We never intended to make a hot sauce. In fact, we barely ate it ourselves. But when we started our allergen-friendly food business, Corbett’s Kitchen, the requests started pouring in. So we started experimenting.Read More
Rowan University President Ali Houshmand has planted his peppers, with help from students, volunteers and alumni. Like last year, he will spend time each early morning, watering, weeding and otherwise tending the produce.Read More
Topics: new jersey
Topics: North Carolina
Raised by my grandma in a sleepy hollow called Sea Cow Lake in South Africa, I remember her ingenious creativity using home grown ingredients, transforming the ordinary to sensational. My appreciation of flavorful, spicy meals and the Peri Peri chilies she grew were branded on my palate and in my mind at a young age. Food does not have to be bland and tasteless.Read More
Around a year ago I had the opportunity of eating a fresh Carolina reaper pepper. I have been a hot sauce fanatic ever since I was a kid; and Javier had been eating them for a while now.Read More
This is the 54th Craft Hot Sauce profile telling the stories behind companies from 19 different countries. I've been fortunate to meet small batch hot sauce makers all over the world, each one with their own story. I’m excited to share a snapshot of why I started my own brand, Craic Sauce, tell you more about my inspiration and thank some of the people who have helped me with Craic Sauce and CraftHotSauce.com.Read More
I grew up in Kansas so spicy food wasn’t a readily available option. Mild salsa and jalapenos were about as hot as my family dared. It wasn’t until a little later in life (around middle school) when I was exposed to chilies and different hot peppers.Read More
Silagy Sauce was born of my passion for creating delicious meals to keep family and friends gathered around the table together. Our loved ones had such enthusiasm for the sauces, I felt inspired to create flavors for my community to share around their own tables. Food brings people together, and I’ve been so humbled to create a sauce that, as we like to say, “ignites” people’s passion for coming together around their favorite foods.Read More
Hot sauce lovers and chilliheads many already know about Born to Hula. Before meeting Amy and Ed, I've noticed their logo and seen The Ghost of Ancho bottle in the fridges of many of my friends. It wasn't until the 2017 NYC Hot Sauce Expo that I met Ed and Amy.Read More
Topics: new jersey
I met Ray a few weeks ago emailing after he signed up for our newsletter. He told me a bit more about his hot sauce company King Scorpion Hot Sauce LLC, and suggested he share it with everyone else. I loved hearing about his unique flavor pairings with an important ingredient and his super hot chillis.Read More
Dave just contacted me recently, and told me about his hot sauce company. Dave's Handcrafted Hot Sauces is a rather new and small hot sauce company with a few really unique sauces. Dave takes some time to share more about his operation.Read More
When I started CraftHotSauce.com in 2014, I quickly heard about Lucky Dog Hot Sauce. However, it wasn't until last month that I met Scott Z. at the 2017 NYC Hot Sauce Expo, and it was also the first time I got to taste his hot sauces. He's a really funny guy, and his sauces are on point. Fresh, well balanced, and unqiue. Scott took his time to write a great craft hot sauce profile, so please do enjoy!Read More
I met Bravado Spice at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo last year, and their fruit-based sauces really stood out to me. We will both be at the Expo again in a couple weeks, and look forward to reconnecting with them, and getting some of their craft hot sauces on our website. Their co-owner James Nelson (who was actually on MasterChef season 4) shares a little bit about their background and operation. Many thanks Bravado!Read More
I'm really glad we have another Fort Collins hot sauce company featured on Craft Hot Sauce. The Fort Collins Hot Sauce scene is hot as this article points out: Fort Collins Hot Sauce Biz Heats Up. Horsetooth Hot Sauce is another Fort Collins hot sauce company that has done a Craft Hot Sauce profile. We'll be meeting Burns and Mccoy at the NYC Hot Sauce expo in a couple weeks, but I'm very thankful of Jay Burns and Mccoy took the time beforehand to share more about their operation and sauces to our Craft Hot Sauce followers.Read More
Pierre, the owner and founder of Hatian Heat Spice Fire Sauce shares the story behind the beginning of his hot sauce operation out of Austin, Texas. I'm bummed, I missed meeting Pierre when I was in Austin a couple months ago, but I'll be sure to go to his restuant and try his sauces next time. You can also find his sauces at the popular hot sauce store Tears of Joy Hot Sauce Shop on 6th street.Read More
