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Supporting students in need

Long committed to making a college degree more affordable, Rowan University President Ali A. Houshmand is turning on the heat to get the job done.

In his seven years as president, President Houshmand has implemented many programs and initiatives to decrease the cost of higher education, including creating a $25,000, four-year bachelor’s degree program, awarding more than $27 million annually in scholarship funds and waivers, and committing to capping tuition and fee increases at or lower than the rate of inflation for his tenure.

Not satisfied with policy initiatives, the closet gourmet is ratcheting up his personal commitment to supporting students in need by selling his private-recipe hot sauce. All proceeds go to the Rowan University Student Scholarship Fund.


Snag a give-away, buy sauce and swag, support scholarships!

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Flavors & Swag

Houshmand’s Hazardous Hot Sauce is also available at Barnes & Noble Rowan University Bookstore and Chickie’s & Pete’s, both on Rowan Blvd. in Glassboro, New Jersey. Get your Hazardous swag exclusively online!

Ali's Nasty Jar

Ali's Nasty ( The Original )

Price: $10

Size: 6.35 oz. (180 g.) jar

When he was first asked how it tastes, President Houshmand could only describe it as “nasty hot!” The original Houshmand’s Hazardous Hot Sauce is great for adding a peppery kick to just about anything.

Ingredients: Peppers (Long Hot, Beaver Dam, Jalapeño, Thai and Serrano), vinegar, olive oil, salt, garlic, spices. No water added.
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NastyLicious Jar


Price: $10

Size: 6.35 oz. (180 g.) jar

If you have to ask "How hot is it?" then it might be too hot for you. For everyone else: Nastylicious is a rich mix of peppers including chiles that President Houshmand grows from seed and harvests by hand. There’s no water added, so the pepper flavor is intense and pure.

Ingredients: Peppers (Habaneros, Long Hot, Beaver Dam), vinegar, olive oil, salt, garlic, spices.
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Ali's Nasty


Price: $15 (exclusive peppers, extremely limited stock!)

Size: 6.35 oz. (180 g.) jar

The President’s secret recipe reaches its maximum flavor blast with some of the world’s hottest peppers that he grows from seed and harvests by hand. This scorching, savory, small batch hot sauce is limited to the select harvest available each season and its special price boosts support for scholarships.

Ingredients: Peppers (Habanero, Scotch Bonnet, Devil’s Tongue, Ghost, Carolina Reaper, Scorpion Moruga, 7 Pot Primo, Scorpion Butch), vinegar, olive oil, seasonings, salt. No water added.
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Houshmand’s Hazardous Hot Head T-shirt

Houshmand’s Hazardous Hot Head T‑shirt

Price: $15

All-cotton, grey heather, adult S, M, L, XL, XXL

Our most popular shirt features President Houshmand, the face of Houshmand’s Hazardous, fired up to help students.

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Houshmand’s Hazardous Logo T-shirt

Houshmand’s Hazardous Logo T-shirt

Price: $15

50 poly/50 cotton grey heather, adult S, M, L, XL, XXL

Wear your hot sauce courage boldly or just look like you can take the heat with this exclusive brand t-shirt (and know that you’re supporting scholarships for students in need).

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Apron with Houshmand's hazordous logo on it.

Houshmand’s Hazardous Logo Apron

Price: $25

All cotton, one size

Get our stylish version of HAZMAT kitchen gear for yourself or your favorite hot sauce fan with this exclusive Houshmand’s Hazardous Hot Sauce apron. Mess-defying black, with adjustable neck strap and two roomy pockets.

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Houshmand’s Hazardous Logo Pint Glass

Houshmand’s Hazardous Logo Pint Glass

Price: $10

Deep-etched 16 oz. glass

Beat the heat with your favorite thirst-quencher in this high-quality glassware, laser-etched with the Houshmand’s Hazardous logo (shown filled to highlight the art). Dishwasher-safe.

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Houshmand’s Hazardous Logo Mug

Houshmand’s Hazardous Logo Mug

Price: $10

Colorful 15 oz. ceramic

Sip a drink or spoon out soup or chili from this bistro-style mug and show your support for students and Houshmand’s Hazardous. The large handle makes it comfortable for both small and large hands. Dishwasher-safe.

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    Thanks for expertise and support from colleagues at:

    Rutgers Food Innovation Center, Bridgeton, New Jersey

    Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, Ithaca, New York

    New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Institute, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    Verchio's Produce Market

    Chickie's & Pete’s

    Contact us

    Have questions about Houshmand’s Hazardous Hot Sauce or Rowan University? Call or e-mail:
    Office of the President: 856-256-4100

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