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A smooth hot sauce made in the UK from premium ingredients, with a focus on flavour and quality! Partnering To Fight Hunger in the UK
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The Sussex Sauce Company

A simple premise.  Simple, flavour-driven sauces made without sugar or artificial preservatives.  Developed and made in England, and driven by a passion for real ingredients and bold flavours.  A brand that places simplicity and honesty at its heart. 

We love food, and we love putting things on our food to make it taste even better.  Many of the products available use artificial preservatives, or are enhanced with sugar or sweeteners - and that's not how we like to eat.  Our products have no added sugar, no honey, no sweeteners.  You won't find artificial colours, emulsifiers, or preservatives here either.

Our flavours are bold and clean.  This isn't about spice or heat on its own - this is about making something delicious.  We believe you don't need to mute down flavours to appeal to consumers.  There is a niche for simple, small-batch condiments with strong flavours, a clear brand, and simple message.

The project is to fund the production of our Rich Pepper Sauce.  You will be able to buy this for yourself, and also to share with our partner - the Chichester District Food Bank.  We believe that everyone deserves flavoursome, healthy food, and we want to do our part to help make that happen.  Please, if you are able, choose a supporter level to share a bottle with these amazing food banks through the options we have made available.

Rich Pepper Sauce

A bit like ketchup...but without the tomatoes!

This is it!  Our flagship product, made from beautiful ingredients: chillies, sea salt, and a blend of stunning herbs and seasonings.  It's a sauce to use on everything from your saturday morning fried eggs to your tuesday night pizza, and everything in between!  It makes a great spice dash for your Bloody Mary, super tasty on your chips, and is absolutely brilliant with cheese on toast.

We use a combination of single-species dried chillies, aged Thai nuoc cham, and wonderfully fresh ingredients (like green onions) to create a rich, thick sauce that you can dip or spread.   This is an all-purpose sauce that will quickly earn its place in your cupboard as an every-day staple! This sauce is perfect with burgers (beef, lamb or veggie), and just as lovely alongside your morning fry-up. You’ll find your own favourite thing, but for us, the ultimate use of our Rich Pepper Sauce is with a (very big) plate of sweet potato fries and a lovely cool drink on a summer afternoon.

Fighting Hunger

We're a sauce company, and we can't change the world much.  But we want to support the incredible work of food banks to help those in need of nutritious food.  To that end, we are partnering with the Chichester District Food Bank, who will receive donations of Rich Pepper Sauce from the Kickstarter.  We've chosen a food bank in the Sussex area simply because they are close to us, and we can deliver sauce to them at a low cost (I'm going to pack my car full of with whatever we raise here, and drive it down there).  However, there are food banks all around the country, and we encourage you to reach out to them and support them however you can.

These organisations provide emergency food supplies to a huge range of families and individuals.  By supporting them in our small way, providing them with Rich Pepper Sauce alongside the essential items they distribute, we hope to play a small part in their mission.

How it Got Started

Living in the Sussex Hills, we have been developing sauce recipes inspired by our beautiful surroundings.  Bold and classic flavours with a modern attitude. 

We have some brilliant team members on board.  Our CFO is highly experienced in the SME space, and is the founder of the well regarded Blue Penguin accounting firm.  He has worked across all industries including the start-up and food/catering space.  On top of that, we've secured the support of an amazing private equity investor who, in addition to being the co-owner and founder of a venture capital fund, has invested his own time and money into our business.

With this team, we are building something exciting, and would love for you to be a part of this stage of our journey.


Stretch Goal:

If we hit 5,000 or more, we will introduce a second product available for you to purchase through add-ons...our unbelievable Ginger Cured Chillies

These are whole bird’s eye chillies from Africa, which we’ve cured in a unique umami-rich blend of ginger, garlic, fish sauce and spices. The result is a cracking kick, but not at the expense of those amazing, fresh flavours, which still come through.  

We think they are particularly good as a side with rich meats, cheeses or a creamy vegetarian risotto - but they’re also perfect for adding to recipes for extra flavour...we often put a spoonful into a chilli or stir-fry!

Add-Ons Will Be Coming!

We will have the following add-ons available for you:

Official branded Sussex Sauce Company Hats!

Additional bottles of sauce for yourself or our Fighting Hunger Partners!

Secret new products if we hit our stretch goals!!

Risks and challenges

The outstanding big steps are branding and final testing compliance.

We have retained Stonefern Design to produce a beautiful brand identity for us, clean and modern, reflecting our values. Stonefern are highly experienced designers in the food products space. This is being further supported by a grant which has been formally approved from Chichester District Council to fund our website design and development. Although there is a small risk of something going wrong either with our design company or the council, we believe this is minimal.

There is always the risk that our product has challenges in final safety testing stage once it is in post-production. However, given the nature of the sauce, this is fairly low risk. To further reduce the risk we have partnered with an amazing well-established production facility who will troubleshoot any issues that crop up, have extensive experience in the testing and R&D side, and are determined to help us deliver a great product.

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    Six bottles of our Rich Pepper Sauce, all for you!

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    1st Edition Special

    A one-off extra-large special edition bottle of Rich Pepper Sauce, hand-signed by the team, with special artwork.

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    The Sampler (Double Triple)

    The Double Triple, PLUS a free sample (by post) of every new product we put into production over the next three years (once they have passed R&D and safety testing)

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    The Big Batch

    A nice big order - 25 bottles for you and an extra two to our Fighting Hunger Partners!

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    Sauce Monarch

    DESIGN YOUR OWN UNIQUE HOT SAUCE, and get cases of it to share. We will work with you to make your sauce dreams come true. It will be professionally produced and bottled, and delivered to you in the UK. Volumes will depend on the decisions you make around the ingredients, process, labelling and bottling - we would aim for between 300-500 bottles.

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