Experimental hot sauces and growing your dream - June 2019

June 01, 2019

Hi there,

Hope your summer is off to a great start! I’ve been seeing lots of pictures and sensing excitement from folks planting their pepper seedlings. It’s a fun time of year to dream up and experiment with new hot sauce recipes.

Picture of a Hot Sauce Fiddlehead Recipe


I just made an experimental version of my first fermented hot sauce. Have you ever made a fermented hot sauce? I’m going to be sharing experiences and tips in an upcoming post and would love some insights from folks that make fermented sauces.


I try a lot of new hot sauces each month and don’t pick favorites often, but Grand Traverse (GT) Sauces Company makes some damn good hot sauce. You can try their sauces in our June Craft Hot Sauce subscription box, but Mark and Ashley, founders of Grand Traverse, also have a great story that you can read about here


Last month I also had the chance to sit down and record a conversation with Sufia from Silly Chilly Hot Sauce. Sufia quit her job in the fashion industry to go all-in on making a mission-driven hot sauce company in Queens. As you’ll learn from the conversation on our podcast, it wasn’t easy, but she has no regrets, and the business is doing great! Silly Chilly along with Facepunch Foods based in Minnesota will also be in our June subscription box.



Before I sign off, I thought I’d share a preview of what’s to come next month. It’s a video of a feat we’ll be breaking down in great detail on an upcoming podcast. It was a fun interview going inside the mind of Greg from Inferno Farms who holds the Guinness World Record for the most Carolina Reaper pepper consumed in one minute!  


Hope you all have a great month!




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