About Pura Vida! Sauces

Pura Vida! chile pepper sauces are made with the finest, freshest natural ingredients our bounteous sunny California farms have to offer. We never use additives, pesticides or chemicals of any kind. From our handpicked vine-ripened tomatoes, sweet aromatic onions, potent fresh garlic, luscious fruit juices and top-of-their-flavor spices to our wonderful array of exotic, naturally-grown chile peppers, our sauces really are “pure life” from the ground up.

Why do Pura Vida! hot sauces stand out from the crowd?

Flavor, flavor and more flavor! Our special proprietary recipes fuse fragrance with fury, using a rich variety of hand-picked chile peppers, from fiery Mexican Habaneros and Jalapeños to the legendary Aji Amarillo from Peru, the Yucatan’s famous Chocolate Habanero and the smoothly complex African Golden Fatalii. Add the sweet taste of pure fruit juices blended with the earthy splendor of succulent tomatoes, onions, garlic and sweet organic agave along with a special mix of carefully tested spices and the result is nothing short of scrumptious.

Many hot sauces just add heat. Pura Vida! hot sauces add flavor and heat, enhancing and intensifying the taste of everything they meet.

What can I use them on?

Um, everything. Really – if it’s worth putting in your mouth it’s going to be enhanced by Pura Vida! sauces. All three flavors are amazing on fish, chicken, beef, vegetables and salads. Incredible in sauces and spreads. Inspired additions to scrambled eggs, fritattas and omelets. Pura Vida! sauces even make desserts like chocolate pudding more delicious! (Don’t just take our word for it – check out some of our testimonials and tested recipes for zillions of other delectable ideas.) There’s really nowhere you can’t use Pura Vida! – it’s up to you!

What are the differences among the three flavors available and how hot are they?

  • Famous Original Flavor (mild, but with a nice kick)
  • The incredible sauce that started it all, made from a precise and complex blend of Jalapeno and Habanero chile peppers from Mexico, sweet onions, ripe tomatoes, garlic, organic agave juice, fruit juices, sea salt, vinegar and a proprietary mix of herbs and spices. An irresistibly versatile sauce that kicks up the flavor in everything from hors ‘d’oeuvres to soups to entrees to dessert.

  • Femme Fatalii (medium hot)


  • Pura Vida’s Femme Fatalii blends the uniquely flavorful golden African Fatalii pepper with the fruity Aji Amarillo pepper from Peru, plus aromatic sweet onions, vine-ripened tomatoes, organic blue agave, fresh garlic, 100% fruit juices and our secret mixture of piquant herbs and spices. Great on everything, like all our sauces, but a particular crowd-pleasing favorite on all fish and seafood dishes, from shrimp to flounder to Oysters Rockefeller. The taste of the sea like you’ve never tasted it before!
  • Hotte Chocolatte (medium to very hot)
  • Pura Vida’s Hotte Chocolatte is gourmet hot sauce at its finest - our version of Mexican Mole, on steroids - marrying mouthwatering imported Chocolate Habanero peppers with aromatic onions, luscious cocoa, sweet dark cherries, ripe tomatoes, organic blue agave, fresh garlic, 100% fruit juices and our unique mixture of spices. Turns just about everything into dazzlingly haute cuisine! Shop Now!