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The history of hot sauce: Thousands of years in the making

Filed in Blog by on January 22, 2019
The history of hot sauce: Thousands of years in the making

If you enjoy a good hot sauce, you’re definitely in good company. It turns out people have likely been making and enjoying hot sauce in some variety or another for thousands of years. To understand the roots of hot sauce, we need to step back in time about 2,000 years ago to Central America. That’s […]

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The viral phenomenon of spicy food challenges

Filed in Blog by on January 19, 2019
The viral phenomenon of spicy food challenges

From crazy pets to cute kids and daring feats, you’ll find no shortage of viral videos out there. That’s likely led to an entirely new wave of spicy food challenges, some of which are completely over the top. Introduce YouTube into the mix and it seems people just can’t get enough of making, posting and […]

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What is the capsaicin in chili peppers?

Filed in Blog by on January 17, 2019
What is the capsaicin in chili peppers?

If you’ve ever wondered what exactly it is that makes chili peppers so hot, it’s time to take a closer look at a little something called capsaicin. In more simple terms, capsaicin is the active ingredient naturally found in chili peppers, and packaged up into some of your favorite hot sauce. This fiery chemical compound […]

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Cooking with hot sauce and extracts

Filed in Blog by on January 6, 2019
Cooking with hot sauce and extracts

If you think hot sauce is just an ordinary condiment to top off food, think again! Sure hot sauce makes a great topping, but it can also add some great flavor while you’re cooking. In fact, adding some hot sauce or hot pepper extracts into the mix while cooking can be a great way to […]

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Warm Up The Winter Months With Spicy Recipes

Filed in Blog by on December 20, 2018
Warm Up The Winter Months With Spicy Recipes

As the temperatures outside continue to dip and Old Man Winter makes a showing, ‘tis the season to kick back by the fire and settle in for a long few months of winter ahead. But if you’re looking to warm up the winter months, you may not need to throw another log on the fire […]

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Too Much Hot Sauce? How To Stop The Burn

Filed in Blog by on December 17, 2018
Too Much Hot Sauce? How To Stop The Burn

You’ve probably heard the saying you can never have too much of a good thing, but in the case of hot sauce you may just want to come to the table prepared. Hot sauce is a great solution to spicing up bland food, or to give it an extra kick, but sometimes you’ll find you’ve […]

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How To Pair Food With Hot Sauce

Filed in Blog by on December 15, 2018
How To Pair Food With Hot Sauce

If you feel like you’re in a rut when it comes to food, maybe you’re not opening your mind and taste buds to all the possibilities. Traditional meals like breakfast, lunch and dinner don’t haven’t to be ordinary, when they can taste extraordinary! All it takes to give your meals a boost is some imagination. […]

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Starved For Heat: The Rising Appeal Of Spicy Food Challenges

Filed in Blog by on December 13, 2018
Starved For Heat: The Rising Appeal Of Spicy Food Challenges

Years ago food challenges were mainly reserved for the occasional festival or county fair. It was the time when brave contenders showed how much they could eat, how fast they could eat, or simply how spicy of a food they could tolerate. Next came shows such as “Man v. Food” when viewers tuned in to […]

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