The best Leeds indies X Thiccc Sauce collaborations in 2021

If there’s one thing we love more than witnessing Leeds independent stores thrive, it’s when they help each other to get there.

Meet the brand championing Leeds independents with hot sauce collabs.

If there’s one thing we love more than witnessing Leeds independent stores thrive, it’s when they help each other to get there.

This year, we’ve seen collaborations of all kinds as brands get together to boost each others following with tasty treats- some bizarre, but on the whole, some of the most delicious dishes this year have come from this type of comradery.

Thiccc Sauce is just one example of this, having spent 2021 collaborating with the likes of much-loved Headingley cafe, Fika North and city centre charcuterie hotspot, Friends of Ham to create irresistible sauces that sum up each brand’s specialism in a single drop of sauce.

If you’re like us and relish in an opportunity to support your local and champion the independents we have around us, chances are that you’ve already had a taste of a Thiccc Sauce collaboration without even realising.

From Neon Cactus, Little Bao Boy and the Savvy Baker to Honest Burgers, Mozzafella and more, Thiccc Sauce really have covered all the greats- and they’ve only been open just over a year.

Our recent introduction to Thiccc Sauce, entitled ‘The Thiccc Sauce championing the indie food scene in Leeds’, got us thinking about our favourite collabs this year, and although it was a difficult choice to make, here are some of our favourites from this year:

Read More: The Thiccc Sauce championing the indie food scene in Leeds.

Friends of Ham- Vote for Pedro

Thiccc Sauce X Friends of Ham is known as the ‘Vote For Pedro’ sauce. A decedent dark sauce crammed with sugared plums, Pedro Ximenez sherry, black garlic, smoked chipotle, red jalapeño, Bermondsey Sobrassada Oil, Spanish red grape, Vermont maple syrup, Sherry balsamic vinegar, locally smoked garlic, onion, vine tomato and spices with medium to high heat.

Fika North- Lagöm

lingonberry hot sauce, collaboration of thiccc sauce and fika north

Thiccc Sauce X Fika North is all about championing local and international flavours with their Lagöm Lingonberry Hot Sauce. Lagöm meaning “just the right amount, in balance” in Swedish, is a collaboration with local legends Fika North containing freshly squeezed Lingonberries, Lingonberry Jam, habanero chilli, bell red pepper, tomato, red wine vinegar, maple syrup and spices.

North Brew Co- Rye Candy

Big Gus Thiccc Sauce and North Bre Rye candy collaboration BBQ saucev

The Thicc Sauce chefs used their previous maple bourbon bbq sauce recipe with molasses, black treacle, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper then upped the maple content & added a copious amounts of Rye Bourbon & Strong Stout to create Rye Candy, a complex sweet boozy bbq sauce perfect on a dirty burger or some bbq meat.

Third Eye Signs- Seoul Food

Thiccc Sauce and Third Eye signs collaboration hot sauce

Chances are you favourite indies have had their branding designed by Third Eye, making this collaboration, an exciting combination of flavours from no particular eatery. The Seoul Food is made from gochujang paste, soy paste, rice vinegar, scotch bonnets, red jalapeño, ketchup, sesame oil, sesame seeds, garlic, onion, soy sauce, maple syrup, sugar, ginger, spices and honey- and sound delicious.

Dukes Halifax- Dystopia

collaboration of Dukes and Thiccc Sauce

This collab was between Dukes bar in Halifax and Yorkshire designer Drew Millward. Described as a gentle spice of green jalapeño mashed with a whirlwind of herbs spices and fruit, this hot sauces comes flavoured with pineapple, tomatillo, jalapeño, mint, coriander, lime and agave- what’s not to love about that combination?

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At present, the Leeds-based sauce company have a few collaboration favourites left before they pack up and enjoy their Christmas sauce-order-free, but as the demand for the sauces is so high: you’ll have to head to their website to see what’s available at present.

Bottle Chop in Headingley is a stockist of the local collaborations and original sauces and limited edition drops are announced sporadically on Instagram– so keep an eye out for any and all updated from Thiccc Sauce, you don’t want to miss out.

Feature Image- Big Guys Thiccc Sauce

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