It's official - something utterly whimsical is going to be included in our $25,$50 and $100 Reward Levels - because we made it to :$2750.00 -YEA!
THANKS TO EVERYONE for the support!!!!!
Can we make it to $3,000?
Made it to $2,000 dollars (Whoa!/THANKS) - now we can add an extra FREE bottle of Elysian Fields for all our great supporters at the $25, $50 and $100 levels. THANKS AGAIN GUYS
Mother Love, the originator of SINNERS + SAINTS hot sauce was a really interesting character. We were introduced to her while visiting friends 10 years ago at her house/store on Elysian Fields St in New Orleans. The house was basically a shotgun shack with hundreds of jars of herbs and spices and maybe as many 8 1/2 by 11 photos of movie stars stapled to all the walls and ceilings - and of course her one-of-a-kind bottles of homemade Hot Sauce. Sinners + Saints
Our New Orleans friends promised Sinner + Saints was absolutely the best Hot Sauce they ever had. In addition they told us if we were up for a one-of-a-kind experience, they would introduce us to Mother Love. These were the same folks that guided us through some of the spiciest most delectable food New Orleans's underbelly had to offer. How could we resist.
Mother Love was indeed a real piece of work - somewhere between 80--90 years old giving off a -part voodoo shaman, part PT Barnum..with a dash of star struck movie fan vibe. She had stories for everything including her Hot Sauce. She honestly believed that people's reaction to her Hot Sauce could determine if they were a Sinner or a Saint. Kind of a culinary Rorschach Test. We asked her if you liked it, did that mean you were a Saint and if you didn't like it, you were a Sinner? She just nodded to both.
A group of us are known as Sauceheads to our friends because we believe great Hot Sauce is truly nectar of the gods. To let you know how possessed we are - if we hear about a great place with amazing Hot Sauce - we take Pepto before we eat - we chase any sauce that may be THE ONE - When any of us travel we always try and seek out unique and regional sauces that will never make a grocery store's shelf . We of course know and like folks like Dave's, Frank's, Blair's (maybe any brand name with an 's in it?) We've pretty much tried every sauce that has a MAD-ASS-CRAZY or SATIN somewhere in their name - and of course there is Castilo, YUM!
But nothing over all these years has ever compared to Mother Love's Saints + Sinner Hot Sauces. Her Hot Sauces were and are on the same plane as a Lafite Rothschild or a Romane Conti.
Sadly Mother went onto that great Busby Berkley getaway-in-the-sky about a year ago. So here we are Kickstarters, our last bottles of our private stash are running out and we want to make one great batch of Sinners + Saints Hot Sauce and share it with true Hot Sauce connoisseurs. We've spent the last 2 months with chief friends breaking down Mother Love's concoctions until we finally figured them out. (There's some really unusual and interesting stuff going on in them)
We have to admit, we don't really have a desire to be on store shelves. We simply want to make and share a batch of our beloved Sinners + Saints Hot Sauce with our fellow Hot Sauce Collectors. We intend on occasion making a special reserve class of Sinners + Saints for our fellow Hot Sauce Collector's (We might suggest you sock away some for your children's children) So if you're looking to get in on something before it hits your local Safeway or Whole Food's. This Isn't Going To Be It -Sorry. This batch is for savoring and pure delight - we don't believe it will ever be possible to replicate the nuisance and bouquet in a super large factory production run - so why screw-up something fundamentally great.
Join us and treat yourself - Then again if you're a sinner?
(PLEASE NOTE: We will do our best to duplicate the experience of Mother Love's Sinner + Saints bottles. She would hand decorate each bottle with jute, dripping wax, twine, name tags, odd pieces of jewelry or toys (stuff) - no two were ever the same. We will do our best to carry on her tradition. - We will include a contents label - something she never had)
SAINTS + SINNERS Core Hot Sauces
A carefully calibrated intermingling of solace and sauce. A Hot Sauce touchstone that culls an inner peace from the protective juices of its essential ingredients. The total composition achieves a rare pallet tranquility. Mother's explanation when we asked her to describe it (she loved movies): Think of Russell Crow at the end of Gladiator, he's walking through the field, the music's swelling-up, his hands are barley touching the tops of the crops - he's on his way to bliss, he sees it - inner peace. Elysian Fields may or may not make you hear music. She thought he was a handsome devil.
Could be the best SINNERS + SAINTS flavor - or not. We really aren't sure. Each time we taste it, it's like a different Hot Sauce. Never the same twice. Some days we like it so much we're inclined to put it on our morning waffles. Other times..... The highs are so high it's scary - dealers could only wish for something this addictive. But the lows - pretty well suck. Use Tongue Spanking for special occasions - everyday use just ruins it.
Mother told us this was her life in a bottle. (Please remember she was very much like PT Barnum in a turban) I think she might have actually believed it, so, so do we. The sauce brings waves of heat. Not the silly kind of heat that just burns your mouth. Rather the heat that makes you a bit woozy and you start to see the free firework display on the inside of your eyelids. Your cerebral cortex will be firing on all cylinders with this lubricating essence of Mother's Mojo. Maybe that was her final goodbye - a lightshow in every bottle.
Super Premium Hot Sauces In A Special Collector's Edition Box
Man's Greatest Fear Miniaturized. Do you really think this needs more explanation?
Call Your Mama, You're About To Change. The question is: Are you a ravenous amoral provocateur? Or the second coming of Mother Teresa? The answer will be there for all the world to see after you partake.
Love Bomb #1 Hot Sauce - It will make you want to take a bad girl/boy into your life.
Love Bomb #2 Hot Sauce - It will make you want to take a good girl/boy into your life.
We Need Your Help!
In order to bring Mother Love's SINNERS + SAINTS Hot Sauce to you Kickstarter's - those of you who enjoy one-of-a-kind Hot Sauce - we really would appreciate your support! For helping us with the funding, we will send you some great Sinners + Saints Hot Sauces in unique packaging and some fun apparel.
* Core Sinners + Saints Hot Sauce is in a 5 ounce bottle
* Super Premium Sinners + Saints Hot Sauce is in a 2 ounce bottle
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