Monday, May 25, 2009



Good Morning America – Lara Spencer – “Where you can buy any hot sauce made by man.”

Southern Living Magazine – “One of the best 202 things about the South.” “You don’t have to bask in the sun to get some heat on Rehoboth Beach this summer. Just step through the doors of Peppers.”

Gourmet News – “National Champion 2003”

The New York Times – “People have as much fun making Bloody Marys as they do drinking them.” “The first-prize winner at the Fiery Foods Show was Peppers’ Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion.”

Washington Post – “the justly fables Bloody Mary smorgasbord” “He globe-trots in search of new hot sauces … thus giving him the largest collection in the world according to Chili Pepper Magazine.”

TV Food Network – “Our guest Chip Hearn … publisher of Peppers Catalog and heating up with the hottest sauces.”

Wild on E! – Cindy Taylor – “Look at this one … Hot Buns at the Beach.”

Food Arts Magazine – “The Sauce-O-Matic search engine lets you zero in on exactly what you want.” “Best Specialty Site.”

Philadelphia Inquirer – “For lovers of hot sauce, this place is heaven.”

Wine Spectator – “Hearn suggests that the threshold beyond which hot sauce is merely heat is between 130,000 and 170,000 SU.”

Chile Pepper Magazine – “the first totally comprehensive Web-site devoted to hot foods and hot ‘stuff’.”

Fiery Foods Magazine – “talking about collector’s items … the gimmick is on Pepper’s new ‘Pick This Hot Sauce’ is you squeeze the nose and …”

Baltimore Sun – “Check out Chip Hearn’s Peppers Catalog …”

TNN TV – “Chip has also created a museum of hot sauces … If you want to have a hot time in Dewey Beach, Delaware.”

The Boston Globe - “Chip Hearn’s hot-sauce empire peddles some 3,000 mixtures of bottled heat. More amazing is that he’s sample nearly all of them.”

National Culinary Review – “Randi Hearn is Peppers’ resident innovator.” “Peppers, a company that specializes in discovering, acquiring, selling, and even developing hot sauces.”

Nations Business Magazine – “A heaven for hotheads.” “Some like it hot, and for them there is Chip Hearn’s shop in Dewey Beach, Del.”

Barbecue Today – “Chip Hearn’s hot sauce boutique, Peppers, which features 1000 different … hot sauces.”

London Financial Times – “Peppers apparently scours America and the Caribbean for fiery condiments.”

WHYY TV – PBS – “probably the most unique store in this part of the country.”

National Post of Toronto - “Peppers – at – is a must visit for those who like a tingle on the tongue.”

Dallas Morning News – “Ultimate Burn is prized for its label.” “Smokin’ Web Sites … .”

WBOC TV – “Have designed sauces that match rather than overpower food.”

Restaurants & Institutions Magazine – “Sauces range from merely piquant to hot enough to send eyeballs into orbit.”

KYW TV – “Marge Pala learned probably more than she ever wanted to know about peppers when she went to Dewey Beach and visited someone that we call the chili man.”

Advertising Age – “Chip Hearn of Peppers, a retail store and hot sauce museum in Rehoboth Beach, DE, which carries 2,000 hot sauce brands.”

Northwest Airlines World Traveler – “At Pepper’s Museum in Rehoboth, Delaware, there are more than 6,500 brands of hot sauce on display.”

Genre – “From the shores of Rehoboth Beach in Delaware comes the perfect hot sauce to kick your barbecue up a notch.”

Tampa Tribune – “Chip Hearn is a hothead. Because everyone has a different threshold for heat, Hearn uses his entire management staff as tasters.”

Nightclub & Bar Magazine – “Chip Hearn … fights fire with fire, letting his customers ease their morning after pains.”

Daily News – “Good mail-order sources for hot sauces are Peppers…”

Delaware Today Magazine – “Best of Delaware”

The Globe – “The bikini-clad girl on the label warns to use caution when using this sauce.”

