Dark Heart

Chili Sauce


A sensuous chili sauce of organic Cayenne, New Mexico and Senise chili peppers roasted in oils of walnut, hazelnut, almond and pecan to create indulgent layers of taste. Unlike most chili sauces, we use no vinegar or preservatives. Our savory varieties are complex with a mix of nuts, garlic and tomato... our sweet flavors are romanced by cacao, dates, glazed nuts, cardamom and rose.

"LocaLove" Pop-Up Craft Market

Come get all the spice you need to heat up Valentine's day at Celery Space "LocaLove" Pop-Up Craft Market. Dark Heart will be there along side local makers of art, jewelry, coffee, pastries and more. You can bring home our new Le Diable Cacao, now with delicious almond butter joining the cacao and dates. Put this or any of our sweet flavors on vanilla ice cream and your special date may last a few days!

Sunday February 12, 1–5pm
1714 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley


Farmer's Market 10.23.16 !

2 yrs ago this week we won a Squarespace / The Young Turks website competition and they tasted our sauce on the show! Then look what happened, we got a baby! Come say hi at Kensington Farmersmarket tomorrow 10 to 2pm to taste the ONLY nutoil roasted chili sauce !

Check us out on the The Young Turks show at minute 2.50!

#local #food #business #baby #tytsqsp #tyt #squarespace 


Daddy Day Gift Packs!

Daddy Dark Heart gift packs are at the Kensington Farmers' Market tomorrow for Father's Day! 

Show your daddy he raised you right with a thank you gift to make him proud... and speechless because his mouth is overwhelmed with flavors beyond his control ;)

We'll also have our latest flavor Cerise Sombre with sweet, tart dried cherries and hazelnuts roasted in nut oils and organic cayenne.

See y'all at Colusa Circle, Sunday, June 21 from 10 - 2pm! 

Spicy Dried Cherry Dark Heart

Cerise Sombre - Dark Cherry- makes a debut this Sunday at the Kensington Farmers' Market with sweet, tart dried cherries and hazelnuts delivered in Dark Heart's organic cayenne love to your dish. Taste all our flavors straight or stop by with your special market lunch and we'll give it a touch of the divine heat.

See y'all there!

Hot Bon Bons Love at the Market!

Dark Heart chocolate bon bons will set your love on fire at the Valentine's Day Kensington market this Sunday from 10-2pm! 

There's no sexier chocolate than ours, filled with the candied pecan Praline Picante, cacao nib and date Le Diable Cacao, and the erotic Chilies Erotique with cardamom, rose, and dates.

And who else has a real live Mardi Gras King Cake baby?


Last market 'til January 11th!

It's our 1-year anniversary and we're so grateful to everyone for joining us on the Dark Heart adventure! 

Is your fireplace cold? The Abyss and Le Feu Triomphe require no wood or matches!

Stockings too flat? Stuff 'em with an adorably spicy gift pack to rival that fruit cake! 

Bored of holiday shopping music? Come listen to our baby Orleans goo goo ga ga instead! 

See y'all tomorrow at the Kensington Farmers' Market 10 - 2pm! 

Spicy Elf is Born!

Stockings beware, Dark Heart is on the way! Our new baby elf, Orleans Renoir de Valcourt, just might appear at the market to bring you spicy, cute gift packs of all our flavors.. even kids love Libre!

The (in)famous Le Feu Triomphe, featuring sweet hot Ring of Fire peppers grown by Happy Acre Farms, returns for the last time this season! Holiday roasts will blush in it's presence.

Don't forget those far away who need some heat under their chestnuts, we'll ship to them when you order from darkheartchilisauce.com .

See y'all at the Colusa Circle this Sunday, December 14th from 10 - 2pm!



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Gift Bags, Recipes, and Pie Contest

Our Dark Heart little ones are here again to celebrate the holidays with 4 and 8 flavor combos of 1.5 oz jars to play with at the Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts. Speaking of babies, we're due to have a real hot one any day now, so come to the market to get a last glimpse of the Dark Heart Sphere!

