L.B.I. Love Potion Hot Sauce (Extra Garlic) 5oz - This dynamic, award winning garlic habanero hot sauce spawned from a homemade sauce that was originally created and given out as wedding favors by co-founders Graham and Lindsay Connolly for their 2013 wedding on Long Beach Island, New Jersey. With its medium heat, it is very accessible while adding a punch of life to any food or recipe. The vinegar levels are also quite low, allowing the other ingredients - aged red habaneros, carrots, onions, and garlic - to shine through.
Awards: 3rd place out of 54 entries at the 2017 NYC Hot Sauce Expo, Habanero Category.
Ingredients: Distilled Vinegar, Aged Red Habanero Peppers, Salt, Vegetable Blend (Dried Carrots, Dried Onions, Dried Garlic), Gum Blend (Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum.)
About the makers: When Graham Connolly and Lindsay Otto first met, they bonded over two things: a love of the Jersey Shore and hot sauce. During their courtship, Graham, from Mountainside, and Lindsay, from Demarest, spent time in Holgate on Long Beach Island. There they created a kickin’ hot sauce to go with the shrimp, clams and oysters they loved and the wings they were always tossing on the grill. In 2013, when the couple, who live in Manhattan, wed, Lindsay decided to give bottles of their hot sauce as a wedding favor. They found a company to bottle it, and had the printer of their invitations create the first labels for the aptly named LBI Love Potion. The spicy condiment was so well received that in months they were creating another batch and going door-to-door, up and down the LBI, pitching their product to restaurants, seafood markets and specialty stores, which snatched it up faster than it could be made.