NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2014
The Torchbearers Sauces booth was hopping and super busy so much so, I was unable to speak with my friend Vid. This year, Torchbearers had some cool mini bottles of their sauce line and gift sets as well. The Zombie Apocalypse Sauce was well represented. Based in PA, Torchbearers makes Oh My Garlic, one of my faves on salads and veggies. Torchbearers have a friendly staff of characters. Did you see the Torchbearers costumes worn by some staff? Funny and priceless.
|Torchbearers Sauces Gift Sets|
|Torchbearers Sauces, Oh My Garlic|
CaJohn's had an impressive spread of sauces from mild to extreme, tasty and hot to novelty type extreme heat. One of the products was the infamous Black Mamba Concentrate, one of the hottest sauces I have tried. CaJohn was at his booth, and I saw him throughout the day. I picked up CaJohn's Chipotle Habanero Bourbon Infused Hot Sauce.
|CaJohn's Reaper Sling Blade Hot Sauce and CaJohn's The Reaper Puree|
|CaJohn's Firehouse Hot Sauce|
|CaJohn's Chipotle Habanero Bourbon Infused Hot Sauce|
Puckerbutt Pepper Company
Puckerbutt has a great selection of woozy bottled hot sauces and condiments. It was nice to see them again this year and get a picture with Smokin' Ed Currie, Puckerbutt's President and founder. Puckerbutt also hold the record now for the World’s Hottest Pepper, the Carolina Reaper (Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper). The Reaper Pepper was this year's craze with many vendors offering a new Reaper Sauce, which is extremely hot.
|Allen, Two Frys with Smokin' Ed Currie, Puckerbutt|
|A variety of Puckerbutt Sauces|
|Deano from Deano's Jalapeños|
|Deano's Jalapeño Chips and Chocolate Bars|
|Deano's Jalapeño Bits|
Hellfire Hot Sauce
One of my faves Hellfire Hot Sauce traveled to NYC from
Wisconsin. Hellfire had
one of the most outstanding and colorful booths at the expo. Hellfire featured a wide
variety of their sauces like the award-winning, The Elixir and Blueberry Hell.
|Hellfire Hot Sauce|
|Merle, Hellfire Hot Sauce and Allen, Two Frys|
|Hellfire Hot Sauce Limited Artisan Hot Sauce Bottles|
|Hellfire Hot Sauce, Devils Gold and The Elixir|
|Hellfire Hot Sauce Fear This Featuring The Carolina Reaper and First Blood|
|Hellfire Hot Sauce, Pure Hell and others|
|Hellfire Hot Sauce Blueberry Hell and others|
It was a pleasure to meet Chef Ed (Eddie) of Hoboken Eddie's sauces. Hoboken Eddie's is a company with a nice variety of sauces for all your cooking and condiment needs. Eddie's sauces are no nonsense, with no fillers and do not contain animal products, fats, or oils. The impressive line of sauces have won many high-end awards, and covers a great amount of sauce styles from BBQ, Asian, Hot Red, Green Sauce, Several Mustards, Jamaican and several more.
|Allen, Two Frys and Eddie, Hoboken Eddie's|
|Hoboken Eddie's Spicy Thai Chili Sauce|
Hoboken Eddie's also makes chutney that should be great for baking and cooking. The sauces I tried were all fantastic. Eddie and I hit it off and is a great guy. I met him via my friend Doug Spiros from NJ and of Peppers and More. With fresh, all-natural ingredients you cannot go wrong with Hoboken Eddie's Sauces. We are looking forward to ordering and cooking with locally based, Hoboken Eddie's sauces and are highly recommended by Two Frys.
|An assortment of Hoboken Eddie's|
Whitehouse Station Sauce Company
Whitehouse Station Sauce Company based in
is the brainchild of Jonathan Kasper. The peppers in this sweet-heat sauce have
a very smooth but robust flavor and are grown in Kasper's garden. Hunterdon County, NJ
|Whitehouse Station Hot Sauce Company|
|Whitehouse Station Hot Sauce tasting|