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Aug 18, 2016 8:41 EST

Sonya – Bacchanal Sauce LLC is a Brooklyn based condiment company exclusively focused on Caribbean tastes & flavors with the perfect amount of heat

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Sonya

United States
 
Brooklyn, United States / Food Production/Sales
 
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Sonya’s story

I’m a Brooklyn girl with Caribbean roots and I love hot sauce, amazing food and great people. I was raised for a time by my grandparents – a farmer and his wife who gave me a deep respect for the process that brings ingredients from field to table. I remember washing vegetables to be taken to the market and the sights and sounds of vendors as they readied their bounty for those who passed by. I believe that food should create wonderful moments. It’s about family, friends, revelry and it’s those snippets of life at the table that truly excite me. The exuberance of Caribbean culture continues to feed my curiosity, creativity and maverick moments in the kitchen.

I’ve worked in both e-commerce & property management but no matter my position whether it be communications director or resolutions analyst I’ve always focused on client relations and the deep wonderful connections between people. I’ve also learned that it is undeniable the bond that can be created through food. It was because of my deep love for food experiences & hot peppers that I decided to follow my Caribbean spiked palate and start Bacchanal Sauce LLC. to highlight the taste, excitement, and revelry of a hot Caribbean fête. There was a deep need in the market for a delicious hot sauce, one that was not hot for the sake of being hot but wonderfully flavorful. My flagship product Bacchanal Pepper Sauce, is a unique, all-natural, vegan hot sauce full of exotic tropical flavor and the perfect amount of heat. I’ve expanded the line to include additional unique sauces, spicy tropical jams and distinctive island condiments. My goal is always to bring the buoyant richness of Caribbean food and culture both in the islands and in my Brooklyn community where Caribbean sights and sounds have become wonderfully woven into the New York cultural fabric. I’ve bootstrapped the business and grown it from product conception to brand recognition including online and wholesale sales. 

This loan is special because:

It helps a woman entrepreneur bring her fiery hot sauce to a wider audience.

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Business Description

Bacchanal Sauce LLC is a Brooklyn based condiment company exclusively focused on Caribbean tastes & flavors with the perfect amount of heat. We have fire in we soul! Our flagship product Bacchanal Pepper Sauce is a unique Caribbean inspired hot sauce. It’s a delicious artisan hot pepper sauce with a wonderful burst of scotch bonnets peppers & exotic tropical fruits. Our revelers (customers) use this gourmet hot sauce at home, work or on the road to enhance every meal. Each bottle is crafted by hand in small batches and contains the perfect mix of all-natural fruits, herbs, spices and hot peppers. We comb local farmers markets for ingredients and get additional produce from wholesale importers based in New York. There is always the dangerously seductive smell of scotch bonnet & habenero peppers in our kitchen and the energy of dedicated makers. We just call it love. We have expanded the line to include additional unique Caribbean condiments with exotic flavors. The condiments are not only flavorful but complex and truly well balanced. We use heat and unique tropical flavors to enhance & delight. Our products are vegan, vegetarian & made without artificial additives or preservatives. They are available online at www.bacchanalsauce.com and in local Brooklyn, New York stores. Our biggest challenge at the moment is to acquire more capital to meet demand and get Bacchanal Pepper Sauce and our additional product line in front of more people. That means really ramping up production, this is why a co-packer and distributor is essential so that we can grow the business both regionally and nationally. I’m most proud of the excitement people experience when they taste our Caribbean inspired hot sauce and condiments.

What is the purpose of this loan?

First co-packer run $3000 Kitchen Rental (4months) $600 Trade show entry $500 Product expansion & marketing $2000 Material (Ingredients, label etc.) $2400

The loan will help me to focus on growing the business.

About Bacchanal Sauce LLC.

Industry: Food
Years in operation: 1 year – 3 years
Website: bacchanalsauce.com

A loan of $10,000 helps me to to secure a co-packer, build wholesale accounts and to market and expand the product line.

Contact Information:

Sonya

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