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April 20th , 2021 (Trinidad & Tobago, WI.) The Hot Table just got hotter as two regional Pepper Sauce brands secured their spot on Hot Ones Caribbean.  Old Duppy Pepper Sauces from Barbados and Alvin’s Hot Sauce from St. Croix, USVI have joined the “Pepper Sauce Cast” both with unique flavors that is sure to delight to the Celebrity cast on the show.

Old Duppy Pepper Sauces started from the passion for cooking and a recognition that there was an opportunity in the pepper sauce market in Barbados to be creative.  The very first sauce, “Fiery Pineapple”, was an immediate hit with its fresh pineapple flavour and real wood smoked peppers.  From mild Jalapenos, to scorching hot Carolina Reapers, combined with unique complementary ingredients Old Duppy pepper sauces not only bring the heat, but are packed with flavour and complexity.

When asked why they had to be on Hot Ones Caribbean, Director Nicholas Bynoe of Old Duppy, indicated:  “We just had to be – Not only is it a great opportunity to showcase our brand, but the show is a fantastic platform to promote Caribbean products as a whole to a wider global audience”.


Hailing from Christiansted, St. Croix USVI is Alvin’s Hot Sauce.  Partnering with local island farmers and growers across the region Alvin’s combines the perfect blend of fruit (papaya), peppers (Scotch Bonnet), and spices.  Boasting 12 Awards which include the National 2019 Scovie Awards for Alvin’s Red Pepper Hot Sauce, 1st place Hot Sauce – Unique, 2nd place Wing Sauce – Unique and 3rd place Hot Sauce – World Beat, Alvin’s is in the business of winning with his Pepper Sauces. When asked why Hot Ones Caribbean is important, Alvin’s CEO, Alvin Franklin, proffered “Hot Ones is an international brand and platform, Frederick Morton, CEO of TEMPO foresight to bring Hot Ones to the Caribbean will open doors for brands like mine to be seen globally, and will create more opportunities for trade. I am very excited to be featured on Hot Ones Caribbean and am looking forward to the long term rewards” Alvin said.

“Hot One’s Caribbean most definitely heats up with the entry of Old Duppy pepper sauce from one of my favorite islands, Barbados and Alvin’s from my home, St. Croix USVI, where I was born and raised, said Frederick Morton Jr, Founder & CEO of TEMPO Networks, as well as Producer of Hot One’s Caribbean.  “The diversity and uniqueness of these Caribbean pepper sauces make them a natural for the hot table and I am certain our celebrity guests will feel the fire and enjoy the great taste of these amazing brands”, said Morton.




Founded in 2005, TEMPO Networks is the Caribbean’s leading television, media & entertainment life-style brand capturing Caribbean life & culture worldwide. With its flagship 24/7 linear TV station broadcasting throughout the Caribbean and the USA on cable to over 4M viewers, TEMPO produces popular Caribbean life-style content, featuring travel, tourism, music, cuisine, pop-culture and diaspora life. TEMPO is presently developing its streaming platform, currently available on Apple, Android, Amazon Fire, etc., with an exciting and ground-breaking slate of original and exclusively curated programming and content for the very significant and varied worldwide demographic who love and enjoy all things Caribbean.



Hot Ones is a YouTube web series, created by Christopher Schonberger and produced by First We Feast and Complex Media. First We Feast founded in 2012 views food as an illuminating lens into pop culture, music, travel and has curated a slate of food driven franchise like Hot Ones, Food Grails, The Burger Show, Food Skills, and Feast Mansion. Hot Ones basic premise involves celebrities being interviewed by host Sean Evans over a platter of increasingly spicy chicken wings. Hot Ones has had over 1 billion views on the web and won the 2018 Shorty Award for Best Web Series, the 2019 Webby Award for Food & Drink. Host Sean Evans won the 2018 and 2019 Webby Award for Best Web Personality/Host. Additionally, First We Feast received the 2014 James Beard Award for “Best Food Blog” and the 2019 James Beard Award for “Best Online Video, on Location.”


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Press Contacts

Arlene M. Holman

Publicity & Marketing

Hot Ones Caribbean



Keisha Edwards

Media & Advertising

Hot Ones Caribbean


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