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Bringing ‘Canada’s Hot Sauce’ to market is dream of local bartender

Josh Lines, dreaming of 'something better' has big hopes for 'Front Street Heat'

Josh Lines surely has one of Sarnia-Lambton’s most intriguing entrepreneurial stories, one that he hopes will eventually see the product he has branded becoming a “cross Canada” phenomenon in a very specific category: hot sauce.

Yes, there are some big players in the market, notably Frank’s and Tabasco, but Lines, as is the case with many entrepreneurs before him, imagined a “better way.”

That involved him reaching out to a culinary specialist who was able to take his direction and formulate “Front Street Heat,” a versatile hot sauce with a distinctive flavour that is outside the norm.

Lines, who continues to bartend locally (because he loves what he does), is investing much of his energy and perseverance in this venture and he has already been able to get the product on the shelves of local stores. He’s also recently signed a distribution agreement that he hopes will propel him even further in the not too distant future.

We hope you enjoy the conversation we had with Josh Lines!

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