REVIEW: Half Moon Bay Trading Company’s Garbanero

I have 4 reviews to do for the Half Moon Trading Company, and this garlicky habanero hot sauce is the first. You might or might not recognize the name Half Moon Bay Trading Company, but I am sure you have heard of their Iguana & Bee Sting hot sauce product lines. If you have not, then you are a chilehead that needs some more time looking past your average Super Market store aisle. Half Moon Bay is a Costa Rican company with some great tasting products using some native fresh ingredients that separates their sauces from the rest. When I was contacted to setup a review for them, I was delighted to do so. Their review team for these reviews will be Firehead Thomas, Xero & the Pepper Boys.

A little about Half Moon Bay Trading Company taken right from their website:

Sure, we could describe Half Moon Bay as a gourmet condiment company, but there’s more to us than that. Half Moon Bay is also an attitude – a pure reflection of the fact that we love what we do. “Quality, flavor, fun!” Our enthusiasm rings true in the quality of our products and the spirit of our award-winning packaging.

Our concept: Quality, flavor, fun! Only fresh, tropical ingredients are utilized, blessed by the abundant Costa Rican sun & rain and rich volcanic soil!

Half Moon Bay Trading Company is headquartered in and serves its North American clientele from its development, operational and warehouse facility in sunny Atlantic Beach, Florida. While Half Moon Bays’ partner manufacturing facility is located in tranquil Santa Domingo de Heredia in Costa Rica, overlooking the volcano Poas and bustling San José. Plenty of tropical ingredients, rich volcanic soil and abundant sunshine – that’s the magic combination that keeps the Costa Rican facility humming.

At Half Moon Bay Trading, we take great care in providing only the finest mixers, condiments and sauces that can live up to your favorite foods – that’s why you won’t find any artificial preservatives, flavors or colors in our products. “All killer – no filler, mon!”

Incidentally, for you geography buffs, Nooge named the company after Half Moon Bay, Jamaica… not California. Sorry mon, but da’ wata’s much warmer in Jamaica, and da’ livin’ easy!

Firehead Thomas


The Pepper Boys

Half Moon Bay Trading Company
P.O. Box 330718
Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233-0718
(904) 246-9493

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