Our very own winter wonderland, Curated at the Quad market at Marischal College, will once again create a magical atmosphere this weekend (16 -18 December) , where you can pick out the perfect gifts for your family and friends from our amazing range of stallholders. Over the coming weeks, we will introduce you to a few who are selling their interesting items at this year’s market.
Today it’s the turn of Mark McAulay from Singularity Sauce who sells hot sauce using premium ingredients and a proven fermentation process.
Singularity Sauce will be at Curated in the Quad market 16-18 December 2022. Opening times are Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 11am-6pm
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Can you tell us more about you and why you set up the company?
Since 2010, I set out to make better hot sauce than I could find in the supermarkets and with that, I had myself a hobby. That hobby turned into a side gig around 2018 and by the end of that year I’d won the local society magazine “one to watch” competition. My wife Kat and me decided we should push on and do this properly. The company was incorporated and since 2019 we’ve gone on to supply our hot sauce throughout the U.K. and beyond. We have attained the title of best “calienté” hot sauce in the U.K. and finished in the top 10 of a global hot sauce competition in California. We even got stocked in Selfridges.
Can you tell us about the products you are selling at the Christmas Market?
We will bring our original “het sass”, our champion 7 Pot Pineapple, 7 Pot Mango, our “Smokin’” sauce, and “Face Off”—the BBQ sauce we make in collaboration with The Aberdeen Lynx. We’ll also bring branded hats, socks, hoodies and gift packs to help you take care of those last minute Christmas gifts. As small batch, craft hot sauce producers, our line-up will vary from day to day as parts of our range sell out.
Why did you decide to take part in this year’s Christmas Market?
Like many others, as a family we’ve made a point of visiting. To have the opportunity to actually be a part of it is something we can’t pass up. There is a great feeling at the market from visitors to the stallholders to the organisers. That makes the whole experience a positive one that’s great for the city.
What are you looking forward to at the Christmas Market?
I can talk hot sauce all day long and as it turns out, many of you like to talk with me. Putting you through your paces by tasting our flavours and heat levels. Explaining why we do things differently and changing perceptions of craft hot sauce face to face. Proving to you that Aberdeen is well represented in the craft hot sauce revolution.