Recipes Passed down through Generations

our history

“Often Imitated, Never Duplicated”

The Test Of Time

Our famous Hot Sauce was started in 1947 by my Grandparents Harry and Helen Racovitis ~ the founders of Tunnel Bar-B.Q. in Windsor, ON across from the Windsor/Detroit Tunnel.  As one of their legacies, in 1957, they handed down the Secret recipe of the Original Hot Sauce to my father (their son-in-law) Chris Stoiantsis – the amazing husband of my incredible mother Valerie Stoiantsis.

Over the years and decades, more Sauces and Spices have been created and added to the family. 

In 2008, after the family dynamic changed, the Valerie’s Original Flavours company was established.  Valerie’s products are all of the original recipes that you have known and loved, just re-branded!

We hope that you enjoy them as much as we are proud of them!


Victoria Stoiantsis

Our Story

Over the Years


The Beginning

Harry & Helen Racovitis broke into the Restaurant Business



Founded the Famous Windsor, ON Restaurant, Tunnel Bar-B.Q.


Through The Generations

The Original Recipe was passed down to Chris Stoiantsis

Present Day

Often Imitated, Never Duplicated

Valerie’s Original Sauces & Spices are still sold today and are still involved in local restaurants.