The originator and leading brand of hot honey in the United States is Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Mike’s Hot Honey. The company’s founder, Mike Kurtz, developed his original recipe after discovering chili-infused honey at a pizzeria in Brazil. He started out selling the product in 12-ounce bottles. In 2016, Mike’s Hot Honey became available in bulk for retail foodservice.
Retailers can now purchase Mike’s Hot Honey for their hot food bars in 1-ounce or 0.5-ounce single-serve packaging for consumers to take on-the-go or in 192-ounce jugs. The company offers a wide variety of free display items for brand recognition, including a window cling.