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Premium barbeque, garlic and hot sauces. All-natural, hand made and delicious!

Project update:  We hit our initial goal!  Thanks to all our backers for their support.  Hopefully we will be able to reach our stretch goal of $60,000 so we can get our kitchen and bring our product further around the country!

For more detail scroll down to the rewards
For more detail scroll down to the rewards
And feel free to add whatever you like!
And feel free to add whatever you like!

TorchBearer Sauces: Accidentally Healthy, Intentionally Delicious:  Friends and family making the best sauces on earth

TorchBearer Sauces is a family run company, started by me (Vid Lynch), Ben Smith, Tim Wortman, and my parents (Tom and Pat Lynch).  From that time, our family has grown to include a close network of friends and family doing everything from the sales and production to the label design and web programming.   

We started TorchBearer Sauces 7 years ago and we create and make our line in small batches in a kitchen we rent. We have more than 20 incredible sauces including BBQ sauce, garlic sauces, hot sauces and marinades. We think they’re delicious and so do the critics--after all we have won over 50 national awards for our products.

Manufacturing Oh My Garlic! Sauce
Manufacturing Oh My Garlic! Sauce

Why we need YOUR help!

We’ve outgrown our current space and we are having a hard time keeping up with demand. We’ve been searching for locations and have found most of the equipment we would need to expand our business. We have lined up sales with more retail, boutique stores and restaurants but we need more inventory.  What we need is to be able to make bigger batches, so we can keep up with production demands. We need Kickstarter to help us make the first batches of our best sellers at the new kitchen so TorchBearer can be available at a store near you to enjoy.

Our Goals:

  • At $16,000, Kickstarter will allow us to make a full pallet of each of our best sellers and give us the inventory to expand our retail market further around the country.
  • At $60,000 (our first stretch goal), we will be able to fund our kitchen expansion fully from Kickstarter.
  • At $120,000 (our second stretch goal), we will be able to do all of the above and hire one or two of our people full time!

With your help, we should be able to reach these goals and make all your saucy dreams come true!   Scroll down to see the AWESOME rewards we have for your help!

One of the awesome rewards you can get for helping!
One of the awesome rewards you can get for helping!

The reason for our mad obsession...

We started making sauces because we loved the heat, but we hated the flavor of the hot sauces and BBQ sauces that were available. They all taste the same!!  When we started looking into it, we found out that’s because most products are all vinegar, water and high fructose corn syrup. So when we started our own line, we decided to do it the right way, the all natural way. 

But having a line of great quality products can still leave room for having a fun, too, as you can see from this ad spot we put together about our Zombie Apocalypse sauce.

All Natural, local and delicious

Check out some of the delicious ingredients in our sauces: carrot, onions, diced garlic, mandarin oranges, tomato, mango, papaya, honey, molasses chipotle peppers, habanero, ghost chilis, Trinidad scorpion peppers, black beans, corn, green pepper, brown sugar, lemon juice, lime juice! This is how a sauce label should read--you can pronounce every ingredient.

In fact, all of TorchBearer Sauces are gluten free, low in calories, carbs, sodium and fat, no cholesterol and are all vegetarian. Everyone in the company uses our sauces daily, on pretty much everything they eat. That is how much we love them. We bring them with us to parties, to restaurants, and even when visiting friends.

We also believe in helping our local community. It’s hard out there right now and we want to do whatever we can to help out. We buy any ingredients and packaging we can locally or from the US.  Even our hottest peppers come from a local farmer in Pennsylvania.

TorchBearer helping the local community

We are a family run company and we consider our community part of our family. We try our best to help people in our area who are out of work. We are creating jobs for our booths at festivals, craft fairs, and kiosks in the malls during Christmas and even in the kitchen making TorchBearer sauces. They have become a big part of our company and our family. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the help and support of the community. 

The people who work with TorchBearer at shows and production are the lifeblood of this company.  One of our goals is to hire a few of them full time. This is part of the reason why a project like this is so important. Eventually we plan to have a facility in the Harrisburg area and we hope the company will grow to employ a lot more people.

Ghost Peppers for the Zombie Apocalypse Sauce
Ghost Peppers for the Zombie Apocalypse Sauce

Onto the fun stuff.  The rewards!

CONCERNED ABOUT SHIPPING?  Our rewards are all priced to include shipping anywhere in USA.  Remember our product is heavy--and comes in glass bottles, so we want you to get it intact.  If you're in Harrisburg area, we'll get you an option to pick up your sauce in person--take this option and you'll get an extra bottle when you come by.

NOT IN USA?  Ask us about shipping

Pledge $1 or more

And get our undying thanks! Every dollar counts and gets us one step closer to our goals and dreams.

Pledge $10 or more

And get a handful of these great Zombie Apocalypse stickers sent to your door.  (We'll also include some stickers with the Zombie Apocalypse graphic from the front of the T-Shirt but we haven't printed those yet.)