It all got started about 2.5 years ago when I started my 1st garden in my back yard. I had always like peppers and wanted to try something different. So I looked around the internet and found the Carolina Reaper Peppers from Puckerbutt Pepper Company and I was hooked.Read More
We are a small batch, artisanal hot sauce company. Raised in El Paso, I am familiar with spicy Mexican food. The jalapeno pepper was an integral part of our diet. My parents use the jalapeno in many of our dishes. I always carried a fresh one in my lunch pail as a condiment.Read More
Town Farm Gardens is a small batch hot sauce maker from Brookfield, Massachusetts. They are the second hot sauce company from Massachusetts featured on our site. We love have most of their ingredients are from their organic farm, and they will soon be releasing a new Asian-inspired hot sauce you can learn more about on their website.Read More
Culley's is craft hot sauce company from Aukland, New Zealand. I first met Chris Cullen (founder) and Louis Cottle (general manager) at the 2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo. They will be there this April, 2017 so be sure to get tickets for the 2017 festival and pay Culley's a visit! There hot sauces are wide ranging and one of the most popular sauces in our Monthly Craft Hot Sauce club. They are our third hot sauce company from New Zealand featured on CraftHotSauce.comRead More
Topics: New Zealand
Chilli Richmond, LLC is a small batch craft hot sauce from Virginia started by Paula Horne. Paula brings some Asian inspiration to her sauces, and just started bringing it to a wider market in 2016.Read More
Owner of Ground-Up Flavor Company Maurice Tyms talks about how he started his hot sauce company in Georgia.Read More
I met Dan, one of the directors at Bronx Hot Sauce, at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo in Brooklyn, NY this past April. I had a really nice conversation with him about the Bronx community, supporting local farmers, and also talked about their delicious green hot sauce. They are featured in our Craft Hot Sauce shop, so check them out if you like what you read.Read More
Alan from Infusion Hot Sauce talks about his long career in the food and hot sauce business. Infusion Hot Sauce just celebrated their 10 year anniversary. They are our first Maryland hot sauce company featured on CraftHotSauce.Read More
Thom of Voodoo Chile Sauces was able take some of his time to share how he got started in hot sauce, and how some of his most famous sauces came to be. Voodoo Chile Sauces is located in Leesburg, Virginia, and they are Craft Hot Sauce's first Virginia hot sauce company featured on this site.Read More
Brian from Craft Hot Sauce met Shellie at the New York City Hot Sauce Expo in Brooklyn. Sweet Heat Gourmet made the trip from State College Pennsylvania and is our second Craft Hot Sauce Profile from Pennsylvania. Jak Jeckel Pepper Sauce was our first PA Craft Hot Sauce Profile and was actually also at the New York City Hot Sauce Expo. Special thanks to Shellie for writing about Sweet Heat Gourmet.Read More
Woody's Original Clamlube is a new Hot Sauce start-up. They have an interesting origin which goes to show that you if you are a marketer you can find a partner who makes thier own homemade sauce and take that product to market, or the other way around if you are a hobbiest sauce maker and want to find help to expand. Clamlube is our second Ohio Hot Sauce company featured on Craft Hot Sauce.Read More
Jorge and Julie of Layana Sa Pika Este talk about their Chamorro background, and how the "Boonie Pepper" from Guam presented some challenges, but big oppurtunities from being the only ones in the states making and selling this type of Chilli paste.Read More
Gindo's Spice of Life is a hot sauce company located out of Los Angeles. Gindo's is Craft Hot Sauce's first small batch Los Angeles hot sauce company featured on the site. They offer a wide range of hot sauces for ever type of chile-head.Read More
Taylor's Ultimate is a gourmet hot sauce company owned and operated by Taylor Hicks in Miami Florida. Taylor's focus on flavor without overwhelming heat or use of vinegar has yielded early success, especially within the Miami Hot Sauce market.Read More
Howler Monkey Sauce is a hot sauce company out of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Like many hot sauce makers, they got their inspiration from a hot sauce they love, and tried to imitate the qualities they love and bring their own spice a flavor. This is our fourth hot sauce profile from the Jacksonville Beach/St.Augustine area.Read More
