What's going on?! I have a new updated website for you! I planned to do this update two years ago, but between then and now, I had some time to think about why I've been keeping up with CraftHotSauce.com as a hobby since 2014. I came up with this!
I hope our Why resonates with you, but I’d like to hear what your Why related to craft hot sauce is. I want to share your stories and inspiration with our followers, so drop me a line if you have something to share.
Last month, Nick from Pallotta Hot Sauce in NJ did a great job of sharing his story and evolution. Take a moment to read about his journey from a determined (yet sassy) five year old cooking next to his Mom to the gourmet hot sauce maker and entrepreneur he is today. Read Pallota Hot Maker Story here.
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Welcome to the February edition of the Craft Hot Sauce Monthly Subscription Box featuring:
I had a chance to speak with all three hot sauce crafters last month, learning about their stories and inspiration. You can listen to our podcast episodes with them by searching Craft Hot Sauce on your favorite podcast player or subscribing on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/craft-hot-sauce-podcast
February orders from the Craft Hot Sauce Subscription Box will include three hot sauces, including a sauce from Elijah’s Xtreme, Sh’ That’s Hot, and Voodoo Chile Sauces. I recorded a short video sharing a few highlights of what I learned from them while I down spoonfuls of all their sauces:
Hope you learned something new, got a bit of inspiration, or are set for trying some new sauces. Til' next time!
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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.