Just a Paddy sellin' Hot Sauce!
With a glaring lack of hot sauce options available in the Irish countryside, founder Barry Shannon whipped up his first ever batch of spicy goodness simply to feed his own need for heat as a young spice lover stuck in a bland, potato-centric society. Years later, after moving across the Atlantic and landing in Boston, that passion grew into the delicious lineup of sugar free hot sauces that you see today.
The first bottle of Barry’s Hot Sauce was officially sold in May of 2019 at the Central Square Farmers Market in Cambridge, MA. Since then we’ve gone on to do countless markets, tasting, events and festivals all over New England. We went into this little venture with no real expectations other than building a nice little side hustle, but because of the support and love from all the people we have met along the way it quickly became more than that, and we have loved every second of it!
“Like most of you reading this (I assume) I've always put hot sauce on everything. So chancing my arm at making my own was just the inevitable next step. I've always had an interest in eating healthy, so I never gave a second's thought to adding sugar, sweeteners, preservatives or anything like that into my sauces. I definitely didn't set out to make a 'health conscious' hot sauce, but that's just what I threw into the blender and that's how it turned out. When friends and family kept asking for more of the stuff I figured it couldn't hurt to share it with everyone else, and now here we are!
I hope you get to try and enjoy my hot sauce as much as I do, and as always...
Stay Hot, Stay Healthy!”
Barry Shannon, Founder