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Humboldt Hotsauce is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Cal and Heidi Ferris.
Humboldt Hotsauce is different than other hot sauces due to its use of fresh and clean ingredients.
Each hot sauce features layers of flavor created by Chef and Owner Calhoun Ferris.
Cal hopes that you play with the hot sauces by adding them to everyday foods and create dishes
with more complex flavors, with simply the shake of a few drops of our hot sauces into any dish.

The idea of a healthy hot sauce came about in Cal's Portland Oregon restaurant "Cool Runnings Cafe" in 2002.
What started as a table side condiment at the Cafe, soon became one of the most popular requested items!
In 2005, they decided to focus just on the hot sauce and closed the Cafe.

After a few years of scheming and hot sauce dreaming, Cal and Heidi moved to Humboldt with no jobs, no place to live

and a spicy dream. In 2009 the first batch of Habanero-Mango hot sauce was bottled

and was quickly added to the local Humboldt County Co-ops, Natural Food Stores and small Gourmet Shops.
The "Island Style" was released in 2011 followed by the "Emerald" hot sauce in 2012.

It was then that the company really began to expand. Currently, the original three hot sauces are
being featured in markets all over the U.S. including 90+ Kroger Fred Meyer markets in
Oregon, Washington State, Idaho and Alaska and in a specialty shop in Canada.

In 2014, Cal teamed up with Cafe Nooner Owners, Joe and Lorrena Filgas in Eureka California to create the "Smokin Hot Nooner".
This hot sauce has great flavor and a mild heat profile with smoky chipotles, jalapeno, ginger, orange, onions, carrots and roasted pasilla peppers,
and pairs perfectly with eggs, burritos, and potatoes, and can be added to mayo to create a beautiful aioli for sandwiches!

Humboldt Hotsauce “Island Style” and “Trinidad Stinger” have both been featured in

FUEGO BOX and both received rave reviews by the recipients!

Humboldt Hotsauce can be seen in several blogs and food publications.
It has also been featured on Los Angeles morning news channel 7, when doing a piece on the

"California Hot Sauce Expo", held in Anaheim, California.
The “Island Style” was presented in a line-up of other great hot sauce makers including
Puckerbutt with owner Ed Currie, who is the creator of the Carolina Reaper Pepper and the Pepper X,
along with Steve Seabury, the promoter and creator of several Hot Sauce Expos
all throughout the United States, and owner of High River Sauces.

Humboldt Hotsauce has won several awards, including

2 awards recently at the 2019 Scovie Awards -
“Island Style” received 2nd Place in the Fruit Hot Sauce Category.
Interestingly enough,
TIED for 2nd Place in the Fruit Hot Sauce Category with our newest creation,
the “Trinidad Stinger” released in 2018.

Humboldt Hotsauce currently offers 5 varieties of hot sauces and 3 dry rubs.

Cal has been working as a Chef for over 25 years and has traveled all over the world.
Cal has a certain love for Caribbean, Creole and Island style foods. His hot sauce's feature flavors from his travels,
with ingredients such as mango and pineapple, and other tropical ingredients.

Heidi, has worked in the Food and Beverage industry for over 25 years.
The last 12 years, she has worked as a sales and event planner both in Portland and in Northern California.
She now works full time as the Sales and Marketing Manager for Humboldt Hotsauce.

Make sure to check out our Current Events page for upcoming Festivals and exciting things happening with our Company!

Cal and Heidi currently make small batch hot sauce's out their certified kitchen in Arcata, CA.
Thanks to all of our loyal Humboldt Hotsauce fans for keepin it spicy with us since 2009!

Mailing Address: PO Box 460 Arcata, California 95518



(707) 845-1800

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