We use all ORGANIC ingredients, and purchase chiles & garlic direct from farmers
HEIRLOOM peppers create unique flavors in a wide variety of heat levels
A sweet-hot blend of Hungarian Hot Wax, Hinkelhatz and our own Hot Winter Pepper. Perfectly balanced, this sauce is reminiscent of Sriachia, but with much higher quality ingredients and greater complexity.
SALE! I have just a few cases remaining of our 2017 vintage. These still taste wonderful, but they do show some slight discoloration from slowly oxidizing in their bottles, and the new vintage is just so pretty. So: half off the remaining stock of our older bottles, while they last.
Santa Fe Grande (hot)
Our hotter blend starts with a base of Santa Fe Grande, then adds Bulgarian Carrot and a little bit of Golden Cayenne for a heat that is substantial, but still full of flavor.
Orleans (Golden Hot)
Our very own Hot Winter Pepper: the off-type Jimmy Nardello that inspired Hot Winter Hot Sauce. This sauce is less sweet and more earthy, with a slowly building heat that is robust, but not over powering.
Bulgarian Carrot (very hot)
For all those who have asked for a hotter Hot Winter: this sauce blends our Bulgarian Carrot with LOTS of Hinkelhatz, for a bold heat with rich, dark fruit flavor with a full body. This year we also added some Aji Crystal, which turned up the sour cherry and citrus notes (and possibly increased the heat just a little bit).
Hatch Chile (Medium)
In a partnership with Los Roast, we are pleased to share this fermented Hatch chile sauce. These are certified New Mexico chiles prepared in the Hot Winter style. We use a combination of the Arizona 1904 and Lumbre varieties, to create a sauce with an accessible heat and distinctive SW flavor.
The Aleppo has a robust, long lasting heat, as well as a unique umami flavor. It has been favored by chefs for centuries, and is named after the city that used to be the most populous in Syria.
-- In honor of the people who have cultivated this chile for generations, I will be donating 5% of sales from this variety to the Seattle chapter of the International Rescue Committee.
I grew a lot of Aleppo last year, and have extra seed available. I would love for more people to grow this pepper themselves, and am offering packets (10 seeds each) for $1.99.
The Aleppo began as a Limited Edition, but has since joined our regular rotation of peppers.Sign up for our newsletter to find out about upcoming Limited Editions!
We currently have FOUR very delicious Limited Edition hot sauces. While I am excited to offer so many new varieties, please note that supplies are more limited than usual, due to a harder agricultural season. As such, the Limited Editions here are not currently available for the six pack or full case deals.
The Targu Mures was originally grown in Romania, but I was able to source it through an Oregon company called Adaptive Seeds, that promotes (and breeds) cultivars that are adapted for the Northwest climate. This sauce has a similar heat level as our own Hot Winter Pepper, but is less sweet and more fruity, with rich, dark cherry flavors. The heat is more immediate and less long lasting than our own med-hot sauce.
Chihuacle Negro -- Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, this dark purple chile is traditionally dried and used in mole sauce. The heat here is mild to medium, but the flavor is rich, full of umami and unsweetened fresh pepper, and is sure to add depth to cooking.
Cherry Bomb -- Oregon's own Adaptive Seeds is attempting to de-hybridize this gem of a pepper. While the result could have yielded more fruit, we were quite happy with the sauce we were able to glean. The flavor is Very fruity, but not at all sweet, with a medium hot but lasting burn.
Aji -- Our all Aji sauce is our spiciest limited edition. Featuring a NW adapted capsicum baccatum, this sauce has a wonderfully exotic flavor. Heat lovers will enjoy notes of melon and green papaya.
The Padron is SOLD OUT --- if this was your favorite, do let me know: planting time is just a few month away...