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At we want to share what hot sauce crafters are up to, their story, suggestions for getting into hot sauce making, and any interesting findings or information.
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Posted by Brian on May 20, 2018 4:20:46 PM

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.

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Topics: california

Palate Crashers

Posted by Brian on May 13, 2018 4:46:02 PM

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.

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Topics: Florida

Craic Sauce

Posted by Brian on Mar 31, 2018 12:54:41 PM

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

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Topics: massachusetts

Pulp Hot Sauce

Posted by Nicholas Gregory on Mar 25, 2018 5:41:22 PM

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.

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Silagy Sauce

Posted by Brian on Sep 9, 2017 6:12:24 PM

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.

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Topics: Washington

Born to Hula

Posted by Brian on Jul 16, 2017 7:56:17 PM

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.

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Topics: new jersey

King Scorpion Hot Sauce

Posted by Brian on Jun 17, 2017 6:17:31 PM

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. 

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Topics: usa

Dave's Handcrafted Hot Sauces

Posted by Brian on May 14, 2017 8:37:18 PM

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. 

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Lucky Dog Hot Sauce

Posted by Brian on May 11, 2017 8:41:08 PM

When I started 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!

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Topics: california

Bravado Spice

Posted by Brian on Apr 12, 2017 6:40:00 AM

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! 

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Topics: texas, houston

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