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – “Best of all, there are free samples! Dip into a number of sauces.”

Delaware Coast Press – “Some of Hearn’s hotter sauces are potent that he was forced to wear gloves and a mask when creating the recipes.”

The Daily Whale – “Mr. Hearn … is the Indiana Jones of the pepper world.”

Atlanta Journal/Constitution – “Chip Hearn … is reputed to have the world’s largest hot sauce collection.”

NBC TV – “We’ve been talking about them all week long. Today’s the day we’re ready to cook with hot sauce. We’ve got Chip Hearn here…”

Anchorage Daily News – “Ultimate Burn. Good example of tropical blends. This one has what you look for: good heat and flavor to match.”

Wilmington News Journal - “For people like Hearn, hot food is a passion.” “The largest, most diverse collection of hot sauces in the world.”

Fancy Food Magazine – “Best-selling products … Ultimate Burn hot sauce.”

Virginia Pilot – “If you are marketing a hot sauce, it is wise to contact Chip Hearn … in Dewey Beach, Delaware.

On the Grill Magazine – “If you want a huge selection of great tasting hot sauces, from mild ones to super hot ones, contact Peppers…”

FDM Magazine – “When the smoke had cleared, the following manufacturers had won honors … Peppers – Another Bloody Day in Paradise.”

Frommers Best Beach Vacations – “Mecca for hot sauce lovers.”

Albuquerque Journal – “Chip Hearn of the Delaware based handed me a salsa he developed that contains, of all things, crab meat.”

The Frugal Globetrotter – “a baffling inventory of spices, hot sauces, & garnishes, imported from around the world.”

Meltdown Cookbook – “Chip Hearn, creator of fine hot sauces, has created this recipe of such spice and taste dimensions that people who taste is dream about having it again.”

Restaurant Business Magazine – “The search for the ultimate Bloody Mary ends…” “A three-pepper sauce created especially for Bloody Marys.”

Newark Star Ledger – “His mail order business sells more than 1000 sauces.”

Service That Sells Newsletter – “Holy Smoke!”

Beachcomber – “heat-seeking hungry masses can now choose from Peppers thousands of sauces via computer ( in arguably one of the spiciest spots on the net.”

Medical Doctor Net Guide – “This awesome site features thousands of marinades, sauces and other sweat inducing treats.”

The Business Ledger – “his chocolate Habanero pepper sauce won a purple ribbon, best of show, at the … Chocolate Festival in Rehoboth.”

Holiday Gift Guide – “The holiday shopper looking for some hot sauce at Peppers will find a taster bar and an unusual level of service.”

Delaware State News – “Mr. Hearn says his sister calls the taste-testing and flavor-enjoying MOUTH SURFING.”

Cape Gazette – “Peppers is on a winning streak. Hot sauces created by the … stores have won six major awards in recent fiery foods competitions.”

Star Tribune – “One of the spicy-stuff catalogs, Peppers, which sells more than 1,000 different hot sauces, requires a signed release…”

The Capital – “The Hearns also travel the world searching for new peppers and hot sauces to add to their world-record collection.”

Ventura Star – “Chip Hearn of Dewey Beach, DE is king of the chile heads.”

Providence Journal-Bulletin – “Peppers features such saucy labels as Hot Buns At The Beach.”

USAir Magazine – “This store carries, among others, it’s own label, Delaware Destroyer (complete with shark motif).”

Racine Wisconsin Journal Times – “ ‘We’ve got them from the Far East, Mexico, and all over America,’ Hearn said.”

What’s Dewin’ – “Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot! Peppers boasts a world record.”

The Delmarva Farmer – “One of Delaware’s success stories with Food Export USA-Northeast is a company in the Rehoboth area known as Peppers.”

Nautical Contraband – “The bright lights and Boardwalk attractions of Rehoboth Beach are only one mile north.”

The Daily Times – “He’s so devoted to hot sauce he trekked into the mountain country of Trinidad to find … the hottest pepper on earth, Black Congo.”