Heading Down South

After a year of trial, we would like to announce we are moving production of Segen Sauce down to Houston, Texas. There are several reasons for the move, each of which we feel moves us in the direction of offering Segen Sauce to a wider audience at a lower price and guaranteed to a uniform quality. At the moment, we’ve been relying on several suppliers whose peppers do not always come from the same farm. This move will allow us to partner with local farmers and eventually grow our peppers and other ingredients, something the short pepper-growing season in Maryland would not allow us to do. We will also have our own production facility, so we will be able to produce more, faster, and a lower cost, and also expand our product line.

The Towson community has supported us greatly and we will forever be grateful. The company name will remain to show our appreciation and we will continue to look at ways to turn Segen Sauce into the hometown hot sauce.

We will continue to post updates throughout the move.

Thank you, again, to all those who’ve supported us.

Towson Hot Sauce Maker Brings Fresh Heat and Flavor

Towson, Maryland –  Baltimore hot sauce lovers can add one more locally-made hot sauce to their list to sample. Towson Spices (towsonspices.com) is the latest in a list of small-batch hot sauce makers in the Baltimore area and it’s bringing a lot of heat with its Segen Sauce.

What sets Segen Sauce apart, according to owner Edouard “Eddie” Mutabazi, is that “it’s hot and it brings out your food’s flavors rather than overwhelm them.”

It took 5 years of experimenting for Mr. Mutabazi to find the right balance of ingredients. While most sauces use Xanthan Gum as a thickener, Segen Sauce relies on the balance of its ingredients to thicken and prevent separation.

The ingredients also work as natural preservatives, giving the sauce a 2-3 year shelf life. “The goal was to create a hot sauce people can use without worrying about its effects on their health,” Mr. Mutabazi said. That is why the company sticks to fresh ingredients as much as possible, squeezing its own lemon juice, pressing its garlic, and pureeing fresh peppers and tomatoes onsite.

The result is a hot sauce that blends heat and flavor to a fineness sure to be appreciated by hot sauce aficionados, health-conscious or not.

Segen Sauce “Hot,” made with habanero peppers, will be available to order online at http://towsonspices.com starting February 1st, while Segen Sauce “Cae,” with cayenne peppers, is expected to go on sale by the end of February. Both will be sold at several Baltimore area farmer’s markets beginning this spring.