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FYM is a very spicy and flavorful premium habanero hot sauce made with fresh ingredients.  It goes great with everything!
FYM is a very spicy and flavorful premium habanero hot sauce made with fresh ingredients.  It goes great with everything!
FYM is a very spicy and flavorful premium habanero hot sauce made with fresh ingredients. It goes great with everything!
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FYM Hot Sauce - The perfect combination of flavor and heat!

THANK EVERYONE SO MUCH FOR THEIR SUPPORT!  12 hours and funded all ready!

Update: Backers with 10 oz bottles will now be given 12.7 oz bottles instead.  

UPDATED WITH STRETCH GOALS BELOW

UPDATE: ADD ONS

FYM Hot Sauce started from a small backyard garden.  At the end of the growing season I ended up with a bunch of peppers and had no idea what to do with them.  I decided to make a hot sauce and my life hasn't been the same since.  After running out of sauce in 1 month, I quickly decided that the next year I would grow more peppers and make a bigger batch.  

When people started tasting FYM I started running out again and couldn't keep up with my friends and family's demands.  I originally set out to only sell enough that I could make it through the year without running out and again demand was too great.  

I still need to finalize the label
I still need to finalize the label
The fresh ingredients that went into my last batch
The fresh ingredients that went into my last batch

FYM Hot Sauce is made from fresh ingredients.  When making this sauce I wanted to find something that is not only spicy but is flavorful.  I have found the perfect combination with this recipe; the heat is there, yet it doesn't linger and is bursting with flavor.

This product is Gluten free.

Fresh ingredients are what make this sauce so good
Fresh ingredients are what make this sauce so good

STRETCH GOALS:

STRETCH GOAL 1: $15,000 - COMPLETED!

If we can get to $15,000 then I will be able to purchase all permits and everything to get another variety of hot sauce on the market.  I will have a vote on Facebook for what variety soon!

STRETCH GOAL 2: $25,000 - COMPLETED!

If we can get to $25,000 then I will be able to purchase all permits and everything to get third variety of hot sauce on the market. I will have a vote on Facebook for what variety soon!

STRETCH GOAL 3: $35,000 - COMPLETED

If we can get to $35,000 then I will make a recipe e-book for all backers to download!  These are my awesome recipes of all the food that I eat regularly.  If you think the sauce is good, wait until you make my pasta!

STRETCH GOAL 4: $55,555   - Completed

If we reach $55,555, then I will send all backers of $35 and up an additional free 5 oz bottle of one of the two new flavors. The flavors will probably be Extra Hot and Mild, but the selection is yours.

STRETCH GOAL 5: $111,111 

If we can get to $111,111 then I will be able to purchase all permits and everything to release Spicy Mayonnaise on the market. 

Other flavors are in the works.  I have a variety of other flavors in the works.  FYM Original Hot Sauce is pretty darned spicy so I have mild and medium variants, along with a very hot green sauce and extra hot version for insane people.  Making spicy mayonnaise is also a dream of mine to get that extra kick, in an easily spreadable form.  If there enough is demand, then I will create fruity and exotic variants as well.

Where am I in the process?

  • A corporation has been set up in Oregon
  • Insurance has been purchased
  • Process and production methods have been approved
  • All production is done in a commercial kitchen

What do I still need to do?

  • Finalize our label and design!
  • Various fees need to be paid including barcode and nutrition facts
  • Need to find a production facility to increase bottling capacity

What are my goals in the next 24 months?

  • Get all 5 variants licensed and out to market
  • Expand bottling capacities and production
  • Submit sauce to competitions
  • Gain shelf space in 200+ retail locations and restaurants
  • Bring spicy mayonnaise to market

At the end of April I posted to a couple social media sites trying to get feedback and ended up receiving more than 2,500 requests for samples.  The samples have been sent out and I will be updating this page with reviews as I receive them.  So far the results have been quite positive.

My awesome family that helped me make the samples
My awesome family that helped me make the samples
Some of the thousands of samples sent out
Some of the thousands of samples sent out

What are people saying?

"The sauce is fantastic...I would absolutely buy this off the shelf in a store." - Benjamin Pottle FB

"FYM Hot Sauce is THE hot sauce to have in your kitchen.  It will not only intensify your meals with amazing flavor, but also has the heat to put some hair on your chest!" - David Meyer

"I love this stuff! It's flavorful with just the right amount of heat to kick up any meal." - Cate Anevski

This hot sauce is Bear Approved
This hot sauce is Bear Approved

"Finally, a hot sauce that's actually hot and tastes good too!" - JJ Berry

"Got a package in the mail containing your hot sauce, just tried it and it is bomb diggity! Thanks a million!" - /u/deinonychusturtlepie

"Hey! I wanted you to know everyone in my house LOVES the sauce. It's really **** hot, but we like that. :D Great job." - /u/intraction

"Got my sauce yesterday! Love it! Thank you. Will happily recommend to anyone." - /u/wheeldog

"this whole time I thought I didn't like hot sauce - turns out, I've just never had good hot sauce! Tabasco? Blegh. Seriously, both my husband and I were blown away! It's so flavorful that I've been eating it with everything: mixed in with pork marinade, dipping sauce for pot stickers, on top of eggs. I'm even planning on making a spicy tamarind martini with it later tonight. (Yeah, I might be getting a little carried away). It is really good though. I like that it has just a hint of sweetness and I'm starting to get used to the amount of heat. Husband prefers less heat, so he can't wait to try your medium/mild versions." - /u/msgsquared

"Just got my sample today! AMAZING!" - u/altoidsyn

"I immediately scrambled an egg and liberally applied the hot sauce. It is amazing while also filling me with pained regret of delicious fire covering my tongue." - Adam Ilsley FB

"This stuff is fantastic." - Ben Micheel

"Got it today and.... This stuff if GOOD!" - WikiPuka

"Holy ****, man! That sauce is delicious and hot." - /u/salomoncascade

"Very good, classic habanero sauce." - /u/Iscariot360

"I got my sample of @fymhotsauce yesterday and it's almost gone today! Awesome flavor." - Barry Chapman

"My sample arrived at my house yesterday. I tried a little bit alone and it had an awesome flavor and a great level of heat. This morning I made some eggs and put a very generous amount of the hot sauce on them. All I can say is DAMN! This is really one of the first hot sauces that has some good heat with great flavor. My sample is not going to last long at all." - Kevin Broich FB

"That was brilliant! I like the kick and the fact that it doesn't mask the taste of the food I'm eating as so many sauces do. I will definitely be ordering more of this. Well done!!" - Stephanie Crates

Risks and challenges

So far I have done most everything but pay for some things like UPC codes which cost hundreds of dollars per year. Once that is done the risks will be very little.

The biggest challenge I can think of is not getting the word out about this sauce. Once people try it, they are hooked. The best way to get around this is to let your friends know or express interest to your local grocers and restaurants. There is already a reasonable demand out there but the more people that know the better.

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    FYM Private collection: I will send you 1 of my private bottles of hot sauce every year for 5 years. I will personally make these with peppers from my own garden with my personal recipe. There are only 20 bottles made every year.

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