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How did Yellowbird Foods start and how long has it been around?

Yellowbird started as a labor of love by George Milton and Erin Link in 2012 just after they quit their jobs to pursue freelance careers in music and design. The two discovered they had an overwhelming love for delicious, healthy, and extra spicy food, but the options available in the market just didn’t fit their palate. So they set out to make what they considered the most amazing spicy condiment they’d ever tasted. 

Why Yellowbird?

The Yellowbird is a small, plump bird that lives among the spicy chili plants and snacks on tiny bird peppers throughout the day. All birds have a palate for juicy, ripe peppers because birds lack the receptors that are sensitive to capsaicin (the active component of chili peppers that causes the burning sensation). The Yellowbird, however, is a saucy, clever explorer who is always hungry and on the hunt for nature’s fiery little treat… just like us.

Where is Yellowbird Foods headquartered?

Yellowbird Foods is located in South Austin.




How do I contact Yellowbird Foods?

Check out our contact form. Fill it out, hit submit, and we’ll take it from there!

Where can I buy Yellowbird Foods products?

You can find Yellowbird products at natural food retailers across the US. To find out if the Bird is available in your area, drop you zip code into our product finder. If Yellowbird is not currently available in your area and you like to change that, print out this request and hand it over to the manager at your favorite local grocer.

Do you ship internationally?

Other than Canada, we do not ship internationally from our website. It is our priority to make Yellowbird Foods more available internationally, so drop us a line and let us know where you’d like to see the Bird next!

Are you hiring?

Check out our job listings and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to get the scoop on job openings with us!!

I’m interested in sharing Yellowbird products on my blog, how do I do that?

Click on over to our handy contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

I’d like to have Yellowbird Foods sponsor an event. How do I do that?

Excellent! Send us a note through our contact form and we’ll be in touch.

Can I tour your facility?

Currently our facility is not open for touring.


In the story about the Bird, why do you use the word reign and not rein?

Plain and simple, the Yellowbird is freely ruling over the pepper garden. To read more about his kingdom of peppers, check out the story about the Bird.




How often do you come out with new flavors?

We release new products every summer! Be the first to hear about our new unreleased products. Sign up for our email list and follow us on Instagram to stay ahead of the curve.

Do I have to refrigerate my Yellowbird condiments after opening?

All of our delicious products are made to last one year unrefrigerated after opening. By using whole food ingredients that have naturally occurring preservative traits, such as citrus and organic vinegar, we’re able to preserve great taste without adding unwanted chemicals.

How long can I enjoy my Yellowbird condiments?

Our condiments last one year after we bottle them. Be sure to check the expiration date printed on the side of the bottle.

Are your condiments organic?

All of our products are Non–GMO. We focus on using the highest quality ingredients to make the best tasting pepper condiments. Sometimes this means using organic ingredients, such as organic carrots or cucumbers from Agua Dulce or Johnson’s Backyard Garden. Other times, like with our peppers, we buy organic when we can, but we always source the best–tasting, Non–GMO ingredients we can find.

How much sugar do you add to your sauces?

We use only trace amounts of sugar in every bottle of Yellowbird Sauce. By FDA standards, the trace amount of sugar we use is so small that it does not register as a per–serving quantity on our nutrition facts. Thus the amount of sugar is 0 grams per serving.

Why is one bottle of sauce spicier than another of the same flavor?

Yellowbird Foods does not use any artificial preservatives, powders, extracts, or fillers of any kind. The ingredients of our products are at the mercy of nature. For example, one crop of Habanero peppers may have gotten more sun and rain than another, thus causing that crop to have a slightly different taste, color, and heat level. Please contact us if you have more questions about this.




Are your condiments gluten-free?

All of our condiments are gluten–free.

Do you use High Fructose Corn Syrup?

Never! Our products are sweetened with fruits and organic cane sugar.

What kind of vinegar do you use?

We use white vinegar that is derived from organically grown, Non–GMO corn.

Do your condiments contain pepper seeds?

All Yellowbird Condiments are made with the whole pepper fruit, seeds and all! However, our final products are cooked and blended so well, that whole pepper seeds are no longer present, but rather blended into our final, deliciously–creamy, spicy condiment.

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