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A hot sauce for anything that needs a little zip!

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Throwing Heat Since 1998

Dan “Sudsy” Mitchell dishes the sauce on Sudsy’s…

Back in the Spring of 1998, while living and working in Vancouver, BC Canada, I had a regular customer who was larger than life. “Fearless” Fred Stephens was a cowboy who worked for the local movie industry as a Roper; he secured hard to find vehicles, drove the stars to and from, and drove the on screen vehicles on the set. He loved rodeo, Budweiser, and plates of hot wings. Fred was truly a family man with a handlebar moustache and a heart bigger than his cowboy hat.
Dan from Sudsy's Hot Sauce
Limes - Sudsy's Hot Sauce
One day Fred asked me for a sauce that was distinct from all of the others available, and I got to work. I set out to create a sauce that was more about flavor with heat, than heat alone.
I made three different options for Fred and he settled on one. Sudsy’s Hot Sauce was born! Fred tossed in a few hundred dollars to get a label made and a thirty case batch so he could give out bottles to friends on set and leave a bottle at the catering truck. We even picked up one restaurant account that used it to make bloody marys and listed it on the menu as the Sudsy’s Caesar.
After moving back to NY in 2001, I spent several years making small batches in my kitchen using three crock pots at once and filling a handful of mason jars for family and friends. While in the local wine industry I learned about some great incentives for local small batch food producers and decided to get it back into larger scale production but marketing a food product with only one item instead of a lineup of options is difficult. So Sudsy’s went back and forth for several years and I almost tossed in the towel on it a couple times.
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In the Spring of 2017 we opened Staving Artist Woodwork, a passion that had been several years in the making. With our own retail shelves to place Sudsy’s on, it experienced a rebirth. A new fresh look label, proper marketing, and the support of local restaurants and retailers have now, after 25 years, made Sudsy’s Hot Sauce more successful than ever.

A hot sauce for anything that needs a little zip!

That's Hot Graphic

A hot sauce for anything that needs a little zip!

Dan from Sudsy's Hot Sauce

Dan “Sudsy” Mitchell dishes the sauce on Sudsy’s…

Back in the Spring of 1998, while living and working in Vancouver, BC Canada, I had a regular customer who was larger than life. “Fearless” Fred Stephens was a cowboy who worked for the local movie industry as a Roper; he secured hard to find vehicles, drove the stars to and from, and drove the on screen vehicles on the set. He loved rodeo, Budweiser, and plates of hot wings. Fred was truly a family man with a handlebar moustache and a heart bigger than his cowboy hat.
Limes - Sudsy's Hot Sauce
One day Fred asked me for a sauce that was distinct from all of the others available, and I got to work. I set out to create a sauce that was more about flavor with heat, than heat alone. I could never figure out what to do with a sauce so hot it couldn’t be used liberally, and in all honesty if I was going to be selling it I wanted people to use more than a teaspoon at a time. I made three different options for Fred and he settled on one. Sudsy’s Hot Sauce was born. Fred tossed in a few hundred dollars to get a label made and a thirty case batch so he could give out bottles to friends on set and leave a bottle at the catering truck. We even picked up one restaurant account that used it to make bloody marys and listed it on the menu as the Sudsy’s Caesar.
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After moving back to NY in 2001, I spent several years
making small batches in my kitchen using three crock
pots at once and filling a handful of mason jars for
family and friends. While in the local wine industry I
learned about some great incentives for local small batch food producers and decided to get it back into larger scale production but marketing a food product with only one item instead of a lineup of options is difficult. So Sudsy’s went back and forth for several years and I almost tossed in the towel on it a couple times.
Sudsy Hot Sauce Graphic
After moving back to NY in 2001,
I spent several years making
small batches in my kitchen using three crock pots at once and filling a handful of mason jars for family and friends. While in the local wine industry I learned about some great incentives for local small batch food producers and decided to get it back into larger scale production but marketing a food product with only one item instead of a lineup of options is difficult. So Sudsy’s went back and forth for several years and I almost tossed in the towel on it a couple times.
Sudsy Hot Sauce Logo Graphic
In the Spring of 2017 we opened Staving Artist Woodwork, a passion that had been several years in the making. With our own retail shelves to place Sudsy’s on, it experienced a rebirth. A new fresh look label, proper marketing, and the support of local restaurants and retailers have now, after 25 years, made Sudsy’s Hot Sauce more successful than ever.

“It’s THAT Good”

Far richer than popular national brands of hot sauce, with a more complex heat and flavour than the extreme endurance sauces of the last decade, Sudsy’s Hot Sauce is for the aficionado rather than the thrill-seeker.  A Sudsy’s Bloody Mary takes a classic to a new creative level. Homemade Carnitas with Sudsy’s, scallions, and grated cheddar  are a guaranteed winner!

– John C

Unbelievable!!! My girlfriend brought this back for me after she went on a girls trip up to the Finger Lakes and I can’t express how incredible this hot sauce is. I went through my first bottle in 6 days!! I can’t wait for my order to come in so I can fly through the next bottle.

– Nicolas C.

Sudsy’s is the best hot sauce! I really enjoy the flavor and the heat level is perfect for me, I use it on everything; eggs, soup, stews, pizza, and burgers, Excellent *****

– Matthew W.

This sauce is amazing beyond words. I left the Finger Lakes region with only one bottle and I need to order more before it runs out! This is my “go to” hot sauce from now on!

– Anne N.

