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A family recipe since 1924.
Tucson Arizona Original
A rich tradition.
Our unique ingredients and the rich history behind our handmade salsas has received the attention of a few publications.
Oscar Ramon Segura was old school, at least when it came to making his hot sauce.
Every month he would grind through 300 pounds of chiles and turn them into 69,120 bottles of picante a year. He would do it all by hand — cleaning the chiles, putting them through a small industrial strength blender and pouring the salsa into bottles. He’d then label the bottles and box them, with help from his children and, in recent years, from his grandchildren.
Oscar R. Segura grinds his green jalapeños at night.
"The fumes are so strong I don't want to bother my customers," said the owner of the local company Poblano Hot Sauce Inc., which turns 85 Sept. 10.
It is the second generation of the Segura family that continues the salsa-making tradition started in 1924 by Oscar's dad, Nicolas Segura.
Tucson has a reputation for its heat. The Segura family has done its part to keep Tucson well stocked with heat for 82 years.
“Don” Nicolas Segura founded Poblano Hot Sauce Inc. in 1924. Segura also had a taco shop in downtown Tucson n he says he was the first to introduce the folded taco to Tucson n but after a cooking accident left him unable to continue cooking, he pursued the hot sauce business.
Nicolas got over his initial uncertainties about how to go about running a hot sauce business and, after some time, distribution of his salsas spread all over the state.
Segura died in 1985 but he left his recipes to his son Oscar, who had been involved with the business since 1970. The younger Segura bought the business from his mother, picking up where his father left off.