Selling hot sauce at a local farmer’s market is one of the easiest and most profitable ways to enter the hot sauce business. There areRead More
Why You Should Make Your Own Hot Sauce
Discovering the many varieties of hot sauce on the market today and trying each one of them is a fun experience for consumers, consumers, andRead More
4 Step Guide To Bottling Hot Sauce
A season’s crop of freshly grown hot peppers may go to waste if you cannot eat them or use them fast enough. There are methodsRead More
What Is Hot Sauce Made With?
I remember sitting in a diner and my buddy Mike stating “hot sauce is so easy to make… it’s just hot peppers and vinegar”. EverRead More
Homemade Hot Sauce
Making hot sauce at home is one of the easiest recipes to follow. Producing delicious and spicy sauce to enjoy at any gathering is asRead More
6 Truths About The Hot Sauce Business
Before you begin wondering how to get into the hot sauce business with a shot in the dark, there are several things you just needRead More
Why Is Hot Sauce So Expensive?
Recently gourmet hot sauce has become a newly discovered condiment and is being consumed more than ever. This demand has enticed manufacturers to make newRead More
How To Make Hot Sauce
An introduction and guide to making gourmet hot sauce Hot sauce has become a huge phenomenon in the world of condiments. Consumers are eating moreRead More
The Cost of Starting a Hot Sauce Business
The costs of starting a hot sauce business can be between $50 and $100 if you choose an On-Demand business model. Other methods of sellingRead More
Ultimate Guide To Hot Sauce Consumption
Hot sauce as a condiment has been on dinner tables for nearly 200 years. It is rapidly becoming one of the go-to condiments for aRead More
16 Hot Sauce Flavors You Need To Explore
All hot sauce has a common experience…heat. However, many hot sauces offer other flavors as well that are tasted throughout the sauce. This is anRead More
12 Standard Hot Sauce Preservatives…and How To Use Them
Not all hot sauce is created equal. Many sauces will use vinegar and citric juices as part of the ingredient combination and these ingredients willRead More
Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce – What You Need To Know!
There are hundreds of varieties of hot peppers, and many are used to make hot sauces. Some are more common than others for their uniqueRead More
How To Make A Hot Sauce Safe For Consumption
Recently there has been an influx of individuals, entrepreneurs, and small businesses that have joined in on the excitement of the hot sauce industry andRead More
How Hot Is Nashville Hot Sauce?
A Nashville sauce has often been compared to a buffalo sauce, buffalo wing sauce, or chicken wing sauce. They are similar in contents, spiciness, andRead More
How Long Does Hot Sauce Last?
Hot sauce is different from other condiments when it comes to how long it will last or how long it will stay fresh once itRead More
Adding Fruit Makes An Amazing Hot Sauce!
Hot sauce has come a long way since the vinegar and hot peppers combination was introduced about 200 years ago. Recipes combine exotic spices, fruits,Read More
Flavor Enhancers Richen The Profile Of Hot Sauce
Flavor enhancers are used in many different food products to create a distinct flavor within the food that it is added to. Even for manyRead More
Understanding Hot Sauce pH
Creating hot sauce can be a science but you do not need to be a scientist to understand the importance of certain pH levels andRead More
Making Hot Sauce For Beginners in 3 Easy Steps
Making hot sauce can be as easy as mixing two ingredients: hot peppers and vinegar. Many well-known and successful hot sauce brands have sold theirRead More
Soy Sauce Has Many Uses In A Hot Sauce!
Soy sauce is being used more than ever as a hot sauce ingredient. A typical condiment for Asian cuisine, soy sauce has seen many adaptationsRead More
Read This Before Using Mustard In A Hot Sauce
Mustard is available in as many varieties and types as hot sauce products are. Some gourmet hot sauces use mustard as a base or additiveRead More
7 Ways To Keep Hot Sauce From Separating
The water that is contained in hot peppers can make even a simple hot sauce recipe seem watered down and can be watered down evenRead More
Why Are Carrots Used In Hot Sauce?
Believe it or not, carrots are more common in a hot sauce than you think. These are usually in the form of fresh carrots andRead More
Is Citric Acid OK In Hot Sauce?
