In 2014 we came to the realisation that the sauces we were buying in the supermarkets weren't doing our food justice. They often contained water as one of the main ingredients and usually some sort of thickener. Sauces should be about flavour and the big brand stuff just didn't cut it. We cooked up a small batch of Smoky Chipotle Ketchup and enjoyed it at home with friends. It went down so well that we decided to make a few more flavours and started selling them at our local famer's market. Just like that, Sauce Shop was born.
We cooked big pans of sauce in our home kitchen after work and spent the weekends selling them on markets or delivering to shops. Word spread, business grew and by 2015 we left our jobs working in the mass production side of food.
Our mission has always been a pursuit of flavour. We're now a team of 25, who cook, bottle, label and pack every single product. Based in Nottingham, we produce thousands of bottles and jars every week to be shipped all over the world. We're only just getting started though, our ambition is to become a global brand, helping people create great tasting and exciting food all over the world.
Pam and James
If you want to learn even more, we have a detailed account of our story plus some great old images in our blog. Find it here