Meet the Maker - Hilbilby Cultured Food

Business Name - Hilbilby Cultured Food
Makers/designer name and a brief profile - Mark Drill - father of 4 boys [Bilbys] husband to Mrs Hilbilby & current experifermentalist
Location - Torquay – Surf Coast Victoria AUS
Dream Holiday - Provincial France during Le Tour
Favourite quote - Helpful is always right, however right isn’t always helpful!
How did your business start? - Through experimenting with fermentation and cultured foods in response to some special dietary requirements of our boys.
What do you love about what you do? - That we’ve created something from nothing and the intersection of art & science in our space.
Recommend one of your favourite products or brands
Favourite product is Hilbilby Original FIRE TONIC ® - favourite other brand is [when I don’t have time to make it] ‘The Fermentary’ traditional Kimchi.

Adapted from a traditional Gypsy recipe and handmade in Torquay (on the Surf Coast), Fire Tonic is a raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (ACV) tincture, alive with the Mother of Vinegar. 

This herbal infusion is a potent immune booster and metabolic stimulant and is recommended as daily health tonic 5ml - 15ml 1 - 3 times per day.

This 'liquid gold' is a great way to kick start everyday and keep on top of whatever ails you.

Fire Tonic contains:

ACV, raw local honey, chillies, turmeric, garlic, horseradish, ginger, carrot, celery, red onion, brown onion, apple, orange, lemon, mustard seed, parsley, rosemary, oregano, thyme, juniper berries, peppercorns, bay leaves, Szechuan pepper & Himalayan pink mineral salt.

... many of the ingredients are organically grown at Hilbilby HQ with others sourced fresh locally where possible, each with its own medicinal, health and healing properties.

 

This high grade stainless steel bad boy will take half a bottle of gypsy juice & allow you to swig straight from the flask.

Unbreakable, re-fillable with an 'in-flight friendly' capacity of 90ml.

Take your good juju errywhere!!!Hip Flask - Stainless Steel - 90m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Sauce - This is what we do with all of the good stuff [fruit, veg, herbs & spices] once we rack off our Fire Tonic. It's a sustainable no waste method and de-bloody-licious ... delivering a beautiful acidic note and [as distinct from other hot sauces] heat from ginger, horseradish, turmeric, black peppercorns & chilli [as opposed to just chilli].

Perfect on White Fish and great with, Chicken, Pork Sausage, Steak, Marinades & Eggs. Mix with mayo for a fiery aioli.

Live - Raw - Paleo - Vegan - Free From - All Natural - Unpasteurised - Unfiltered

Wheat Free - Grain Free - Gluten Free -  Soy Free - Dairy Free - Sugar Free -  Nut Free - Additive Free - Preservative Free - Stabiliser Free - Emulsifier Free

NB - because fire sauce is FREE from man made stabilisers, emulsifiers, gums and preservatives it is best kept in a cool dark place prior to opening and may separate. Refrigerate once opened and SHAKE well before each use, to ensure consistency.

Ingredients: Raw Unfiltered ACV w/ Mother of Vinegar, cayenne chillies, garlic, horseradish, ginger, carrot, celery, red onion, brown onion, apple, orange, lemon, habanero chilli, turmeric, mustard seed, parsley, rosemary, oregano, thyme, juniper berries, peppercorns, bay leaves, Szechuan pepper, arrowroot, blackstrap molasses & Himalayan pink mineral salt