Imagine my surprise when I saw Bushwick Kitchen and Angry Orchard collaborating. Not for a saucy drink, mind you, although that is a surprise in itself. No, I think I can speak for consumers everywhere when I say the latest release of three new Angry Orchard-inspired Weak Knees hot sauces will liven up any meal this season.
“We are so thrilled to be collaborating with such an iconic brand that will help us bring a diverse set of flavor combinations to our customers,” said Daniel Doll, Chief Executive Officer of Bushwick. “We’re flavor perfectionists here at Bushwick Kitchen—but we like to think out of the box. Angry Orchard’s hard ciders offer sweetness and an edge that brings the best collaboration with our flavorful heat.”
A dynamic duo the specialty sector was in need of, the new SKUs leave an impacting explosion in the mouth, with each flavor based on a cider from Angry Orchard’s deliciously fruity and refreshingly crisp offerings: Crisp Apple, Peach Mango, and Strawberry.
Building off of an already impressive roster of sauces, this array of new flavors brings a sweet and spicy kick to the well-known Bushwick favorites, noted the release.
“Bringing together cider and food is one of my favorite ways to show off cider’s versatility and complex flavor profile—especially when heat is involved,” said Angry Orchard’s Head Cider Maker Ryan Burk. “Pulling inspiration from my own garden where we’re growing a variety of peppers, tomatoes, and more, I’ve found combinations of spice with fresh produce can be a really nice complement to cider, acting as a refreshing palette cleanser for spice while enhancing our beloved apple that plays with other fruits. Working closely with Bushwick Kitchen, we developed a nicely balanced take on Angry Orchard-inspired hot sauces to give drinkers new ways to bring cider and food together at the table.”
The new flavor lineup includes:
Designed to help consumers unlock their creativity and adventurous side when it comes to cooking, these new sauces will be available at Bushwick’s site for $13.99.
What new seasonal innovations will hit the market next? Stay tuned as Deli Market News keeps an eye on the wire.