Shaquanda's Hot Pepper Sauce made their first appearance at Bushwig in 2013 when Simon Leahy (the event's organizer) asked Shaquanda to perform. Shaquanda would only do it if she was able to perform using food. Enlisting the graphic design help of long-time collaborator, Dominic Mondavi, the Bushwig blend was created; a hot sauce creation made specifically for Bushwig, a performance of flavor in context to the event. Later that evening, Shaquanda and friends strolled the streets of Bushwick - shopping cart and all - serving sauces to people she had never met. The demand was there, and people raved about the FLAVOR. At that moment Shaquanda decided to turn this performance into a business.
Shaquanda's Hot Pepper Sauces are loaded with all goodness and NO FILLERS OR STARCHES! Each batch is unique; using mostly a bouquet of fabulous whole ingredients, the season plays a role in how flavors are pronounced. We use quality chili pepper varietals for a well-rounded intense heat that is paired with the robust flavor of onions. We care about flavor and heat and how they can work together to create something heavenly, not just burning out your gums. Many sauces rely on sugars and salts. We are unlike those other sauces; we rely on the bounty of mother nature and use a a whole lot less sugar and salt.
Each sauce has its own unique flavor profile and pairings. This is a condiment and a cooking/seasoning sauce. Don't be afraid to dump a tablespoon in a stew you are cooking, or even a marinade for your steak, mushroom, vegetables, or ribs before grilling. Let Shaquanda into your home, and into your kitchen, for a performance you will never forget.