Martin Olsen, a Brooklyn, New York native, was inspired to start making hot sauce in 2004 after ‘grab-bagging’ a hot sauce kit at a holiday party. The rest is history.
After experimenting to make the perfect hot sauce from real and quality ingredients, the recipe was trademarked, bottled and is now loved for its uniquely spicy, hot and smoky flavor.
His company, Moe Mountain Heat, Inc. was founded in 2014. The name of company and hot sauce, "Moe Mountain” was chosen by Olsen as tribute to the unique history of Upper Greenwood Lake, New Jersey, where Olsen now lives and serves as a volunteer firefighter. Olsen not only supports the Upper Greenwood Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Company 5 as a fireman, but has also supported them through various fundraising efforts.
Moe Mountain Hot Sauce is a unique blend of natural ingredients destined to wake up those tastebuds: apple cider vinegar, cumin, and cocoa powder. But the star ingredient is the legendary bhut jolokia pepper, a.k.a. ghost pepper. Moe Mountain is a kicked up Mexican style taco sauce with great flavor.