Many hot sauce companies use pirates or flaming skulls as mascots—but when it came time for founders Erin Link and George Minton to name their Texas-based condiment brand, they wanted something different. It took some time to come up with just the right idea, but eventually Minton read an article about how all birds are immune to capsaicin, the chemical that makes chili peppers spicy. The article mentioned a breed of yellow birds in Thailand that eat peppers to flavor their skin as a defense mechanism to deter predators. After that, Yellowbird Sauce was born.
The History of Yellowbird Sauce
A single pepper seed started it all. Well, a seed and a question: What if we went back to the basics? Erin Link and George Minton wanted to nix the junk, get back to nature, harvest fresh and organic fruits and veggies, and create a pure, flavorful line of sauces in the process. Headquartered near Austin, Tex., Yellowbird makes spicy hot sauces with real food—no preservatives, sugar, or loads of salt.
Yellowbird Sauce Company Mission
Here’s Yellowbird’s philosophy in a nutshell: “Sauce responsibly. Always use a condiment.” This fun-loving brand takes its hot sauce seriously, and believes a dash here or a dollop there can elevate any meal. Yellowbird’s sauces are spicy, thick, and smooth, and always made from farm-fresh fruits and vegetables—no filler ingredients in sight.
Benefits of Yellowbird Sauce
Yellowbird Sauce sources direct-trade ingredients for all of its condiments. Although Yellowbird isn’t Certified Organic, it seeks out as much organic produce as possible for its line of spicy sauces, and is committed to supporting farmers who grow real food without the use of pesticides—creating a more sustainable food future in the process. Yellowbird’s sauces are:
When it comes to flavor, prepared to be blown away. Nothing about Yellowbird’s sauces is watered down, and the brand doesn’t use any filler ingredients. The flavor of farm-fresh fruits and veggies is expertly combined with peppers of all spice levels to create signature sauces you’ll want to have on hand for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Top Yellowbird Sauce Products
Upgrade your condiment options with these favorite products from Yellowbird Sauce.
Habanero Hot Sauce
Ready to get fired up? Habanero Hot Sauce gets the job done featuring the perfect ratio of habanero peppers to sweet citrus and carrots. Try it on tacos, sushi, pizza, and more.
Blue Agave Sriracha
Heat meets sweet. For this hot sauce, Yellowbird blends spicy peppers with garlic, tangerine juice, and vinegar for the perfect BBQ sauce alternative that’s sweetened with agave syrup instead of sugar.
Serrano Hot Sauce
Slow-cooked perfection, this hot sauce is a smooth blend of serrano peppers, cucumbers, and carrots. Enjoy it on burrito bowls, quesadillas, or eggs.
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