Fiber Joe Interviews Lucky Dog Hot Sauce at the 27th Annual Fiery Foods Show


Lucky Dog Hot Sauce was my hobby for 7+ years. In 2005 I started developing recipes in my kitchen & on the back yard grill.  And in June of 2012 I turned it into a small business due to overwhelming demand. I simply could not keep up with all of the people who gobbled it up so fast!  Every batch I made, I’d have none left for myself – which was kind of depressing since that’s why I started making it in the first place. So now I’ve found a commercial kitchen to work with and I’m making a lot of it!  My goal is simple: always innovate, never imitate.

How I started:



My mission is to produce the most balanced, flavorful and versatile hot sauces possible. Sauces that can be used on almost everything and appeal to all tastes from moderate to strong heat, without overpowering food. I have great respect for people who cook well and/or appreciate a good meal. The best compliment to Lucky Dog Hot Sauce is that people choose to use it liberally on their favorite dishes.

I believe in flavor above all else, which is why Lucky Dog Hot Sauce is created with savory fire-roasted hot peppers, sweet carrots, tangy vinegar, fresh onions, assorted dried peppers, and heaps of roasted garlic. The lightly smoked varieties add subtle fruit notes to the mix, creating balance and layers rarely experienced in the hot sauce world. This nuanced approach brings a complex taste with respectable heat in attempt to raise the bar for what a hot sauce can be. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce is truly Food’s Best Friend!

Lucky Dog Hot Sauces are all-natural, completely original and are made with only the highest quality ingredients in a stunningly clean and modern production kitchen by experienced production chefs in beautiful Sonoma, California.


Lucky Dog Hot Sauce proudly supports California farmers & local businesses. 

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce is sublimely versatile and compliments a wide variety of cuisine, from the classic American cheeseburger to Indian, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Mexican, Italian, Jamaican, Filipino, Greek, or Middle Eastern food.  Use Lucky Dog Hot Sauce liberally on anything, from chicken, fish, pork, and beef to pizza, eggs, sandwiches, potatoes, as an ingredient in your favorite recipes, on lasagna, vegetables, in soups, mixed with oil as spicy vinaigrette, in marinades, or mixed with mayonnaise as a spicy aioli or with melted butter for a wing sauce or veggie glaze – and much, much more!

Tops off an epic burger perfectly too!

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce is my hobby, my life, my passion and my dream. Now I’m just living the dream. I thank you for trying Lucky Dog Hot Sauce and I welcome your feedback.


Scott Zalkind

Hot Sauce Guy & Founder, Lucky Dog Hot Sauce

  • For wholesale pricing and terms, please contact Scott Zalkind at lu**************@gm***.com
Label Art:
  • Original Lucky Dog Hot Sauce logo design and concept by Kara Thauer
  • Dia del Perro painting by Robin Case,  ©2014 Lucky Dog Hot Sauce
  • Dia del Perro graphic design for label adaptation by Erik Bucher
Photo attributions
  • Lucky Dog Hot Sauce home page “glamour shots” professionally shot by Chris Joyner of Joyner’s Pepper Powders – thanks Chris!
  • Dried Peppers Fruits,Vegetables,Pepper by Marius Iordache
  • Peppers, Lime & Garlic Peppers, Lime & Garlic by Jon Sullivan
  • “Food porn” photos and my favorite picture of Lucky the dog ever by Alyssa Barnett
e-commerce solution
  • Expertly provided by Mark Flavin. For your e-commerce needs, please contact Mark at ma**@pe****.com

In this interview i get to go through his whole sauce line up. Check out what i think about them.

2 thoughts on “Fiber Joe Interviews Lucky Dog Hot Sauce at the 27th Annual Fiery Foods Show

  • March 16, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks for the love ILIS! That was about the fastest tasting I did the entire weekend – can’t believe I could talk that fast. haha

    Great seeing you at the show and I’ll be back next year!

  • March 24, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Yeah Scott, but you handled it very well. Gift of the gab! You almost stole the show from

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