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Are you a foodie looking for a unique addition to your cooking palette? 

Do you need something that has just the right heat to have everyone coming back for seconds and thirds? 

Are you hunting for an alternative to classic or sodium heavy hot sauces?

Bajan Tyga micro batch hot sauce is the gourmet condiment you have been waiting for! 

This uniquely Canadian pepper sauce is perfect for your meals and charcuterie boards. 

Take meals and charcuterie boards to the next level with Bajan Tyga. 

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Bajan Tyga

Why call my hot sauce Bajan Tyga?

*Bajan (bay-junn) or Barbadian English is an English-based creole language with African influences spoken on the Caribbean island of Barbados.

Tiger

Tyga (tie-guh) is slang for Tiger. *The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest species among the Felidae and classified in the genus Panthera. It is most recognizable for its dark vertical stripes on orange-brown fur with a lighter underside. 

Bajan Tyga is a uniquely Canadian twist to a traditional Barbadian styled mango & Scotch bonnet-based sauce. I have developed a different texture and distinct mix of ingredients including Naga/Ghost peppers which originate in India (where tigers live) for more heat and a special flavour.  Imagine a thicker, Caribbean, flavour-first sauce with a slow building heat.

Be careful… this Tyga has teeth!

*source wikipedia

Stainless BT

My Process

Bajan Tyga hot sauce is made by hand in very small, or micro batches using as many locally sourced, fresh ingredients as possible. This sauce is cooked here in Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario.

Right now I only make one type of sauce, but my friends know I’m always experimenting with seasonal fruit-based sauces like strawberry, blueberry, peach and green apple. 

I also provide a local hot sauce challenge called The Hellfire Challenge with their own ferocious challenge sauce ‘The Rosy Red Rectum’ (see the video). This sauce famously tastes like an 8/10 when first ingested then slowly goes to 15. Not to be trifled with!

If you are interested in featuring Island Son hot sauce in your store, please contact us here regarding wholesale.

BT on wings

The Story

Origin

Island Son Canada Inc. was formally created by me (Jeff D) in 2019 but the story really begins in the 1960’s when my dad immigrated to Canada from Barbados. He eventually met my mum, and they started a family in Toronto.

When I was a kid dad offered me some mysterious yellow sauce with my spaghetti one night that mesmerized my taste buds and had me craving more. I was hooked on the added flavour and heat!

Meals have never been the same.

I now add hot sauce to almost all my meals and have tried all manner of hot sauces – from mild to ‘prank’ level heat, from all over the world – yet was unable to find that specific flavour dad introduced to me.

Invention

I began making my own hot sauces, experimenting with different peppers and natural ingredients, trying other Scotch Bonnet-based Caribbean sauces but something was always missing.

It all became clearer when my lovely wife, Jody, and I decided to travel to Barbados for a vacation in 2018. BINGO! The sauces around the island transported me back to my childhood.

So, I had my base but this wonderful flavour needed my own unique twist. I decided to marry the Barbadian flavour with a Canadian element. It just so happened that my Uncle Cliff, on my mum’s side, got me into growing and enjoying super hot peppers (Carolina Reapers and hybrid Naga peppers). He and my Aunt Joy grow some incredible peppers that I decided to add for the extra pepper profile/kick found in the Bajan Tyga.

My mission: Bring that unique, intense flavour and heat to your meals.  

Enjoy!

Jeff D 

Pepper Profile

The main pepper used is the Scotch bonnet or ‘bonney pepper’ derived from the Capsicum Chinese chili plant. Originating in Jamaica, it is most common in Caribbean foods and has what is described as a fruity taste compared to its cousin the Habanero.

Scotch Bonnets (sometimes referred to as West Indian Habaneros) are HOT, measuring up to 445,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Not only do Scotch Bonnets make our food taste good, but phytochemicals in these peppers (capsaicin and flavonoids) are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits. 

Dorset Naga peppers (hybrids) are added to give MORE heat and flavour. Hybrid Nagas are between 923,000 1,067,286 SHU.

How hot is the sauce? By comparison, jalapeño peppers are only about 2000-8000 SHU.   

Scotch Bonnets
Fresh Turmeric Root

List of Ingredients

Vinegar, Onion, Mango, Scotch Bonnet peppers, Turmeric, Corn Syrup, Lime Juice, Mustard, Naga Peppers, Garlic.

*Bajan Tyga is made with gluten free ingredients. 

Pairings & Recipes

Fresh Turmeric root

Something (on top of the aforementioned hot pepper health benefits) which sets the Bajan Tyga apart from other hot sauces is our use of fresh turmeric rootCurcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Also, I believe the aroma and taste is superior to using turmeric powder. 

LOW SODIUM

Only 4 mg of sodium per teaspoon! This is way less sodium than other hot sauces which claim to have way less sodium! 

BT on steak with board
BT RRR

Triple R

The infamous Triple R will be available in super limited batches soon. This sauce’s base is Bajan Tyga, so it tastes flavourful, but beware – It’s a creeper! Some have told me that it’s the hottest non-extract sauce ever made.

“This sauce is gourmet gold.

– Hot Sauce Reviews.

“OMG the hot sauce!! So, so good! Fruity… a bit sweet… then the heat! Delicious on scrambled eggs.

– ANNE W.

“HOLY S***!!! This is the best sauce ever!!!!! OMG, OMG, OMG I want to put it on everything!! I used it like a spread – and it was awesome. It is HOT, but I love that!”

– SHEILANNE L.

“Just tried the Tyga on some chili. Wow. That’s flavour!!!  
My scalp is a bit tingly. Can’t wait to try on BBQ chicken, chops.  You gotta winner! Mmmm.

– GARY C.

“SPICETACULAR!!”

– NOAH M.

“Overall, this sauce is truly amazing if you can get your hands on it, I highly suggest giving it a try because it truly encompasses a Bajan style sauce with a beautiful flavor profile”

– Hot Sauce Reviews.

Bajan Tyga Reviews & Videos

Bajan Tyga WINS Eternal Flame Runner Up Best Medium Hot Sauce at Heatwave Hamilton 2019!
Visit the site here: Eternal Flame Awards Heatwave Expo

Marshall Ward reviews the Bajan Tyga April 29, 2019.
Read the full review here: Island Son Hot Sauce is a taste of the Caribbean

TRY WITH:

The Bajan Tyga adds a tangy, fruity flavour with a distinct heat to your meals. Use it as a condiment like steak sauce, plum sauce, horse radish, Tabasco or mustard. Try adding it to other condiments to kick it up a few notches!

 Pairings & Recipes

Fans have added it to:

  • Sandwiches or wraps
  • Egg salads
  • Breakfast eggs and sausage
  • BBQ favourites (hot dogs, burgers, steak, pork chops)
  • Beef, Chicken, Pork, (some love it on alligator!)
  • Fish and seafood
  • Vegan dishes and salads
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Cheeses