From their website Mat and Lydia describe how Apostle Hot Sauce came to be: Apostle Hot Sauce was conceived in 2018 following our move to Paekākāriki. Mat had been concocting delicious sauces for years, so in an attempt to get to know our community, we started selling them at our local market. With an overwhelmingly positive response from our new friends and neighbours we decided we had to do more. We have a strong passion for using local ingredients, the peppers we use are hand picked and the Kawakawa leaves are from our own garden. We refuse to use any artificial colours, preservatives, flavours or thickeners, instead relying on fresh ingredients to create our vibrant range of sauces.
Judas Iscariot – Spicy Smoked Barbecue 150ml
Manuka smoked chipotle & slow roasted onions stewed together in tangy pineapple juice and sweetened with sticky black molasses. So good you could kiss it.
Ingredients: apple cider vinegar, pineapple juice (pineapple juice, vitamin C), onion, tomato paste, manuka smoked jalapeño, water, molasses, brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, spices, activated charcoal.
Saint Phillip – Roasted Capsicum & Chilli 150ml
Slow roasted capsicum & cayenne chillies create a rich, smokey depth of flavour in our take on a classic red hot sauce.
Ingredients: capsicum (24.9%), red wine vinegar, chilli (12%), onion, black pepper, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt
Saint Peter – Kiwifruit & Kawakawa Verde 150ml
A unique blend of tangy kiwifruit, peppery New Zealand Kawakawa and locally grown jalapeños. This piquant verde is great with tacos, fish, roast veggies & more.
Ingredients: apple cider vinegar, kiwifruit (23%), capsicum, jalapeño, salt, kawakawa (less than 1%).
Saint Matthew – Chocolate & Manuka Chipotle 150ml
A deep floral and earthy blend of manuka smoked chipotle and dark cocoa create a rich base for our spectacularly full-flavoured Mole Poblano inspired hot sauce.
Ingredients: apple cider vinegar, manuka smoked jalapeño (10%), capsicum, onion, tomato paste, cocoa powder (4.8%), salt, garlic powder, cinnamon, cumin, pepper.
Saint John – Mango, Turmeric & Ginger 150ml
We have perfectly balanced a blend of succulent mango, refreshing ginger & vibrant turmeric to create a uniquely fruity hot sauce.
Ingredients: mango puree (39%), apple cider vinegar, carrot, manzano chilli, ginger (less than 1%), sugar, turmeric (less than 1%), salt, pepper.