We've also just started a recipe page at darkheartchilisauce.com so y'all can try out our spicy explorations!

And a spicy, sweet exploration to come... we're entering the Kensington Farmers' Market pie contest this Sunday with a Praline Picante and Le Diable Cocao topped pecan, chocolate, date pie. If the judges don't eat it all, we'll save same for you!

Sunday November 23, 10 - 2pm at Colusa Circle in Kensinton, CA



Dark Heart on Auction to Fight Child Hunger!

We're so proud to make our first fund raising donation to the 
Taste of the Nation East Bay event this November 16! 

4 of our unique chili sauces roasted in nut oils are up for auction... which means they could go for millions! 


Taste of the Nation East Bay

"Buy your ticket to the hottest food and wine event of 2014 and help fight childhood hunger.

Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation® is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America."

#NoKidHungry #tasteeastbay

 — at The Clairmont Hotel.

Wine Tasting Paired with Dark Heart Chili Sauce 11.05.14

WINE TASTING with Dark Heart Chili Sauce and Brentwood's Co. Co. County Wine Company!

A very unique BABTS event, Bring a Bottle to Share, featuring their Cabernet Franc and cheeses to pair with our 8 flavors of chili sauces roasted in nut oils.

Y'all come sip and sizzle with us this Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6:30 - 8:30pm, 633 First Street, Brentwood. $10



#chilisauce #hotsauce #chilesauce #organic #local #artisanal #gourmet #food #wine #cheese



We won The Young Turks Squarespace MOST INNOVATIVE site contest!

Woooow! Darkheartchilisauce.com just won the MOST INNOVATIVE website for The Young Turks Squarespace contest ! Even more exciting, they ate our chili sauce on air! Actually they ate it on pizza.. one of the infinity of foods made offensively sexier by Dark Heart Chili Sauce.   

We are still in a state of shock and hope all y'all share, follow, re-tweet, and generally booty drop New Orleans style with us!
Thanks to my brother Peter for building the website with us!

@darkheartchili @TheYoungTurks #tytsqsp #organic #local #hotsauce


Le Sombre Chevre Returns to Kensington Farmers' Market

Plump up your finest taste receptors and lower the lights.
Le Sombre Chevre, our spread of goat cheese with almonds, prunes and parsley, turned on by Purgatoire des Amandes, will make a long awaited return at Kensington Farmers' Market!
See y'all tomorrow, Sunday 10 - 2 pm, October 19, 2014 ! 

#chilisauce #chilesauce #farmersmarket #cheese #organic #nuts  #local #bayarea #sanfrancisco #oakland #berkeley — at Kensington Farmers' Market.

Kensington Farmers' Market Sunday 9.21.14 !

In the Dark Heart Kingdom there are 8 paths of chili divinity.. but you need not choose this Sunday, you may take them all at once and arrive at burning enlightenment.

We've got

The Abyss, Purgatoire des Amandes, Purgatoire des Noix, Le Reve des Acadiens, Libre, Le Diable Cacao, Chilies Erotique, and Praline Picante

See y'all at The Kensington Farmers' Market on Colusa Circle, this Sunday, 

9.21.14 from 10 - 2 pm !

Farmers' Market this Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 !

Have you been noticing a conspicuous lack of something lately...  but just cant put your tongue on it? 


If there seems to be a sad vacancy on your palette it could be you need your Dark Heart Chili Sauce medicine, it's been three terribly long weeks since we've been to the Kensington Farmers Market !


Be good and come get your prescription:

Purgatoire des Amandes with roasted almond butter, Purgatoire des Noix with roasted walnut butter, Chilies Erotique with cardamom, rose and date, Praline Picante with candied pecans, and Libre with sweet mild chilies and hazelnuts. 


See y'all at Colusa Circle, this Sunday September 7, 10 - 2 pm. 

If you're too sick to make it, we can ship what you need from the pharmacy