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Marie Sharp's Habanero Pepper Sauces
IDB Invest has closed a loan of up to US$5 million with a 7-year tenor to Marie Sharp Fine Foods Limited, the largest pepper producer and exporter in Belize. The company is an important micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) in Belize and an example of women-led entrepreneurial success in the country with an inclusive business model and a high potential for growth.
Seen on First We Feast’s Hot Ones and in stores around the world, Marie Sharp’s hot sauce will have you thinking, Frank who? But that’s not what Marie Sharp set out to do when she first began making hot sauce in her kitchen using vegetables and herbs from her garden. In fact, her first habanero pepper crop wasn’t even something she’d planted for herself.
Extreme heat lovers, look no further. Trust us, a few drops of this ultra-fiery hot sauce goes a long way — we're talking a full-palate, tongue-scorching experience for those who are into that sort of thing. This is Marie Sharp's hottest sauce yet! BY JOY CHO - PUBLISHED: NOV 15, 2022
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Many of the nearly 90 percent of reviewers who give this hot sauce five stars say it packs a unique flavor from its carrot base. “This is HANDS DOWN the best hot sauce in the world,” one writes.
Haven House, this morning, was gifted ten thousand dollars by Marie Sharp’s Fine Foods Limited. The monies will be used to assist Haven House in achieving its goal of helping victims of domestic abuse. The cheque was handed over by Jody Williams, the company’s Chief Marketing and Sales Director who spoke to Love News.
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Belize’s favorite pepper sauce Marie Sharp’s has once again brought international recognition to the Jewel. On Sunday, one of the company’s many fiery pepper sauces won the best flavor and taste in the Hot Sauce Competition held at the Dubai Expo 2022. Marketing and Sales Director at Marie Sharp’s Fine Foods Ltd, Jodie Williams spoke to Love News about how the company’s Pure Mango Habanero pepper sauce was able to wow the judge and stand out among six other sauces from the Caribbean.
Saveur names Marie Sharp's as "Best Mild Sauce: Marie Sharp’s Mild Habanero Sauce". Hot sauce, like all condiments, holds the power to enhance a dish or the risk of totally overwhelming it. But its invigorating, enjoyable physiological effects are unique, as capsaicin triggers nerve receptors like an actual burn.
Freshly pulped mango meets sharp fresh garlic, hand-chopped white onion and yellow habanero peppers to create a tropical hot sauce for the books. Fruit vinegar, fresh-squeezed Key lime juice and Belizean sea salt offer it unique, citrusy nuance. Sweet with a slight kick, Marie Sharp’s mango number is prime for seafood, salad dressings, tacos, cheese boards and Latin and Caribbean dishes across the board. We’re also betting it’s a killer addition to shrimp or chicken marinade, as well as salsa or guacamole.
Heading south to Mexico, the most popular hot sauces, poured on everything from tacos to mango slices, get thicker and lighter on the vinegar: Valentina is the go-to in many households, whereas love for Cholula stretches across the border. A real kick comes from habanero-based hot sauces like Chimay and El Yucateco's Green Habanero sauce—just a few drops of either punch up fish tacos. Where habanero really reigns supreme, though, is in Belize, where potent, vibrant blends of habanero and vegetables like carrots are the base of local icon Marie Sharp's many hot sauces. Picama's hot sauce, the most popular in Guatemala, is made with medium heat serrano peppers, with a thick, ketchup-like consistency—but Green Belly Hot Sauce, also made in Guatemala with habaneros instead, is a spicier local take.