About us

Who Need the Heat is and how we got here

About Need the Heat

Bringing our hot sauce products to the public started in December 2020. This was during the Covid pandemic, but it wasn’t really why we started Need the Heat.

What’s most important to us is #flavourfirst, although we LOVE our heat.

After making hot sauces for friends and family (can you say ‘Pine in My Arse’?) for many years, we decided to create this little side hustle. Our main prerogative was ensuring we paid attention to all of the details that made our sauces unique.

Online sales and word of mouth prompted us to open a booth in the 400 Market in December 2021.

We’ve had to opportunity to meet SO MANY great customers, many of who are repeat heat fiends (and now friends)!

In Summer of 2021, we developed our ‘Candied Menace’ which is now our most popular product, amazing to see people’s love of these sweet jalapenos!

Forward to Summer 2022, we’re in several grocery stores and expanding our reach and selection.

Want to know more? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

About Our Roots

Based in Newmarket, Ontario, we source local ingredients as much as possible to keep our communities connected.

Marc and Emily met in high school and are raising two incredible young adults along with our old fella Jax.

Thank you all,

Marc and Emily

Where to find us

Our hot sauces are at the following merchants, more coming soon!

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