“Hot Mess” is a North Carolina style BBQ sauce. I wanted to create packaging that looked upscale but not too fancy. The lids are covered by printed brown paper and secured with hemp string. There are color variations depending on the level of heat. I die-cut the word “hot” to let the product show through the front. The word “Carolina” and the heat level are embossed. “Walnut St. Food” is the parent company. Product photography by me.