You are what you eat!
Hot Sauce, the reason you're here on this planet, starts with seeds.
These seeds then rely on farmers and even more importantly, quality soil so they may grow to be the most vibrant, healthy ingredients for your sauce. From scoville scorching heat, to mineral content and vitamin density, how the ingredients are grown makes all the difference.
Utmost value is placed on being farmers, and in having close personal ties to local farmers and partners here on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Our joy is the literal growing of your hot-sauce and this company from the most fertile volcanic soil of Hawaii. What better place to craft a hot sauce, then an Island forged from molten rock!
Our aim and dedication is for you to become a physically and mentally better person as a result of using our sauces, concoctions and blends. To look upon the world around with the vigor and the wherewithal to make change. In your day, in your weeks and months, in the moments you make your life. Taking the chance to make a positive mark on the ever changing fabric of time in our universe. To simply be Ninja.
All of our peppers, fruits and vegetables used in our sauces are Organically grown as this is best for the planet and of course, for us.
All of our creations come totally and unreservedly ready from our farmers and kitchen for the most demanding Gourmands and Olympic athletes to the parents giving their all so our future has the best chance to make the universe proud of the human experiment.
All of our sauces are VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE and FREE range. A few use COCONUT.
We do this because we want everyone to be able to enjoy them with zero thought.
We are the droids you’re looking for.
All of our sauces are generous, but not all of them are kind.
We seek the finest blends and balances in all of our sauces so that you may have "once in a lifetime" experiences each and every time you open one of our bottles. We understand that while a great logo goes a long way, what truly matters is in the bottle. But hot damn if that logo isn't mighty catchy. If you haven't figured it out... hint... read down.
Standards for crafting the sauces are based upon two primary factors, what is good for the planet and what is good for the human eating this. Our Sauces are created at the junction of these two ideals to the very best of our ability..
No planet, No peppers, please keep it real and so will we.
Who is Responsible for Spicy Ninja Sauce?!?!
Lauren McKinley - CEO/CoFounder/Ninja
Lauren is currently collecting rare species of peppers on the outer rings of Saturn for use in a sauce and will write her bit for here on the return voyage!
I'm leaving that there until she writes her bio...
She has yet to write her bio, so, Ill do my best.
Lauren is one of the kindest most groovy people I have had the good fortune to meet in my entire lifetime and I write this with zero exaggeration. Anything more than that will have to come from her=]
This lady kicks ass and she is the reason why we exist. Well, she and LBK (Little Black Kitty). Two ladies are responsible for our success. LBK was . former KGB operative and used her training in coordination with her feline graces to help us navigate the world of business as we are as clueless as she was ruthless.
LBK was laid to rest in Mid May and we can only assume she continues to monitor our progress from afar, ensuring that we never stray too far from the path of learning the business of Spice and how to be real and epic people in a world that is perhaps, ahem, just a wee little bit mad?
We miss you LBK <3
Christopher Bornstein - Not the CEO/CoFounder/Would Be Ninja*
It's not often you can find a guy who can make a cloth chili pepper hat look good.
I am not that guy and have no illusions about it.
What I do know is that we each get a life, and after 40 years of searching for something that would help to give mine a focus, I found it in hot sauce.
Hot sauce has been a fixture in my life since about the age of 9 and upon joining the Navy and traveling the world, I feel in love with spice from Asia to the Middle East in all of its myriad forms.
While variety may be the spice of life, for me spice simply is life.
Spicy Ninja Sauce has grown to become a spiritual practice as I was not a business man when I started, nor was I a farmer. Now I am both and the amount of changes and choices I must make in myself, and in my life as a whole on a daily basis are staggering.
I have literally had to learn to have faith, to be humble, to be brave. Not to mention to be able to deal with 15 hour works days and sleepless nights.
I never would have guessed that this path could bring about such a focus in life, and yet, here I am.
This will take time, but as Gandalf says, "All that matters is what you do with the time you are given.".
We are now crafting the finest hot sauces from one of the most magical places on earth and I feel quite literally blessed to do so. By farming we have learned to march to a vastly different beat than I have ever marched to before. The rhythm of nature. Try as I might, things grow of their own accord and all I can do is ensure they have the best possible chance at greatness.
Now that I have found a passion, I am using it to focus my life so that I may have a good death as the Spartans say. I believe that when we die our lives flash before our eyes and in our last moment we pass judgement on ourselves for who we chose to be.
I choose to be a man who does his very best day in and day out to not only make the finest hot sauce in our neck of the solar system, but more importantly to do my small part in bringing about positive social change that will allow for us as a species to continue on hopefully to grander things that squabbling over money and land.
I want to save the Oceans, after all from a business standpoint it makes sense. No oceans, no people. No people, declining hot sauce sales.
I along with my partner and those who join us on this journey, will all be helping to do our very best to move business and finance in a direction that is in accord with the needs of our PLANET.
I love Lauren, I love my life. It has taken me a long time to be able to put a sentence like that together. Thank you for taking the time to read our site and enjoy our sauces.
See you in the big game <3
Mahalo / Aloha / Peace / Love / Rock n' Roll <3
*deep down everyone wants to be a Ninja right?