Smoked Onion Hot Sauce started as a one-off batch. Then folks wanted another batch. And another. It was at around the fourth "one-off batch" that BBVT realized that maple wood smoked onions and local chili peppers makes for some fabulous hot sauce.
They started making hot sauce as a fun little Farmers Market side gig, but it very quickly became over 80% of their business. All of the peppers that they use in their hot sauces are grown within 200 miles of their Barre, Vermont cannery, which means that they're the #1 purchaser of Vermont grown chili peppers in the world.