Sam & Oliver – Handcrafted Heat

Author: Jeff Maginniss

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Cranksgiving joins the Signature Series lineup, with a catch

Everyone loves the holidays, but nobody has a spicy cranberry dressing quite like we do…

When you think of cranberries during the holidays, most people picture the old tin can rings on the traditional wobbly jelly loaf.  Open the can, puncture the end, and *plop* onto the plate it goes.

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That cool, smooth jelly seems to work wonders on everything from turkey, to mashed potatoes, to left over snack sandwiches in the middle of the night.

But what if we were to tell you that this jiggly dish could be changed to a heavenly hot sauce, hand crafted for hours over a stove, and combined with wholesome ingredients like lemon, spices and agave nectar, then spiked with fiery Carolina reapers?

We proudly present to you our latest culinary product, Cranksgiving. This is a Cranberry reaper sauce with a fiery twist, that’s not as fierce as Razerberry, Screamsicle or Grapeyard.  We wanted to present this sauce so everyone could enjoy the blissful flavor of this fully armed and operational hot sauce.

You won’t want to wait on this one, as this sauce is only being produced in micro-batch form, hand crafted, hand filled and each hand signed.  At the stroke of midnight, on New Years, it won’t be made again until October, 2019!  Don’t miss out!

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Spicy Sales are here, 25% off with FREE shipping!

Take 25% off any product on our website between now and the 26th, and get FREE shipping on orders over $25

No coupon necessary, this sale is already live!

  • Sale valid from 11/19 ending midnight, 11/26. All orders must be processed or in payment pending status to qualify.
  • Limited quantities are available; back orders may not be available for all products.
  • Free shipping option available to US buyers only; international buyers are not eligible for the free shipping method.
  • Sale does not apply to wholesale or white label orders. Returns of food products, opened or unopened are not accepted. All sales final.
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Question From Our Fans: “How Do I Know My Sauce Is Still Good To Eat?”

How do I know if my hot sauce I bought a while ago is still safe to eat?

We get this question quite a bit, actually. Without recreating the wheel, here’s a bit about how to check the bottle of our hot sauce to make sure it’s still safe to eat, tasty and full goodness.

Every bottle of hot sauce or BBQ sauce we produce, whether it’s made directly by us or filled for us at a bottling facility, contains a code on the packaging that can be useful for tracking when the product was filled. These codes can look like a jumble of text and letters, or a simple 4-digit hand-written code.

Here are a few of our codes:

BBQ Batch Code Example

BBQ Batch Code Example

Sauce Batch Code Example

Sauce Batch Code Example

Signature Series Batch Code Example

Signature Series Batch Code Example

In the first example, the BBQ bar code shows a date of May 04, 2020. This is the “Best Used By” date. This date typically is two (2) years after the bottle was filled. In the second example, like the BBQ bottle, the product shows a date of May 25, 2020. This is also the “Best Used By” date. This date is typically two (2) years after the bottle was filled.

In the third example, this is a hand-written batch code. Our signature series bottles will use hand-batch codes to indicate the batch, and the bottle number in the series, written as #-*** where # is the batch, and *** is the series number from 1 through 120. Check the product’s specific page on this website for the batch information to find when the product was produced and it’s suggested Best Used By date.

Other designations may include the letter “P” for Press, which was made with the batch, but excluded from the series as they are not for retail sale and are for review purpose only. Products with the designation of X are prototype or individual manufactured bottles not for resale, and are intended for testing or review purposes only.

For more information about the USDA’s Food Product Dating, including how to determine if you’re discarding wholesome or expired food… please click here.


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Pardon the Maintenance, We’re Improving Our Checkout Process

Recently we changed card processing companies, so we’re using Square as default for our customers to use while paying.  The process should be even easier, allowing you to both pay for your purchases on-site without having to log in again, and to provide the option to save your information in a secure, encrypted manor for future visits.

If you run into any issues, please use our contact form and let us know…

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Come See Us at the Bowers Chile Pepper Festival Sept 7 & 8

If you’re in the area of Bowers, PA on September 7th and 8th… swing by the Chile Pepper Food Festival.  From 9 am to 6 pm, rain or shine… You won’t be disappointed.

Music, Pepper eating contests, Free Parking and of course… Sam & Oliver hot sauces!

Address is Bill DeLong Memorial Park, Bowers, PA 19511

Click HERE for the official site

Here’s some of our friends that are going too!

Make sure to swing by and see what they have…

Bigfat’s Hot Sauce
Saratoga Peanut Butter Company
Born to Hula
Horseshoe Brand
Stroopies Authentic Dutch Stroopwafels
BabaNonna Kiffles
Whitehouse Station Sauce Company
Rocky’s Original Hot Sauce
Offbeat Gourmet
Jersey Barnfire
Black Swamp Gourmet
Pilsudski Mustard
the Piper’s Peck
Ep!c Pickles
Red Hawk Premium Peppers

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We Want Your Opinion!

What flavors do you want us to make next?

We’re asking for your feedback.  You’ve had the Raspberry Vanilla.  You’ve loved the Orange Amaretto.  But what dessert hot sauce do you want to see next?

Lemon-Pear? Strawberry-Vanilla? Straight Grape? Cranberry-Apple-Cinnamon?

Comment below.  You can be part of something deliciously hot!

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Screamsicle sells out in 5-1/2 days online

Screamsicle, our latest flavor and second Signature Series product featuring Seville Oranges, Almond and Reapers, has sold out within 6 days from going live.  Fans have loved it so much, many have returned to purchase multiple bottles two or three times within a few days.

Screamsicle, like Razerberry, is part of our Signature Series that focuses on the roots and core concepts of Sam & Oliver, when making sauces was a new discovery, a challenge and a sense of pride and accomplishment.  From the sourcing of the fruit, to lugging all our equipment to a certified kitchen, to burning our fingers as we apply labels to hot bottles… every bit is just as fun and sauceworthy as it was 9 years ago, well before we decided to do this full-time.

To all our fans, we thank you.  Your interest and enjoyment has kept us going.  Look for the next batch of Screamsicle as soon as we can snag enough oranges!