Red Hawk Premium Pepper is a hot sauce company out of Pennsylvania. The owner Dan Lowenstein has echoed seeing the hot sauce boom over the fest few years, and seeing the transition of super hot sauces, to super flavorful sauces.Read More
Jojo's Sriracha is a small batch specialty hot sauce company out of the food-crazed Denver, Colorado. Jojo's focus on healthy and delicious food is at the core of her Sriracha sauce, and her passion translates into the people that try it. This is our second Denver hot sauce profile, and our third Colorado hot sauce profile.Read More
Tim Wilcox and Caroline Pam take the time to talk about their garden and hot sauce grown and made in Sunderland, Massachusetts. Kitchen Garden Sriracha has a special place in my heart due for a few reasons. They work on building a close community through farming and connecting with local restaurants, they have a certified organic farm, and they are located five miles from my alma mater UMass Amherst. I hope you enjoy reading about The Kitchen Garden and their delicious sriracha sauce.Read More
Paulman Acre Smoked Pepper Sauce is a small batched and uniquely crafted Hot Sauce company on the west coast. We have had multiple California hot sauce companies featured on Craft Hot Sauce, but their owner Tim comes from a brewing background.Read More
Rich of Melbourne Hot Sauce, brings his 16 years of chef experience into his hot sauce. He focuses on using all-natural ingrediants from all over Australia to make a truly hand-crafted hot sauce that supports the local community. Melbourne Hot Sauce is Craft Hot Sauce's first featured Australian hot sauce profile.Read More
Hoff & Pepper is on a role in their first year of hot sauce production. This Chattanooga, Tennessee small batch hot sauce company is bringing their hobby into a business. They specialize in one sauce, the Hoff Sauce and hope to see great results at the 2016 World Hot Sauce Awards. This is our first hot sauce company from Tennessee featured on Craft Hot Sauce.Read More
Aaron and Christopher are the co-owners of Jak Jeckel Pepper Sauce. They come from a Craft Beer background, and share some similarities about the craft beer and hot sauce industries. They are passionate about making great sauces and are Craft Hot Sauce's first Pennsylvania Hot Sauce company featured on the site.Read More
When Martin of CapsUP Paprika und Chiliprodukte contacted me of his interest in doing a Craft Hot Sauce profile, I was very excited. Martin's operation is in Austria, where there are a huge amount of chileheads. He's been able to move CapsUP from a side business and hobby, to a full time operation. CapsUP Paprike und Chiliprodukte is Craft Hot Sauce's first Austrian Hot Sauce company featured.Read More
Moe Mountain Hot Sauce is a family operated Hot Sauce company in New Jersey. Started in 2014 Moe Mountain and their owner Martin have a focus on involving their local community, friends and family. This year alone they have raised over $250 for their local fire department. Moe Mountain is our first New Jersey Hot Sauce company featured on CHS.Read More
Jane of Chilli Drops Hot Sauce in London, England is a go getter. She started Chilli Drops in her spare time 2 years ago and has found tremendous success in her first couple years, winning 2nd place in the World Hot Sauce Awards this summer. Her start should inspire others who make hot sauce and chilli sauce to take it to the next level. This is our first London Hot Sauce Company profiled on Craft Hot Sauce.Read More
Sauce Science is a new and thriving Hot Sauce startup company from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They just started a kickstarter campaign to ramp up production for 2016. They take time from their busy schedule to share about the company background, their early insights, and give a preview of their future. They are Craft Hot Sauce's first Minnesota Hot Sauce Profile.Read More
For those following Craft Hot Sauce closely you've heard of the Datil Pepper a couple of times already. We recently wrote about the pepper in our latest blog post, and we had a Craft Hot Sauce profile that was focused on the native pepper of St. Augustine. We hear about it another time now because Parker Stewart of Old Augustine Gourmet Foods shares how he got started making his Snake Bite hot sauce and some of the interesting insights on the Datil Pepper.Read More
Brian and Ariel started A&B American Style a few years back in New York City. A good friend of mine and chilihead has been following A&B American Style for the past two years and mentioned told me they have to be featured on crafthotsauce.com.
How we started in hot sauce:
We started A&B American Style because we noticed that a lot of people around us were making terrible decisions with their food and we wanted to contribute products that would help people reconnect with their food.
