Hope you're doing well. Since I last reached out we've had a few new Craft Hot Sauce profiles. Check out the maker stories of Chilli Richmond (now River City Flame) from Virginia, Culley's from New Zealand, and Town Farm Gardens from Massachusetts.
Last week I stopped by Alicia's Homemade in Worcester, Mass. They will be doing a Craft Hot Sauce profile, but they’re a bit too occupied right now preparing their new retail location. The space looks amazing, and they'll have hot sauces, fresh food and spices, coffee, and a nice deck to chill out on. If you're in the Massachusetts area, you gotta check them out when they open up in a month.
It's fun to keep in touch with companies that have done a Craft Hot Sauce profile and see their progress. Horsetooth Hot Sauce did a profile for us exactly two years ago and are featured in a great video/article about Fort Collins hot sauce companies.
Lastly, one request for our chiliheads: I'm adding new entries to the funniest hot sauce names blog post, let me know which funny hot sauces you know of that should make the list!
Keep it up!
P.S. Our monthly subscription club is up and running! Thanks to Maureen from Alabama for joining the Craft Hot Sauce Club last week.
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I wanted your first note of the year to come from the hot sauce part of your life. Happy New Year! I hope you’re in good health and I’m counting on 2022 being a great year ahead.
I’m here to share a recent conversation I had, which is now on the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast. Sometimes when I write this newsletter or market a hot sauce, it’s not my most natural channel of communication. The podcast has grown to be my favorite way of connecting with the wider craft hot sauce community and sharing those experiences with you.
Hope you’re enjoying your week as we ease into the winter months. In the past couple of newsletters I’ve described the hustle and bustle of the chili pepper harvest season. I feel like the mania that built up during summer peaked a couple weeks ago at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo.
The event was everything we hoped for with lots of engagement with hot sauce enthusiasts and makers. We gave out more samples of Craic Sauce over a two day period than ever before, receiving lots of positive feedback, especially with our Brian Boru’s Curry sauce.