What is a Louisiana style hot sauce…and why has stood the test of time?

Many styles of hot sauce are identified by their origins of where they come from either by the climate of the region where the hot peppers grow or by the culture of cuisine that is consumed there. These sauces are often identified or labeled by the region they come from such a Louisiana-style hot sauce. … Continue reading What is a Louisiana style hot sauce…and why has stood the test of time?

What are the top-selling hot sauce brands…and why?

There is a difference between a popular brand of hot sauce and a bestselling brand of hot sauce, but not much. However, being a popular brand hot sauce will certainly lead to becoming a top-selling brand name sauce with great marketing techniques. The top-selling brands of hot sauce brands are Franks Redhot, Sriracha, and Tabasco® … Continue reading What are the top-selling hot sauce brands…and why?

You need to know these FDA requirements when labeling a hot sauce!

If you want to compete with hot sauces on store shelves and online retailers on a global or domestic level, then you need to provide a label that follows the FDA requirements. This is standard for all condiments and hot sauces and you will see similarities just by reading the packaging. When providing a label … Continue reading You need to know these FDA requirements when labeling a hot sauce!

Know the difference between gourmet, artisan, and craft hot sauces

Hot sauces have come a long way since a simple mixture of hot peppers and vinegar was introduced over 200 years ago. Rare and exotic ingredients are used, the sauces are given, unique, funny or eye-catching names, and the costs for producing and purchasing them are going up. Why are gourmet, artisan, and craft hot … Continue reading Know the difference between gourmet, artisan, and craft hot sauces

How to make a hot sauce taste better with (5) flavor profiles

Making hot sauce can be done with only a few simple ingredients of hot peppers, vinegar, and salt. If you are not using processes like fermentation or smoking, a few ingredients may not make a sauce with varying flavors. Choosing other ingredients to be added will require a general knowledge of flavor profiles and how … Continue reading How to make a hot sauce taste better with (5) flavor profiles

Want to make hot sauce?…Get these simple kitchen tools, utensils, and appliances.

Having the right high-quality kitchen utensils and appliances is essential in your long-term efforts to make a great-tasting hot sauce. Spending money upfront on durable and lasting equipment can save money over time. Making hot sauce in a kitchen will require a blender, sharp knives, a cutting board, and measuring cups. Hot sauce-making processes such … Continue reading Want to make hot sauce?…Get these simple kitchen tools, utensils, and appliances.

The Top 50 Most Commonly Used Hot Sauce Ingredients…and Why!

The bottled hot sauces we eat today have been around for over 200 years. Some have changed dramatically by becoming increasingly hotter and some have not changed at all with a mixture of just three simple ingredients. The most common hot sauce ingredients, hot peppers, vinegar, and garlic, are used in many of the top-selling … Continue reading The Top 50 Most Commonly Used Hot Sauce Ingredients…and Why!

Calculate the cost of hot sauce – How much does it cost to make hot sauce?…one bottle at a time

Hot sauce is one of the cheapest and easiest condiments to make. Because of the simplicity of the manufacturing process, the production cost will remain at a minimum as well. If you produce hot sauce on a large scale these costs can add up. Figuring out the costs from the bottom up, one bottle at … Continue reading Calculate the cost of hot sauce – How much does it cost to make hot sauce?…one bottle at a time

Don’t waste time removing seeds from your hot sauce…eat em!

Seeds are often removed from many fruits and vegetables before they are consumed because of their bitterness and coarse texture. Most often seeds are left in hot peppers before they are blended into a hot sauce because they can be difficult and time-consuming to remove. There can be many reasons for removing them before making … Continue reading Don’t waste time removing seeds from your hot sauce…eat em!

I’m Craving Buffalo Sauce…Is It Safe To Eat During Pregnancy?

Buffalo wing sauce has a unique flavor and an exceptional spiciness to it even among other hot sauces. Once you have it; that distinct taste can have a lasting recall and you want it again and again. These types of cravings are normal and will be heightened and intensified by hormones if you are pregnant. … Continue reading I’m Craving Buffalo Sauce…Is It Safe To Eat During Pregnancy?

Combine smoking with fermenting for an unbelievably delicious hot sauce

I have been making fermented hot sauce for years and trying different recipes or processes to make the sauce has always been a favorite pastime of mine. Smoking meat has also been an enjoyable way for me to create delicious meals. So I combined the two and recently I began smoking hot peppers and then … Continue reading Combine smoking with fermenting for an unbelievably delicious hot sauce

Try This Amazing Fermented Habanero Hot Sauce Recipe Using Dried Peppers!

If you grow your own hot peppers or buy them in bulk, drying them out is an option for preservation if you cannot make hot sauce fast enough or cannot make large quantities. Dried peppers can be fermented like you would ferment fresh hot peppers either by themselves or along with other ingredients, and then … Continue reading Try This Amazing Fermented Habanero Hot Sauce Recipe Using Dried Peppers!

