Clark + Hopkins Launch Ukraine Hot Sauce Mission
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (February 14, 2023) – Clark + Hopkins, a Virginia-based artisan hot sauce company, announced today they will release a Ukrainian-inspired hot sauce designed to raise awareness and more than $1 million for World Central Kitchen (WCK) to aid in their Ukrainian efforts. Ukraine Hot Sauce, an original recipe from Clark + Hopkins, captures the native tastes of the Ukraine by utilizing flavors and ingredients authentic to the region. One hundred percent of the profits from the first 50,000 units sold, and $1.00 thereafter, will be donated to WCK , a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fresh meals around the world to those in crisis, including those in and fleeing Ukraine. “We were devastated to learn about the crisis in Ukraine and passionate to help in any way we could,” explains Chef Brandon Clark, co-founder of Clark + Hopkins. “We found our inspiration in the humanitarian efforts of Chef Jose Andres and his team at World Central Kitchen as they mobilized on the ground, providing warm and delicious meals to those fleeing Ukraine. We are humbled to support Chef Andres and WCK in their vital work, and we hope Ukraine Hot Sauce can introduce a new audience to WCK’s mission and provide donations to their cause.” Ukraine Hot Sauce meshes flavors unique to the culture – particularly beets, caraway and dill – with the heat from an orange habanero. The result is an authentic, borscht-esque taste of the Ukraine, and an easy path for food lovers to aid in this crisis. “People relate to each other through commonalities, and there is no universally-shared experience like food,” Clark says. “Through foods, we can gain a greater understanding and appreciation of each other. And at Clark + Hopkins, we strive to capture the authenticity of those location-specific tastes and ingredients, then put them into a bottle for all to enjoy. With Ukraine Hot Sauce, people will have the chance to both support the Ukraine cause, but also better understand the tastes of the Ukrainian people.” The mission on behalf of Ukraine further accentuates the local/global philosophy of Clark + Hopkins, the brainchild of Clark, along with partner and co-founder Don Hopkins. The niche culinary business was founded on the principles of world unity and the importance of celebrating the uniqueness of different cultures through culinary exploration. Their current lineup includes 13 individual sauces representing many different regions of the world, including various locations within the United States, India, Ethiopia, South-East Asia, Italy and Mexico. Their sauces can be used as both a topical food additive and as an integral flavor in creating an entire meal with only a few ingredients. Hot sauce lovers and humanitarians alike can learn more about this collaboration at ClarkAndHopkins.com, and Ukraine Hot Sauce will be available for purchase exclusively online at www.Heatonist.com and www.ClarkAndHopkins.com. Learn more about Clark + Hopkins sauces and their easy, turn-key recipes at www.ClarkAndHopkins.com.