An Edinburgh based foodie and entrepreneur has created a popular new range of chilli sauces.

Gennaro D’Onorfio launched G & Sons Sauce Company using a recipe he learned from watching his Italian grandmother mix various herbs and spices to create incredible sauces to compliment her dishes.

Gennaro originally re-created the sauces to share with friends and family but due to their popularity he decided to go into business selling the hot sauce.

It seems that popularity has spread further than expected, with fans posting photos on the site’s Facebook page showing the hot sauce bottles pictured all over the world.

The sauce bottles have not only been pictured in places close to home like the banks of Loch Fyne and at the top of Ben Nevis, they have also made the journey across the Atlantic with photos showing them in places like New York and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

According to footballer Kallum Higginbotham, the new range is also popular with his Kilmarnock team mates, the player said on Facebook: “I’m not just saying this but that sauce is amazing. Also all the boys are raving about your sauce.”

Gennaro, who has been bowled over by the popularity of the new products, said: “The recipes I use are family recipes that I learned from my grandmother back in Italy. Through the encouragement of friends and family I’ve decided launch my sauces and I’ve been blown away by the reaction – particularly on our Facebook page.”

A keen supporter of charity work, Gennaro says a portion of all profits from the sales of the sauces will go to the Dante D Foundation. In recent weeks the business raised almost £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer and Autism Scotland.

He added: “Obviously it’s important to me that the business is successful but it’s also really important that we continue with our charitable work. By buying our sauces people are getting a great product and also helping a range of worthwhile charities – everybody wins.”

• You can find out more about the company and buy the sauces here

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