I rarely buy on the spot at a trade show, but these hot sauces were so impressive that I went ahead and did so seconds after tasting them. They were set up in the Incubator Village* at the 2020 Winter show. Owner Sarah Marshall, is based is Portland, Oregon.
This sauce has a bold color and is smooth in texture. The heat comes upfront followed by sweetness. Sarah created it modeled after bento sweet chilli sauce, removing corn syrup and including local honey instead. 8 oz bottle.
* The Specialty Food Association recognizes the important role that incubator kitchens play in helping small food companies jump start their business. Incubator kitchens rent out physical kitchen space, assist early-stage food businesses in anything from business planning and recipe development; knowledge of food safety issues, branding and marketing; access to capital/lending institutions and help promote exposure to retail and the marketplace.