Tyler Ennis will never eat a bland pregame meal again.
The Buffalo Sabres forward has created Enzo Sauce, a tasty combination of hot sauce and creamy buttermilk ranch that has Buffalo buzzing with excitement.
"I originally created Enzo Sauce to spice things up and break up the monotony of my pregame meals," Ennis said in a story posted on the Sabres website. "Before long, teammates, friends and neighbors were asking for more sauce, so I decided it was time to make it official."
He made it official with a video the Sabres shared on Twitter. In the spot, teammates Jack Eichel, Ryan O'Reilly, Sam Reinhart and Marcus Foligno are in need of a special kick for their boring food. Ennis, donning a paper chef's hat, has just the cure: Enzo Sauce.
Portions of the proceeds from the sale of Enzo Sauce, which is available in Buffalo-area supermarkets, will go to Buffalo-based Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Matt Cook Foundation, which helps young adults fight cancer in Ennis' hometown, Edmonton. Ennis went to a Wegmans in the Buffalo suburb of Williamsville, New York to promote the sauce and sign autographs on Friday.
"Besides having a great taste and serving as a topping for just about anything, the best part about the sauce is the money raised will help great organizations," Ennis said.
The Sabres sold autographed bottles of the sauce for $20 at their game against the St. Louis Blues at KeyBank Arena on Saturday. Fans outside of Western New York can order bottles, autographed or not, at Enzosauce.com.