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  Sometime back around 2008, two of the founders, Matthew and Jason,

had been on the hunt for really good wings.

We tried so many and it was the same thing everywhere we went, generic hot sauce, butter and maybe some chili flakes or garlic thrown in.


The two of us decided to start trying to make our own.

After a little trial and error, Sweet Pepper Medium was born!


Not long after that, more sauces followed, such as Phoenix and Mango Habanero.


     Our friends and family loved the sauce and since we both enjoyed cooking we thought, "hey why not open up a restaurant?!" We logged many hours looking into and researching, and shortly after came to the conclusion that our dream of owning a wing shop wasn't financially viable, the sauce recipes were shelved and just made on occasion for friends and family.​


     Many, many years later....We would occasionally bring sauce with us to wing restaurants and bars, just so we could have a little taste of our former dream on wings.


     Then one day a friend suggested we make the sauces for his bar/restaurant and we jumped at the chance! Turns out there was a lot more that went into making and selling sauces than we realized.

We kept at it though and refused to quit and finally after getting through all the red tape and spending money left right and crooked, we finally did it.

We are now on our third location, since we outgrew the first two, and we couldn't be happier!

We now have plenty of storage, new equipment and a place for our business to call home.


   We are here today, making sauces, until our hearts and taste buds are content and hopefully your taste buds will be too.

Our Story

Our Location

4821Allen Rd. Zephyrhills Fl, 33541 Store Front Rhino Smash Sauce Co

     When we first got started in 2021 we were in a small shared incubator kitchen in Dade City with the East Pasco EDC SMART Start Program.

After 6 months, we were in need of a non-shared location, so we moved to a facility in Zephyrhills. After 8 months there we were bursting at the seams yet again.

In September of 2022 we signed the lease for our current location at

4821 Allen Rd. in Zephyrhills.

We are so excited to have our very own facility!! We have storage space, more fridge and freezer space and a sampling bar for our customers!

We are so grateful to all of you that have supported us! We couldn't have done it without you, we hope to do you proud!

We wanted to share a few pictures of our new spot, so check them out below!

Rhino Smash Sauce Co. Kitchen area
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Bottles on drying racks.
Blues bbq cooking in steam kettle
Habanero peppers in wash sink
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