Wild Jr's creator and chief bottle washer William D. Reese Jr; (aka: Wild Jr.,
Bill, Billy-boy, Wilbur, and sometimes Billy-Bob) started making all natural
fermented hot sauce a number of years ago when a bumper crop of beautiful garden
peppers forced some research into "what to do with them?"
Wild Jr. experimented with different recipes; dry flakes and powders, cooked
sauces, preserves and naturally fermented sauces. The fermented sauces were
fantastic, so good that they were given as gifts to family, friends, and
neighbors, many of whom repeatedly asked for more. Comments were often made
like: "This is awesome, you could totally sell this stuff!", and "Why don't you
start a company and let me sell it!
Over the ensuing years Wild Jr. perfected the recipe and made cases of hot sauce
each year at harvest. A few bottles were always held back for continued cold
aging. Even after 3 to 4 years in refrigeration, the unopened bottles were
unspoiled. In fact, they had evolved into an even more complex flavor. Wild Jr's
has a terrific cold shelf life.
After a voluntary exit in late 2018 from one of the most profitable Fortune-50
corporations in the Country, Wild Jr. decided to make a career change and do
something he is passionate about. Wild went all-in starting Wild Jr.'s
All-Natural Hot Sauce Company in January 2019.
The delicious hot sauce is fresh, spicy, savory and sour. It's vegan, gluten
free, and hand made in small batches in true artisanal fashion. The sauce is not
cooked or pasteurized and is alive with thousands of gut friendly pro-biotics.
Truly a super-food. As the company grows, Wild Jr intends to keep all
production in-house. Some hot sauces are merely private label knock-offs - mass
produced in a large factory with a generic formula pumping out generic sauces.
We at Wild, Jr's are excited to share our treat with you, and we hope you love
it as much as we do! Put on anything and everything! Eggs, chips, zucchini,
potatoes, and rice (vegan friendly), pork rinds, ribs, chicken, fish (keto
friendly), sandwiches, burgers, salsa, and tacos (one of Wild Jr's favorites)!
It's awesome on Asian dishes, and anything else edible.