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Kid from Ohio via California moves to Costa Rica in 2008 to escape the grind of USA and capitalism... Search for year round warm water waves and a relaxed lifestyle is on... Pura Vida is just that.... Life without the white noise... 3 years later meets the love of his life in a local Costa Rican hotty. The 2 are a match made in a jungle heaven.

July of 2011 rolls around and life is beautiful... Rainy season has begun and the yard is full of Chili Plants due to a friends love for Chilies... “ The Old Timer”. This Wily old man visits CR a few times a year and makes sure to sprinkle Pepper seeds all over the garden without telling anyone... returns months later to find plants full of his special seeds.... This year in particular the garden had 20 plants booming with Peppers! Mango season was in full swing as well... So many that Royce and the local monkeys had a hard time eating them all. To avoid wasting any, the sauce of choice in the kitchen was a mango chutney. Crowd favorite during football season. One day curiosity brought him to a method of making hot sauce.... Grabbed some Peppers from the garden, Mangos from the trees and started to cook. “OG Mango Caliente” was Born and it was time to name our baby.... RICANTE.... A mash up of two powerful Spanish words... Rico” rich and delicious” Picante “ HOT”... Spanglish anyone?....

Football preseason in August was upon us.... Neighbors began to Experience Ricante... Was an instant hit.... soon more people heard about the Home Brewed blend.... Requests came in for some local Restaurants... orders grew to the point new recipes were developed... by end of September, 4 of the 5 recipes of the Awesomeness Collection were Alive!

October 2011, Ricante Cevicheria was opened in Tamarindo , Costa Rica. Little Cantina serving fresh ceviche, cold beer and Ricante. Pairing different Ceviches with Ricante was a perfect launching ground for the brand.... People from all over the world visiting Tamarindo got to try Ricante and then buy some bottles to take home with them....

2012 Ricante made the jump the the USA market... Splash it was but the word was spreading... Select Markets around the country had Ricante on tap.... let the grind begin....

Fasting forward to 2016.... Nationwide distribution is Costa Rica... 600 locations and growing in USA market.... one of largest grocers in USA.... Safeway West Coast....

The message is clear....

The World demands more from their Condiments.... “La Revolucion Del Sabor” The Flavor Revolution has begun and Ricante is here to fill the void that has been Damaged by a Ketchup, Mustard and nonsense Condiments world.

Pura Vida

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