Special Sauce

Tangy and sweet, with a bit of heat! 

An all natural, vegan and gluten-free sauce used to enhance your palate's delight. This sauce is designed to go on eggs and potatoes, as a dip for fries or onion rings, as a spread on sandwiches, as a dressing on salads and of course on Thrive Bowls. Special Sauce is more of a sauce that adds a bit of tang, sweet and heat to your meal. Yes, it contains habanero peppers, but it is balanced enough that you can eat as much as you want without the pain and suffering of most hot sauces.


Extra Special

Less sweet, more heat!

Made with the same ingredients as the Special Sauce, but just in different amounts. We doubled down on the habanero in this recipe to give you more of the spice you crave. This is the sauce, that a little dab'll do ya! Unless of course, you can stand the heat. We suggest you try them both, of course, and see for yourself. 


Especially Special 

The heat is on! 

Our newest addition to the sauce family is our Especially Special sauce! Not for the faint of heart, we added even more habanero and cut the agave in half to make the spiciest iteration yet. Same ingredients but different proportions give this version the same great flavor with even more heat. Turn it up! 


Find The Sauce!


Thrive Special Sauce and Extra Special Sauce are now available for purchase at:


All New Seasons Locations


Alberta Co-op


Cherry Sprout Grocery


P’s & Q’s Market


Providore Fine Foods

Market of Choice 

Whole Foods Markets

Barbur World Foods

Chuck's Produce

Food Front Cooperative Grocery

Bales & Lamb's Marketplace 

Pizza Jerk



Food Fight!


All New Seasons Markets

Cook with us!

Recipes using Thrive sauces.





  • 1 ⅓ cup agave nectar
  •  ½ cup butter
  •  2 cups heavy whipping cream
  •  ½ Cup Thrive Extra Special Sauce 
  •  Salt (to taste)



 In a heavy saucepan combine agave, butter, and 1 cup of the heavy whipping cream. Set the second cup of heavy cream aside for later. Bring the contents of the saucepan to a rolling boil while stirring frequently until the mixture darkens and thickens slightly. Add the second cup of heavy cream and bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Cook until the mixture forms a fairly firm ball when dropped into cold water. Stir in the Thrive Extra Special Sauce, and salt to taste. Allow caramel mixture to cool slightly, then mixture can be used to dip whole apples, or drizzle over apple slices. Serve and enjoy!






  •  3 ears of corn
  •  6 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  •  3 Roma tomatoes, halved, and seeds removed
  •  2 TBSP olive oil
  •  2 Cups Mexican crema or Sour Cream
  •  ¼ Cup Thrive Extra Special Sauce
  •  2 limes, zested and juiced
  •  ¾ Cups black beans, cooked, and drained
  •  ⅓ Cups cilantro, roughly chopped
  •  2 green onions, chopped
  •  Salt


 Preheat oven to 400°. Place corn, tomatoes, and garlic in a foil lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle lightly with salt. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until corn is lightly browned and garlic is soft. Let cool. Cut corn kernels from the cobs, and put in a small mixing bowl. Peel garlic; then dice both tomatoes and garlic, and add to the corn. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine Mexican crema, Thrive Extra Special Sauce, lime juice and zest, and mix together until combined. Stir in corn mixture, black beans, cilantro, and ¾ of the green onions to the crema mixture. Season with salt to taste. Sprinkle remaining green onions on top of the dip for garnish. Enjoy! 





  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 Cups black beans cooked, and drained
  • 1 Cup Mexican Crema or Sour Cream
  • ¼ Cup Thrive Extra Special Sauce (or to taste)
  • ½ Cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1/8 Cup Roasted Garlic, chopped
  • ½ Cup Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ Cup Cilantro
  • Lime juice (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)


Heat medium skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and onions, and sauté until onions are softened and slightly browned. Set aside. In a large pot, smash black beans until a chunky paste. Add Mexican crema, Thrive Extra Special Sauce, and mix together until combined. Stir in sautéed onions, and remaining ingredients. Heat over medium heat until slightly bubbly, and cheese has melted. Enjoy!

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