Why Choose Us
Creators & exclusive importers of the renowned Iguana & Bee Sting Brand lines of premium pepper sauces, condiments, salsas & mixers from Costa Rica since 1992. Plus the growing Pirates Blend line of tropical table and cooking sauces - new Coconut Mango Sauce; Garlic Hot Pepper, and Garlic Jalapeno Garlic Sauces; & original Caribbean Condiment, the traditional Costa Rica style table sauce with a spicy blend of vegetables, mustard, ginger, cumin and other exotic spices; Sweet Sting honey based tropical fruit & spice toppings. Spicy, fruity & just a wee-bit hot. Think fresh, tropical fruit topping, glaze, marmalade & chutney all in one; and Tamarind Bay Steak Sauce, a fruit & spice based Jamaican-style pepper sauce for all meats that is great on sea foods, tofu, cheeses & in soups & stews.
We feel our products are a bit different from most on the market in that they utilize only fresh, tropical fruits, vegetables and aromatic spices, sourced from the rich, volcanic soils of Costa Rica. And we like to boast about the fact that our products are still crafted by hand, in small batches, offering a unique perspective into the loving care that goes into Half Moon Bay Trading products. Top quality, award winning products, competitively priced. The products themselves have won numerous awards over the years (1998, 1999, 2002, 2003) from the American Tasting Institute for outstanding flavor profiles in their respective categories.
As well as having been featured in numerous trade and consumer publications, most recently being a top pick in the July 2010 issue of Food Arts Magazine, and 3 wins as Super Market Guru Top Picks of the Week on Super Market Guru Dot Com.
It is this timeless sense of devotion to quality and craft that we like to pass on to each and every one of our customers through each and every bottle we produce.