Pledge $15 or more

Choose one of our 5 best sellers:

Pick one OR add $10 Dollars for a Zombie Apocalypse Sauce
Pick one OR add $10 Dollars for a Zombie Apocalypse Sauce
  • Sultry hot sauce: A delicious blend of fruits and vegetables with a nice habenero kick. It’s the perfect blend of heat and flavor!
  • Tarnation hot sauce: Our favorite habanero sauce-similar flavor palette to Sultry but 4x hotter!
  • Oh My Garlic! sauce: If you love garlic, you’ll love this sauce! A savory garlic sauce that you can do ANYTHING with.
  • Honey BBQ: Hands down, the best honey BBQ sauce on the market. A great mix of honey, brown sugar and molasses with NO high fructose corn syrup.
  • Chipotle BBQ: A mix of chipotle, habenero, and honey make a sweet, smokey and spicy BBQ that you will want to use over and over again.

Pledge $18 or more

You have your choice between any of our four new, unreleased sauces:

  • Thai Curry Sauce: a delicious blend of honey, curry powder and cumin.
  • Z Wing Sauce: The world's best wing sauce. It's a mix of Honey Garlic, Chipotle BBQ and Zombie Apocalypse. You can put it on anything, but it sticks to meat so well and tastes so good with just a bit of a kick.
  • Ow My Garlic!:  A spicy version of our best selling Oh My Garlic! sauce.
  • Root Beer BBQ:  A new, all-natural BBQ made with real root beer to ad a special twang to your next grilling session.

Pledge $25 or more 

and get your choice of:

  • Kickstarter Exclusive "I Survived The Zombie Apocalypse" Graphic T-Shirt Zombie Graphic on the front and TorchBearer logo on the back. Be the first on your street to have this awesome shirt! Please tell us what size you need, we can get up to XXXXL.

OR

  • Kickstarter exclusive cook book. Buy it here first and get the first copies. We are creating a new cook book with recipes using all the sauces. Add $20 for 3 of the sauces in the book. Actual cover may differ.        

OR

  • TorchBearer Sauces Calendar. This is the first place you can find this. Get your 2014 calendar with beautiful women in scenes inspired by the labels and sauces. Add $20 and get three of the sauces featured in the calendar.

Pledge $35 or more

Your choice of the BBQ Lover's Pack, the Garlic Lover's Pack or the Best Sellers Pack.

BBQ Lover's Pack contains:

BBQ 3 pack
BBQ 3 pack
  • Honey BBQ: Hands down, the best honey BBQ sauce on the market. A great mix of honey, brown sugar and molasses with NO high fructose corn syrup.
  • Chipotle BBQ: A mix of chipotle, habenero, and honey make a sweet, smokey and spicy BBQ that you will want to use over and over again.
  • Carolina Style BBQ: A traditional Carolina style BBQ sauce that also works great as a marinade or even a dijon vinaigrette for salads, subs or pizza.

Garlic Lover's Pack contains:

  • Oh My Garlic sauce: If you love garlic, you’ll love this sauce! A savory garlic sauce that you can do ANYTHING with. 
  • Honey Garlic Wing sauce: Honey and garlic complement each other perfectly for a sweet, rich sauce that’s great on wings–or anything you can put it on.
  • Tarnation: Our favorite habanero sauce-similar flavor palette to Sultry but 4x hotter!

Best Sellers Pack contains:

  • Sultry hot sauce: A delicious blend of fruits and vegetables with a nice habenero kick. It’s the perfect blend of heat and flavor! 
  • Oh My Garlic sauce: If you love garlic, you’ll love this sauce! A savory garlic sauce that you can do ANYTHING with. 
  • Honey BBQ: Hands down, the best honey BBQ sauce on the market. A great mix of honey, brown sugar and molasses with NO high fructose corn syrup. 

Pledge $50 or more

End of the World Pack: Get our three hottest sauces at a discounted price! Each sauce has around 15 full peppers in it! That is a LOT of natural heat in a little 5 oz bottle!  Add $20 and get the Zombie Apocalypse Tshirt as well!

  • Ultimate Annihilation: Ghost pepper hot sauce, no extract. A nice peppery natural flavor with heat that will blow you away.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: No extract, enough ghost peppers that it's practically a puree. But a deliciously complex flavor that will make even the weak come back for more. 
  • Rapture: Our hottest sauce, made with Trinidad Scorpion Peppers & Ghost Peppers. This has earthy tones but EXTREME burn.

Pledge $100 or more

Stock up and get a case of our favorites.

Two of each of the following: Oh My Garlic, Sultry, Tarnation, Honey BBQ, Chipotle BBQ. As well as one bottle of Honey Mustard and Zombie Apocalypse.

Pledge $180 or more

And get our full line of 21 products shipped to you direct. All our hot sauces, BBQ sauces, garlic sauces and salsas for you to try out! This even includes our Kickstarter exclusive T-shirt! .

