FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD: Chippewa Valley One Handers
local turns love for chicken wings into a sauce-y biz
You think you like eating chicken wings? Well, have YOU started a chicken wing sauce company after years of group outings with the sole purpose of chowin’ down on some?
Dan Barnum, founder of Chippewa Valley One Handers, did just that. C.V. One Handers is a sauce-making company right out of Eau Claire, born from a true love for chicken wings and fine sauces.
After being part of an area chicken wing-eating group founded in 2011, Barnum took things to the next level when he started churning out One Handers sauce in 2020.
One Handers creates a wide variety of freshly made sauces, which are regularly stocked at Tangled Up in Hue in downtown Eau Claire for $10-$15. Flavors include Pineapple Habanero, Jalapeño Cilantro, Ghostberry, Scorpion Red, and more, with short ingredient list shown right on the bottle.
If you haven’t had a chance to snag a bottle or two for yourself , you’re in luck: Tangled Up in Hue is presenting a One Handers hot sauce sampling pop-up on Saturday, July 30, from 10am-2pm.
Even better, they’ll also be putting on the One Hander Challenge: at 1pm that day, the One Hander Chicken Wing Challenge will serve each contestant a variety of sauced wings they must eat using only one hand, right down to a “clean bone.” The first person to “clean bone” every wing will win a limited edition bottle of One Handers sauce.
Check One Handers out on their Facebook page or stop by Tangled Up In Hue (505 S. Barstow St. B, Eau Claire) to buy a bottle!