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We are thrilled to announce that Torch’s Verde Loco hot sauce has achieved an outstanding 7th place out of 28 entries in the Verde category at the prestigious 2024 Scovie Awards! This recognition highlights our commitment to producing exceptional hot sauce products that tantalize taste buds and exceed expectations.

The Scovie Awards, recognized as the “Oscars of Hot Sauce,” honor the finest hot sauce brands and products in the world. Competing against hundreds of entries from across the globe, Verde Loco stood out for its unique blend of bold flavors, bold packaging, and a commitment to quality.

Our flagship Verde Loco is a blend of amazing ingredients, including Jalapeños, Poblano Peppers, Red Fresno peppers, and Tomatillos that deliver a bold and flavorful punch. Each bottle is carefully crafted to deliver a smooth and creamy texture, with a balanced heat level that appeals to hot sauce enthusiasts of all levels.

We are proud to have received recognition for our commitment to excellence in both taste and packaging. The Scovie Awards are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who put their passion for hot sauce into every bottle we produce. We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the other entrants and winners at the 2024 Scovie Awards. Your passion for hot sauce is truly inspiring, and we look forward to seeing what exciting new products and innovations the industry will bring in the years to come.

Thank you to everyone who has supported Torch and Verde Loco. We are honored to be a part of the hot sauce community and look forward to continuing to bring you the best hot sauce experience possible.

In the meantime, please enjoy Verde Loco with your favorite foods and share your experience with us on social media. Let’s continue to celebrate the joy of hot sauce and the amazing flavors it brings to our lives! Thank you again for your support, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

 

BERRY INFERNO BARBECUE SAUCE

“This is the best barbecue sauce, and trust me I have experimented with hundreds of different combinations over the years, this is even better than any of the popular bottled sauces!"

Servings 7 Cups

Ingredients

  • 3 medium onion finely chopped
  • 12 garlic cloves minced garlic ( can use more)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 5 tbsp chili powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1-1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tsp fresh ground black pepper do not use the fine black pepper!
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or adjust to taste
  • 6 cups natural ketchup no corn syrup
  • 3 cups brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup prepared french's yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2` tbsp liquid smoke for the very best flavor do not omit
  • 2 bottles Torch Blackberry Inferno
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder you'll love this!
  • 8 oz frozen marrionberries

Instructions

  1. Heat oil over medium heat; add in onion and saute for about 3 minutes, then add in garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
  2. Add in chili powder, paprika, cayenne, salt and black pepper; stir for 1 minute.
  3. Add in all remaining ingredients except the marionberries; bring to a boil stirring with a wooden spoon to combine.

  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered stirring occasionally for 1 hour over low heat (do not cover the pot or the texture and flavor will be affected, if you have a splatter screen then use it to cover the pot).
  5. Midway through cooking add marionberries and 3 cups of bbq sauce to a blender and blend on high for 60 seconds. Add this to the sauce and continue cooking.

  6. Cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate for 24 hours or more before using.

EXPO TIME!

Getting super excited for the vendor show at C.H Robinson on the 20th of this month in Eden Prairie! Can’t wait to see all the awesome people over there and melt some faces off! 🙂

I’m really pumped to be donating 10% of all sales to Robinson Cares, where so far to date has donated millions of dollars to various charities!