About Me




It was March 2010 when it happened. I was missing Mobile and eating some hot sauce at the same time. I was thinking about Mardi Gras and thinking about friends.

I was also really enjoying a bowl of beans and rice and trying my best to burn hellfire into my mouth with a bottle of hot sauce that I bought at the store.

I didn't think it suited the taste of the beans and rice as much as it could, so that started the pursuit of Joe Cain Hot Sauce. Something that had enough heat, but was pleasant to the tongue, belly, and mind.

I was born and raised in Mobile, matriculated from Murphy High School c/o '89 and then Auburn University.  I'm currently living in Frisco Texas and get back to Mobile as often as possible. I have hopes that Joe Cain Hot Sauce will bring me that way more often, and I am thankful to the extent that it already has.

Somewhere between these events was an idea to both honor a Mobile tradition, and a Mobile legend. The need was there for a good flavorful sauce that was hot enough for a Mobilian to enjoy themselves with, but also designed and blended to bring out the best flavors of foods enjoyed below the salt line and along the Gulf Coast.

Just because we like something spicy, doesn't mean we are looking for pain. We may be seekers of mirth, but we are not purely looking for sadistic inflictions from our hot sauce.

I like to sit around with a bag of chips, carefully applying as much hot sauce as I can to each chip. A balancing act that provides pleasure and spills, both signs of life.

I was working on a idea for a hot sauce that was hot enough to satisfy me, but not so painful that I wouldn't consider having a nip or two of the stuff when I felt the urge. Yep, every once in a while, I can fight off a cold by just shooting the stuff straight.

Something I could enjoy and something that would enhance and not bury the food I love. I taste tasted a lot of sauces and variations before this was all settled upon, but alas we have come to this. Merrily.

So, Joe Cain Hot Sauce was born. Something to eat with and share, something to honor Mobile, the city that gave America Mardi Gras, and something to honor that saint of Mirth, the First Folly to chase the devil round a stump, Ole Joe Cain.

Ole Joe, demonstrated to all, that regardless of our current situation, we need to have fun and celebrate our existence. We need people like Joe Cain.

If I can help with anything feel free to contact me directly:

Contact Information

Chad Bowers
chad.bowers@gmail.com
Phone: 817-223-3243