Welcome to the The Somerset Hotsauce Company about page. We are a small company is based in Bath, South West England, that produces hot sauce and chilli related products. The company started back in late Summer 2013, and began selling to the public in 2015. We aim to produce a range of unique, high quality, hot sauces, chilli sauces and other chilli related products that we enjoy making and hope you will enjoy eating.
In late Summer 2013 Doug obtained a large amount of hot & super hot chilli peppers, far more than he knew what to do with. He began experimenting with making different chilli sauces and foods, before attempting to replicate well known American brands and making versions of them with varying levels of heat. In one of these experiments he misjudged the quantities of his ingredients and, realising his mistake, attempting to compensate by bulking out the sauce with a selection of herbs and spices. He was pleasantly surprised by the concoction and gave it to a couple of friends to try, who were equally impressed. The 'accidental' sauce was tweaked many times over several months, well into 2014, refining the mixture of herbs & spices used. Eventually, The Somerset Hotsauce Companys' secret mix of spices was born!
The next step was when Lewis suggested making a chilli sauce that wasn't too hot. Doug came back with, what is now our Original Hot Sauce, and The Somerset Hotsauce Company Ltd was born. Lewis and Doug have been working together, creating the range of fantastically flavoursome, sensible hot sauces (except the Habanero!) that we sell today.
We continue experimenting with recipes for seasonal new lines, and recently won 4 awards from The Taste of the West