It is not unusual for hot sauce to include preservatives as one of the ingredients, especially if the pH level is above 4.6. Citric acidRead More
Use Mushrooms To Create A Rich And Unique Umami Hot Sauce
Mushrooms are not often thought of as being the main ingredient in hot sauce and up until recent years have probably had never been used.Read More
Discover The Many Ways To Use Garlic In Hot Sauce
Garlic is one of the tastiest and well-used ingredients in a hot sauce and many other types of sauces. The possibilities for its use asRead More
Why Lemon Juice Works So Well In Hot Sauce
Lemon juice, lime juice, and other citrus juices are used in many hot sauce recipes. There are over a hundred successful hot sauces that useRead More
Top Hot Sauce Marketing Must Have Strategies
Having a delicious hot sauce recipe that pairs well with many different varieties of food is important. The ability and knowledge to market and sellRead More
18 Advantages To Starting A Hot Sauce Business
1. The market is hot! Market projection models show the hot sauce industry has been growing rapidly for several years and will continue to growRead More
16 Mistakes NOT TO BE MADE creating hot sauce
1. Cheating on a recipe Usually, if someone publishes a recipe it is because it is tried, tested, and true…and tastes great. A recipe isRead More
Mexican Hot Sauce: Authentic or Imitation?
Chili peppers and spicy foods have been a part of Mexican cuisine in one form or another for centuries. Contemporary hot sauce has been pairedRead More
10 Secrets to Making a Great Hot Sauce
Many people love making their own homemade food products, packaging them as commercial commodities, and selling them for profit. In recent years there has beenRead More
5 Things YOU NEED Entering The Hot Sauce Business
It is kind of like the planets aligning. These five principles need to come together, in succession to be successful in selling hot sauce. EachRead More
4 Important Factors To Consider When Making Hot Sauce
Making hot sauce is a simple combination of mixing hot peppers with other ingredients and blending them. However, some other processes make a difference inRead More
Using Garlic In A Hot Sauce: Why Is It So Prevalent?
There are over 1000 hot sauces on the market that use garlic in some form or another as one of the ingredients. This powerful herbRead More
What Is The Difference Between Wasabi and Hot Sauce?
Hot sauce and wasabi have a completely diffident effect on the way they deliver their spiciness during consumption. Wasabi is a quick and sudden rushRead More
Co-Pack Your Hot Sauce…Here’s Why!
Co-Packing is becoming a standard business practice for many hot sauce companies when it comes to manufacturing and bottling their sauce. Hiring a co-packer toRead More
What Is Thai Style Hot Sauce?
Like many commercially manufactured hot sauces, the store-shelf bottled version will be much different than what was originally conceived. This is true of many ThaiRead More
Gochujang: Origins and Use
Nearly every culture in the world seems to have some sort of hot sauce condiment or spiciness to complement their specialty cuisines. For some societies,Read More
Shatta: Hot Pepper Paste
A combination of hot peppers and spices has been enjoyed by cultures in various ways around the globe for centuries and in recent years thoseRead More
The Importance of a Gluten-Free Label on a Hot Sauce (with 50 examples to choose!)
Traditional hot sauces have never contained wheat or wheat products in their recipes. The exploration of gourmet hot sauces over recent years has caused manufacturersRead More
Why there are so many different vegan labels for hot sauce: 18 examples
Traditionally many hot sauces are vegan by the nature of what they are made with and have been vegan since the diet has been popularizedRead More
Nashville sauce vs. Buffalo sauce…is there much difference?
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out where a Nashville sauce came from. Like many regional sauces, for lack of a better name theyRead More
Harissa: What is it and where is it from?
The hot pepper has taken many forms when used in cuisine especially when it comes to hot sauce. New sauce creations are being made everyRead More
Is any Buffalo sauce really vegan?
Is pretty safe to say that many hot sauces are vegan but anyone who supports and practices a vegan diet may argue that. It isRead More
Chili oil: A hot sauce or not sauce?
Hot sauces and spicy condiments are getting produced, manufactured, and sold all across the globe more than they ever have. Some are new ideas inRead More
How you can enjoy a low sodium chicken wing sauce
Who doesn’t love hot and spicy chicken wings? This has become a staple snack since the mid 60’s when Buffalo sauce was invented, just anRead More
No sodium, sodium free and low sodium hot sauce…find out the difference!
Salt is a very desired flavor and spice in our diet. It has a versatile use and is very difficult to get away from becauseRead More
Is hot sauce bad for you?
Consumers are becoming more consciously aware of what they are eating than ever before. Condiments have always received scrutiny for their high fat and calorieRead More
This is why you cannot duplicate Tabasco® sauce
I bought my 100th bottle of Tabasco® sauce the other day. OK, I made that up but it’s probably close. I bought it because IRead More
Scoville Scale: Then and Now
The Scoville scale is a classification system measuring the amount of concentrated capsaicin in a hot pepper and is also used to determine the heatRead More
25 Most Common Peppers Used In Hot Sauce
There are many varieties of hot peppers but all of them may not be used to make hot sauce. Some of the more common peppersRead More
What you need to know about making a gourmet hot sauce
Gourmet hot sauces are becoming as popular if not more popular than some of the traditional and classic hot sauce flavors we have been eatingRead More
5 Ways to get a smoky flavor into a hot sauce
A smoke flavor is a strong flavor that can be used in many different food applications. This flavor fits nicely within the flavor profile ofRead More
This is why hot sauce has become so popular!
