The original “Sauce Lady Boss” Sandra Flores, was first introduced to the world of Mexican hot sauces by her husband, Carlos.
Born in Portugal and raised in Toronto, Sandra first launched No.7 Mexican Hot Sauce Inc.™ in 2013 out of their shop, Café Con Leche Expresso Bar in Toronto’s Junction neighborhood. Back then, the all-natural, gluten-free, vegan, no salt or sugar added formula quickly became one of Toronto’s best-kept-secrets, an “insane sauce” in a category crowded with big brands.
The name No. 7 is in part to bestow luck upon a small business venture, and partly because on a scale of one to ten, the hotness of the sauces falls in between. Sandra then developed the logo with its distinctive black and orange colours.
As No. 7 Mexican Hot Sauces are known for delivering more flavour than heat, it was a terrific enterprise for Sandra who would prefer to enjoy less spicy foods although Carlos has certainly inspired her to become much more adventurous!
A former Montessori teacher, Sandra is a woman of many talents, leading the way in No. 7 on operations, supply chain management, production, accounting, and inventory. Of course, even with the ongoing success and growth of multiple businesses, Sandra still finds time to enjoy to sweet rewards of a busy entrepreneurial life. Visit Sandra and learn more about the Sauce Lady Boss: