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The Canadian-Based Hot Sauce Company Spicing Things Up

Meet Smoke Show: the vegan and gluten-free Canadian-based hot sauce company bringing the heat! Founded in 2015 by Dave Rose, Smoke Show ensures high-quality, consistent products, and an unforgettable food experience. At the forefront of Smoke Show’s values is a commitment to using only the very best ingredients and flavours. The brand creates bottles that are easy to reuse and repurpose and works with local manufacturers to ensure they are supporting their community and only produce in small batches to obtain maximum freshness. With over 10 products, including sauces and spices, the hot sauce brand is currently located in over 500+ retailers across Canada – solidifying the Smoke Show name as a staple of the modern kitchen!

Smoke Show’s various products have a vibrant blend of smoky, sweet, and savory flavours that are perfect for any meal! Their diverse lineup of sauces, ingredients, and blends has allowed the Montreal-based brand to craft over 10+ different sauces and spices. With best-selling sauces such as the Smoke Show Jalapeño Hot Sauce, Smoke Show Jalapeño Aioli, and Smoke Show Jalapeño BBQ Sauce, the brand offers customers the experience of premium-quality hot sauce at an accessible price point. In addition to their best-sellers, the beloved hot sauce company also offers their many specialty spices such as Smoke Show Jalapeño Spice Blend, Smoke Show Jerk Blend, and of course the Smoke Show Montreal Steak Spice blend packed with an insane taste that is sure to give any meal you make a total face-lift! The hot-sauce brand also regularly develops brand new recipes for their customers to try out and add a little vibrancy to their meals, which can all be found on their website. In addition to this, the brand is constantly exploring new ways to enrich the barbecue experience, with many new flavours and blends being worked on just waiting to be enjoyed by their beloved customers!

As Dave Rose, founder of Smoke Show, explains: “We take a lot of pride in making the best hot sauce we can. Being able to accompany our consumers at any time of year and in every meal they prepare has been one of the greatest pleasures we could ever experience! Our goal has always been to enhance meals by providing high-quality goods that our consumers want to use again and again. We created Smoke Show out of our own passion for food and spicy sauce, and out of a desire to add a flavour-packed condiment with a hint of smokiness to every dish!”

Despite being on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the service industry has been one of the hardest hit by the economic fallout of the virus. With thin profit margins and high operating costs at the best of times, restaurants are being forced to either close their doors for an indeterminate amount of time or change their business models overnight. Now, Brunette, an online retailer of Canadian restaurant products, is offering a way to help. With their “Pay Now, Eat Later” model, visitors to can purchase gift cards to their favorite spots, helping to keep these businesses afloat during these turbulent times. Brunette also carries a bevy of high-quality, restaurant-specific apparel and merchandise that ships worldwide and that you can sport proudly right away.

Brandon Harrar and Dave Rose founded Brunette in 2018 as a way to give restaurants access to an otherwise untapped revenue stream, via online retailing of products, apparel, and $25 or $50 gift cards. With a global crisis halting standard revenue streams for these partners, this source of cash flow has become more valuable than ever. According to Harrar, “Rather than ask for donations, this allows consumers to support their favorite restaurants, while still getting what they paid for.” Rose added, “Not only are you helping, but you’re getting something to look forward to, which we can all use right now.”

You can browse through Brunette’s 30+ brand partners (and growing) on their website While there’s still no telling how long this pandemic will last, restaurants will eventually reopen their doors; and when that day comes, hopefully, you’ll have secured that delicious, celebratory meal. For any additional information, feel free to contact

Brunette is an online retailer of restaurant products. They exist to give access to some of Canada’s top food products only accessible on location. You can now order the finest products this country has to offer from the comfort of your own home.

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