long after, I presented the same package to my colleague, and then a friend. It became apparent that this was no longer a treat for the select few; we needed to share the secret with the world.