Sunday, April 6, 2014

NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2014 - 3

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NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2014

NW Elixirs
Portland, OR based NW Elixirs offer a fine line of sauces by the numbers, 4 different ones to be exact. NW Elixirs Hott Sauce #1, NW Elixirs Verde Hott #2, NW Elixirs Hott Smoke #3 and NW Elixirs Bangkok Hott #4 comprise the collection. Chef Andrew Garrett carefully crafts NW Elixirs, and the sauces have a tangy, bold and robust flavor profile.

NW Elixirs
NW Elixirs

Grinders
Kansas City, MO based Grinders had a cool booth, and were slinging sauces from their lineup. The lineup of sauces goes from Wimpy to Death Sauce with Molten and Near Death in the middle. I must say as far as flavor, the Wimpy was one of the most flavorful sauces I sampled all day. 

Grinders
Grinders
All the sauces had a great consistency and nice body, and were visually impressive as well as tasty. We have already planned to order some sauce from Grinders in the very near future to cook with on the blog. Great to see Grinders here in the Big Apple.

Grinders Near Death
Grinders Banana Rat Wing Sauce

VooDoo Chile
I was very happy when I found out VooDoo Chile was going to be at the expo as I had been following this company for some time. I was thrilled to meet the Proprietor and Sauceologist, my friend Thomas Toth, Jr. in person since we recently sent a few messages back and forth. 

Peppadew
VooDew HoneyDew with Peppadew
PORCUS Infernum
I was pleased to buy a bottle of PORCUS INFERNUM from him and we talked about his sauces and my interest in his flagship product. PORCUS is a Bacon Hot Sauce and most people I know love bacon. It is a must have sauce for bacon lovers. Thomas had his other sauces out for sampling like BHUTy THYME (Ghost Pepper), VooDew HoneyDoo, V’Racha, Piquante 'Pig' Rub and more goodies. What are you waiting for? Get your Bhut over to VooDoo Chile Sauces website (see below) and order some hot products.

VooDoo Chile
BHUTy THYME (Ghost Pepper)
VooDoo Chile, Piquante 'Pig' Rub

Sweet Heat Gourmet
Sweet Heat Gourmet makes a splendid line of BBQ and Hot Sauces. I know from experience as their sauces are in our pantry, and we have made an awesome pork dish with the BBQ Sauce. Sweet Heat Gourmet offer several great hot sauces, from mild to really hot. Located in PA, Sweet Heat Gourmet source local produce for their hot sauces. Sweet Heat list the farms the produce or fruit comes from on the bottle. That shows dedication to the locally sourced hot sauce scene. 

Shellie Mierwald, Sweet Heat Gourmet and Allen, Two Frys
Sweet Heat Gourmet
It was a pleasure to meet our online friends Shellie and David Mierwald, and the staff of Sweet Heat Gourmet. Sweet Heat Gourmet sells awesome BBQ and Hot Sauces. They come recommended by Two Frys.

Sweet Heat Gourmet, Sweet & spicy Stout Mustard

Homesweet Homegrown
Homesweet Homegrown sell vegan, non-gmo, homegrown hot sauces and pepper products. The products are pesticide free, naturally made, with no preservatives. To thicken the sauces chia seeds are used. The popular Orange Crush is refreshing and tangy, and features orange habaneros with carrots and citrus in the ingredients.

Homesweet Homegrown
Homesweet Homegrown, Orange Crush
Baron's International Kitchen
Baron's International Kitchen, a Hudson Valley, NY based company, sell gourmet sauces and condiments. The Portuguese Repolho Relish and Caribbean Marinade are among the products offered.

Baron's International Kitchen
Baron's International Kitchen
Jordan Brenner's Hot-Cha WAA-Cha Sauce & Spice Co.
I was happy to see my friend Kendell Brenner again this year. We have been friends since the Chili Pepper Fiesta in Brooklyn, NY a few years ago. Jordan Brenner's Hot-Cha WAA-Cha Sauces have recently added more spices to their inventory. They also sell some hot pretzels now. I missed Jordan the last 2 expos, but hope to see him later this year at a hot sauce event. Brenner's had all their great sauces out for tasting, and this company is a local NY fave, just upstate from us. Check out their hot sauces like Strawberry Habanero, Garlic Lime, Maple Mango, and the limited OMG Hot Sauce (w/ Carolina Reaper Peppers). Brenner's also sell BBQ sauces and spices. Brenner's is a Two Frys recommended, local sauce company from great folks.

Jordan Brenner's
Kendell Brenner of Jordan Brenner's
Southern Belles
-Allen and Sophia/Two Frys

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