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Voodoo Chile Sauces: Entertaining more than just tastebuds

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Voodoo Chile Sauces: Entertaining more than just tastebuds

When we headed to the NYC Hot Sauce Expo back in April 2017, we knew we needed to use the opportunity to chat with Thom Toth from Voodoo Chile Sauces. Having seen him a month earlier on the Tasting the Heat show, we knew exactly who to look for... Heisenberg. via GIPHY Seriously though, Thom bears a striking resemblance to Walter White. After we got past the initial amazement (since we're big Breaking Bad fans), we talked about the important stuff. Hot sauce and beer. Here are the best parts from our interview with Thom Toth from Voodoo Chile Sauce. Julie:...

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Bravado Spice: Brave and Reckless Hot Sauce and Seasoning Craftsmen

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Bravado Spice: Brave and Reckless Hot Sauce and Seasoning Craftsmen

The guys at Bravado Spice Co. have one mission: To make incredible hot sauces and seasonings with a big focus on flavor and not just heat. Their products are as unique as their personalities and feature flavors like pineapple, apple, and blueberry. We had an opportunity to chat with Ryan Harcourt at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo and talk about how it all started, the first sale, his favorite hot sauce, and much more. Julie: What inspired you to start making hot sauce? Ryan: Our inspiration for making hot sauce came from the fact that we loved eating so much....

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Angry Irishman: What do the Irish know about hot sauce?

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Angry Irishman: What do the Irish know about hot sauce?

In our first Meet the Makers story, we had a chance to meet with Kevin and Mary Ann Mackey of Angry Irishman. Angry Irishman started when Kevin was looking to fill time during the day after a move from Northwest Ohio to Southwest Florida. He took advantage of the sub-tropical climate and started growing hot peppers. The hot temperatures and extreme humidity are perfect for growing hot peppers. A few years later, a friend challenged him to a competition – who could make the hottest salsa. After a few months of testing each other’s limits, they called it a ‘tie’...

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