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Habanero hot with a touch of honey, light up your grills kids!
Habanero hot with a touch of honey, light up your grills kids!
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    1. Paul, Chris and Leigh Creator on April 22, 2013

      Sauce is made! Labeling in process.

    2. Michael Shirey on April 22, 2013

      How's it going, fellahs?

    3. Chris Marshall on March 26, 2013

      Definitly thinking the same thing... but at the same time I like to see that the labs are taking this serious enough. I can only eat so much at a time, so don't want 11 bottles to go moldy while I enjoy 1 haha.

    4. Pat on March 26, 2013

      Yeah Sean I was thinking the same thing...

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      Sean Gilman on March 25, 2013

      "Yes! We were hoping to be able to do one today. But we are waiting for a piece of lab data. Paul."

      This was 6 days ago, any update?

    6. Paul, Chris and Leigh Creator on March 19, 2013

      Yes! We were hoping to be able to do one today. But we are waiting for a piece of lab data. Paul.

    7. Paul, Chris and Leigh Creator on March 12, 2013

      Guys, update coming soon. Full lab results due at the end of the week, the guys in white coats cannot be rushed, on track for the timeline we stated in the last main update.

    8. Rich
      Superbacker
      on March 12, 2013

      I received my moldy package a month ago. When can I expect to receive a non-moldy package?

    9. OG Butch on March 11, 2013

      I agree, when can we expect our orders? It has been three weeks since your last update.

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      Eli Kim on March 4, 2013

      Decided after 3 weeks to try the opened bottle of sauce (The triple Strength that got on my shirt). Mine showed no signs of mold. Heck, it didn't even show signs of separation of the contents of the bottle. Put a bit of triple strength in my mouth and noticed a kick, but a bit lacking on sauciness. Not sure if it is because I didn't shake it. Tasted pretty decent, but can I ask one request? Up the heat? Maybe it's cause I took a small amount, but the heat feels a bit too low for me. Otherwise I'm hoping the new batch gets it's final testing done and sent out soon. I'm only brave enough to try this one bottle for now.

    11. Jason Russell on March 4, 2013

      So what is the new estimated ship date?

    12. Chris Holt
      Superbacker
      on February 21, 2013

      so, i got mine a few weeks ago and it's been sitting on my counter. (i opened the package right after receiving the DO NOT CONSUME email...) Then you finally explained why we shouldn't consume them. I've been waiting looking for mold to grow on the top where the air bubble is inside the bottle but haven't seen it yet.

      I know you said that about 3% of the bottles contain "natural airborne molds" but how dangerous is this? If it's naturally occurring in the air then what are the odds i already have this stuff floating around my house or my office? Could I pour the sauce into a pot, boil it to sterilize the sauce, (disinfect the bottles) and re-bottle it and it would be safe?

      Don't get me wrong...I'm not about to take a risk when you said so strongly DO NOT CONSUME (good work getting the message across). I'm just super super excited to try this stuff. We've been waiting for many a month and having to wait another 2 months when it was within my grasp is heart-wrenching, especially if I could just boil the sauce to sterilize it. (of course, while waiting patiently for the official replacement).

      ---I understand that you gave notice of potential danger in consuming the sauce, and am interested in the responses to my above questions regardless of this warning---

    13. Paul, Chris and Leigh Creator on February 20, 2013

      Thanks guys for the comments, and the fun pics you are sending in, glad you love the shirts, our illustrator Karlie McCulloch did an amazing job for us. For all those that had t-shirts but didn't get a package, they will come with the fresh batch of sauce.

      I hope can see from the updates that we are making good progress, and we will have this fresh batch to you all as soon as we can get the extra natural preservative through lab testing. The shelf life of 1 year will likely remain unchanged.

      And as we mentioned in the updates, all backers will receive an extra bonus to reflect our gratitude for sticking with us. Can't wait to get it in your hands.

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      Cheri Galvan on February 20, 2013

      ONE MORE THING..THE T-SHIRTS ARE FABULOUS AS WELL!

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      Cheri Galvan on February 20, 2013

      Amazing to me how many people turn, when the whole idea of Kickstarter is to help with new ideas, and to try to get production started for new, innovative products..I wish you "Badgers" the best..and if your product is indeed as great as it sounds..you will be successful..With sadness, I did pour out the sauces today..but look forward to the new batch arriving in time for summer cook-outs! Oh...and the bottles are indeed AWESOME!

