Our Story

Dexter’s Hot Sauce was founded by Jackson and Mark in 2020 as a local provider of hot sauce in the town of Kilmore in regional Victoria and soon expanded to online marketplaces, retail locations and local eateries

Today, Dexter’s has the market captured not just for heat but for flavour. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and creating quality products. We create small batch chilli sauce from only the best Australian produce which elevates our product to a whole new world in terms of heat and flavour. Fresh locally grown produce not only enhances our sauce but also supports the hard work of Australian farmers.

Give our locally grown and produced hot sauce a try and we guarantee you will be back for more.

Who is Dexter?

Dexter, as you can see by our logo, is the dog behind the sauce. The story goes… one warm summers night, while we were enjoying a beer in the backyard, Dexter, a small puppy at the time, disappears into the night nowhere to be seen. A search party gathers looking for our lost puppy. Hours passed and still no sign until we hear a faint bark in the distance. We follow the bark and sure enough we find Dexter, and what did Dexter have in his mouth? A chilli of course!

That’s an absolute lie, would have been perfect though.

Dexter is not only our mascot but an integral part of our team as he protects our chilli sauce supplies from intruders day and night.

The Spice’O’metre!

The Scoville Scale was originally developed by Wilbur Scoville. This test was created as a way to determine the heat of a large range of chilli.

The way in which this scale works is if a chilli rates at 10,000 Scoville Heat Units, then the oil obtained from the extract must be diluted 10,000 times before the heat is dissipated.

In essence, this test measures the amount of capsaicin in each chilli as this is the natural chemical that makes your tongue, throat burn and your body sweat.

Scoville Scale