Hoff Sauce review and Giveaway

We first heard about Hoff Sauce when they were debuting their product at the Chattanooga (TN) Market in early August.

Checkout the Giveaway at the end to win a bottle of Hoff Sauce!

Packaged in a flask bottle and adorned with the cartoon likeness of founder and creator Aaron Hoffman, this sauce really piqued our interest. We just had to try it. And we are suckers for a flask bottle.

hoff sauce flask

Hoff Sauce – an everyday sauce that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Or at least that is one of their taglines. And it may be true. But ultimately, this sauce is for fans of habanero sauces.

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – A nice sting of heat. Habanero happiness.

Overall Rating: Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars
Peppery flavor and fresh taste. Everyday.

Ingredients: Chiles (Red Jalapeño, Habanero, Chipotle), Vinegar, Salt, Granulated Garlic.


hoff sauce sample

Hoff Sauce sample

This thin sauce is unremarkable in appearance. It shows tiny bits of peppers, but that’s about all.

An average sauce. Thin. Not much to say about the consistency. But it works.

The flask bottle comes with a restrictor cap that we feel is not necessary. Let the sauce flow Hoff!


Sharp heat – think kicked up taco sauce – followed by a strong garlic hit.

This is one of those sauces that you “splash” on foods, as opposed to dripping onto, or pouring onto. The thin body of the sauce dictates so.

Final Thoughts:

I’m getting mostly a stinging heat from the habaneros and red jalapeños. The chipotle pepper, and it’s inherent smokiness barely comes through.

It is very good on tacos, and pretty good on slices of pizza.

Some might like it in their bowls of chili or cooked into their taco meat.

A few drops onto nachos is pretty darn good too!


Fantastic job with the flask bottle. I’m sorry the graphics don’t pop more from the label… Hoff really did a good job on that concept, but the graphics just don’t shine through.


As a 5-year-old, Aaron Hoffman remembers skipping the Twinkies and Little Debbies and reaching for cheddar cheese and pickled jalapeños instead. He’s always been a fan of hot and spicy foods.

As an adult, he has converted that passion for heat into his own brand of hot sauce called Hoff Sauce. He and his wife, Michelle, created Hoff and Pepper Co. to market the brand.

Visit Hoff and Pepper here: http://www.hoffandpepper.com/

hoff sauce in brown wrapper

Hoff Sauce comes in a nice brown bag wrapper

You can find Hoff and Pepper on Social Media here:

Instagram: https://instagram.com/hoffandpepper/

Where to buy:

To purchase, visit http://www.hoffandpepper.com/orderhoffsauce/hoff-sauce/

Disclaimer: We purchased this product for our own personal use and review purposes. The thoughts and opinions expressed are our own. Some compensation was received via the giveaway bottle.



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  1. Kristi says

    I love hot sauces but like them mild and not fiery. This sounds like it would be great to dash in soups or chili!!

    • Kristi, thanks for the comment.
      I think it would be a great way to kick up a pot of chili.

  2. Brian –

    Thank you for taking the time to review my sauce. You brought up some very good points and reinforced what we’re trying to do in addition to recognizing some things that were rough on our first run. Pedestrian probably isn’t what I would call it, but it was designed to be an every day sauce that goes with as many foods as possible. I wanted something that tasted fresher and had more chile flavor than Tabasco, Crystal, or Texas Pete but was also just as liked by casual hot sauce folks. I feel that it has much more zing and a fresh flavor than those sauces and I didn’t want a “one note” sauce that was extremely hot or went with only certain foods – that’s why I call it an Everyday Sauce.

    As far as the label goes, yes, the first run that you received had some issues. We went with an old school letterpress process to print our labels so we could use a really high quality paper stock that felt rich and handmade. That first run wasn’t up to par and we have since improved it quite a bit while also still using the letterpress print method.

    Thanks again for reviewing my sauce and I always welcome constructive feedback – it’s much appreciated as a new hand made sauce maker.


    The Hoff

    • Hey Aaron, thanks for the comment.

      I’m glad to hear you are tweaking the label.

      Best of luck with Hoff Sauce and whatever else you come up with in the future!

  3. Nice honest review

  4. Dean Sweet says

    You know I’m always looking for more hot sauces to try! Do we know if this’ll go up for sale at jungle jims?
    Thank you

  5. Paul Brown says

    I like the flask style bottle.

  6. Corinne Dillingham says

    Recently cleaned out my fridge. I have just enough room for a flask bottle of hot sauce to fill in the empty space. Love trying new things! 😉

  7. Allen Fry says

    Would love to try this sauce I like the flask bottle looks cool, Allen

  8. *** WINNER! *** Congrats to Dean, he won the Hoff Hot Sauce!

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  9. Dean Sweet says

    Thanks Aaron and Brian!
    I’ll post up another comment with opinions after I get to try it on some nachos or tacos!
    Thank you

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