“With the values of Tradition, Innovation, and Fun at the heart of everything we do, we are on a mission to make the things that we like for the people you love!”
Around the turn of the century - at a time when the marketplace was flooded with lackluster ubiquitous multinational brands and the “local” and "craft" movements were still getting traction - we started out with a simple idea to create a premium hot sauce that represented “us” right here at home. So, that's exactly what we did. But, we didn't stop there...
Today, with a lot of help and support from our family, friends, brand partners and awesome folks like you, this humble idea has bloomed into a full-blown lifestyle brand and locally sourced craft products that we can all be proud of. Thank *you* for your awesome support!
A Few Of The Things We Do…
★ Pepper Sauces
★ BBQ Sauces
★ Snack Nuts
★ Craft Beer
★ Specialty Coffee
★ Clothing & Outdoor Gear
★ Lip Balm & Self-Care Products
★ Stickers & Patches
★ Events & Sponsorships
★ Restaurant Food Service & Menu Items
The Cackalacky® Origin Story: A Tale of Tradition, Innovation, and Fun!
Our spicy Cackalacky® story began more than two decades ago with some friends and family standing around a campfire... We launched the company with a bottle of sauce, a bumper sticker, a t-shirt, a hat, and a whole lot of gumption. No one had ever used our now famous brand name in commerce before we came along, so we trademarked Cackalacky ® and registered the domain Cackalacky.com
In the early days, we were cooking and bottling our stuff in our home kitchen and selling bottles to friends and colleagues. After experiencing demand for our sauce and steady growth in sales, we quickly outgrew our humble digs and started using a contract manufacturing facility to scale up production. We then hit the road doing demos, trade shows, and cooking competitions.
After years of sampling our wares all over the country (quite literally!) and making appearances in far-flung and highfalutin and places like Food Network, Comedy Central, NPR, ABC, The Washington Post, Southern Living, and Bon Appetit Magazine, the Cackalacky Brand name started to catch fire.
We gradually expanded our product line with innovative flavors like our Beer-B-Q ® seasoning (which was featured on Food Network's "Barbecue with Bobby Flay," Episode BQ1B09, "Getting Sauced."), which later evolved into our best-selling Beer-B-Q ® Nuts. As the years rolled on, we added multiple "locally inspired" sauces, snack nuts, coffees, and various gear and merchandise and established notable partnerships with The Carolina Tar Heels ® and Cheerwine ®.
These days, we continue to follow our passion for blending tradition with innovation and fun. As a matter of fact, this belief has become central to our day-to-day business philosophy as well as the common thread that binds us to our extraordinary fans & friends.
Thanks for your awesome support over the years & cheers to the next two decades!
Cackalacky®: All Of Your Purchases Go To Support Local North Carolina Suppliers
★ Coffees: Raleigh
★ Snacks: Henderson
★ Ingredients: Salisbury, Colfax, Henderson, Selma, Zebulon, Oxford
★ Screen Printing & Embroidery: Greenville, Sanford
★ Printing: Durham, Winston Salem, Greenville
★ Outdoor Gear & Glassware: Greenville, Charlotte, Henderson
★ Food Sciences: Raleigh, Henderson
★ Legal: Chapel Hill, Charlotte
★ Freight Logistics: Durham
★ Shipping Materials: Ramseur
★ Warehousing: Pittsboro, Henderson