Sure Fire Recipes

Sudsy Hot Sauce Salsa
Sudsy Hot Sauce on Potatoes
Sudsy Hot Sauce Bloody Mary
Sudsy Hot Peppers

Sure Fire Recipes

Sudsy Hot Sauce Salsa
Sudsy Hot Sauce on Potatoes
Sudsy Hot Sauce Bloody Mary
Sudsy Hot Peppers
Sudsy's Spicy Mayo
  • 2 TBSP Sudsy’s Hot Sauce
  • 6-8 TBSP Mayo (how spicy would you like it? less mayo = more heat)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Store in the fridge (if there’s any left!)
For burgers, crispy potatoes, fish, sandwiches, chicken, deviled eggs, etc.
We whip up this quick and easy combo multiple times a week. Gotta have our Sudsy’s Spicy Mayo!
SWEET & SUDSY'S WINGS
  • Fill 2/3 of a large stock pot with salted water and boil
  • Prepare your charcoal grill. (You could also preheat a pizza oven or a broiler)
  • Once your water is boiling, place 4 pounds of wings (drumette, wingette, tips) in the water and blanch for ten minutes
  • While the wings are cooking, prepare your sauce. Mix 1/4 cup of honey, 1/4 cup of melted butter, 2 tablespoons of Sudsy’s Hot Sauce, and a half teaspoon of garlic powder. Mix thoroughly
  • Remove wings from the water and separate the drumettes from the wingettes, place in a large mixing bowl
  • Move wing pieces over to your grill to finish cooking.
  • Arrange the wing sections over a layer of hot coals. Using a brush, coat the wings with a generous layer of the sauce mixture. Let this caramelize as the wings sear.
  • Move the wings regularly to ensure even cooking. Flip the wings and repeat with brushing on sauce and moving frequently.
  • When wings have reached their desired char, and are cooked through until the juices run clear, remove from heat and place in your large mixing bowl
  • Add two more tablespoons of Sudsy’s Hot Sauce to the sauce mixture, mix thoroughly, and scrape all of it into the mixing bowl with the wings
  • Turn the wings repeatedly in the sauce mixture until coated
  • Serve with a side of blue cheese dressing and a very cold beer.
Sudsy's Jerky
Prepare the marinade-

Mix:
1/2 cup water
5 tbsp Soy Sayce
2 tbsp Liquid Smoke
2 cloves minced garlic
5 tbsp brown sugar
5 tbsp Sudsy’s Hot Sauce

Cut two pounds of meat into 1/8” slices, slicing with the grain. If using beef, I suggest shank or round. Venison also works well.

Soak meat in the marinade for 8-12 hours.

Remove meat from the marinade and place on dehydrator trays. For additional kick, brush Sudsy’s directly on slices prior to dehydrating. 

Dehydrate for four hours at 160 degrees then let cool.
THE OG SUDSY'S CAESAR

Rim glass with Celery Salt

Add:
1.5oz Vodka
about a tablespoon of Sudsy’s Hot Sauce (to taste)
2 good shakes of  Worcestershire sauce
1/4oz of fresh lime juice
1/4oz Dill Pickle Juice
Fill with ice
Top with Clamato Juice
Garnish with Lime wedge and your choice of celery, spicy bean, pickle wedge or pickled pepper (or all of them!)
ASIAGO SHRIMP POLENTA
Chop one red/orange/yellow pepper, slice one bunch green onions into 1/4 into disks. Sauté in 2 tablespoons butter until softened.
Bring 3 cups of milk and 1 cup of cream to a boil.  Sprinkle in 1 cup polenta, stirring constantly.  Lower to simmer, cover, stirring often for about 30 minutes.  
Add 3/4 cup of Asiago, sautéed vegetables, 1/4 cup Sudsy’s, and 1 pound of peeled shrimp halves.  Stir until warm through.
Serve with warm bread and a salad of choice.
Ingredients:
2 T butter
1 pepper
1 bunch onions
3 cups milk
1 cup cream
1 cup polenta
3/4 cup Asiago Cheese
1/4 cup Sudsy’s
1 lb shrimp, halved
Onions, peppers, cheese and Sudsy’s can be adjusted to taste.
Add more milk/cream if too thick.
Add more polenta if too thin.

“It’s THAT Good”

I moved out of state last year, taking 2 bottles of your hot sauce with me. After using it I was so happy to see that you sell it online. Your hot sauce is my all time favorite. My pantry now has 4 more bottles in it.

– Dorothy S.

My husband recently tasted Sudsy’s for the first time and went through a bottle in 2-3 days. He took one look at the bottle and said,” you really do love me.” It was the perfect gift for my hot sauce loving hubby!

– Clare S. 

We use Sudsy’s daily in too many dishes to name!! Basically like a vitamin at this point. A house is not a home without Sudsy’s!

– Madison D

My husband uses Sudsy’s with Mexican and Thai to kick it up a notch. Fresher flavors than other hot sauces but it’s not overly hot. Just the right heat!

– Ruth O

My daughter can’t live without Sudsy’s! Birthday and Xmas goodie sewn up for life.

– Heather B.

Where can I find Sudsy’s?

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Retail Stockists

 

Staving Artist Woodwork – Penn Yan, NY
Oak Hill Bulk Foods – Penn Yan, NY
Fox Run Vineyards – Penn Yan, NY
FLX Goods – Geneva, NY
The Olney Place – Barrington, NY
Anthony Road Winery – Penn Yan, NY
Apple Barrel Orchards – Penn Yan, NY
Hammondsport Grocery – Hammondsport, NY
Lively Run Dairy – Interlaken, NY
Ithaca Coffee Company – Ithaca, NY
BioDome Project – Jamestown, NY
Dutch Kuntry Market – Dundee, NY
Victor’s Wine – Cincinnati, OH

Restaurants

 

Amity Coffee – Penn Yan, NY
The Penn Yan Diner – Penn Yan, NY
18th Amendment – Penn Yan, NY
Parker’s Grill – Penn Yan, NY
Burnt Rose Wine Bar – Penn Yan, NY
True Roots Kitchen – Penn Yan, NY

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