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

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.

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!

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.

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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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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

We’d love to thank everyone who helped make this another awesome year for Taco Jesus Hot Sauce.  We;ve just finished a busy week of shipping out Christmas packages and are already gearing up to get going in 2018.Taco Jesus Christmas Logo

We’ve got quite a few new surprises coming up next year that we are really excited about and we can’t wait to share them with you.  If you are not already following us on one or more of our social media pages like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter be sure to follow us now to stay on top of all of the great things that are going to happen in the next 12 months.

We’ve got some great new products coming up and are working on a Kickstarter campaign that is really going to help us take our company to the next level.  Until we can let you know more we hope everyone enjoys a terrific holiday season enjoying family and friends this Christmas and New Year!

 

Crazy Florida Taco Crimes

Here at Taco Jesus Hot Sauce we love being based in the Sunshine State, but the laid back lifestyle draws some folks to the state who … lets just say aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed.  These are tales of those people, taco related tales.

Largo Man Calls 911 To Report Taco Bell for Not Selling Him Tacos

This first story comes from right down the road from our corporate office in Largo, FL.  Sometimes you get the muchies real bad and only Taco Bell will satisfy that craving.

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Baseball & Taco Jesus = America

There are very few things we love as much spicy food, tacos and America, and there are very few things as American as the great game of baseball.  This weekend Memorial day weekend we get the awesome opportunity to cheer on our alma mater the University of Houston Cougars as they play in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game for the fourth consecutive year.

 

Come join us at Spectrum Field in beautiful Clearwater, FL or check out the game on ESPN news at noon eastern time.

Whatever you do this weekend we hope it is spent with good family and friends and spiced with Taco Jesus Hot Sauces.

‘Merica!

April Events

We always have a great time at events in St. Petersburg, FL and this month you’ve got two chances to catch us in St. Pete.

Saturday, April the 1st we’ll be at the St. Pete Indie Market at Green Bench Brewing from 11 am to 4 pm, and then, On Sunday April 23rd we will be participating In the Creative Loafing Veg Out event as part of the St. Petersburg Earth Day celebrations at Williams Park.