Best Bites checks out Chile Monster

Posted at: 05/30/2013 8:28 AM
By: Antoinette Antonio, KOB Eyewitness News 4

In this week's Best Bites, we're checking out an online chile shipper who's made a business off "displaced New Mexicans." ships chile products all over the country.

That includes hatch green chile, red chile powders and ristras, chile gifts sets and even fresh tortillas. is the brain child of Loren Buclaw.

She's a former New Mexican now living in San Diego.

She tells us she got the business idea because she was tired of hauling her chile hundreds of miles back to California.

"It came about after years and years of coming home for the holidays and leaving with suitcases full of chile and realizing everybody else in the airport was doing the same thing," says Buclaw, via a Skype interview.

Chile Monster also has a huge Facebook community with a more than 30,000 fans.

It's a place for swapping recipes and sharing your love for New Mexico and New Mexico chile.