In October 2015, I made the life-changing decision to leave a ten year career in the corporate world and turn my focus to my young family and personal well-being.
Once I'd escaped the stress of the 'Commuter Mum' daily cycle, I was able to re-evaluate what I was truly passionate about - great food, cooking, the arts and, above all, a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family. I was determined to unite these passions in such a way that would somehow make a difference, helping the many other parents and career-driven individuals who face the same pressures that I did.
With a dollop of chef's instinct and a dash of improvisation, I created a range of sauces made from raw ingredients that encapsulate home cooking from scratch in a bottle.
In February of 2016, I founded the company now known as the The Saucy Affair, and I've been pouring my heart and soul into it ever since.
I created my sauces because I wanted to help people, particularly those with young children, who value great taste and being healthy, but lack the time to prepare meals from scratch.
The Saucy Affair Raw sauces are designed to save people time in the kitchen without having to compromise on great taste or nutrition. You can have the enticing aromas, truly fresh flavours, and healthy benefits of home cooking, but it only takes seconds to pour over raw sauce, rather than having to prepare everything from scratch.
Ultimately, the Saucy Affairs give you more time to enjoy the people and things that you love.
I truly believe that dinner should be a delicious, delightful and tantalising performance every time! A little theatricality around the table can really bring families together, and it’s our mission to make that effortlessly easy.
Every element of our brand - from the saucy names, to our colourful designs and playful language, to the way we dress - is about making mealtime fun and an occasion to look forward to.
Just like the Saucy Affairs - “We’re Healthy in Disguise – Stunning in Taste, a Feast for your Eyes!”
Personal note: As a working parent, it is easy to get lost in your 2 roles, the dress is 'ME' as an individual. Staying in touch with 'ME', makes be better at performing my roles.
- In June & July 2017, we sold 2900 bottles in just 18 days at Costco stores across the UK
- Over just 11 days, we’ve sold 1611 bottles at various markets and events
- We’ve got the support of the industry, with food service suppliers and partners ready to roll out having reached our Crowdfunder goal.
'These sauces are like nothing I have ever come across before, from the moment you open the bottle, they release the aromas of fresh herbs and natural ingredients, when cooked the flavours come together to compliment the main dish (fish, meat, vegetables). They present an exciting new concept to the market, a kitchen aid for when you don't have time to chop, slice and dice...Each of them is unique in their own right! Being a health conscious individual, I find it empowering to be able to season myself knowing that there is no added salt.' - Antony Worrall Thompson