Heat's on for hot sauce's taste test (+video)

By Victoria White

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It was lights, camera, action on Friday when Hawke's Bay's hottest new product was given the tick of approval by prominent regional leaders.

SWA Products, a Havelock North High School Young Enterprise group, have entered into the highly competitive sauce market with their spicy tomato sauce, Tukituki Thunder.

On Friday hot chips were at the ready, when SWA Products members Annabel Klingender and Olivia Addis were joined by Tukituki MP Craig Foss, Xero CEO Rod Drury, and the business' mentor Advintage owner John Macpherson, for a video to promote the product.

Not only did the Tukituki Thunder taste test go down well, but the sauce is already becoming popular in the wider market, with 90 bottles of the limited edition sauce sold just in the past couple of days from Advintage.

Currently it is available in store and online, however business owners Annabel, Olivia, Tim Macpherson, Alan Weiss, and Tayne Aitchison, were already looking forward to having their product in major supermarkets throughout New Zealand. With Mr Macpherson and other prominent business people on board, the team were excited about extending their product range soon.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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