Today, Friday 22nd January is National Hot Sauce Day and you couldn’t let it go by without a nod to one of Ireland’s finest hot sauces – Meltdown Hot Stuff hot sauce.
Hot Stuff is a delicious tomato and habanero based hot sauce produced in Ireland, made using the finest Irish ingredients, and is now available to purchase online and from retailers nationwide.
Born from Dublin’s favourite Cheesy Café, Meltdown, the moreish hot sauce is rich, sweet, spicy and salty and heats up any dish from cheese toasties to eggs, soups, stews and even oysters. It’s also a great dipping sauce for pizza, sausage rolls and anything else you want to add a little kick to.
Created by Maeve O’Malley, founder of cheese toasty haven Meltdown, Hot Stuff started out as a key ingredient for some of the café’s favourite grilled cheese sandwiches. The sauce was hugely popular with Meltdown customers and so Maeve started to bottle it for the café tables. With daily requests to purchase it, O’Malley decided it was time to give the people what they wanted and began to produce small batches of the much sought after sauce.
Soon O’Malley began selling the low fat, plant-based, hot sauce to stores around the country and Hot Stuff is now available in 30 retail outlets nationwide.*
Speaking about the new product, Meltdown owner Maeve O’Malley said, “I have put a lot of time and effort in to getting the recipe just right and I can’t wait for people all over the country to have the chance to try it! I’ve named it Hot Stuff as I have found the consistency of other hot sauces to be too watery, this product is denser and richer. It works really well with breakfast, as a dip for pizza and livens up any ready meal or soup. My Dad loves it on oysters!”
Meltdown Hot Stuff is priced at €4.50 and is available online (sold in batches of 6) from www.meltdown.ie/shop and (sold individually) from retailers nationwide.*
*Meltdown Hot Stuff is available to purchase from: Shells Café, Sligo Garrets Butchers, Limerick The Hatter Rea Rooms, Donegal Sweet N Green, Ennis Blasta Wholefoods, Waterford Sweet Beat Café, Sligo The Urban Co-op, Limerick Rift Coffee, Limerick The Old Yard, Kildare Stockwell Artisan Foods, Louth Dublin Higgins Buthers, Sutton Kale and Coco Lotts and Co., Beggars Bush Lotts and Co., Clontarf The Green Grocer Thyme Out, Dalkey The Cupcake Bloke Bakery
Minetta Delit, Sutton
The Village Butcher, Ranelagh
Eleven Deli, Greystones
Gaillot et Grey
Wilde and Green
Small Changes, Drumcondra
The Wooden Spoon Café
The Hens Teeth
The Farm House Café
The Saucy Cow
Craft Food Traders
Love Supreme Coffee
Marlowe and Co
Hansel & Gretel Bakery
Slán go fóill,
Thanks to Presence PR for the above information