Black Entrepreneur Gets Saucy, Signs Deals With 30 Grocery Stores

Reggie D. Smith, founder of STL Pure Heat

Reggie D. Smith, founder of one of the fastest-growing Black-owned line of gourmet sauces called STL Pure Heat, started out creating delicious meals for just his friends and family. Now, however, he is the owner and CEO of one of the hottest food products in the country.
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, STL Pure Heat is a perfect mix of flavor and heat that flawlessly blends peppers, spices, and locally sourced vegetables into one sweet and tangy marinade. His sauces can be used to transform meats and seafood dishes into authentic, at-home culinary delights for dipping as a marinade or as a meal topper.

Made locally in small batches with all-natural ingredients, the sauces have only 40 calories per serving and are available in three different flavors - Sweet & Spicy, Sweet & Mild, and Garlic Heat. Each bottle has a unique blend of sweetness with a nice kick of your desired heat. Reggie makes it extremely easy for foodies to go beyond the ordinary hot sauce and jazz up their next dish with creativity.

Especially during grilling season, professional and family chefs can show off their talents at the grill and embellish their perfectly seared steaks and burgers with flavorful sauces that reflect the taste of true southern roots.

Reggie says that it was during one of his other business ventures when he discovered that he had created an amazing sauce that everyone enjoyed. He takes pride in using local small businesses to manufacture and package his products and says that it is important for him to see his community flourish.

His sauces can be purchased at more than 30 grocery stores across the nation or online at Also, follow the brand on

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