How to select the best method or machine to fill hot sauce bottles for your entry level business

When I began making hot sauce it was in small batches of one or two bottles at a time because I was always experimenting with different recipes. Now I have perfected the hot sauce recipe, increased the quantity of each ingredient and make enough sauce to fill several bottles from one batch. I need to … Continue reading How to select the best method or machine to fill hot sauce bottles for your entry level business

How To LEGALLY Sell Hot Sauce! A Guide for Entering The Hot Sauce Business

If you plan on selling hot sauce in stores or on a large commercial scale than there are several things you need to know in order to follow the proper recipe protection, health guidelines and marketing tactics, without the threat of operations getting shut down or the possibility of fines. You do not need a … Continue reading How To LEGALLY Sell Hot Sauce! A Guide for Entering The Hot Sauce Business

The Probiotic Benefits of Fermented Hot Sauce May Be False Claims

Recent trends in food consumption include fermented foods and the health benefits behind adding them to your daily diet. Many fermented hot sauces are believed to offer some of the same health benefits as other fermented foods such as yogurt, kombucha and kimchi. The fermentation process produces natural forming bacteria that are part of a … Continue reading The Probiotic Benefits of Fermented Hot Sauce May Be False Claims

18 Tips You Should Know Before Selling Hot Sauce

Hot sauce is becoming more and more popular as a condiment and continues to show as being widespread throughout the globe. New varieties of hot sauce are become available everywhere and more and more people are entering the hot sauce business…successfully! Here are 18 tips to making hot sauce sales successful. 1. Know the sales … Continue reading 18 Tips You Should Know Before Selling Hot Sauce

There is a pH Difference Between Fermented and Non Fermented Hot Sauce

I have recently experimented with fermenting hot peppers before making hot sauce to try and emulate some of the popular sauces that I enjoy. I also want to make a sauce that does not rely on vinegar for preservation and flavor. Some of the ingredients I use create an acidic environment or a low pH … Continue reading There is a pH Difference Between Fermented and Non Fermented Hot Sauce

Sweet and Heat…Super Easy MILD Hot Sauce Recipe Without Burning Your Taste Buds Off!

I love hot sauce…but I really don’t. I love the tang, zip and bright flavors of hot peppers but I still cannot tolerate the heat. I have been eating hot sauce hot over 30 years and I still prefer a mild sauce over one using extremely hot peppers. Here is a recipe for a mild … Continue reading Sweet and Heat…Super Easy MILD Hot Sauce Recipe Without Burning Your Taste Buds Off!

The Challenges of Preserving Hot Sauce and Controlling the pH

The addition or subtraction of certain ingredients in your hot sauce for the purpose of preservation will change the pH level. Hot peppers, by themselves are very acidic. To change the acidic level of your hot sauce or increase the alkaline measurement you will have to add ingredients that are either neutral or closer to … Continue reading The Challenges of Preserving Hot Sauce and Controlling the pH

Choose a Bottle That Will Give Your Hot Sauce Character…To Compliment It’s Bold Flavor!

I have a unique hot sauce blend and I want the bottled packaging to be as equally unique. I have seen numerous bottle types, but I want the one that is right for my hot sauce. I have also taken careful consideration into the cost and appearance, because I want marketing to play a role … Continue reading Choose a Bottle That Will Give Your Hot Sauce Character…To Compliment It’s Bold Flavor!

Do You Know About These 7 Things That Sugar Does To Hot Sauce?

I love Sriracha! If you have ever read the label for the list of ingredients in Sriracha, sugar is second only after chilies. I recently made a jalapeno sauce with granulated sugar and it blended well with the other ingredients giving it a unique flavor combination of heat and sweet. If you have decided to … Continue reading Do You Know About These 7 Things That Sugar Does To Hot Sauce?

Make Your Own Franks, Tabasco® and Sriracha!

According to IBISworld.com Franks RedHot (McCormick), Tabasco® (Mcilhenny) and Sriracha (Huy Fong) are the three top selling hot sauce brands, maybe not in that order. If you read the ingredient labels there is a simplistic combination of ingredients; Peppers, vinegar and spices. Is it really that easy to make these hot sauces? How do you … Continue reading Make Your Own Franks, Tabasco® and Sriracha!

Don’t Get Saucy With Me! Just Eat These 7 Types Of Sauces.

Consumers love condiments! Most recently hot sauce consumption has been on the rise and is giving other condiments such as ketchup and mayonnaise some competition. There are many different brands of products in the category of condiments and specifically there are hundreds of hot sauces to choose from. When using the term "hot sauce" in … Continue reading Don’t Get Saucy With Me! Just Eat These 7 Types Of Sauces.

Don’t Waste Money Buying Hot Peppers If You Make Your Own Hot Sauce…Grow Them Instead!

I love hot sauce! That's right I said it again, and now I have started making my own. For the small amount of hot sauces that I make in my kitchen do not need a large amount of the main ingredient...hot peppers, but I found a great recipe and now I want to make more … Continue reading Don’t Waste Money Buying Hot Peppers If You Make Your Own Hot Sauce…Grow Them Instead!