Awassi Hot Sauces

Contact: Edmond K. A. SEGBEAYA

Address: 505 W Beasley Street # 3

Community: Nelson,BC

Phone: 1250.551.2904



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Considered at least "five times hotter than tabasco", Ebesse Zozo could definitely be tagged as being "extremely hot!". Ebesse Zozo is Togolese for hot pepper and gets its fiery heat from the Habanero pepper. While abundant in Togo, the people of Togo "eat hot foods at every meal." It just wouldn't be the same without hot sauce.
The idea spawned from one of the Segbeayas' routine visits to their local grocery store (Kootenay Co-op) in Nelson*. The Segbeayas' love for hot foods certainly "caught the attention of a Kootenay Co-op manager" who wanted to know why they were purchasing entire crates of Habaneros while most customers couldn t tolerate no more than possibly one or two of the flaming vegetable.
After explaining to the manager about their knack and culture for naturally growing up "eating hot foods at every meal", the Assistant Product Manager (Ken Lister) inspired and motivated Edmond Segbeaya to promote, sell, and distribute Ebesse Zozo to as many places as possible. So Edmond Segbeaya and his family who just at that time moved from Munich, Germany to Nelson Community, sponsored by 7 churches in Nelson, escaping deportation from Germany back to their home Country Togo, west Africa, an dictatorship country, decided to start up Awassi ( ewe language mean peoples who run away from persecutions) as his company to promote his spicy product, and as you now know, the rest is history! Awassi was in business since April 02, 2002.

Where to find our products:

Kootenay co op market, Save on Foods, Safeway, and more stores listed on my website,

When our products are available:year-round

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