    16. Brian Eng on February 19, 2013

      Does adding this preservative add shelf life?

    17. Jackson Knife and Tool on February 18, 2013

      Im glad you guys are preserving. I love delicious sauces.

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      Meghan MacRae on February 18, 2013

      You guys are awesome! I was SO excited to see my little badgers, and the aroma was heaven! Can't wait to slather the stuff on my soon to be even more famous fall off the bone ribs! Happy to be one of your little honey backers!

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      Cliff on February 18, 2013

      I sent an email for a refund and never received a reply.

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      John on February 18, 2013

      Which "natural preservative" are you adding?

    21. Chris Lauer on February 15, 2013

      Looking forward to the 2nd batch!

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      Aaron on February 14, 2013

      Got my refund yesterday. Thanks and good luck!

    23. Michael Caldwell on February 13, 2013

      Received my refund today. Thank you very much for taking care of that. Best of luck, I have no doubt you will recover from this.

    24. Thy Leds on February 13, 2013

      got mine and threw them out...was tempted to try it ...look fwd to 2nd batch

    25. Paul, Chris and Leigh Creator on February 12, 2013

      Hey Guys,

      Just wanted to clear up a few questions we have been getting. First off, we have not yet sent out a second batch of sauce, so any sauce you have received is part of the recall and should not be eaten. This includes triple cobra unfortunately.

      Second, backers that have requested a refund will receive it shortly. As you might imagine we have allot going on right now with this setback and are working on every front to make it right. An update with more information will follow later in the week.

    26. Michael Caldwell on February 12, 2013

      I sent an email for a refund and never received a reply.

    27. QuantumC on February 12, 2013

      I also wanted to note that the tripple stength bottle I received today was leaking and the top of the regular bottles cover had text saying sealed for freshness, while the leaking tripple strength bottle did not have the red text on it. Could it be that nothing will seal the freshness of a wild honey badger?

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      Eli Kim on February 12, 2013

      Received mine as well today. I could tell it was the sauce from the way it smelled. It was tossed and turned a lot because the Triple Strength bottle is leaking sauce at the top. It seems even these bottles weren't enough to contain the powerful flavor. Neither was the plastic wrapper for the shirt. Gonna give the shirt a wash and hope it's not stained permanently. Not brave enough to test the sauce if it's not recommended. Although I'm wondering if I can get a new... clean shirt? Can't hurt to ask. Hopefully those little buggers get through and out to us soon.

    29. Daniel Lieber on February 12, 2013

      For those who received the recalled sauce (I have not received anything yet), you can dispose of the sauce, thoroughly clean the container, and come up with a creative use for the empty badger. Please let the rest of us know what you do with the badger via a comment here and perhaps other creative ideas will come out. I'm confident Paul, Chris, and Leigh will appreciate knowing something good came of the tainted run.

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      Aaron on February 12, 2013

      I had the same issue that James had.

    31. lord_arm on February 12, 2013

      So I got the BBQ today. What do I do with it?

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      James Bendos
      Superbacker
      on February 11, 2013

      Sorry to hear about the continued issues. As ridiculous as your whole ordeal has been, most of us realize the pain and unknowns that arise from being a start-up. So best of luck going forward. I did just receive the bottles and will reluctantly dispose of them. Just an fyi, one bottle arrived with a cracked lid and leaked a bit. Not a big deal, but I will be disappointed if the replacements are damaged in transport as well. Hopefully, that's the last of your issues.

