Lucky Dog Hot Sauce was my hobby for 7+ years. In 2005 I started developing recipes in my kitchen & on the back yard grill due to a passion for spicy food, a love of hot sauce, and a desire to create sauces with more complex flavor profiles than were available on the market at the time.
As a Project Manager in health care, the stress was off the charts, and hot sauce was my therapy. In June of 2012 I turned my hobby into a small business due to both overwhelming demand from those who'd tried my sauces, and a desire to not be a bucket of stress in my professional life for the rest of my days.
How I started:
My mission is to produce the most balanced, flavorful and versatile hot sauces possible, with emphasis on local sourcing. The Lucky Dog Hot Sauce product line is intended to be used on almost everything, and to appeal to all tastes from moderate to strong heat, without overpowering your food. If your palate has been blown out or your meal has been rendered inedible, then I have failed at my job as a condiment maker.
I have great respect for those who cook well and/or appreciate a good meal. The best compliment to Lucky Dog Hot Sauce is that foodies choose to use it liberally on their favorite dishes.
Flavor is key, which is why Lucky Dog Hot Sauce is created with savory fire-roasted hot peppers, sweet carrots, tangy vinegars, savory onions, assorted dried peppers, and heaps of roasted garlic. The lightly smoked varieties blend subtle fruit notes to the mix, creating balance and layering rarely found in the hot sauce world. This nuanced approach brings a complex taste with respectable heat in what has become the hallmark of Lucky Dog Hot Sauce.
Lucky Dog Hot Sauces are all-natural, completely original and are made with only the highest quality ingredients in a stunningly clean production kitchen by experienced production chefs in home sweet home, California.
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce proudly supports California farmers & local businesses.
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce is sublimely versatile and compliments a wide variety of cuisine, from the classic American cheeseburger to Indian, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Mexican, Italian, Jamaican, Filipino, Greek, or Middle Eastern food. Use Lucky Dog Hot Sauce liberally on anything, from chicken, fish, pork, and beef to pizza, eggs, sandwiches, potatoes, as an ingredient in your favorite recipes, on lasagna, vegetables, in soups, mixed with oil as spicy vinaigrette, in marinades, or mixed with mayonnaise as a spicy aioli or with melted butter for a wing sauce or veggie glaze - and much, much more. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce is truly Food's Best Friend!
Tops off an epic burger perfectly too!
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce is my hobby, my life, my passion and my dream. Now I'm just living the dream. Thank you for trying Lucky Dog Hot Sauce and I welcome your feedback.
Hot Sauce Guy & Founder, Lucky Dog Hot Sauce
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Trademark & Copyright Information:
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