Summer is here! Our newsletter is late because we’ve been busy transplanting peppers and selling hot sauce at farmer's markets, but better late than never!
There's more to come on what we're growing, but we’ll start off with some maker stories from Trinidad and Tobago before introducing the new summer curated hot sauce boxes - perfect gifts for Father’s Day!
The Story of Bazodee
First up, I'm excited to share an amazing conversation I had with Debra Sandler, founder of Bazodee. Debra has an inspiring story - born in Venezuela and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, she came to the US for college and found a passion for business and marketing. Now her focus is on sharing the flavors of Trinidadian kitchens by launching Bazodee. Bazodee’s line of sauces and marinades is Debra’s way of honoring her aunt’s beloved recipes and sharing some of the flavors that have been so important to her family for years. You can listen to our conversation on the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast and read her story here.
We also interviewed the guys from Trini Pepper Sauce on the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast, and if you want to give the fruity, island flavor a try (we think you should), here it is: Trini Pepper Sauce & Trini Pepper Sauce - Hot
New Summer Releases
I was swimming in the brisk Maine ocean a couple weeks ago, so that means summer is here, and we have brand new boxes curated for you!
The Beach Box
First up is The Beach Box. This is full of some milder sauces, with fruity, tart notes that will spice up just about any summer snack. Watermelon, cocktails, chips & sandwiches - this box just screams summer. Explore the beach box for your summer outings here!
The Grill Box
It's officially grilling season! For those summer cook nights, we have the Grill Box ready for you! These sauces are perfect to go on meats, vegetables, or anything you’re cooking up outside. Full of smoky, charred, poblano flavors, this box will take any grill night to the next level.
As a reminder, all of our boxes can be ordered as gifts with handwritten custom letters, perfect for a certain holiday creeping around the corner!
That's all for this time! Thanks for reading and have a joyous weekend!
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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.