About Us


Founder, Calvin, has been experimenting with spicy recipes for years. As a child, Calvin loved hanging out in the kitchen and he recalls many fond memories of helping his mom and gran prepare meals. He quickly came to realise that good food infuses people with happiness. Through his childhood kitchen encounters, his love for food continued to grow. Dabbling in the kitchen with a few pots of chilli creations resulted into a larger side project in August, 2017. Thus, Black Spot Hot Sauce was created alongside co-founder Jaime, and is a small partner run local business based in Cape Town. 

Black Spot is all about authentic flavours, our sauces are hand crafted, hand selected ingredients & jam packed with heat. Our sauces are gluten-free, vegan friendly and no added sugars!

We hope you enjoy our sauces and we look forward to sharing more all natural and original recipes with you in the future. Feel free to follow us on social media and we'd love to hear your feedback and recipes.

So do yourself a flavour & enjoy!

Calvin from Black Spot Hot Sauce


We ship anywhere in South Africa for a flat rate of R120!


Our sauces are 100% recyclable!

Meet the team

Calvin Gentz | Founder

I've always been fascinated with the intense flavours of spicy food/hot sauces and chillies. The allure of the heat and the enhancement chillies could add to food amazed me. No sauce has been able to sate my appetite, the preservatives, sugars and colouring were things I didn't want in any sauces I enjoyed. 
So, I decided to create Black Spot Hot Sauce!

Jaime Niddrie | Co-Founder

Hi! my name is Jaime and I live in Cape Town. Im super interested in cooking, eating and nutrition. My fondest memories have always been linked to family and good food.

I’ve been lucky enough to travel quite a bit and experience international cuisine, this has brought my love of spice to life!

Our Sauces


Black Spot’s  Red Habanero & Black Coffee Hot Sauce is a fresh hot sauce made in Cape Town. This all-natural recipe has a unique dark smokey flavour, which compliments the intensity of the red habanero. This sauce works great with rich foods like chilis, stews and pizza. Our preference is to put it on everything.

Check out The Little Hedonist's Review on Exit the Kraken



Black Spot’s Jalapeno, Tequila, Coriander & Lemon Hot Sauce balances a refreshing flavour and a gratifying heat. This recipe contains a cocktail of flavours: Tequila, lemon, jalapenos and coriander. Tasty! This sauce works perfectly with anything, from grilled seafood to gaucamole, just get the tacos!

Check out The Little Hedonist's Review on Ocean Soul



Perfect balance of heat and flavor, I LOVE it :) Thanks Cal, this product rocks and I can definitely recommend it.


This sauce is banging. I want to put it on everything. Well balanced heat, full of flavour, with subtle notes of the coffee. I’m in love.


I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of these and we love not only the perfect heat but the flavor is stunning....the best ever.


As someone who appreciates hot sauces this one was actually quite impressive. Definitely adding to my weekly shopping list!


It's amazing, perfectly balanced between spicy and incredibly tasty!


Deliciously flavoured. Highly recommended!


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