Walking With Taco Jesus

Last night I had a dream that I was walking on the beach with Taco Jesus. In my dream scenes from my life flashed before me and during each scene I could see two sets of footprints in the sand where Taco Jesus had walked beside me.

Later I noticed that during some of the darker, sadder and lonely scenes there was only set of footprints in the sand and this troubled me. I asked Taco Jesus how he could leave me alone during these dark times.

Taco Jesus told me “I did not abandon you my child. When there were only one set of prints in the sand it was because I was off getting tacos to make you feel better.”

These Taco Jesus Action Figures commemorate that dream as Taco Jesus returns with tacos in hand ready to make your day better.

Get your action figure today: Buy yours here.

Tampa Indie Flea: January 20th

Come out and see us this Sunday for our first ever event in Tampa, Florida.  We’ll be there for this great indoor event featuring 100 great local artisans and makers.  There will be great food & great times, and of course there will be Taco Jesus hot sauces.

We’ll be featuring our new Bloody Mary mix – Taco Jesus Virgin* Mary Mix (*just add vodka) along with our awesome lineup of hot sauces and branded swag galore.  We’ve got a ton of great new stickers, buttons and temporary tattoos to help you help us spread the taco gospel near and far.

Taco Jesus in the Movies

Check out the award-winning short film PROTECTION from Cineview Studios that was recently awarded first place in the 24 Hour Film Race. This was a worldwide competition where teams were given a random set of criteria and then had only 24 hours to write, direct and produce a short film.  The event requirements indicated that the film must include the theme “Time’s Up”, had to include an action figure as a prop and had to include looking at a reflection as part of the film. Continue reading

Fall Market Season is Back!

Fall Market Season is almost here and we are going to back at our favorite St. Petersburg venue next month.    Come see us at the St. Pete Indie Flea @ Green Bench Brewing the first Saturday in October.  There will be great local arts, crafts and food vendors with tones of awesome new and vintage items for sale.  And of course as always Green Bench Brewing will be serving up their great selection of awesome craft beers.

Taco Moses + Action Figure

Taco Moses Red Sea RedFor a limited time while supplies last when you order a bottle of out Limited Edition Taco Moses Red Sea Red Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce you will get a free Taco Moses action figure with each bottled purchased.

This limited edition offering won’t last long so be sure and get over today to pick up your sauce and action figure before they are sold out.

This sauce is sure to make you next meal an adventure and your tacos great again!

 

Vote Taco Jesus! Best Hot Sauce in Tampa Bay

Once again Taco Jesus Hot Sauce is a finalist for BEST LOCAL HOT SAUCE in Creative Loafing of Tampa Bay’s annual reader’s poll.Vote Taco Jesus and Make Tacos Great Again

Last year we were the winner in the critic’s poll for best local and we’re looking to repeat this year by taking the reader’s poll vote as well.  Get on over and get the vote out for your favorite hot sauce, and help us spread the Taco Gospel to the bay area and beyond.

Polls are open now through August 29th and we need your help!  Get out the vote, and get your friends out to vote!

Taco Moses Red Sea Red Ltd Ed

For a limited time only Taco Moses is back with his nearly world famous Red Sea Red Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce.  This limited edition label is only available for a short time and when its gone it is gone, so hurry on over to the Taco Jesus shop to pick up yours today.

The perfect way to share the Taco Gospel with your Jewish friends along with the great taste that Taco Jesus Hot Sauce is known for.Taco Moses Red Sea Red

Happy July 4th

Taco Jesus July 4th

July 4th is a great time to celebrate with family, friends and Taco Jesus Hot Sauce!  Whatever you have planned for the holiday we hope you have a safe and terrific time.

To help make it better we are offering an awesome July 4th special.  Buy three get the 4th FREE when you use code JULY4 at checkout.  This offer is good until Saturday, July 7th, so hurry on over to our shop to take advantage of this offer.

The People Want to Know

Whenever we are out doing shows or talking to people about the brand the most common questions we get is: “Why Taco Jesus; how did you come up with that name?”   We’re not sure if the actual story lives up to the hype, but this is it.  The original idea for Taco Jesus all started as part of a logo design contest in 2009 run by a website called “The Clink Room” which was a collaborative site run by a couple of guys named Casey and Jason who run a mega successful branding company called Brandiose and are major players in logo design projects behind some of your favorite minor league and major league baseball teams.

The idea of the design contest was to design a logo for an imaginary baseball team sponsored by your favorite taco shop.  Jeff Crupper the founder of Taco Jesus Hot Sauce had grown up in Texas and had a passion for tacos (and hot sauce) and a flair for the creative, so he decided to take a shot at designing a logo for the contest.  Jeff’s original taco shop idea was based on an imaginary Taco Shop called Jesus Gomez’ Taco Heaven and their sponsored team was “El Salvadores” with the logo being Jesus Gomez offering up two delicious tacos in a Christ-like pose.

Jesus Gomez - Los Salvadores Logo

Jesus Gomez – Los Salvadores Logo: The first appearance of what would eventually become Taco Jesus.

When the Taco Shop League announced their winners Jesus Gomez and El Savadores were left out on the outside looking in, but the idea of Taco Jesus never completely went away.

The character Taco Jesus first appeared with a Facebook page that many years later would evolve into the Taco Jesus Hot Sauce page you see today.  Taco Jesus managed to gather quite a following eventually making 500-600 “friends” on Facebook and we began selling Taco Jesus related products online.  Today the online shop has evolved to sell Taco Jesus Hot Sauce related products, but many of the original designs can still be found on the site.

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