Crazy Bastard Sauce began life in 2011, as a home made hot sauce in a marmalade glass. It was used to spice up the fajitas at a street food stall on Berlin’s Maybachufer, run by Chris and Jono.
After two years of experimental sauce making it became the Habanero & Tomatillo sauce we sell today. Crazy Bastard Sauce was founded by Jonathan (Jono) O’Reilly in 2013. After designing the logo, perfecting the recipe and registering the trademark it was ready for sale. Some early support for the brand came from Reddit users, who were following Jono’s posts about the early stages of setting up a hot sauce company in Berlin.
Online sales of CBS continued to grow by word of mouth, it began to sell out at markets around the city, and shops and restaurants started to stock it. By January 2015 Jono had quit his other work as a bar manager and illustrator to become a full time sauce man. Before long he was so busy trying to keep up with demand that he needed someone to help him run the business. Erika joined as full time sales manager and accountant in February 2016. Chris still helps out with cooking and sales regularly, when he’s not busy doing amazing things in the world of stage comedy and cocktail bartending.
Crazy Bastard Sauce is now sold worldwide from our online store, as well as in over 40 retail stores in Germany, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, and other European Countries, with new stores being added to our list of retail partners every month.