43 Trending Hot Sauce Businesses [2024]

Updated: January 18th, 2023
Start A Hot Sauce Business

Hot sauce is one of the most popular condiments in the world, and it's easy to see why: it's versatile, delicious, and can add some serious flavor to almost anything you put it on—and not just for people who like spicy foods! Hot sauce can be used to create complex flavors that are perfect for anyone looking for a little extra pep in their step.

So, if you love hot sauce and you also love money, it turns out, you can start and run a hot sauce business! You can make it yourself or you can buy it in stores and resell it to earn some good profit.

If you are planning to make the hot sauce yourself you’ll need some initial capital to purchase ingredients and equipment for making the hot sauce, as well as packaging materials such as bottles and labels.

The average hot sauce lover will try and consume about 2-3 unique hot sauces in a week, which means there's a lot of money to be made in this industry!

Looking for some examples of a hot sauce business?

Interested in case studies of a successful hot sauce business? Check out our full list of success stories.

1. HotSauce

Shop Hot Sauces, Fiery Foods, and Hot Sauce Gifts for Chili Heads and Hot Sauce Aficionados Worldwide! Always Fast and FREE Shipping over $69!

Where they're located: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Website traffic: 210K/month



Flavor Your World with TABASCO® Brand sauces – from our Original Red Sauce, to bold hot sauces like Chipotle, Habanero, Sriracha and more. Discover our sauces, recipes, history, and more.

Where they're located: Prasat Balangk, Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Website traffic: 230K/month


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4. KPOP Foods

KPOP Foods is the new brand helping people discover and enjoy Korean food and flavors. The LA startup creates delicious food products such as a versatile gochujang sauce and an organic, roasted seaweed snack that invite today’s generations to easily take part in the ultimate social experience that is Korean food.

How much they make: $2.4M/year
Where they're located: Los Angeles, California, USA
Current team size: 5


How Two Students Made $100K Bringing Korean Hot Sauce To America

KPOP Foods, a Korean food company, generated nearly $100,000 in revenue since last year through its successful Kickstarter campaign and Amazon's Choice badge; they have entered over 90 specialty stores throughout the west coast and are currently raising an investment round to expand their distribution into major retailers and are launching new sauces later this year.

Theo started KPOP Foods about 7 years ago
Theo grew the business to $200K/month
Read by 9,317 founders

5. Lillie's

Looking for flavorful BBQ sauces? Discover award-winning Lillie's Q BBQ sauces made famous by Chef Charlie while competing along the BBQ circuit.

Where they're located: Memphis, Tennessee, USA


6. Cholula Hot Sauce

When you Uncap Real Flavor™ with Cholula Hot Sauce, prepare to have your food elevated to levels you never expected.

Where they're located: Fort Worth, Texas, USA


7. Bravado Spice

Bravado Spice crafts incredible hot sauces, margarita mixes and seasonings that are undeniably bold, delicious, and sometimes featured on Hot Ones. Our focus is culinary alchemy; combining heat and flavor in new and exciting ways. Gluten Free | Vegan | Grain Free | Dairy Free | All Natural | TX Made | Whole 30 | Paleo

Where they're located: Memphis, Tennessee, USA


8. Hot Sauce Depot

Hot Sauce Depot offers a wide selection of hot sauces and fiery foods for the devoted chili head, and those that just love hot sauce. Fast shipping and the best prices.

Where they're located: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


9. Dave's Gourmet, Inc.

Dave's Gourmet is a specialty foods company that makes a wide range of products including Gourmet Pasta Sauce, Hot Sauce, Condiments and Spices.

Where they're located: San Rafael, CA, USA
How much did it cost to start: $10K
Current team size: 4


10. Karma Sauce

Where they're located: Rochester, New York, USA


11. Burns and McCoy

Fort Collins, Colorado's only award winning hot sauce company is raising the bar with gourmet products that compliment your food not overpower it.

Where they're located: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA


12. Sauce Pizza & Wine

Where they're located: Tucson, Arizona, USA


13. Spicin Foods

Spicin Foods manufactures and sells gourmet hot sauces, condiments, spices and snacks. Retailer of world famous brands such as Pain is Good, American Stockyard, Fiesta Juan's, Pain 100%, Da' Bomb and more.

Where they're located: Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA


14. Hoff & Pepper

Makers of Hoff Sauce and other handmade sauces and seasonings. Our family-owned business produces all of our small batch products in Chattanooga, TN

Where they're located: Nashville, Tennessee, USA


15. United Sauces

United Sauces, is the home to many great sauce brands. BourbonQ, Burn Sauces, CaBoom!, CaJohns, Crazy Jerry’s, Fireworks, Heartbreaking Dawns, Hot Shots, Key West, Lottie’s, PETA, Pappy’s BBQ, Hot Sauce Fanatics. Our offering includes Hot sauces, pepper extract, BBQ, Bourbon sauces, spices, rubs, snacks and gifts.

Where they're located: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA


16. Chilly Chiles

Looking for hot sauce in Canada? You've come to the right place.We are Canada's first fiery food store est 1993 & we have the largest selection in the country.

Where they're located: Vicuña, Coquimbo Region, Chile


17. Hot Shots Distributing

Worlds largest hot sauce distributor

Where they're located: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA


18. Black Mamba

Where they're located: Habry, Southeast, Czech Republic


19. Small Axe Peppers Hot Sauce

Small Axe Peppers Hot Sauce is made with peppers purchased from community gardens in cities across America. Support These Gardens. Heat That Helps.

