Q: Hi Dave,
I visited your "Ask Dave" section and found some good help on starting a hot sauce business. However, the idea I have for a hot sauce is built more around the novelty of my product name, than the quality of the sauce. I’m not really a cook, and am hoping to locate some form of generic hot sauce that I could purchase from a wholesaler and bottle under my product name. If you have any leads, ideas, etc., I’d be much appreciative.
A: Hello Keith:
This is called private labeling and is commonly done when a person is more interested in marketing and selling a product rather than seeing their precious recipe bottled. In my opinion, this is a good way to proceed. I recommend that you talk to Phil or Wanda Clark. They are co-packers here in Albuquerque who could pull this off for you. Their number is 505-881-4921. Their company is Food Processors of New Mexico. Tell them I sent you.— Dave