How It All Started
Our passion for extreme hot peppers like the world’s hottest the Carolina Reaper, the Bhut Jolokia, the Scotch Bonnet and the Trinidad Scorpion had driven us to make our own hot sauces that we couldn’t find anywhere else.
We needed fire, flavour and uniqueness.
What started out as a hobby nine years ago has now turned into a passion, and we established our new brand called Purple Tongue Hot Sauce in the winter of 2020.
Based out of Ajax, Ontario, we are a proud Canadian company that makes award winning hot sauces. Fire hot...extreme hot! It’s the pleasure of setting your mouth ablaze that gets us up every morning. And if it excites you enough as well, then we have the sauces that are sure to light you up!
Choose from twelve different flavours,
over four different heat levels including:
Pineapple Soy (1st Place, Soy Cook-off 2022)
Carrot & Sun-Dried Tomato
Stout Barbecue (1st Place "Medium", Heating Up The Prairies Lethbridge) 2023,
Gala Apple Lime
Honey Garlic ("King of Sauces-Best Overall" - Heating Up The Capital (Ottawa) 2021, "Best Wing Sauce" - Apex Sauce Awards 2022, & named Chatelaine Magazines Top 15 Best Hot Sauces In Canada for 2022)
Juiced AF, Collaboration with Beau's All Natural Brewery
Nashville North, Collaboration with Beyondhot.ca (3rdPlace "Hot" - Heating Up The Capital (Ottawa) 2023, 3rd Place "Bracket Challenge" - Apex Sauce Awards 2023)
(Extreme & Super Hot)
Ataulfo Mango (Silver - Best Fruit Sauce - Apex Sauce Awards 2023)
Hotaufo Mango (2nd Place "Extreme" - London Heatwave 2023, 2nd Place "Extreme" - Heating Up The Capital (Ottawa) 2023)
Almost all of our sauces are gluten-free (not including Stout BBQ, and Juiced AF), are as organic as we can be with our ingredients, and we make sure not to add any artificial additives or preservatives.
We are just getting started, and are glad you have taken the time to check us out and see what we're up to!
Please follow along with us as we grow not only our peppers, but our hot sauce business from the ground up!
What's In A Name
We get this question asked alot, "How'd you come up with the name for your brand?".
With one look at our dog Sukocchi (aka Mr. CEO) and you will understand.
He has a purple tongue, which is a genetic characteristic of the Chow Chow dog breed, for which he is half. The other half being the Husky breed where he takes almost all of his look from.
A great hot sauce usually beats the pulp out of your tongue, so the name just fit perfectly. So there ya have it...Purple Tongue Hot Sauce!
Was a more fitting choice than the original name "Underbite Hot Sauce", cuz well, ya he has that too :)