Hot Sauce Separating

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Q: Dave,I have searched thousands of pages on google about this question I have for you. I have developed my own line of hot sauces or at least copyrighted the names and all. I have noticed that no matter what proportions of pepper mash and vinegar I use, I get serious settling and separation of the ingredients after being bottled …

Making Food Products At Home

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Q: Dear Dave,I am actively pursuing selling a food product from my home. At this point my objective is to try to get restaurants to serve it; however I am wondering how that works. If they agree to carry my item do they buy it from me and keep what they make by marking it up, or do they simply …

How to Check Product Names

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Dave, We are just getting started and think your site is great…How can we check to see if our product names are okay to use or are taken? Thanks, SherryHello Sherry:The best thing to do is a Google search of your product names. Be sure to put them in quotation marks so you are searching for a phrase. If you …

Threat to Tabasco?

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Q: Dear Dave: I would like 2 commercially produce a similar Tabasco-type hot sauce! Where can I find Product Formulation or Commercial Production Steps of a similar hot sauce? Best Rgds,NasserA: Hello Nasser:Why would you want to compete with the most popular hot sauce out there? The McIlhenny Company makes no secret about their production process. Ripe tabasco pods are ground up …

Selling Fiery Products at Flea Market

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Q:  Good Day Sir,My Sister and I are thinking about setting up at a flea market and selling hot sauce, salsas and BBQ sauce.  We are thinking of putting together different types of gift baskets. We also want to have single items there. Just wondering if you could give us some ideas on types of items we should carry or …