When I first moved to Des Moines, I thought Lola's Fine Hot Sauce was a new national hot sauce. It's delicious and it's everywhere in Des Moines. I was a bit surprised to learn that it's an Iowa based company. In fact, you can purchase Lola's at the Downtown Des Moines Famer's Market every Saturday. And now, you can purchase Lola's Fine Hot Sauces at over 2,000 Lowe's stores around the country!
Taufeek Shah, CEO of Lola's Fine Hot Sauce, entered Lola's in a contest Lowe's was sponsoring called "Making It... With Lowe's." Think "Shark Tank." Lola's came in top 3! The prize is the product being carried in Lowe's locations around the country and a $5,000 small business grant!
Shah says he feels really connected to the Des Moines community and will use the $5,000 grant to re-invest in our community.