WHO ARE WE? Glad you asked

We are a Kitchener-based company that creates small-batch hot sauce that balances heat with flavour.

We are inspired by a family tradition of using the freshest local produce.

All our sauces are vegan, gluten free, and contain zero preservatives or additives.


Born in Trinidad, Ifoma Smart immigrated to Canada at the age of four. As a child, pepper sauce was everywhere, and it was served in generous amounts with every dish. He spent countless hours watching his grandmother, mother, aunts and uncles compete amongst other family members for who had the hottest sauce. C’mon! Bragging rights were at stake!!

They visited West Indian markets and handpicked the freshest ingredients to replicate the flavours of the sauces from back home.

Ifoma took these valuable experiences and applied them to his own style of cooking to create hot sauces that deliver serious heat using the best available local produce. 

The appeal of the sauces is that they are not ignorantly hot without flavour. They’re Wicked Smart Hot Sauces.

Wicked Smart SOCA

Finally a hot sauce for people who want that fruity sweet heat on pizza but can't stand pineapple. Hot but approachable, this fruit-forward sauce also pairs amazingly with grilled fish, shellfish, chicken wings and pork chops!


Vibrant red with a deadly initial burn, tangy midpoint and a solid afterburn that’ll make you call your mama! Our flavourful flagship sauce goes great with anything — from scrambled eggs to chicken wings to brisket.

This one is for the experienced hot sauce heads!!