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In Topic: Looking for the 'Big Bottle'

26 April 2017 - 08:13 PM

Those extra hot sauces should fill your needs for sauces cuz a little goes a long ways.  and you can always contact the Mfg for bulk rate pricing.  If all else fails....pure evil.


In Topic: Looking for the 'Big Bottle'

26 April 2017 - 08:11 PM

shop by heat level-



HEAT hot sauce shop-










and all the independent sauce makers that are too numerous to mention!  A good way to find new sauces is to review the winners lists of the last 5 years of the different hot sauce competitions.

The Hot Pepper Awards

Screaming Mimi's

Golden Chiles




Have Fun!!!




In Topic: UK Labelling law - best before dates

26 April 2017 - 08:02 PM

Hi JB~

Welcome to the Forum! 



For BestBy dates, that's usually up to whoever does your testing and authorizing.  I don't know how it all works in the UK and who your health authority is, but it is up to them to set it all out. 


Here in the US, we send a recipe & sample to the lab, they review everything, do pH testing, whatever is required, and then will issue a Process Authority letter which says how the sauce can be made and packaged based on the ingredients.  I have a fresh refrigerated salsa that has a pull date of 30 days from when it was made.  The bottled hot sauces don't have a pull date.  They pretty much won't go bad.  BUT!!! I have had bottles of sauce from other companies in the fridge for (3?...4?...5???) years and they have DEFINITLY gone bad.  They were 3 years out of the BestBy date, so there you go~ 


If you are looking at doing a lot of small run batches, you will likely have to send each one out for testing and approval since each recipe is different. 



Good Luck and Have Fun!!!


Again, I'm not familiar with protocol in UK.  Your first step should be contacting your local health authority and find out what they want.  Here in the US, regulations can vary drastically from state to state, and depending on where the processor is selling. 

In Topic: Tribute to JayT

26 April 2017 - 07:49 PM

we should have a 'something' where a thread can not be resurrected after 5 years!  Where are these people finding these things??????











Well, I guess it is good that people are Reading-Reading-Reading~~~ for information that has already been posted!  :D



In Topic: i keep getting asked for some of this

26 April 2017 - 07:40 PM

It's all good, we are a pretty forgiving bunch, because we've probably done it ourselves. 


You do know that THP has been called "a drinking forum with a pepper problem"~~~  :lol:



But seriously, THP is the best chile pepper forum on the interwebz.  Give yourself a year or two to get to know people.  We really are people IRL, not just post bots.  It's all guuud~  :cool:



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