Ají Gourmet Products is a family owned and operated business, established by the Gonzalez Biagi family. From South America, Ají is part of their rich Colombian heritage which celebrates music, family and diverse cuisine. Dyana and Carlos moved to Canada in 1999 and settled in British Columbia with their kids Nicholas and Allison. Their own blend of Ají had always been a staple in their homecooking and they decided to take it with them so they could be reminded of home while in Canada! The business idea was ignited at a hockey get together when Dyana was asked to bring guacamole, since she was the only Latin American in the group, however Dyana had never made guacamole before. In a hurry, she added Ají to an avocado mix. The response was overwhelming as everyone fell in love with the product. Eventually, with such a bug demand, the family realized the potential for their home-made sauce. They started selling at Farmers’ Markets in BC as a way of sharing their Columbian heritage with the world and in 2006, sold their first har to a local store in South Surrey, BC.
Made with only fresh, natural ingredients, no preservatives, Gluten, Soy, Nut, Sugar Free, the sauce is the perfect accompaniment to all meals and it mixes to make amazing sauces and marinades. The business has grown to incorporate a range of spices from medium hot, to Smokin’ Habanero, there is a flavour for everyone to enjoy. Ají Gourmet Products continue to sell at Farmers’ Markets, including Steveston, but you can also find the products at retail stores nationally and in the US AND purchase on the online store.