How much they make: $1.02M/year
Where they're located: New York, NY, USA
How much did it cost to start: $50K
Current team size: 3


How We Started An $85K/Month Hot Sauce Brand

Small Axe Peppers is a thriving hot sauce manufacturing business that partners with over 200 community gardens in the United States, growing locally sourced produce and producing an impressive 70,000 bottles of hot sauce per year; the success is the result of a genuine mission, a great story, an online business, and active social media channels.

daniel started Small Axe Peppers Hot Sauce about 10 years ago
daniel grew the business to $85K/month
It cost daniel $50000 to start the business
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20. Salsa Express

Where they're located: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA


21. Texas Pete

Sauce like you mean it and partner up with the Texas Pete Tribe to bring the bold and be one of the brave. The home of Texas Pete's hot sauce family.

Where they're located: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA


22. Trini Pepper Sauce

Trini Pepper Sauce is a Trinidad hot pepper sauce made in Raleigh, North Carolina.

How much they make: $27K/year
Where they're located: Raleigh
Current team size: 3


How We Started A Successful Hot Sauce Brand

Trini Pepper Sauce co-founder and co-owner, Mustafa Mannan, shares how he successfully imported and manufactured his family's unique pepper sauce recipe and launched it through a Kickstarter campaign, now selling an average of $3,000/month in revenue.

Mustafa started Trini Pepper Sauce over 10 years ago
Mustafa grew the business to $2.25K/month
Read by 33,366 founders

23. Truff Hot Sauce

TRUFF® ANZ is a Hot Sauce blend of ripe chilli peppers, agave nectar, black truffle, & savoury spices. Enhance the flavour of your next meal with the world's first black truffle hot sauce. The New Pinnacle Of Heat. Gluten Free. Vegan Friendly. Types: Individual Bottles, Bottle packages.


24. Louisiana Hot Sauce

Where they're located: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA


25. Mat's Hot Shop

Mat’s Hot Shop is Australia’s premier hot sauce store offering a curated selection of some of the world's most flavourful gourmet Hot Sauce from small-batch makers. Flat rate shipping within Australia!

Where they're located: South Australia, Australia


26. Basbaas Somali Foods

Where they're located: Arta, Djibouti


27. Hot Sauce Harry's

Hot Sauce Harry's - The Hot Sauce Headquarters Since 1994 - Private Label - Wholesale - DropShip. Hot Sauce Harry's is one of America's largest distributors of hot sauce.

Where they're located: Garland, Texas, USA


28. Deep South Sauce Co

Deep South Sauce Company embodies all the rich and fulfilling flavors found in Southern foods, like BBQ Sauces and Rubs. Welcome Home to Great Flavor!

Where they're located: Montgomery, Alabama, USA


29. Arizona Salsa and Spice Company

All Natural Award Winning Products. Family owned and operated in Mesa AZ. Chile based products with layers of flavor. Salsa, Spice Blends, Hot Sauce, Barbecue and Pepper Jellies.

Where they're located: Mesa, Arizona, USA


30. Swamp Dragon

The home of Swamp Dragon Hot Sauce, the world's only true liquor-based hot sauce. Bourbon hot sauce, rum hot sauce, tequila hot sauce, or vodka hot sauce!

Where they're located: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA


31. Hot Sauce Fever

Review, rate, and find the best or hottest hot sauces. We're building the ultimate hot pepper sauce list, and a portal for chileheads & all things spicy.

Where they're located: Fresno, California, USA


32. Pepper Nutz

PepperNutz.com is an award winning Artisan Crafter of all-natural small-batch gourmet hot sauces, and we provide the nations leading Private Label Program for custom branding of hot sauces and seasoning/rubs.

Where they're located: Manhattan Community Board 1, New York, USA


33. Renfro Foods

Shop Renfro Foods online. From our Peach, Black Bean and hottest Ghost Pepper Salsa, Renfro salsas offer a unique variety of flavors.

Where they're located: Fort Worth, Texas, USA


34. Hot Sauce Mall

Shop Hot Sauces, Hot Sauce Gift Sets, BBQ Sauce, Wing Sauce, Spices and Seasonings. HotsauceMall Always has Fast and FREE Shipping over $75!

Where they're located: Chesapeake, Virginia, USA


35. Hot Sauce and Panko To Go

Where they're located: San Francisco, California, USA


36. MFT Sauce

Where they're located: Boise, Idaho, USA



Authentic BBQ Pit with all of our meats served with sauce on the side at two locations serving Columbus. Select cuts of pork, beef, and chicken are dry rubbed and cooked low and slow for the hint of hickory and honesty of oak that only 12 to 16 hours in a hardwood smoker can create.

Where they're located: Columbus, Ohio, USA


38. Flaming Licks

Welcome to Flaming Licks - Spicy Food & Hot Sauce Subscription Club. Put some fire in your face with our awesome 'fiery' subscription boxes.

How much they make: $156K/year
Where they're located: Wimborne Minster, England, United Kingdom
Current team size: 3


How We Started A $13K/Month Hot Sauce Online Store And Subscription Service

Flaming Licks is a hot sauce subscription club and chili shop based in the UK, finishing 2019 with around 500 active members and planning to grow to 1000 members by the end of this year, with sales at around $13k/month split 2/3 subscription and 1/3 retail, mostly sourced from social media traffic using Cratejoy checkout.

James started Flaming Licks over 8 years ago
James grew the business to $13K/month
Read by 8,132 founders

39. Merfs Condiments

Merfs Condiments is a Denver condiment company that creates high quality, tasteful products using local and all-natural ingredients without any preservatives or extra junk.

Where they're located: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA


40. Chile Monoloco

Where they're located: Dulce Nombre de Jesús, Provincia San José, Costa Rica


41. Arizona Gunslinger

Where they're located: Tucson, Arizona, USA


42. Huy Fong Foods

How much they make:
Where they're located: Irwindale, California, USA
Current team size: 38