QUALITY
YOU CAN TASTE

All-Natural, Artisan, Extract-Free
Hand Crafted, Locally Sourced, Small Batches

CURRENT RELEASES

This handcrafted hot sauce is super fresh! Limited quantities, order yours now.

ORIGINAL BLEND

SMOKED BLEND

Flavor Comes First!

SPICY, SWEET, SALTY, SAVORY, TANGY

This handcrafted hot sauce starts with a robust base combination of peaches, carrots, onions, garlic, apple cider vinegar, honey, and salt. 

This base gives a flavor composition that hits all the tastebuds; spicy, sweet, salty, savory, and tangy.

TWO DIFFERENT BLENDS
Original and Smoked

Our line of gourmet hot sauce is available in both
Original Blend and Smoked Blend.

Most of our ingredients are grown within 50 miles of us!

Our Smoked Blend gets its flavor by smoking 50% of the pepper content with hickory chips. No extracts, ever!

SIX LEVELS OF HEAT
MILD TO EXTREME

We add different types of ripe hot peppers to the flavorful base to achieve the distinct heat levels,.

Some of our favorite peppers are Serrano, Habanero, Ghost, Scorpion, and Reaper.

People LOVE the Awesome Sauce!

Jon
Jon
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So I’m a guy who loves his hot sauce, and this is definitely one of the very best I’ve had. I didn’t realize you could make such a delicious hot sauce with with so few ingredients, some of them being peaches, carrots, and honey, which makes for a delicious sweetness that doesn’t overpower the spice too much. This sauce is obviously made with love, and it goes with almost everything.
Jesse
Jesse
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Tried the Mild and Medium for regular and smoked. They do not disappoint, best hot sauce in Iowa. I’m getting more!
Beniled
Beniled
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10/10 I love this sauce. It so full of flavor and as the heat increases the flavor never gets lost. The heat is clean, there is no vinegar aftertaste, and as I said the flavor comes through. You can’t go wrong, just get you a set. You will come back for more.
Karen
Karen
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It’s been a real treat exploring the smoked version of the ghost pepper sauce. I loved the original and am loving the smoked. The smoke is not overwhelming making room for all the flavors to stand proud on my rice and beans!!! (:
Paul
Paul
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I bought this because I haven’t seen many serrano pepper hot sauces. It’s good stuff. I’m impressed because with the mild I could taste all the ingredients, nothing was so strong that it overpowered everything else and they were all delicious flavors. It’s a little sweeter than I’m used to but not so much that it’s off putting. I will definitely buy more when I run out.
Samantha
Samantha
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Very delicious! Has just a little heat, and has added excellent flavor to everything I’ve put it on. The only problem is I want to use it in the same quantity I’d use ketchup (did this with some french fries), so I’m going to run out of it fast!
Peter
Peter
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Might be my favorite hot sauce. The flavors of the peppers shine brilliantly and aren’t overshadowed by a pronounced rolling, lingering burn. This is not “Iowa Hot”, this has good heat. In comparison to the “Smoked HOT”, the smoked X-Hot only has slightly more noticeable heat but comes with a richer pepper flavor. I’ve been sipping on spoonfuls while writing this, it’s that flavorful on its own. I’m excited for the Double-X. Now I gotta go make myself a margarita.
Trey
Trey
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OMG!!! Just wanna say, THIS IS SOME AWESOME SAUCE!!!! The Mild Serrano is a Hit for the Whole Family!!! The Habanero Medium is my Personal Favorite, it has the nice kick right at the beginning, but settles really nice, SO GOOOOD!!! The Hot Ghost is A Delicacy For Sure!!! For The Thrill Seekers!!! Habanero & Ghost will get you Flush through the Face if you have Enough!!! Ansel’s Awesome Sauce Will Make You Do The Rick Flare, The Nature Boy Call!!! WOOOOO!!!!!
Brian
Brian
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I still need to try the Mild and Medium flavors from my three pack, but I think Hot is being added to my list of everyday go to sauces. Ansel doesn’t add capsaicin extract to his products so while the Hot flavor has ghost peppers as its source of heat it doesn’t assault your face like it’s trying to be a competitor in the bear spray market. Hot is a sweet tasting sauce that features the ghost pepper’s fruitiness and uses its spiciness in harmony with the flavor. The heat isn’t right there in front but more a slow after burn on the tongue.
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Our Values are Awesome

Ansel believes in the artistry of hand craft

Our values are what make us stand out and above other producers. These are the values we abide by in our production, which make every bottle of handcrafted hot sauce so very delicious.

HAND CRAFT
Every batch is made with great attention, ensuring consistent quality of ingredient sources and production methods.
TRUE TO SOURCE
Our ingredients are locally-sourced from producers known for their exceptional quality produce and practices.
HIGH STANDARDS
We abide by high standards of certification and regulation in our processing. Every sauce we make has been laboratory tested and had its formula FDA approved.
HIGH QUALITY
Every bottle is filled with delicious ingredients, and only delicious ingredients. We are committed to delivering only the best.
DEDICATION
We have established strong relationships with producers that meet our high standards of quality and practices. These things we have done, to bring you the finest sauce.
TRULY HAND CRAFTED
We meet with our trusted farmers. We process ingredients by hand. We fill and label bottles by hand. We do it all, from start to finish.
HAND CRAFT
Every batch is made with great attention, ensuring consistent quality of ingredient sources and production methods.
TRUE TO SOURCE
Our ingredients are locally-sourced from producers known for their exceptional quality produce and practices.
DEDICATION
We have established strong relationships with producers that meet our high standards of quality and practices. These things we have done, to bring you the finest sauce.
TRULY HAND CRAFTED
We meet with our trusted farmers. We process ingredients by hand. We fill and label bottles by hand. We do it all, from start to finish.
HIGH STANDARDS
We abide by high standards of certification and regulation in our processing. Every sauce we make has been laboratory tested and had its formula FDA approved.
HIGH QUALITY
Every bottle is filled with delicious ingredients, and only delicious ingredients. We are committed to delivering only the best.
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