Our Story

The Beginning

Back in the early 1990’s, John and I lived in Sedro-Woolley, WA, about 70 miles north of Seattle.  Each fall, I would get together with a friend, and can a whole bunch of salsa for our families for the winter. John would take jars of the salsa to work on large construction projects and let the other guys on the crew taste the salsa. Pretty soon they were stealing the jars of salsa out of his lunch box.  By the time spring rolled around, I was playing around with making a fresh salsa based on the canned salsa recipe and doing some test marketing.

We got licensed, found a kitchen to use, got into a farmer’s market, and soon the salsa was in 5 local grocery stores. And that’s how it continued until...

The Big Move

In 1998, we decided to move to north central Washington.  I took a year off from making salsa after moving, but soon the call of the peppers got to me and I was back at it using a local shared-use kitchen, selling at the farmer’s market and then in the local stores.  Over the next 10 years, several award-winning sauces were added to the lineup, and in 2006, we built a commercial kitchen on our property.

Our latest creation is the Pure Evil line of capsaicin drops. A totally revolutionary product that is going literally around the world.  From 1.5 million SHU to 13 million, Pure Evil Capsaicin Drops are the purest and hottest creation available.

Thank you for your interest in Pure Evil Products!

Ann and John

Red Savina Habaneros
Late harvest of Red Savina Habaneros, the green ones were ripened in a paper bag before dehydrating and grinding.

Peruvian White Habanero chiles
Paper plate full of Peruvian White Habanero chiles.