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With PepperNutz's small-batch hot sauce co-packing program, we can custom craft small-batch creations with just about any type of sauce recipe you have (e.g. hot sauces, barbecue sauces, wing sauces, etc.). Since our program inception we have been in partnership with the nations leading top-quality co-packing facility to craft all of our sauces in their regulated facility. Our program provides recipe enhancement assistance to prepare for large-scale production and safety and stability testing (e.g. nutrition analysis, shelf stability, scheduled process certifications). We can also provide resources if you wish to establish those on your own.
We source top quality fresh ingredients to support all of our production projects and work with you to customize your bottling needs. Our success is measured by your success, so our Production and Marketing Managers work with you every step of the way to ensure we deliver best-in-class service and products.
We understand small and mid-sized businesses because we are one too. With our partners, we provide quality brewing services in a regulated production environment using 100 gallon kettles. Our production model is scalable so we can cater to customers just starting out or upscale production to meet the needs customers fulfilling larger retailer and industrial contracts.
Once cooking is finalized with either hot or cold bottle filling processes, we apply the heat-shrink safety seals and custom designed labels (whether designed and printed by our team or yours), and stamp lot-codes on the bottles. If needed we can also stamp "best-by" or "sell-by" dates on the bottles. We then pack the orders and ship them to you all ready to hit the shelves.
Depending on your distribution and fulfillment needs, we will ship your finished products where ever you need them to go. This may include our standard 12-pack corrugated boxes, case-stacked pallets, or industrial totes. The point is, will work with you to ensure you get exactly what you need, when you need it, and where you need it.
Our Production Manager takes your recipes, with confidentiality, and up-scales the measurements to fulfill your bulk production needs. Our spice-masters will provide recommendations for improvement, advice for shelf-stabilization, etc., to make sure your recipes are ready for market.
We then blend the final recipes in our state-of-the-art equipment and work with you to fine tune coloration, granularity, weight/measures, and most importantly taste. We then provide samples for your inspection and once approved, the final ingredient lists are provided for label designing.
Once the recipe blending and label printing is finalized, we package your custom seasoning, spice or rub creations in your choice of container and cap, and apply heat-seals and labels. Depending on your needs, we'll ship your finished products where ever you need them to go.
Our Custom Sauce Co-packing Program is designed for customers who have their own hot sauce / BBQ sauce / wing sauce / etc. recipes which they would like produced in larger volume. Co-Packing estimates cannot be quoted upfront without knowing the details of your recipes, but we can start by explaining the minimums so you can see if this fits in with your expectations and budgets. We brew in small-batch 100 gallon kettles and typically bottle hot sauces in 5oz. woozy bottles. This scenario would net approximately 2,500 bottles of finished product. We can sometimes brew in lesser amounts depending on the recipe.
Our start-up sauce development program can be anywhere from $250.00 for a price quote, to $2,700.00 for the full development (ready-for-production) program. Variations will exist based on how far along in the process each customer is with their recipe/s and what specific needs each customer has. The holistic process typically takes about a month depending on the time of year.
To get acquainted and determine if we are a good match for producing your hot sauce recipes (or BBQ sauce, chicken wing sauce, etc.), we will first perform an initial no-cost review of your recipe and preparation/cooking process. We will need the following items to be able to perform an initial review of any recipes:
If we determine we are a good match for production, we will customize a specific development program for each customer and each recipe based on your needs. We ask at this point that the customers send us samples of their products so we can examine the product color, consistency, texture, etc. Our hot sauce Co-Packing Program options include:
For additional information, pricing, or to begin this process, please submit an inquiry using the form below or call us @ 1-855-PEP-NUTZ
Our Custom Seasoning and Rub Co-packing Program is designed for customers who have their own seasoning recipes which they wish to have produced. Co-Packing estimates cannot be quoted upfront without knowing the details of your recipes, but we can start by explaining the minimums and how our initial recipe sample development process works, so you can see if this fits in with your expectations and budget.
The start-up development fee is $100 plus materials (raw goods and packaging) which is typically about $30, but can vary depending on the type of seasonings/materials required and how much of a sample you desire. If we need to perform a volume to weight conversion then there will be an additional $50.00 fee. PepperNutz will custom blend almost any dry seasoning recipe (assuming any unique ingredients can be sourced) and provide up to 3 unique packaging size samples.
To get started, Customers must provide:
Customers will receive:
Once this process is completed, we are ready for production. For additional information or to begin this process, please submit an inquiry using the form below or call us @ 1-855-PEP-NUTZ.