Hope you’re keeping well and staying safe!
I’ll keep this shorter than usual because we have a lot of stories and content in two new episodes of the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast.
You can listen to the episodes by searching Craft Hot Sauce Podcast on your favorite podcast player or on our website. After having these recent conversations I came away with a few reflections:
Here's a quick bit on the two podcast episodes that dropped and the sauces included in the May edition of the Craft Hot Sauce Subscription Box 🔥
Small Axe Peppers donates pepper seeds to community gardens in over 15 cities across the US. During the harvest season, Small Axe buys the peppers at a premium to use in their hot sauce and invests the proceeds from their sales back into the community gardens. Here is our conversation last week with Dan from Small Axe Peppers: Small Axe Peppers Podcast
Last month you may have read the story of Sacred Sauce, but on the podcast, Allan and I share our experiences of starting hot sauce companies as solo entrepreneurs. Listeners will also enjoy hearing about Allan's well-traveled journey that led him to start a chili sauce company. Listen to Allen's Podcast Episode here: Sacred Sauce Podcast
We're super excited to share an awesome Craft Hot Sauce Box with sauces from Sacred Sauce and Small Axe Peppers, along with another cult classic hot sauce: Gringo Bandito along with the story from their founder, Dexter Holland of the Offspring! (Hence the guitar picks with the hot sauce)
Stay safe, spicy, and helpful to others!
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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.