All this, PLUS a tshirt!
All this, PLUS a tshirt!

Pledge $300 or more

And get our Fan Pack reward.  It comes with ALL FOUR limited sauces, all 21 sauces in our regular line, the tshirt, AND the cook book !

Pledge $2,000 or more

Guided Tour of Harrisburg and the factory by Tierney and dinner with the TorchBearers! Come to Harrisburg, tour the area and where we make the sauce. If you want to do it on a day where we are producing, you can even watch. Then afterwards we will treat you to a meal at one of our favorite places to eat. And when you get back home, you will have a box of sauces waiting for you from us. ALSO get your name engraved on our new kettle! Travel not included.

Your tour guide of the area!
Your tour guide of the area!

Pledge $4,500 or more

Get your own Vidian Party!  Vid and/or Ben will fly out to you and throw you and 20 of your friends a dinner party TorchBearer Style. Find out exactly how the company got its start! You will also receive two mixed cases of sauces, the t-shirts and get your name engraved on our Kettle! USA only.

Pledge $5,000 or more

Get your face on a label! You become immortalized on a brand new TorchBearer Sauces label. This is not for a limited time, nor a limited edition run of sauces. You WILL get a few cases with the label on them and get your name engraved on our new kettle as well. Cheers.

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Thank you for your time and attention.Your investment with us, with our company, is an investment in taste.

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    Get a handful of both classic and Graphic "I Survived the Zombie Apocalypse" stickers.

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    Your choice of one of any of these sauces: Sultry, Tarnation, Oh My Garlic!, Honey BBQ, or Chipotle BBQ. Want something hotter? Add $10 and choose a Zombie Apocalypse Sauce or Rapture instead.

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    Your choice of these two Kickstarter Exclusive sauce in a 12 oz bottles. Choose either our Root Beer BBQ or our Ow My Garlic Sauce! See Project description for more information on these sauces.

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    Your choice of either Kickstarter Exclusive sauce in a 12 oz bottles. Choose either our Thai Curry Sauce or our Z Wing Sauce! See Project description for more information on these sauces.

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    Kickstarter exclusive cookbook. Buy it here first and get a first-edition copy the moment it comes out. We are creating a new cookbook with recipes using all the sauces. Add $20 for 3 of the sauces in the book.

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    Torchbearer Sauces Calendar. This is the first place you can find this. Get your 2014 calendar with beautiful women in scenes inspired by the labels and sauces. Add $20 for 3 of the sauces featured in the calendar.

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    Kickstarter Exclusive "I Survived The Zombie Apocalypse" Graphic T-Shirt: Zombie Graphic on the front and Torchbearer logo on the back. Be the first on your street to have this awesome shirt! Add $15 and recieve a bottle of Zombie Apocalypse Sauce to go along with your shirt! This is a limited run at this price.

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    Your choice of any of our 3 packs: - Best Sellers 3 pack - BBQ Lovers 3 pack - Garlic Lovers 3 pack.

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    Get the three hottest natural sauces in the world for a Kickstarter exclusive low price--we're only going to sell a limited number at this special price. Ultimate Annihilation, Zombie Apocalypse, and The Rapture! See Project description for more information on these sauces. Add $20 and get the Zombie Apocalypse T-shirt as well.

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    Stock up and get a case of our favorites. That's 12 bottles of our best sauces! See below for details

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    Get our FULL LINE of 21 products shipped to you direct. All our hot sauces, bbq sauces, garlic sauces and salsas for you to try out! This package even includes out Kickstarter Exclusive T-shirt!

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    Fan Pack: Includes the stickers, the 2 exclusive sauces, the tshirt, cook book, AND the entire line of of our 21 products.

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    Sauce of the Month Club!!! The gift that comes back, over and over and over Every Quarter you will receive a mixed case of three sauces. Two sauces out of the twelve will be completely new i.e. not in the current product line! We will throw in a zombie shirt for good measure close to the end of the year. Its a great gift idea for the any loved one!

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    Guided Tour of Harrisburg and the factory by Tierney and dinner with the Torchbearers! Come to Harrisburg, tour the area and where we make the sauce. If you want to do it on a day where we are producing, you can even watch. Then afterwards we will treat you to a meal at one of our favorite places to eat. And when you get back home, you will have a box of sauces waiting for you from us. AND get your name engraved on our new kettle! Travel not included.

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    Get your own Vidian Party! Vid and/or Ben will fly out to you and throw you and 20 of your friends a dinner party Torchbearer Style. Find out exactly how the company got its start! You will also receive two mixed cases of sauces and t-shirts for you and your guests. Lastly, you'll get your name engraved on our new kettle! USA only

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    Get your face on a label! You become immortalized on a brand new Torchbearer Sauces label. This is not for a limited time, nor a limited edition run of sauces. You'll get the product with the label on it to bring home with you and get your name engraved on our new kettle as well.

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