Welcome to The Hot Sauce Club, Happy Holidays and we're so glad that you chose to spend a little time with us. We're officially 8 days away from Christmas, wow! Where did the year go? 2015 is just around the corner and if you haven't noticed, we're all about Hot Sauce. And why not? Hot sauce makes for a great gift. It doesn't matter if it's the holidays, a birthday, or just to say "I Love You," There's a lot of people out there that appreciates a great hot sauce, I know I do. And the best part? Hot sauce is an inexpensive gift. Plus, you have the opportunity to have some of the best hot sauces right at your fingertips!
Here at The Hot Sauce Club, we have a variety of hot sauces for you to enjoy. And if you're looking for the ultimate hot sauce gift, how about our monthly hot sauce club? We have three hot sauce membership packages that have great value. The Hot Sauce Club has 3 different memberships, (1) month, (3) months and (6) months. Each monthly subscription to The Hot Sauce Club includes award-winning hot sauce delivered straight to your door. No need to go anywhere, we have you covered. All subscriptions include free shipping, no commitments either.
We also have dozens of individual hot sauces for you to enjoy and we're always adding to our collection. Quality is important to our company and every hot sauce that comes through our doors is tested and reviewed. We do want to make sure that you're getting the best hot sauces. That's why we have three main categories for you to choose from. We have award-winning hot sauce, boutique hot sauces and extra hot hot sauce. Yes!
From all of us at The Hot Sauce Club, we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We want to take this time to thank everyone for all the support, we are deeply humbled by you all. Our goal was to build the largest hot sauce community in the world. While we're not there yet, we're off to a great start. We couldn't be this far without all of you. Thanks for supporting our efforts and allowing us to do what we love. We're all thankful. Don't forget about the new The Hot Sauce Club Forums everyone! Join our hot sauce community today for free!
Welcome to the club, Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauce! November 29 2014
We would like to give a big THSC welcome to our newest member of the club, Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauce. The Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauce story began with two friends; co-founders Austin D’Almeida and John Sauchelli, when, with their love for all things hot and spicy, decided to try their hand at making hot sauce. They had no intention of selling hot sauce, but when everyone who tried it out wanted more, they brought their delicious and unique hot sauce on to the market, to be enjoyed by everyone.
What makes Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauce so special is their insistence on keeping their products as locally fuelled as possible. Their priority of using almost only local ingredients and suppliers means that not only do the farmers get the recognition they deserve for their hard work, but also those who enjoy their products know exactly where they came from. All in all, the Jersey Barnfire boys are not only great at making hot sauce-they also care about supporting and creating jobs in their communities. They get their main ingredients from local New Jersey producers: Obis One, LLC and Tranquillity Farms . Their affiliates include Black Garlic Love, Hayek’s Market, Tinga Fresh Mexican and Foodshed Alliance-to name a few.
Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauce uses fresh, local and organic ingredients to make up their two delicious hot sauces that are currently on the market.
Jersey Barnfire's Original Hot Sauce is a delicate balance between sweet and heat. It‘s made up of local and organic ingredients including peppers, sugar, onions, garlic, tomatoes and a variety of spices. If you're a fan of the hot stuff, Jersey Barnfire's Original Hot Sauce will become a staple in your household.
Jersey Barnfire's Black Garlic Hot Sauce is made up of similar ingredients to the Jersey Barnfire Original Hot Sauce -peppers, onions, tomatoes, sugar, vinegar and various spices with the simple addition of black garlic. As with the Original Hot Sauce, it combines a sweet and tangy taste with its famous heat, but the introduction of black garlic gives it a little something extra. This black garlic, which differs from regular garlic with its richer and earthier flavour, makes for a smoky, rich and thick sauce.
One of the best aspects of these hot sauces is their versatility. They can be used to spice up any of your favourite meals or snacks and utilised as dipping sauces. Because of their sweet, tangy quality and thick consistency they can be used as a delicious marinade for any meat you usually like to throw on the grill - steaks, burger patties, chicken , chops, you name it!
All Natural, All Healthy, All Awesome - PuckerButt Pepper Company Knows How to Make Hot Sauce! August 30 2014
If you love your hot sauce with some serious kick then you're going to love our latest range of products from the PuckerButt Pepper Company.
PuckerButt Pepper Company made chilli fame in 2013 after being awarded the Guiness World Record for the hottest chilli pepper in the world. Known as Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper, this bad boy comes in at a whopping 1.5 million on the Scoville Scale and is recommended for the bravest of chilli-heads only!
Aside from creating face-melting chilli peppers, PuckerButt Pepper Company also make a variety of fantastic hot sauces.
The hot sauce aficionado will notice PuckerButt Pepper Company's hot sauces have quite a thin, liquid consistency but don't take this as a bad thing - we find the PuckerButt Pepper Company's range to be subtle yet flavoursome, and their sauce is great for dishes like scrambled or poached eggs in the morning. The vinegar base used (a standard feature in most hot sauces) is actually made with rice vinegar for a more delicate infusion, meaning the habaneros are not overpowered and sit well on the front of the palate.
And what about PuckerButt Pepper Company itself? Well something we found very interesting about Founder "Smokin' Ed" Currie is that his original interest in chilli peppers stems from a history of cancer and heart disease in his family. His research in the 1980s revealed that indigenous populations from around the world who eat spicy peppers have always enjoyed a very low incidence of such diseases, "prompting his focus on peppers as a delicious and healthy food staple."
So there you have it, delicious and healthy. Not that you needed another excuse to eat hot sauce!
You can pick up some of the PuckerButt Pepper Company sauces right here at The Hot Sauce Club from only $8.49 + shipping.
Let It Burn!
Henri & Justin
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!
OB's Irie Pepper Sauce and Marinade is BIG on flavour! August 30 2014
Most of our stories regarding boutique producers start by mentioning the ‘husband and son team’ or ‘best friend duo’, or in this case ‘husband and wife’ partnership. Does this make us repetitive? We’d like to think it’s more a case of noticing a dominant trend with boutique sauce making – that it tends to come from small family and friend teams with a real passion for hot sauce, and OB’s Irie Pepper Sauce is no exception!
The South Carolina based couple, Sara and Sean, base their sauce making technique around Sean's family recipe from Trinidad - home of epic hot sauces, or pepper sauces as they are known there aptly named "because we use hot peppers to make a spicy sauce to add on or eat with meals" Sean tells us. The end result of this mixed sauce-making heritage is kind of like the perfect storm – a killer combination of Caribbean and Southern style spicy condiment making. We’re backing it as an award winning combination and we feel you might too.
It's full speed on freshness and flavour with this delectable number, the most valuable players being the zesty lime juice and apple vinegar coupled with a delicious combination of up to seven peppers that the OB's HQ keep under lock and key. It's definitely not a hot number so we're recommending this as a great 'gateway' sauce if you're looking to get a friend, fiancée or family member into the wonderful world of hot sauce. If it's just for you and you're normally an EXTRA HOT hot sauce kinda guy/gal, we also still recommend giving this one a go. What it might perceivably lack in heat it more than makes up for in taste.
Sara shows us the Golden source of sauce.