The story of the sauce goes back a few years. While working in the restaurant business, I accidentally received habanero chilies instead of jalapenos in one of our orders. With the type of cuisine we cooked, it was hard to find a home for them on a plate. In order to extend their life for later use, I pickled them until I could think of something to do with them.
One slow service night, I decided to make a hot sauce with the chilies for our annual “family meal” cook out. It didn’t take long for that first batch to disappear! As I made more, people started requesting bottles to take home for themselves. I then began to test out the waters at the restaurant by offering it to customers at brunch who requested hot sauce for their eggs and such. The audience accepted it with wide open arms, asking about it every weekend.
When I started bottling the sauce for friends and family, the label consisted of nothing more than my name and telephone number. I knew I needed an official name and an official label. As I was brainstorming name ideas one afternoon, my son (Craig Jr.) woke up wailing from his nap. Eureka!: Cry Baby Craig’s was born. From that day on Jr. has been my inspiration to pursue this waking dream.
CBC’s has grown in popularity from a loyal following of friends, family and customers. You can place orders directly through messaging me here, or emailing me at
1222 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413, USA