Meet Sufia Hossain, the face of Silly Chilly Hotsauce. As a native from Bangladesh, Sufia fuses her cultural roots with her previous career in NYC fashion to make decadent and unique hot sauces with a stylish twist.
She only uses fresh peppers from Rutgers University Agriculture farms and creates her recipes in Queens. There are absolutely no additives, sugar, or synthetic chemicals, but her secret ingredient? Lots of dedication and apple cider vinegar, which is healthy for the skin and body. “When I started to learn how to make hot sauce – I had a bunch of people telling me ‘It is men’s job to make hot sauce maybe you should bake or something.’ That kind of statement made me stubborn. I enjoy making hot sauce and I spend a lot of time and put a lot of effort to ensure it’s healthy.” says Sufia.
Not only did Silly Chilly recently celebrate their two year anniversary, Sufia also launched a brand new YouTube Channel where she shows viewers how to cook with her three signature flavors. Sufia also teaches classes in making hot sauce, $45 per person for 90 minutes in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Sufia is breaking barriers in the hot sauce industry and we’re proud to honor her as part of Women’s History Month. Silly Chilly will be at over 27 pop-ups around the city for the month of March, to keep up with them follow along on Facebook or Instagram @sillychillyhotsauce.