    33. Colin Culks on February 9, 2013

      So the doorbell rings right, and it's this guy dressed partially in brown, and partially in scratches and fear. He gives me this box then only runs away doesn't he, like a terrified snake. I could hear growling from the box, and the unmistakable smell of war. That made me think, now I know what the real problem was with the sauce. It was infested with real Honey Badger! That's why it was so dangerous, and the only thing they could do was destroy the whole batch. Not thinking of my own safety, I threw the rabid box into the boot of my car, and drove down the motorway at maximum speed, which for my car is nearly 56mph. Also, it's got no clutch. Near the steelworks, I crashed into a huge tanker carrying liquid nitrogen. I dived out and grazed my chin, but the car and the cargo were frozen in the boiling wave. This would hold the badger for a little while, but I knew he was in there, burning with rage, and slowly melting himself, teeth first. I didn't have the keys for the boot, but I managed to get it open using some crayons I had. The lock's all blocked up with purple wax now, but I don't even mind. Using my sleeves as protection from the cold, and chanting the pain minimising incantation my old man taught me when I was four: "Fuggerbuck!", I raced into the steelworks with the snarling box. I dodged past the steel workers shouting "I need Japanese steel!" in case any of them's an Uma fan like me. Ain't she beautiful? As I ran up to the huge smelter, I tripped over and grazed myself on the chin again, right in the same place, and the package went flying and growling, right into the molten metal. There was a howling sound like someone had left the flap to Hell open. I stared into the white heat inside. Damn it was hot. I could feel it on my face. Actually, it was mostly coming from my mouth. My mouth was burning hot, and I began to feel dizzy. The room swam, and I could hear the voices of the steel workers asking me if I was ok.
      When I woke up, I was alone, but my mouth still hurt like hell. I reached out and pulled myself up using the kitchen worktop for support. I had vomited, and chunks of meat and bread were dried onto my neck. In my hand was a hamburger with a bite taken out of it. Damn, that must have been some powerful sauce. Or maybe it was the effects of the mould.

    34. Jerome Bond on February 9, 2013

      These bad boys arrived at my door yesterday. Very happy with the look of the bottle as the little evil beady eyes mocked me to taste it's contents. YES I saw the email about the recall and YES... I still tried the sauce. Evidence of mold in a few bottles...I was hungry...and desperate...and I just don't care. Made a batch of Badger Balls and ate ALOT of them. I'm still alive but more importantly the sauce was delicious, so good when it hits your lips! Can't wait to get my replacement bottles. Sounds like there was nothing you guys could have done to prevent the disaster, complete bummer :( I'm still happy I backed this project, every KS project i've backed had delays. Just seems to be the nature of KS. The bottle is awesome and amazingly the sauce was even better. Hope this doesn't hurt you guys too much.

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      Jason Lee on February 8, 2013

      just got the bad sauce.
      the bottle looks awesome.

      can really see ferocity in the eyes of the badger.
      the snake has good detail too.

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      RadaBnasty on February 8, 2013

      Honey Badger don't care about recalls. Send that sowse!

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      Galfaille on February 8, 2013

      This KS project is definitely a big joke ! Mwahahahaha !!!

    38. Tim Hendrickson on February 7, 2013

      That really sucks about your first batch being bad. I just got my shipment today and was wondering with regard to the triple strength sauce, if that was ok, or was it also tainted like the regular strength sauce? BTW, the love the bottle.

    39. Thy Leds on February 7, 2013

      wow..that is all i gotto say...

    40. Joseph Schmalke
      Superbacker
      on February 7, 2013

      you have an obligation to let people know what is wrong with the trained sauces you mailed.

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      Dave Classick on February 7, 2013

      Well here we are 7 months later... $18 in for a sauce i really wanted to but havent gotten the chance to try yet.. Im only 40 minutes away... If i drive up to the city, can i just pick mine up???

    42. Thiago Andre Scarani on February 7, 2013

      Relax, everyone. The e-mail says that replacements will be sent free of charge. I would love to have the means to perform an analysis on the "defective" sauce so as to know exactly what went wrong.
      Or the creators could also tell us, so that we get a better understanding on this. There are so many variables on food manufacturing that need to be controlled, especially when manufacturing is outsourced, that a lot can really go wrong.

    43. Jon Marler on February 7, 2013

      Before anyone throws away their sauce, let's wait for independent confirmation. It very much looks like their kickstarter account may have been compromised, but I wouldn't know if it was. Sounds fishy to me.

    44. Aaron Lococo on February 7, 2013

      and I'm pretty sure this is the last food item I will ever fund on kickstarter...

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      Kevin Baltz on February 7, 2013

      Wow ... and now its canceled.

    46. Paul, Chris and Leigh Creator on February 7, 2013

      Hey guys,

      We are still working to get full functionality up on our store. At this point, if your orders says "completed" it has shipped out and is on the way to you!

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      Eli Kim on February 7, 2013

      When the orders ship, do we get a confirmation bill or tracking number emailed to us? If not, do we just need to check on the website for the shipping information? Currently it doesn't list anything for shipping information.

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      Jason Lee on February 7, 2013

      Didn't get it yet.
      was hoping to try it on some wings.

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