We made Heck Sauce, which could be the hottest possible food, and now we’re using it to raise money for Puerto Rico. A pepper grower in Florida is providing a large quantity of dried peppers which are being processed into pure capsaicin so we can produce thousands of jars of Heck Sauce.
$2 from each bottle sold will be donated to One American Appeal, a charity helping Puerto Rico in their recovery from the devastating hurricane. We chose this group because they get the most value out of donations, spending the least on administrative costs, and their objective is to provide power, clean water, and medical help to the people Puerto Rico.
STATUS: we have passed 200 sales, and we have made a donation of $400. Our target is $10,000 so please spread the word!
(or if you prefer to purchase on Ebay, click HERE)
You can read the story behind Heck Sauce here.
How hot is it? Here is a video of someone trying it on camera.
NOTE: This is not a commercial product. This product is made and packaged by volunteers in an effort to send help to Puerto Rico. We are NOT a licensed food manufacturer, but we observe health and food handling rules required by the Utah County Health Department.
- Cayenne red peppers (for flavor)
- Capsaicin extracted from various dried peppers (the hot part)
- Salt* (preservative)
- Garlic powder (for flavor)
* We use salt as a preservative so that no refrigeration is required. Usually you don’t eat a lot of this sauce, but anyone on a reduced sodium diet should be aware that it has salt.
The “spice” of capsaicin is reduced by heat and also reduces over time. No heat was used in producing or packaging this product. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated, but doing so will keep the product fresher for a longer period of time.
We are using a commercial food lab to produce the capsaicin so we can ship out thousands of bottles in a short period of time. This is the majority of the cost in addition to the jars and packaging. Family and friends are donating their time to package and ship this product. We would also like to thank the people at Best Service Marine (dba Best Service Electronics) for their help in running an online store.