What are the 2016 Flave Awards?

You can just find out by going to their website, (http://www.theflaveawards.com/) to see what it is all about since I am pretty much copying and pasting their information right here. Well, mostly. The International Flavor Awards, LLC (IFA’s) in conjunction with the creators of the Summer Feast Food & Music Festival are excited to invite you to compete in the “2016 Flave Awards”. More about the Summer Feast below. The Flave Awards are brand spanking new to this industry, so new there is no pictures yet of what they look like with less than a month to go. They mention a glass trophy for all winners and ribbons for 2nd and 3rd place so at least that is something. There are over 50 categories with an introductory cost of only $50/entry, but with 1 free entry if you enter 3 categories at $150 and 2 free entries if you enter 5 categories at $250. That isn’t too bad to compete for something to put on display for customers to know you done right. Now here is the part I think you will like the most, so pay close attention to what you read next:

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Patter Fam Foods Now Open!

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For Immediate Release – May 16, 2016

Contact: Sam Peters, Owner, Patter Fam Sauces, (740)-352-2008 patterfamsauce@yahoo.com

Wheelersburg, OH – Patter Fam Foods, a full-service sauce co-packing facility is now
approved for acidic foods manufacturing. A subsidiary of Patter Fam Sauces, LLC, it is located in the Ohio-Kentucky-West Virginia tri-state region, in the heart of some of the richest agricultural regions in the Eastern U.S.

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REVIEWS: Pepper Nutz – Pineapple Persuasion

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The PepperNutz Pineapple Persuasion hot sauce is one of our first hot sauce releases in our ROC CITY line of sweet-heat sauces. We modeled this line after our home town of Rochester, NY where PepperNutz was founded and still operates out of today. This sauce is small-batch crafted, all-natural, and steps up into a mid-range heat level.

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REVIEWS: Pepper Nutz – Banana Bomb

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The PepperNutz Banana Bomb hot sauce is one of our first hot sauce releases in our ROC CITY line of sweet-heat sauces. We modeled this line after our home town of Rochester, NY where PepperNutz was founded and still operates out of today. This sauce is small-batch crafted, all-natural, and truly unique. It’s slightly on the thick side, yet silky smooth, and features the perfect blend of bananas, rum, smoked peppers (habaneros and chipotles), and select spices to create a one-of-a-kind gourmet flavor.

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REVIEWS: Pepper Nutz – High Falls Habanero

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Our precise blend of mangoes, peppers (habanero and red bell), and spices makes this sauce an awesome dipping sauce for just about any food, but we love it on steak subs, fajitas, and fish tacos.

Ingredients: Mango, Red Wine Vinegar, Water, Natural Sugar, Onions, Red Bell Peppers, Habanero Peppers, Lime Juice, Garlic, Salt, Cilantro, Xanthan Gum, and Spices.

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REVIEWS: Pepper Nutz – Ghost Fusion

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Ghost… Ghost…Ghost! Thats right, we just had to include this one in our line of ROC CITY hot sauces for those who enjoy a bit more heat and the flavors from the fruit of the Ghost pepper. Also small-batch crafted and all-natural, this sauce features a blend of Ghost peppers, our special chile sauce, and a unique spice blend to create a deep and smoky sauce with an even consistency.

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REVIEWS: Pepper Nutz – Rum Runner

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Who we are:

Peppernutz.com is a family run business that evolved into an online hot sauce emporium based on generations of ” Chile-Heads”. Our family has a long tradition of creating meals, dips, snacks, drinks… you name it – all things hot… in attempt to entertain our loved ones. After years of growing up in a chile pepper loving environment and enjoying the adventures of seeking our planet for the most unique and flavorful pepper products, it was only natural to have a second refrigerator dedicated to just hot foods, fresh peppers, pepper sauces, and pepper extracts.

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4th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo – Wrap-up

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I have been doing spicy events since 2007, so you know that while I have seen many, I have also not seen them all. So my point of view can only be compared to what I have witnessed personally. I have been to 5 Fiery Food & BBQ Shows, 5 Weekend of Fire Shows, 5-6 Bowers Chile Fests, 4-5 North Market Fiery Food Festivals in Columbus, Ohio, 3 New Orleans Shows, 3 Houston Hot Sauce Festivals, and countless other venues that tried real hard to make it work. This Expo this past weekend might have been one of the best put together event that I have been too. It only rivals those Fiery Food & BBQ Shows in Albuddahquerque, NM which pull in a large attendance over a 3 day period, but I think NYC supported the vendors more because of the amount they purchased.

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2016 Screaming Mi Mi Award Results

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Screaming Mi Mi Award Winners

The NYC Hot Sauce Expo is proud to announce the 2016 Screaming Mi Mi Award winners. With hundreds of entries the winners were selected by blind taste test by New Yorks finest and brightest in the culinary industry. The panel consisted of chefs from FOX, CBS and Food Networks, Food Critics from NYC Newspapers, Bloggers, Magazines, Hot Sauce Retailers, and some of NYC’s Top Chefs. The Screaming Mi Mi Awards have been creating a large industry buzz within the Hot Sauce Community. Past winners have received features on TV, magazines, newspapers creating a profile that has lead for their product distributed by wholesalers and national retail outlets.

This year’s top honors goes out to…

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2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo Preview

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The most trending fiery food event on the planet is back and it is this weekend at the Brooklyn Expo Center, as stayed directly above. Brought to you by High River Sauces and the man behind the event, Steve Seabury. The who’s who in hot sauce will be in attendance. Some of the finest artisan crafts men and women will be sampling out their goods while the event itself will unleash a full schedule of entertainment which includes the 2016 Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the annual Screaming Mi Mi Awards Presentation, another Guinness Book Of World Record Carolina Reaper Challenge from Puckerbutt’s very own Smokin’ Ed Currie, the Defcon Deathmatch is back after a one year hiatus, and the only food eating contest that has been a part of the Expo since it’s inception, the Volcanic Peppers & Grimaldi’s Fiery Pizza Challenge presented by yours truly, ILoveItSpicy.com. Yes, that is my baby! A big thanks goes out to Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Tim Bader, my pizza partner and the man behind the heat who have kept this contest alive these last 4 years. Very excited if the defending champion Wayne Algenio will repeat as champion or will John Andrews return to his 1st year form and take back the pizza trophy. Here is da Champ, Wayne posing with his trophy:

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2016 World Hot Sauce Awards

2016 World Hot Sauce Awards
Louisiana Hot Sauce Expo, Lafayette, La.

Hot Sauce Division

Asian
3rd Mikey V’s Sweet Ghost Pepper Sweet & Hot Sauce
2nd Huffman’s Thai Sweet Chilli Aromatic Sauce
1st Tropical Spices, LLC Sing Sing Teriyaki Hot Sauce

Caribbean
3rd Todd’s Originals Llc – Inner Beauty
2nd The Trinidad Sauce Company – Original Pepper Sauce
1st Rasta Bros – Rasta Hot Sauce

Latin
3rd Samba Flavor – FeiJoaba (Fayzh-wah-duh) Hot Sauce
2nd Savage Jerky’s Mojo Habanero Hot Sauce
1st Secret Aardvark’s Habanero Hot Sauce

Indian
3rd Meier Food Products LLC – Devil’s Envy
2nd The Chilli Effect – Sting like a Bee
1st Mundi Sauce – Butternut Bomb

Louisiana Style

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