In 2010, Brian left his job at a bank and became a line cook at Buddakan in NYC with the goal of learning more about making great food. At the same time, Ariel was making delicious hot pepper sauces in his home kitchen. Eventually, we created our Original Pepper Sauce and started selling it at markets around New York.
Since then, we’ve added new, exciting flavors (including our brand new 100% USDA Organic Jalapeño Pepper Sauce) and expanded from our local specialty stores to grocery stores around the country. We’ve been featured by Serious Eats and Bon Appétit among others.
A&B American Style Hot Sauces and the operation
We believe chili peppers are delicious. We grew up together competing to see who could eat the spiciest pepper—and we both lost. But, we developed an appreciation for the nuanced flavors they have and wanted to bring those forward.
We use simple ingredients but no one does a better job of capturing the flavors of the chilies than we do.
Each year, we do a very special and limited batch of our NYC Rooftop Pepper Sauce. These are made with chilies that we grow on a rooftop farm just a few blocks from our kitchen. People always love this one. It’s really interesting because the only difference between this one and our Original Pepper Sauce is the source of the chilies. But, the flavors are so different because the ground is different and the growing season is different. When you taste them next to each other it’s striking how unique they are.
Lucus of Frankton Heat Hot Sauce tells us about his recent journey into the world of Hot Sauce making. Frankton Heat Hot Sauce is located in the South Islands of New Zealand. Lucus shares how his local New Zealand competition has supported him along the way and how the collaboration has helped NZ bring home lots of awards at the 2015 World Hot Sauce Awards.Read More
Topics: New Zealand
László of Chili Hungária brought home the gold at the World Hot Sauce awards with his Spirit of Attila Sauce. László shares a few of his creative sauces and his decision to move full time into the hot sauce industry.
This Craft Hot Sauce profile from Paul of HOTtt Ass Chillies located in New Zealand. Pauls deep knowledge and passion of growing Chili Peppers is a large reason how he's been cleaning up on Hot Sauce awards all over the world.Read More
Topics: New Zealand
K-Sauce is a craft hot sauce company based out of Centennial, Colorado. Their owner Laurie, takes time the time to share more about how K-Sauce came to be, and their apporach to making favlorful hot sauces.Read More
Yes, tacos and spicy food are pretty much a religion in Florida, hence the name Taco Jesus. The name and brand came first but here about the interesting story of how Taco Jesus became not only a popular brand name in 2015 but also a 2nd place winner in the 2015 World Hot Sauce Awards.
Crazy Bastard Hot Sauce is a small batch hot sauce company in Berlin, Germany. Jonathan a native of Ireland shares how he got into hot sauce and then began Crazy Bastard Hot Sauce and the crazy growth behind it.Read More
San Augustin Hot Sauce is owned and operated by Tim Bucolo. Tim started the company in St. Augustine, Florida and him shares his experience about his company and his focus on the Daitl Pepper.Read More
Vincent and Myra share with their background on Oso Pepper company with Craft Hot Sauce. They take a fruity, all natural, and sophisticated spin on their hot sauce. Read up to hear how it started and a description of their most popular hot sauce.Read More
KYVAN Hot Sauce is this weeks Craft Hot Sauce profile. Owned and operated by former NFL player Reggie Kelly! Reggie brings his competitive spirit from the field and competes for the best Mississippi Hot Sauces. Read on to hear about how Reggie and his wife Sheila began their sauce company in Aberdeen, Mississippi.Read More
Papa D's Hot Sawce
Jeff Denomme is the owner of Papa D's which is our first Candian hot sauce featured on Craft Hot Sauce. Jeff shares his interesting story about the creation of Papa D's and some great advice to chiliheads. If you are a chili head and want to sign up for our monthly newsletter you can sign up below.
John Comeau shares his experience with Horsestooth Hot Sauce which is operated in Fort Collins, Colorado and it is our first Colorado Hot Sauce operation featured on CraftHotSauce.com
Sean and Sara share their story of OB's Irie Pepper Sauce. OB's is located in South Carolina and brings some flavour to their fans and the Craft Hot Sauce Blog.Read More
Angry Irishman Hot Sauce, located in Northwest Ohio, is this weeks featured Craft Hot Sauce Profile. Angry Irishman Hot Sauce is owned and operated by Mary Anne and Kevin Mackey.Read More