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Featured in - The Three Amigos: Our Pick of 3 Chilli Sauces that Pack a Punch


'It was by pure fluke that Grumpy Gary’s came into existence. When Gary began turning his kitchen into an experimentation lab for sauces each weekend, he began bringing his creations to work each Monday for his colleagues to try, soon gaining a reputation with paid requests starting to roll in. Following many sleepless nights, his recipes were fine-tuned to perfection and more flavours were introduced to his menu of sauces.

Grumpy Gary’s Garlic Hot Sauce is ideal for people who love a great garlic addition, yet still enjoy a medium chilli hit, which has seen it become one of the company’s best sellers. For an unusual twist, why not try this sauce on a slice of crunchy green apple or grilled pineapple straight off the barbeque.

For the rib, jerky or steak lovers, the Grumpy Gary’s Smoky Hot Sauce is for you. Winning 1st prize in the category of BBQ Medium Heat at the 2017 Mr. Chilli awards, this is a truly versatile sauce everyone can keep on hand in the kitchen to add instant flavour into any dish.

For something with more bite, the Xtreme Hot Sauce is described as nothing but cheeky, flirting first with fire from Birds Eye Chilli which marks the beginning of your unique experience, taking 10 seconds or so for the heat to kick in, then lingering for minutes as it spreads to the throat.

But, it’s the Scorcher Hot Sauce by name and scorching by nature, which is Grumpy Gary’s hottest creation yet. With 60% of its overall ingredients devoted to the Habanero chilli, this sauce has a delightfully savage sting, not recommended for the faint hearted. If you dare, marinate your favourite meat cuts in this sauce overnight before popping them on a grill, making for the fieriest fajitas you may ever try.'