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Empress Ghost Pepper Maqaw Hot Sauce


Empress makes naturally fermented hot sauces with hand-selected Taiwanese chili peppers and produce.

Inspired by the famous Taiwanese Sweet Potato & Floral Maqaw Peppers from Taitung, Empress's hottest sauce pairs ghost peppers with Maqaw, an indigenous Taiwan spice, and grapefruit. The hot, bright flavors are tempered by the silky caramelization of sweet potatoes for a perfect balance and body. The spice level is hot, but not the hot hot hot usually associated with ghost pepper.

Made with Maqaw Peppercorns, an indigenous mountain berry with citrus tasting notes that is wild harvested in Taitung County, Taiwan. Made and bottled in small batches in Taiwan.

Tasting Notes and Usage

Spice Level: Hottest

Fermented Ghost Pepper is paired with the lemony flavors of indigenous Maqaw Berries and locally grown grapefruit to create a refreshing citrus spicy sauce.

Ingredients and Instructions

5 fl. oz.

Distilled White Vinegar, Sweet Potato, Filtered Water, Onion, Aged Ghost Pepper (Ghost Pepper, Salt), Grapefruit Juice, Organic Agave Nectar, Empress' Select Aged Peppers (Taiwan Chili Peppers, Salt), Garlic, Salt, Lime Juice, Maqaw Pepper, Xanthan Gum

No preservatives
Additive free

Refrigerate after opening
Best before date printed on bottle

About Empress Hot Sauce

Denner and Jane founded Empress Hot Sauce in 2020, after quitting their corporate jobs in NYC and moving back to Taiwan. They were inspired by global flavors and Taiwan's unique produce to create flavorful sauces with a comfortable heat. All Empress hot sauces are naturally fermented, preservative and additive free, and vegan. Handmade with love in Taiwan using locally sourced ingredients.