Archimedes had his brainwave while in the bathtub. Newton had his when he was relaxing beneath an apple tree. Great ideas come in flashes. The idea of starting a hot sauce collection came to Hot Sauce Harry's while vacationing in the Caribbeans. Wanting to avoid the stereotype souvenirs, they found the notion of gifting hot sauce quite appealing. Thus were planted the seeds of a massive hot sauce collection.
Hot Sauce Harry's house their formidable hot sauce collection at their flagship store in Dallas Farmers' Market. Greenhorn hot sauce collectors can make their forays from here. The store has sauce collections that span the entire Caribbean, Mexican and Louisiana gamut. Name a hot sauce and get it here.
Hot sauce collectors can begin their sauce collections in two ways. They can go for sheer numbers where the more, the merrier it is. Thus, they can build up a voluminous hot sauce collection in no time at all. Or they may choose to be nitpicky, concentrating only on specific hot sauce types.
There is beauty in numbers. Therefore, you grab every hot sauce that you can lay your hands on. However, have your hot sauce collection catalogued right down to the minute detail. This way you can keep track of where your sauce collections are heading. Carry your list wherever you go so that you do not end up paying a fortune on a duplicate hot sauce.
The hot sauce debutants may start with the Ass Kickin Kit. An assortment of five hot sauces, Ass Kickin' Original, Candy Ass, Kick Yo Ass, Pain In The Ass and Smart Ass, they make great collectibles.
Specialty hot sauce collectors may fancy the limited edition hot sauce. Alternatively, they may go in for representatives from each region, state or province. They may choose to house in their sauce collections only hot sauce mementos like those released for special occasions and festivals or the hot sauce picked up while vacationing. These fastidious people avoid the run-of-the-mill hot sauce.
Fussy hot sauce collectors they may be, but whatever be their sauce of specialization, even they cannot resist the lure of 357 Mad Dog Collectors' Edition. Sporting the tag of The World's Hottest Hot Sauce Ever Made, this hot sauce is akin to the Penny Black among the philatelists or a Rembrandt among the art collectors.
The specialty hot sauce collectors would do well to purchase some literature on hot sauce. There are some exhaustive guidebooks on the matter like The Hot Sauce Collector's Guide: A Book for Collectors, Evans and Dewitt's The Hot Sauce Bible. These books will enlighten you on the various hot sauce brands, both the blue-blooded and the off the shelf types, their history and the names and addresses of hot sauce vendors.
Know your hot sauce well before starting on your sauce collections, so that you can distinguish the vintages from the fakes.