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Habanero hot with a touch of honey, light up your grills kids!

So we're sure you have a few questions about Honey Badger BBQ sauce, but the first has got to be "How does it taste?", there is a taste test video lower down the page (also don't miss our new rewards breakdown graphic at right the very end). But first a short project update!

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UPDATE: Thank you so much for making this project a success! We look forward to bringing Honey Badger BBQ Sauce to the world and will keep everyone posted as we move forward.

Please check our website www.honeybadgersauce.com for information and sauce sales.

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How does it taste? Here are some 4th of July revelers that got a sneak preview:

The sauce combines the tastes of real HONEY and freshly chopped HABANERO chili peppers in a tangy barbeque sauce ready for your burgers, ribs, chicken and even king cobra! At first encounter the unique spices and honey flavor hit your taste buds, not too sweet like most sickly sauces out there, but just right to combine with what is coming, the slow build of the habanero heat! 

The heat builds to a level that will cause the uninitiated to raise their brows, exhale through pursed lips, and exclaim “wow that’s hot, but I like it” whilst the pepper connoisseur will nod in approval, and state “now that’s what I want BBQ sauce to taste like”. It really is COBRA STRENGTH.

Which brings us to the bottle: no ordinary boring container was vicious enough to contain this spicy awesomeness, so we set to work creating a tribute to this most fearless of mammals.

The bottle features a snarling Honey Badger locked in combat with a deadly cobra, the cobra is in the process of sinking his fangs into the badger’s neck, but it is already in the death grip of the Badger’s vicious claws, and its fate is sealed. Show up with this bottle to your next BBQ with friends and you will be sure to create a stir, you might even make it to BBQ hero status.

As a further tribute to this crazy creature we bring you Honey Badger BBQ Sauce T-Shirts designed by illustrator Karlie McCulloch. Printed on ultra soft cotton right here in the USA. A great way to get your Honey Badger on. After the close of funding we will contact you to get your preferred size. Available in Mens S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL / XXXXL or Womens S / M /L / XL.

Now we know some of you can take the heat, Cobra Strength is hot, but most can take its powerful punch and live to tell the story.  As a special treat for those that love the habanero burn we bring you:

Kickstarter exclusive TRIPLE COBRA STRENGTH 

This is a different ball game. So powerful that we’re only permitted to make a limited edition run of one batch per year of the stuff. Rumour has it that Triple Cobra strength might even be too strong for the real Honey Badger, we don’t know yet, but with your help maybe we can find out.

Each limited edition TRIPLE COBRA Strength bottle is embellished with an embossed metal badge with its own unique ID number etched on to it. If you feel tough enough, grab one before they go, when they are gone, they are gone! But be warned, this stuff if hot hot hot. 

Wait WHAT? The Golden Badger Club

The 24 Carat Gold plated GOLDEN BADGER is your gateway into this exclusive club. There are only 5 available, and only 5 will ever be made. Once a year we will produce a batch of Triple Cobra Strength sauce, the recipe will change each year just to keep it exciting, and holding a Golden Badger you are guaranteed to receive 10 refills of each batch, every time it is made. Think of it like a really vicious version of a wine club, with no annual fees.

We will ship this shiny monster, and the 10 refills of Triple Cobra he comes with free, to anywhere in the world.  

So where did the sauce come from? 

It came from our own frustrations with the BBQ sauce offerings available. No sauce we could find could really be described as spicy, let alone habanero hot! And the honey flavour is so often overdone; leaving you feeling like you should be spreading it on toast rather than ribs. So to the kitchen we went, and after 6 months of tinkering we’d perfected our own special recipe.

Leigh in the kitchen, 4 Habanero's per sauce!
Leigh in the kitchen, 4 Habanero's per sauce!

Our home made sauce was a huge hit with friends and family and due to its powerful kick and sweet tangy flavour it quickly earned the name “Honey Badger BBQ Sauce”. 