Eating spicy food and hot sauce condiments is not a new phenomenon in dining. Spicey foods can be traced back for centuries and nearly everyRead More
What is a Louisiana style hot sauce…and why has it 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 hotRead More
How blender wattage affects consistency of a hot sauce
I was amazed the last time I cleaned out my kitchen cupboards and found how many slicing, dicing, chopping, mixing and, blending appliances I have.Read More
Here’s your answers to refrigerating a hot sauce
If you mass-produce hot sauce for sale it may not get shipped immediately and will have to be stored while orders are taken and itRead More
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 popularRead More
How to pair a hot sauce with food
If you have created an awesome hot sauce recipe that you are super proud of and you want to share it with other people…then youRead More
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 provideRead More
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 exoticRead More
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 likeRead More
How to determine the expiration date of a hot sauce
Many types of hot sauce can have a longer expiration date than many other condiments used to enhance certain foods. This is true because ofRead More
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 durableRead More
How to add a barcode to hot sauce bottles
Selling hot sauce is an easy way to break into the retail food market. The cost to produce and store the product is cheap andRead More
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 haveRead More
11 Ways to Thicken Hot Sauce (that the pros use!)
Some hot sauce recipes may create a sauce that is runny, watery, or very thin if the ingredients and processes are not controlled properly. ThisRead More
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 remainRead More
The use of water in hot sauce is not always negative
There are over 500 hot sauces that use water as one of the ingredients in a hot sauce. Some may use filtered or distilled waterRead More
Get the most flavor from a roasted pepper hot sauce
Roasted peppers are delicious and if they are done right will produce a sweet, cooked flavor with a smooth texture. Using these peppers in recipesRead More
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 leftRead More
Consider Private Label Hot Sauce Sales To Increase Your Product Line
Making hot sauce and inventing new recipes is fun…if you like eating a lot of hot sauce. Bottling and packing it for sale might notRead More
How To Use Xanthan Gum in a Hot Sauce
Creating a hot sauce recipe can be a fairly simple combination of adding hot peppers and vinegar together but when additional ingredients or processes areRead More
Enjoy Hot Sauce On Your Keto Diet…Its OK!
Dieting fads come and go but one that has stuck around the mainstream health community the past several years is the keto diet. As equallyRead More
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 tasteRead More
21 Ways To Start Selling Hot Sauce…TODAY!
If you finally have an outstanding hot sauce recipe and have provided the funding and time to bottle your hot sauce under the proper stateRead More
The Affects and Effects of Oil in Hot Sauce
I use a lot of oil in my cooking especially when I am frying vegetables in a pan for stir fry. Oil is a greatRead More
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 pastimeRead More
How to make fermented hot sauce from frozen peppers
Towards the end of every growing season, I have an overabundance of hot peppers from our back-yard home farm that I am usually struggling toRead More
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 hotRead More
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 withRead More
The Hot Sauce Market Is On The Rise For The Next Five Years
2021 Is A Great Year To Enter The Hot Sauce Business I am seeing more and more varieties and brands of hot sauce sold inRead More
Altering the pH of a hot sauce will change flavor and appearance
Measuring and altering the pH of a hot sauce is nearly a scientific experiment. The pH level of a hot sauce is important for shelfRead More
The Positive and Negative Effects of Salt in Hot Sauce
It is very common for a hot sauce to use salt as one of the ingredients. It is actually very common in many condiments andRead More
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 inRead More
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 believedRead More
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 hotRead More
How To Provide a Nutritional Label for Your Hot Sauce
I have developed a hot sauce that I think is delicious and now I want to prepare to sell it through the local stores andRead More
5 ways to remove seeds from hot peppers
I make mild hot sauces and remove the seeds to reduce a lot of the heat. I know, it kind of nulls the point ofRead More
9 Vinegar Substitutes for Hot Sauce!
There really are not too many authentic substitutes for vinegar in recipes that can duplicate what it will do to your hot sauce. Few ingredientsRead More
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. IRead More
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.Read More
Best Vinegar For Hot Sauce and Why
I make hot sauce from a simple recipe of hot peppers and vinegar. I am always exploring new flavor combinations of peppers with different typesRead More
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 themselvesRead More
Finally Understand the Fermented Hot Sauce Process!
The top selling brands of hot sauce that use aged hot peppers are Franks RedHot, Sriracha and Tabasco® brand as well as many others. TheyRead More
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, butRead More
Is It OK To Eat Hot Sauce During Pregnancy?
When my wife was pregnant with our children, she would have unusual foods cravings as most expecting mothers do. She did not crave hot sauceRead More
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 recentlyRead More