About the Sauce: Maple Bacon. Jalapeno. Not the first thing that rolls off your tongue or what you picture when you think of a hot sauce. But this is a complex and wholesome hot sauce with a smoky fresh maple flavor. Try this unique jalapeno based hot sauce that started the Big Red's Flavor Tour Experience as you hear from their on the Craft Hot Sauce Podcast!
Uses: This sauce is a great addition to a Bloody Mary and great with breakfast.
Heat: Mild to Medium
Ingredients: Jalapeno Peppers, Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Onion Powder, Smoked Paprika, Garlic Powder, Lemon Juice, Liquid Smoke, Maple Extract, Sea Salt, Organic Chia Seed Powder
Size: 5 oz
Maker Story: Big Red’s Hot Sauce is a family-owned craft hot sauce company based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Founder Paul Ford’s journey to hot sauce began with a passion for gardening and cooking for his family, but events in Paul’s life and the importance he places on family are what truly fuel the love behind each batch of Big Red’s Hot Sauce.
At the age of 13, Paul lost his father, and the responsibility for raising Paul and his brothers fell solely to his mother. For a time, money was low and stress was high for Paul’s family, and outside temptations took Paul further away from his culinary passions.
Reconnecting with the values of hard work, discipline, and faith that were instilled in Paul by his parents from a young age, Paul found a new path that led him to his now wife and business partner, Tasia.
Paul’s mission in life is to leave behind a legacy for his children and to let people know that no matter the situation, it’s not about how you start, but how you finish. Dreams can become goals and goals can become reality. He carries his love and passion in every bottle while making this world a spicier place, one bottle at a time!
Interested in hearing more of Paul's story? Tune in to our interview with Paul and Tasia of Big Red’s Hot Sauce on the Craft Hot Sauce podcast.