There is no animal like the honey badger, he chases lions, fights monitor lizards three times his size, and generally does whatever the heck he wants. Try searching Honey Badger on YouTube to see what he gets up to!

His favourite prey is on another level: King Cobra, one of the most venomous snakes on the planet. The Honey Badger attacks them ruthlessly, not fearing their bite, because unlike any other mammal he can overcome a full injection of poison by having a little sleep. A few minutes later he wakes up to feast on his serpent snack. So what else could our sauce be but COBRA STRENGTH!

So where do you come in? 

Well we have worked to get the truly epic bottle design to a point where it can be mass manufactured right here in the good old USA (two of us may be English but we like it here). We have also just put the finishing touches on our production recipe which takes the original homemade sauce and adapts it to be produced in large batches, even the FDA approves………….. 

On top of what we’ve personally invested to get this far it’s going to take another $40,000 to make this awesome sauce and vicious bottle a reality. Here's what we need the cash for:

  • Produce the custom tooling to mold the custom designed Honey Badger bottles.
  • Manufacture special jigs to hold the bottles for filling and labeling
  • Manufacture our first run of these bottles
  • Produce the first batch of sauce 
  • Get everything packed and stacked ready to ship out to you guys

We have lead times quoted of around 10 weeks from order to delivery and plan to have the first precious bottles of sauce out to you before the summer’s out.

Rewards Breakdown

So there you have it, we need your help to spice up the BBQ world and take our backyard parties to the next level! We hope you enjoy our product, we love it, and may the Badger be with you.

FAQ

  • No, don't worry about shipping for mow. We will contact you when funding is closed to ask for your desired shipping address and t-shirt size preference (if applicable) and to collect payment for shipping via Amazon Pay.

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  • We will contact you when funding is closed to ask for your desired shipping address and t-shirt size preference (if applicable). The values shown here are maximums and we'll work hard to find cheaper deals on shipping if we can.

    1 Cobra Strength BBQ Sauce - Max $9
    3 Cobra Strength BBQ Sauce - Max $10**
    1 Cobra Strength BBQ Sauce + 1 T-Shirt - Max $9
    3 Cobra Strength BBQ Sauce + 1 T-Shirt - Max $10**
    1 Triple Cobra BBQ Sauce - FREE SHIPPING
    1 Triple Cobra BBQ Sauce + 1 Cobra Sauce - FREE SHIPPING**
    1 Triple Cobra BBQ Sauce + 1 T-Shirt - FREE SHIPPING
    1 Triple Cobra + 3 Cobra Sauces + 1 T-Shirt - FREE SHIPPING**
    1 Triple Cobra + 6 Cobra Sauces + 2 T-Shirts - FREE SHIPPING**
    12 Cobra Sauces + 2 T-Shirts - FREE SHIPPING**
    3 Triple Cobra + 12 Cobra Sauces + 4 T-Shirts - FREE SHIPPING**
    Golden Badger - FREE SHIPPING
    ** Hawaii & Alaska add $5

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  • We appreciate that on some of our rewards the shipping rates are not ideal. Rest assured that we will be charging only what it costs to pack and ship your order. We will not make any profit on shipping. This is why we specify shipping costs as maximums and will pass on any savings we can find.

    Unfortunately we can't offer free shipping on all our rewards as the weight and size of the bottles in small numbers makes the cost too high. We have been working with a distribution specialists to get the best shipping rates available. It is a reality of the bottle's weight and size that packing and shipping single bottles within the USA will cost us just over $9, even with the significant carrier discounts we've negotiated with the warehouse we're planning to use. We appreciate it is high, BUT, shipping 3 bottles only raises the price by $1, a much more reasonable rate per bottle, right? So why not buy a 3 pack and share some with your friends? Internationally, as soon as the package becomes more than 1 bottle, or 1 bottle and a t-shirt, the rates get very high. Again, these are actual rates and we have worked to get the very best deals we can, but that is how much it costs to ship the daring world traveling badgers.

