Our Hot Sauce
We offer a unique range of small batch sauces handmade in Paekākāriki. Our aim is to create a delicious range of flavours inspired by New Zealand's wonderfully diverse culinary landscape. It's not just about heat. Our hand picked manzano chillies and tart green Jalapeño peppers help craft a deep, complex sauce that beautifully complements your meal, not overwhelms it with spice.
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.
Heavily inspired by religious iconography and tarot cards we wanted each bottle and its contents to be considered as a work of art, a gift from our hearts to your mouth.
Lydia & Mat
Our beautiful labels were hand drawn by the remarkably talented and kindhearted Juju.
We were so lucky to have her work with us so please check out her other amazing works here.