Dear Salsa Del Sol, Can you please sell your Jalapeno Hot Sauce in a bottle? You know, like, in a store and on a shelf with all the other hot sauces.

9 12 2009

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I don’t want to tell you how to do your job Salsa Del Sol, but if you have a Marketing Department, or a New Business Development Department, or even a Public Relations Department, you might want to crunch the numbers and think about selling your Jalapeno Hot Sauce not just in 0.3125-Ounce Single Serve Packages, but, say, in a 8 ounce or 16 ounce bottle.

People like going to grocery stores, bulk discount stores, and Asian import stores to buy their hot sauces. We usually buy them in bottles so it’s easy to use what you want and then save the rest for later.

We really love your Salsa Del Sol Jalapeno Hot Sauce. Unfortunately it doesn’t make much sense to spend $37 (with shipping) to have 500 individual single serving packages. It takes up space in the fridge and you don’t even want to try and save part of an unused package. That’s a mess.

You guys have a great product and unfortunately the only way we’re able to get it right now is to bribe the local pizza place for extra, extra, packets. That money could instead be going directly into your pockets.

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Yank Sing’s Chili Pepper Sauce

Yank Sing’s Chili Pepper Sauce

15 05 2009

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What strikes me as odd and probably the most unique thing about Yank Sing’s south of Market location is that they have the only visible advertisement from this angle.

Compare that to the loud advertising that most other local Chinese restaurants have to compete with.

Some people still swear that Yank Sing is the best Chinese food in the city. I think it definitely has some of the most expensive Chinese food in the city ($16 – $20.50 for fried rice?!) But they also manufacture their own chili pepper sauce, which is worth its weight in gold.

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Every single store I’ve ever seen that carries the Yank Sing Chili Pepper Sauce in The Outer Sunset always stores it behind the counter, right next to the cigarettes and lottery tickets. This is the kind of spices that trade wars have been fought over. Say what you will about the restaurant, I think most of San Francisco would descend into anarchy in a heartbeat if they were unable to get their fix of Yank Sing’s Chili Pepper Sauce.