Pomegranate in What? Hot Sauce, Of Course

A Menlo Park couple's new hot sauce creation with pomegranate

A Menlo Park couple’s new hot sauce creation with pomegranate.

By day, Menlo Park’s Bobby Marhamat is a branding and mobile marketing expert who guides companies on ways to gain greater exposure and prominence.

In his off hours, he continues his creative tinkering — but in the kitchen, cooking alongside his wife, Shima.

In fact, one of his experiments led to his newest creation this year: Bah Bah Hot Sauce.

Kind of like the chocolate and peanut butter moment with Reese’s, Marhamat wondered what would happen if he added pomegranate, a staple ingredient from his Persian heritage, to hot sauce?

As he discovered, something quite delicious, indeed.

After countless hours of tweaking, they perfected their hot sauce, the name of which appropriately enough means “Mmm, mmm” in Farsi.

Recently, I had a chance to try a sample of the hot sauce, a blend of pomegranate juice, distilled white vinegar, serrano peppers, chipotle peppers, garlic, salt and chili powder.

It’s got a nice kick that is not overpowering. It reminds me a little of sriracha, but with more fruitiness and brightness, and a touch of smokiness. I can imagine it complimenting Asian dumplings, shrimp tacos, grilled chicken or a spicy watermelon salad.

A 5-ounce bottle is $7.99.

Once you open the bottle, it remains shelf-stable. It doesn’t have to be stored in the refrigerator — unless you’re like Marhamat, who enjoys his hot sauce nicely chilled.

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Date: Friday, 18. October 2013 5:25
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  1. 1

    That is a genius idea to make this type of hot sauce, it must taste divine! Yummm! The uses are endless,…..😊

  2. 2

    That is an interesting combo and sauce!



  3. 3

    Whenever a hot sauce is the topic. . . I am there. I am checking it out. Thank you, Carolyn! :)

  4. 4

    I just got some pomegranate molasses. I should throw in some hot sauce to see if I can replicate this. ;)

  5. 5

    Sounds tasty, sounds healthy, I gotta try it!

  6. 6

    Great sounding sauce!

  7. 7

    Great hot sauce, I bought bunch of them already.

  8. 8

    Perhaps he could bring some of this hot sauce to the pepper talk and demo at Macy’s this week.

  9. 9

    Allen: I think Macy’s prefers one pepper guy at a time. LOL But that’s a great idea for a future demo there. I’ll put the idea on to them.

  10. 10

    Actually, it makes perfect sense! What is better than fruity and hot together in one dish? Personally I love it. Think harissa and raisins in couscous! I must get my hands on a bottle of this!

  11. 11

    Wow! This is a terrific idea! I totally need to get some of this! Great find – thanks so much.

  12. 12

    I want to try this sauce NOW!! I can imagine the flavor of combining sriracha and a handful of fruits! Will be looking for it!

  13. 13

    Oh this sounds really good. I love Pomegranates.

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