Born to Hula (Highlands, NJ)
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.
After sharing a little more about Craft Hot Sauce's mission, they were more than helpful and I could tell they were really passionate about helping the hot sauce community.
Since Born to Hula creates some of my favorite hot sauces, I had to make sure the New Jersey Hot Sauce company was included in our store. Without further ado Amy shares more about the origin of Born to Hula.
Born to Hula was started in 2010 by Ed Bucholtz, almost 15 years after graduating from culinary school in NYC. After continuous times out at restaurants and being sick of Tabasco being the only choice when eating out, or having to bring an artesian sauce with him, Ed decided to make his own hot sauce.
With a honed skill for pairing flavors and spice, Ed started playing around and immediately came up with its first 3 products: Cayenne, Habanero Ancho and Habanero Guajillo. Not long after came one of our most popular sauces the Ghost of Ancho. Next thing you know, 7 years later and Born to Hula has a list of delicious award-winning products.
We have ventured out to include award-winning medium heat smokehaus salsa, a medium heat imperial apple BBQ sauce, a medium heat mammoth beefy jerky, and a new Biergarten mustard. This being the first nonspicy product in our lineup launching July 2017.
We have learned a lot along the way and continue to do so as our company grows. The hot sauce community is a wonderful family of people who all reach out and help and encourage each other.
We will continue to roll out new products to tickle your taste buds and spice up and flavor all of your favorite dishes.
Highlands, New Jersey