“Sandra Bocas and Fiona Douglas-Hamilton
are the power behind HOTSAUCEfresh that makes
HotBabe-HotSauces. Photo credit: Mary Ellen Psaltis
– “Turn Up the Taste with HotBabe-HotSauce”
“Zestful living. Zestful eating. Sandra Bocas, originator of HotBabe-HotSauce, has mastered the art of bottling her joie de vivre with the electrifying juices of peppers and the fresh tang of limes. The memorable flavors demand your attention, and after my first taste, I was ready for more. HotBabe-HotSauce, initially Bocas’ one-person operation, now operates under HOTSAUCEfresh, a partnership with Fiona Douglas-Hamilton. Together they are expanding the business with more products, increased production and new markets.
The first HotBabe-HotSauce was made in Yelm in 2013. Bocas, lovingly known as the Queen of Peppers, took her enthusiasm for fresh, clean food and peppers, mixed them with her Caribbean roots and imagined bottled hot sauce into reality. Earlier this year, she and Douglas-Hamilton joined their talents and moved the business to the Good Karma Kitchen in Tumwater. This provides them with a space all their own, which is available day or night. Bocas was previously limited to seven hours a week at the kitchen in Yelm. Business was growing, and they needed more room and time for more production.”