Frequently Asked Questions

Does HOSA need to be refrigerated after opening?

Due to its high acidity, HOSA does not require refrigeration; however, refrigerated HOSA will resist the effects of aging for longer.


Why is shipping so expensive?

We ask ourselves this every day. We do all we can to keep shipping close to actual cost, not including our own expenses in packaging. We encourage folks to seek out our retailers and offer local pickup next door to our kitchen in downtown Bellingham, WA. 


What is your return policy?

We've never had a return but are happy to help resolve any issues due to breakage or outright disappointment. We want you happy with your hot sauce.


    How should I use HOSA?

    Classic recommendations include: pizza, tacos, mac 'n' cheese, deli sandwiches, gyros, etc. It's a flexible way to bring flavorful heat to any staple. 

    As an ingredient, any HOSA generally pairs wonderfully with other fermented or cultured foods such as cheese, sour cream, yogurt, or sauerkraut. They also complement soups and broths, oils and vinegar, combined into marinades for meats, or mixed with oil to top your popcorn.

    We use minimal ingredients to create a lively and versatile sauce built on the character of each recipe's star chile.

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