This Leeds indie sauce is collaborating with national burger joint Honest Burgers and Maker’s Mark Whisky

“The result is fruity and tangy with a kick of chilli heat: it’s addictive stuff”.

Thiccc Sauce is behind (almost) all of Leeds’ best sauce combos, but the local independent has now secured a huge collaboration project with burger chain Honest Burgers and Makers Mark Whisky.

Starting from humble beginnings, Thiccc Sauce is one of our favourite lockdown success stories from Leeds. Since beginning the sauce company, founder Luca has collaborated with some incredible Leeds talent, including the likes of Friends of HamLittle Bao Boysthe Savvy Baker, Mozzafella and more.

Now the independent sauce company is involved in a huge collaboration project with Makers Mark whisky and Honest Burgers.

The national restaurant chain will be stocking a special Thiccc Sauce from Tuesday 3 May – Monday 30 May 2022 and have even created a burger featuring Leeds’ own sauce.

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Honest Burgers have said: “If you’re going to make a BBQ sauce burger like no other, you have to start from scratch. For us, that meant calling our friend Luca, aka Thiccc Sauce and jumping on a train to Leeds to work on a recipe.

“We created a fine sauce- sweet and smoky- adding chipotle peppers and a slug of Maker’s Mark Kentucky bourbon for woody vanilla complexity… The result is fruity and tangy with a kick of chilli heat: it’s addictive stuff”.

There’s even a special burger to go with it: the BBQ Sriracha Burger is an irresistible combo of Honest beef patty with candied bacon, double American cheese, Bourbon BBQ Sriracha sauce, crispy onions, confit garlic mayo, lettuce and pickles.

All burgers comes with homemade rosemary chips, coleslaw or salad from Tuesday 3 May – Monday 30 May 2022.

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Thiccc Sauce has explained how the concept came to life: “So it’s been a year in the works. Honest Burgers reached out as they started their plans to open a leeds venue so wanted to work with a local indie business. Myself and Adam from Honest stayed in touch and carefully and slowly planned what sauce we wanted to make. He then came up to Leeds early this year and we developed the sauce together.

We wanted to blend two of our favourite styles, BBQ and sriracha [so] I then travelled down to London to help develop the burger with the sauce on. The partnership with makers mark join along the way to amplify the flavour of the sauce. [I’m] Extremely happy with how the whole project has turned out and an honour to work with two such amazing brands and give Honest a very warm welcome to Leeds.”

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Big collabs = big mixing pots. / Image: Thiccc Sauce

This month, Honest Burger announced that the Camden-born burger joint would be expanding over into West Yorkshire and opening their first branch in Leeds. Little information has been released, other than the company plan on joining Leeds’ Cloth Hall Street in the near future.

You won’t have to wait too long to try out Honest Burger for yourself though. The chefs have just taken over the kitchen at Northern Monk refectory over in Holbeck and will be serving up their famous beef patties for the next three months.

As for the Thiccc Sauce burger: there’s no update just yet to say whether it’ll be on the Leeds menu, but the home-grown indie sauce will be featured in over 50 of their restaurants across the UK- including nearby cities like Manchester.

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To try out Thiccc Sauce’s other delectable creations, you needn’t travel too far: the indie sauce company regularly features at pop-ups across Leeds or you can find their sauce in person at Bottle Chop in Headingley, amongst other stockists.

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