Hot Sauce of the Month Club August 30 2014
Well we're finally there. We're ready to launch The Hot Sauce of the Month Club!
It's been a long road to getting this fully underway. Those who've been with us since the beginning would remember this is why we started it all: to provide a creative solution for hot sauce addicts who want the highest quality hot sauce but often don't have the time/ability to track down the best stuff each month.
It's also been great to hear from local suppliers every week. We've been introduced to a wide array of inspiring small teams, often family and close friends who have taken their passion to the next level. Over the coming months we very much look forward to introducing you to these great people and their fantastic hot sauces.
Have a look at our catalogue to get a feel for the types of hot sauces we'll be featuring moving forward. We've put a lot of time and effort into picking the brands we list on our site and the Hot Sauce of the Month Club will be no exception.
We look forward to taking you on a spicy journey through some of the best boutique hot sauces currently available. If you'd like more information on our club, please click here.
Let it burn friends!
Henri and Justin
What We Learnt From YOU, Our Hot Sauce Community! August 30 2014
A few weeks ago we appealed to you, our amazing hot sauce community, for ideas on how we could improve what we do across social media and on our store.
We had an overwhelming response and must thank you all once again for the great feedback you provided - in particular, our competition winners Gary Gassett, Kyle Rugg and Marcus Hender who provided particularly thoughtful comments.
So, what did we learn and what will we be implementing? Well firstly, it's obvious you're all very keen to hear about great recipes involving hot sauce. Ultimately, we'd like to take that further and put up recipes for making your own hot sauce, but one step at a time.
So this summer, expect to see a range of great hot sauce-based recipes on our store. Related to that (and as Gary Gassett mentioned), we'd also like to do a 'pairings' section - that is, what's good to eat with certain hot sauces, because a lot of you said you'd like to see something done around that too.
Some other ideas you mentioned that we're looking to implement in the long run:
- Grow Your Own (how to grow peppers and make your own sauce) [Marcus Hender]
- Roving Reporter (a correspondent who travels the world reporting on great sauces and the cultures attached to them) [Marcus Hender]
- Interviews with the 'mad scientists' blending peppers from all over the world [William Oakley]
- Hot Sauce TV [Brett Cohen - this is actually something we've been thinking about for a while too!]
- Reviews of hot sauce labels/marketing [Andrew Trentacosta]
- Comprehensive profiling of heat, flavour etc [Scott Moell]
- Creative location shots [Jim Talbot]
- Fan of the Week/Hot Sauce of the Week [Kyle Rugg]
Once again, thanks for your help and here's to skyrocketing our community onwards and upwards!
Let it Burn hot sauce fans!
Award-Winning Humboldt Hot Sauce Joins The Hot Sauce Club August 30 2014
We’re thrilled to announce The Hot Sauce Club is now stocking the multiple award-winning Humboldt Hot Sauce!
Humboldt Hot Sauce skyrocketed into hot sauce fame after cleaning up at the 2014 Scovie Awards. They won first prize in the All-Natural category for their Island Style Sauce and came runner up in the Habanero Sauce category with their Habanero-Mango Sauce.
It’s been an astoundingly quick rise to hot sauce fame for this California based team. Humboldt Hot Sauce was officially launched in 2010 by two long-time friends and hot sauce connoisseurs, Cal Ferris and Daniel Bixler. In this short space of time, they’ve managed to make a name for themselves in the hot sauce industry by producing some of the finest sauces going around.
Humboldt Hot Sauce uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create tasty hot sauces free of powders, preservatives and other genetically modified ingredients. The sauces could be described as Caribbean influenced: a high viscosity (ie. thick) with an emphasis on fruits and fresh flavors, coming in three different levels of heat.
The green Emerald Sauce emphasizes lime, cilantro and ginger, while the red Habanero-Mango really brings that spicy punch. The Island Style rests comfortably in the middle, and is the most traditional Caribbean-style sauce.
The defining moment in Humboldt’s short but exciting history was the 2014 Scovie Awards. For those unaware, the Scovie Awards is arguably the most prestigious hot sauce tasting competition globally. Hot sauces are blind tested by a panel of industry professionals including executive chefs, restaurant owners, culinary instructors, food critics and other industry leaders.
To win first place in the All-Natural category and second place in the Habanero category is a huge achievement and it’s a clear indication that Humboldt are establishing themselves as a leader in gourmet hot sauce production.
If you want to try some best-in-class sauce then these are a MUST. It’s now available right here at The Hot Sauce Club for only $9.89 + shipping. Enjoy!
The World's Best Hot Sauce Store & Community August 30 2014
We'd be lying if we said we didn't have big plans for The Hot Sauce Club. When we originally launched, we did so for one major reason: to make it easier for hot sauce fans around the world to source unique, award-winning spicy condiments without having to spend hours on the internet or scouring food fairs each month.
Since launching we've noticed just how many people out there there are like us - addicts of hot sauce, deeply immersed in the world of spice and loving every moment of it. Hence, we've since decided to push this website beyond a mere store for buying great hot sauce. It's our long term goal to make The Hot Sauce Club the number one place on the internet for hot sauce lovers - a sanctuary for you to find stories, recipes, products, merchandise and more on all things hot sauce.
If you check out our About Us section, you can hear more from us on our ideas, where we've come from and why we think we're good at what we do (without trying to brag too much!). We'd love to hear your thoughts on any of these topics if you have some (just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, you may have some ideas and that's great too. THSC only exists because of you - the fans - so please do get in touch. We love talking to people from all walks of life who love hot sauce. Together, let's rule the world!
Let It Burn!
Henri & Justin @ THSC