Barry's hot sauce started the same way most small businesses do… as a hobby! Barry always loved to cook and since moving to Boston from Ireland some years ago he has been making his own homemade sauces, bone broths, stocks, kimchi, pickles, kombucha and just about anything that he could make a little project out of.
Although their sauces have a heat index on every bottle to indicate the spice level, they know that heat tolerance varies wildly. None of their sauces are super mild, but that being said they certainly approach sauce making with flavor being the first characteristic in mind. Aside from the Original X - Reaper Edition Hot Sauce (which features the Carolina Reaper pepper) most of their sauces can generally be described as medium to hot, bordering on very hot for some people. They wouldn’t be selling hot sauce if they didn’t feel the need for heat, but trust us when we say they're all about flavor and food enjoyment, and not so much about masochism!