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About Old Bones

Launched in September 2019 in Sydney, Australia, Old Bones Chilli Co is a family owned and operated Chilli Sauce & Condiments producer. Proudly made by hand in Australia, we believe that chilli sauce should enhance a meal, not mask it.

We are all about the flavour, not just the heat.

While regular chilli sauce brands compete for the hottest sauce (that will be used once, then gather dust), we are democratising chilli sauce and bringing it to the people for everyday use. We can bring the heat (go on, try the Jawbreaker), but also bring exceptional flavour, making chilli sauce accessible to a wider market.

To create our unique flavours, we invented our own methods of production, including developing our innovative chilli-smoking method (a trade secret) to deliver a unique and distinctive Old Bones taste signature, lovingly crafted by the Chilli Wizard, Joshua Ngaire, who has over 14 years of fine dining experience.

We launched the company with our flagship, the Smoked Garlic Chilli Sauce, quickly followed by the ‘Extra Hot’. From there our range has grown to fifteen products. In 2021, we launched Old Bones in Texas, USA.

Our values are to produce delicious and innovative chilli-based products which are different from the competition, uncompromising attention to quality and detail and great customer service.

Today, we proudly carry on Josh's legacy through his creations, bringing big, bold flavour to the table worldwide.

Our range has won a number of local and international awards, including 1st place at the 2023 Sydney Chilli Festival for our flagship Smoked Garlic Chilli Sauce, 2nd Place for our Smoked Garlic Chilli Beef Jerky at the 2022 Mr Chilli Awards and multiple placings for our sauces at the 2023 Scovie Awards (USA), 2023 International Flavor Awards and the 2023 New York City Hot Sauce Expo.

From the chilli wizzard...

"With 14 years in the industry as a chef, I often found myself up at 2am watching quality trash TV like Guy Fieri specials and anything with Matty Matheson. The BBQ and hot sauce obsession and experimentation began from there... 

Having worked in a variety of different venues across Australia and New Zealand, I’ve always had constant access to condiments. Combined with a year of backpacking all over the world, I was able to use the variety of techniques I learned to create the perfect range of chilli products that focus on big flavours rather than blowing your head off. Not only that, but every bottle of hand made hot sauce is vegan friendly and gluten free, meaning nobody needs to miss out!

With the thousand bottles of our first batch of flagship Smoked Garlic Chilli Sauce selling out in just weeks, I knew I had something special. So naturally, I recruited the family to bring Old Bones Chilli Co to you.

At OB, we’re hands on from start to finish. From hand smoking the chilli to the hours we spend in the 'Labelling Throne', we make sure every bottle is hand  crafted to meet our high standards. We break all the rules, mixing and matching cultures, cuisines and ingredients to take you on a flavour ride."

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