Betsitas

Get ready to take your dishes to another level with these artisan sauces. All Betsitas products are handcrafted in Wellington, with the freshest produce, best quality New Zealand ingredients and made with care. These sauces not only lift your meals up, they're also a flavour-boost for meats, veggies and an easy way to finish a dish.

What is your company background, how did you start the business?

I studied culinary arts in El Salvador, Central America, where I learnt the secrets of Latin cuisine, influenced by Indigenous and Spanish flavours. My husband enjoys creating the hottest hot sauces, with an ample amount of fresh New Zealand grown chillies, with beautiful zesty and citrus spices, making the perfect layering of flavour and heat.

We fuse elements from different culinary traditions (Tropical, Caribbean, Spanish and Indigenous), to make sauces from no heat to crazy hot, and match them with homemade recipes, inspired by my grandma's cooking tips.

It's been a fun journey, experimenting with different recipes and culinary styles. All our products are handmade right here in Wellington in micro-batches.

What is the current product range and variants and how do these products stand out in the market?

Sauces currently available are:

  • Salsa Habanera - 200ml
  • Jalapeño Cilantro - 200ml
  • Red Chimichurri -200ml
  • Green Chimichurri - 200ml
  • Chile De Arbol - 200ml
  • Chilli Mango - 200ml
  • Caribbean Magma - 125ml
  • Ghost Joloco - 125ml

We've done our market research and we cannot find any Chimichurri like the one we make in New Zealand, full of fresh ingredients, and vibrant colours that give a pretty shine and flavour to any food.

What are the plans for the business moving forward, is there any expansion on the horizon?

We will see how the sales go this year and then after COVID-19 is finally over, we will decide whether to expand Betsitas or not.

Where are your products currently available to buy, and are you looking at or wanting to expand your availability?

You can get out sauces online and at these establishments in the North and South Islands:

Mocking Bird - Wellington
Rogue and Vagabond - Wellington
El Culo del Mundo - Wellington
Verve Cafe - Gisborne

Moore Wilson's Fresh - Wellington
On Trays Food Emporium - Petone, Wellington
Coolsville Trading Post - Hataitai, Wellington
Plimmerton Deli - Plimmerton, Wellington
A New Era Cafe - Rawene, Hokianga

The Burleigh Gourmet Pies - Blenheim
BBQ’s Direct - Christchurch
Taste Matters – Invercargill

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