1) Tell us about your culinary journey.
I have always been drawn to time-consuming cooking projects and techniques- the more weeks something takes, the better! I first tried my hand at fermentation a few years ago, starting with a simple fermented jalapeño hot sauce. The results blew me away- the depth of flavor was so unlike any hot sauce I had tried before. That sent me down a path of experimenting more and more with all things spicy, and what has now morphed into Häxan Hot Sauce.
2) Where do you source your ingredients?
Sourcing as locally as possible is a core value for us. We work with farmers from around Washington state, including Tonnemakers and Alvarez Organic Farms. Our honey is sourced from Golden Girls Honey in Bellevue.
3) Tell us about a new product you are working on.
We will be bringing brand new gift boxes to the market with us! These will have smaller bottle sizes and would make a great gift for the hot sauce lover in your life. We are also going to be introducing our first seasonal hot sauce this winter, which is a big jump up for us on heat level. Keep an eye out for that one!
4) What will our fans find at your booth this fall?
Fermented, small-batch, locally-sourced hot sauces ranging from mild to spicy. Our approach to hot sauce puts value on high-quality, fresh ingredients; unique flavors; and manageable heat. Our sauces have no artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors, and use only honey as a sweetener.