How it all started
We LOVE chilli sauce!
We are Ben, Lee and Fraser, we have been working together for around three years and each have a very specific set of skills.
Ben is all about the cooking: Chef, cafe owner and food fanatic
Lee is a bottling guru: you make it and he can bottle it
Fraser is a nerd! : coding, algorhythms and websity stuff.
Chatting over a beer or two (the one thing we all do well) we came up with a business idea in which all of our specific skills could be combined to create one amazing venture!
A brief history of hotsauce
Humans have used chili peppers and other hot spices for thousands of years. Inhabitants of Mexico, Central America and South America had chili peppers more than 6,000 years ago. Within decades of contact with Spain and Portugal in the 16th century, the American plant was carried across Europe and into Africa and Asia, and altered through selective breeding.One of the first commercially available bottled hot sauces in North America appeared in 1807 in Massachusetts.
Well now things have gotten very interesting, it is not the big corporates that are lighting the fires it is the garden shed producers and the chilli entrepreneurs of the future that we want to help shine. By providing an amazing platform for their products and dropping their sauce on the doormats or 1000’s of hot sauce lovers we can elevate their business to the next level.
Who are these chilli alchemist’s?
We have scoured the country and the web to discover the chilli men and women who passionately blend, cook, simmer and blitz chillis into some of the most amazing hot sauces you will ever try! From Mr Khoo who grows chiilis in his parents garden (fact) to the Ribman of East london who slathers rib rolls in his famous if not slightly naughtilly named holy f$%k sauce.
Hotsauce.co.uk is a subscription based service. Every month a beautiful little box containing 4 stylish 70ml glass bottles of our specially selected sauces will arrive through the post delivered to either your desk at work or your home. You can cancel your order at anytime and are not tied into a minimum term (we are that sure that you will be addicted).
Each sauce you receive will have information about the producer along with special offers and promotions regarding their product.
What have we done so far?
We have been self-funding the business and so far have managed to achieve quite a lot on quite a little.
We have spent countless hours working on every element of hotsauce.co.uk. From researching hundreds of suppliers, manufacturers, and postal options through to designing the brand and developing the website.
The top and bottom of it is that we really need as many customers as possible to make this a success.
What will we use the money for?
The money raised will enable us to get the amazing products that we have sourced from around the globe to the discerning public. We passionately believe that we can use our skills and idea to help 1000’s of small producers make a healthy living selling their products on our shiny new website.
Your pledge will fund product essential marketing, packaging and help us further develop our brand.
By Febuary 2016 we’d like to be in a position where we are ready to go and Hotsauce.co.uk is bottling, selling and shipping to its customer base.
Thank you for your support,
Ben, Lee & Fraser