North Carolina is known for its legendary barbeque, and nothing goes hand in hand with barbeque quite like hot sauce. Rowan County’s locally made hot sauces are the perfect accompaniment to many meals, and you’ll feel great about supporting the businesses of Rowan County.


The Reece Collection, LLC


Based in Salisbury, North Carolina, the owner of The Reece Collection, Zack Reece, spends hours prepping fresh batches of his well-loved sauces, which range from sweet to tangy to spicy recipes. While their website is fairly new, they offer local pickup options as well to ensure a fresh explosion of flavor in every bottle. Using ingredients like habanero, pineapple, garlic, and Carolina Reaper for the hotter sauces, The Reece Collection prides itself in using only the best quality ingredients in its products. They even have a gift set available for the hot sauce enthusiasts in your life.


Cackalacky Pepper Sauce


Having your tongue on fire may not be your thing. If you are looking for a milder, sweet sauce to add to your everyday burger or breakfast omelet, then you’ll want to keep a bottle or two of Cackalacky Pepper Sauce. From its humble beginnings in Salisbury, NC, this pepper sauce quickly gained popularity amongst a group of family and friends enjoying the charming North Carolina outdoors and eventually gained nationwide recognition. Ingredients for the sauce are still sourced from Salisbury, especially for their Cheerwine sauce! Although the old recipe contained sweet potatoes and honey in its formula, the new key ingredients include chile peppers, apple cider vinegar, and sugar for a milder flavor. Make sure to bring a bottle of the Cackalacky Pepper Sauce to the next cookout or camping trip, and it’s sure to be a hit!


Blowin’ Smoke Sauce 


Blowin' Smoke Sauce is a sweet yet fiery sensation that has set Rowan County, NC, ablaze with its bold flavors and local charm. Crafted with passion and precision, this hot sauce is a testament to the culinary creativity flourishing in the heart of Rowan County. Infused with a blend of locally sourced ingredients, each bottle of Blowin' Smoke Sauce delivers a symphony of heat. With a variety of flavors like Calabash Garlic Butter Bay Sauce and Chipotle Mustard Pepper Sauce, there is something for every palette to enjoy. Whether you're a heat seeker or a flavor connoisseur, this local gem promises to elevate your dining experience to new heights. 


If these flavors have enticed your appetite, consider stopping by one of our local eateries; they just might serve your meal with one of these iconic hot sauces.