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: 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.
Come spend Cinco de Mayo with Taco Jesus Hot Sauce this year at the St. Pete Indie Market at Green Bench Brewing in St. Petersburg, FL.
There will be 90+ awesome vendors, food trucks and great local craft beers. Red Mesa Mercado will be serving up great Mexican food and of course Taco Jesus Hot Sauce will be there serving up our great hot sauces.
So get your booty out to see us and pick up some of our terrific sauces to help make your Cinco de Mayo complete.
We’re back in our favorite city for two events this April. The first Saturday of the month we’re going to be out at our favorite venue Green Bench Brewing for a great event with the St. Pete Indie Market. There will be tons of great vendors, food truck and craft beer. This is always a great event and we can’t wait to see many of you out there again this month.
Then later in the month you can find us out in downtown St. Pete at beautiful William’s Park for an Earth Day 2018 Celebration!
This is our second year at this awesome event and we hope you can come out and celebrate the earth, the environment and all things St. Pete.
These are two great events where we will be showcasing our local brand of hot sauces, and out newest product Taco Jesus’ Virgin* Mary Mix (Just Add Vodka) a terrific serrano pepper based spicy Bloody Mary mix that has already been a hit at Bauser’s Full Liquor Bar in Dunedin where the staff and customers have been raving about this product. If you can’t make it south to St. Pete at least hit up Bauser’s for an awesome Bloody Mary and pick up some of our sauces while you are there to. They carry our entire line of sauces!
Taco Jesus Hot sauces have always been a great addition to any Bloody Mary, but now we’re taking Bloody Marys to a whole new level.
Taco Jesus Gourmet Foods is about to roll out the latest addition to our family of products – Taco Jesus Virgin Mary Mix (just add vodka) and a Bloody Mary will never be the same again!
This great all natural mix infuses Serrano chiles, garlic, lime, onion, and tomato to make the perfect Bloody Mary. Just add Vodka for a fantastic Bloody Mary; great for red beers, as well. Chunky, fresh, spicy, and delicious.
The first batch will arrive at our world HQ in Florida in mid January and we will be sponsoring a tasting event within the next month or so at one of our favorite local watering holes. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter to find out about this great event and to stay on top of all of the latest Taco Jesus news.
Check out all of the great varieties of Taco Jesus Hot Sauces at tacojesus.bigcartel.com There is sure to be a heat level and flavor to please any palate.
Come out and see us the fist Saturday in 2018 (January 6th) at the St. Pete Indie Market at Green Bench Brewing Co. in St. Petersburg. We always have a great time at this event and we look forward to seeing you there.
Besides our awesome sauces there will be a ton of other great vendors with all kinds of great merchandise, plus some tasty locally brewed beer and good food from Red Mesa Mercado.
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.
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!
Everyone loves FREE andFriday only you will get a FREE Taco Jesus Fish Taco Car Emblem when you purchase any four bottles of sauce or more and use code FISH at checkout. Visit our online shop at tacojesus.bigcartel.com and use the code this Friday!
This weekend is your last chance to place an order to arrive in time for Christmas!
If you aren’t already following us on Facebook you need to get on over and like our page so you can get the latest Taco Jesus news and discount codes for sales on our great sauces and merch now available through our great new Facebook shop.