About the Sauce: The Owl on this bottle, La Lechunza, is named after the bird of prey it resembles and the terrifying giant owl that has been menacing Northern Mexico for centuries. This Northern Mexican style hot sauce has a complex body mixing spices, annatto, jalapeño heat and then is sealed together with savory pumpkin. This is a really unique sauce that needs to be tried on all types of foods!
Uses: This could very well be your to-go every day hot sauce that accentuates your meals by adding a unique flavor without overpowering. If you want to highlight this sauce we recommend using it on eggs and hummus.
Heat: Mild to Medium
Ingredients: Jalapeños, Water, Vinegar, Pumpkin, Onion, Orange Juice Concentrate, Salt, Garlic, Ground Chiles, Annatto, Spices
Size: 5 oz Bottle
Maker Story: Chris Sutton is the creator and cook behind Char Man Brand Hot Sauces. Chris grew up in his family's seafood restaurant, always in the kitchen or behind the sushi bar creating recipes. By his early 20’s, he had become obsessed with hot sauce.
A few years later after his fascination with heat began, Chris started producing hot sauces as a condiment for the family restaurant. The Char Man Original (Chris's first sauce) was originally used as a finishing sauce on a sushi roll. The sauce became extremely popular, with many customers requesting to take Chris’ sauce home with them.
In 2006, Chris founded Char Man Brand and began selling his sauce outside of the family restaurant. Named after a local legend of the Ojai Valley in Ojai, California, Char Man Brand has expanded to offer a wide range of delicious and unique hot sauces.
Listen to Chris' full story on the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast.