Making Eyes Water

Since 2012

Enjoy the flavor as much as the heat – you will definitely get plenty of both.

The Ultimate Hot Sauce

How Did This Happen?

The beginning of HandleBar Hot Sauce is a simple story of one Super Bowl afternoon in Pacific Beach, CA where my roommates and I were making our share of food for the afternoon. One of the roommates is a San Diego City Firefighter and had made an amazing salsa that he had made time and time again at the firehouse. I told him it was one of the best salsas that I had ever had! Of course he agreed and said that when he makes it at work by the gallon it barely lasts the 24 hour shift!
I have a food and beverage background and the idea sparked that I wanted to jar this salsa with the intention of donating a portion of the proceeds to benefit firefighters and their families. He said go for it and off I went! After a few years of conceptualizing and dreaming of this venture I met my 1st business partner, who is a talented chef and hot sauce freak! He was developing his hobby of making a tasteful hot sauce which involved some of the hottest peppers in the world. After tasting one of his concoctions, I approached him with the idea and “HandleBar Hot Sauce” was born! Fast forward to 2017 where we are a huge local hit and have made our mark here in San Diego, CA, my home town!
My new business partner Kyle, has been a restaurateur in some of the best local restaurants here in San Diego, CA, and has the drive to push this further than ever before! We are determined to enlighten your palate with the best damn sauce around!
Now every bottle you purchase contributes to the California Fire Foundation! So enjoy, and know that you are helping those who do so much for us without asking for anything in return!!

Thank you for reading!
Adrian & Kyle

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Our Mission

To Provide a Delicious and Remarkable Hot Sauce.

The hot sauce we sell meets the highest standards of quality, freshness and seasonality. To consistently provide our customers with impeccable service by demonstrating warmth, graciousness, efficiency, knowledge, professionalism and integrity in our work. To have every customer who orders our hot sauce be impressed by our commitment to give back to those who have given so much. To create and maintain a product that is comprehensive and exceptional in its attention to every detail of operation. To provide all who work with us a friendly, cooperative and rewarding environment which encourages long-term, satisfying, growth employment as well as to maintain a fresh and exciting concept.

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