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  • We will contact you when funding is closed to ask for your desired shipping address and t-shirt size preference (if applicable). The values shown here are maximums and we'll work hard to find cheaper deals on shipping if we can.

    1 Cobra Strength BBQ Sauce - Max $12
    3 Cobra Strength BBQ Sauce - Max $35
    1 Cobra Strength BBQ Sauce + 1 T-Shirt - Max $12
    3 Cobra Strength BBQ Sauce + 1 T-Shirt - Max $35
    1 Triple Cobra BBQ Sauce - Max $5
    1 Triple Cobra BBQ Sauce + 1 Cobra Sauce – Max $5
    1 Triple Cobra BBQ Sauce + 1 T-Shirt - Max $5
    1 Triple Cobra + 3 Cobra Sauces + 1 T-Shirt - Max $27
    1 Triple Cobra + 6 Cobra Sauces + 2 T-Shirts - Max $35
    12 Cobra Sauces + 2 T-Shirts - Max $47
    3 Triple Cobra + 12 Cobra Sauces + 4 T-Shirts - Max $35
    Golden Badger - FREE SHIPPING

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  • We will contact you when funding is closed to ask for your desired shipping address and t-shirt size preference (if applicable). The values shown here are maximums and we'll work hard to find cheaper deals on shipping if we can.

    1 Cobra Strength BBQ Sauce - Max $18
    3 Cobra Strength BBQ Sauce - Max $50
    1 Cobra Strength BBQ Sauce + 1 T-Shirt - Max $22
    3 Cobra Strength BBQ Sauce + 1 T-Shirt - Max $53
    1 Triple Cobra BBQ Sauce - Max $10
    1 Triple Cobra BBQ Sauce + 1 Cobra Sauce - Max $18
    1 Triple Cobra BBQ Sauce + 1 T-Shirt - Max $14
    1 Triple Cobra + 3 Cobra Sauces + 1 T-Shirt - Max $45
    1 Triple Cobra + 6 Cobra Sauces + 2 T-Shirts - Max $54
    12 Cobra Sauces + 2 T-Shirts - Max $70
    3 Triple Cobra + 12 Cobra Sauces + 4 T-Shirts -Max $80
    Golden Badger - FREE SHIPPING

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  • YES! Even though the Honey Badger's diet is somewhat questionable it turns out his internal sauces are totally Gluten free, totally MSG free and (most surprisingly of all) totally meat free too. HURRAY!

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  • Yes! The sauce is FDA approved and will be manufactured in a facility adhering to the strictest health and quality control standards.

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  • Don't worry! We will contact you when funding is closed to ask for your desired shipping address and t-shirt size preference (if applicable).

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  • We need to raise 40,000 to cover the setup of production and make the first batch of sauce. This may seem a lot, but it’s more complex than just machining moulds and hitting go! Due to our awesome bottle shape we need to have special fixtures made to hold it while it is labelled and filled at an FDA approved production facility. The costs add up pretty quickly and we have been careful to do our homework to make sure that if we get funded we can deliver what we've promised!

    Don’t forget that we’re committed to keeping this inside the USA and we pay a premium for the quality service and product vs. a much cheaper supplier in the Far East.

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  • All within the USA! We have a cutting edge bottle manufacturer lined up ready to tackle the unique bottle design. Let's hope they can contain the little beast. The sauce will be made in an FDA approved production facility to ensure everything is 100% safe and fit for Honey Badger Badger Hero consumption.

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  • We'll be in touch after funding ends to ask you which t-shirt size and type you'd like. You'll be able to choose from:

    Mens: S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL / XXXXL

    Womens: S / M /L / XL

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  • Watch this video to find out: http://youtu.be/ROsvnZl6DXs

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  • No. In-fact they're so crazy even a leopard can't kill a honey badger (youtube it). Leigh wasn't feeling so hot after all those sausages though. We are looking into the possibility of supporting Honey Badger Rescue projects. If anyone has leads on this, let us know.

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