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N.B. Hot sauce business seeks a solution in the shortage of chili peppers

There is a fine-tuned process that combines a variety of spices, peppers and other flavorful ingredients to make hot sauce.

Spicy Boys make some of those hot sauces. One is smoked peach sauce, which has a sweet and spicy taste.

"The base of all our sauces is onions," he said. "Add the spices and herbs you are using, then add sugar to help break down and caramelize the onions. Add the produce you are using. Usually, then use vinegar and liquid, Stew a little. "

Next, spices — spices.

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But these For pepper, Carolina Reaper and Scotch Bonnet were difficult to procure due to ongoing supply chain problems and the effects of climate change in places like California.

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This is the third year of the drought in California, supplying mainly agricultural products to Canada and the United States. It is causing problems for producers.

Some of these peppers are usually found in the warm climates of North and South America.

Smoke peach is one of the most popular hot sauces for spicy boys, but it's used to procure the pepper used in the sauce, Scotch bonnet. There is a problem. Natalie Sturgeon / Global News

"Having chili peppers as a hot sauce company is critical to our success. "Gordet said.

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Gordett says logistically that small businesses may need to find connections that don't exist. I said there was a problem. For large companies.

"There are still many twists to solve," he said. "Thankfully, we're starting to step down. We're still struggling to find the Scotch bonnet, the main pepper for smoked peach, the most popular hot sauce."

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Gordett said a shortage of peppers forced him to cancel his appearance in several markets due to a shortage of supplies. The shortage also affects the company's philanthropic activities.

One source, Vicious Veteran, helps Soldier On. The program assists the recovery of sick and injured members of the Canadian Army and veterans, and provides resources through sports, recreation and creative activities. sold out.

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Although there are challenges, Gordett says he wants bumps to be possible and will be resolved over time — he wants to avoid price increases.

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Famous brands such as Sriracha HotChili Sauce manufactured by Huy Fong Foods, whose lack of chili peppers has hurt some. But the Spice Boys want to step into that breach.

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"I'm happy to fill the gap," he said in an interview on Saturday. "I think it's really more important for people to give us a chance than ever before, because if you're a hot sauce fan, Sriracha is one of the hot sauces you use. So you have to switch. , Why would you switch to your local company? Does it really have all the motivation and motivation to get out there and shatter it? "

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