Round 3 is sponsored by the award winning fiery product company, Race City Sauce Works. They are giving the prize of $50 Visa Gift Card to this week’s winning spicy recipe video. Look for their upcoming very limited edition fiery product sets to celebrate the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012. Both the Pandora Box and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will be available this summer, so keep an eye out for these special spicy collectibles.
We are now down to 6 spicy competitors. The recipe videos that appear are in the order they are received. Johnny from Heartbreaking Dawns has won the last 2 rounds. Can he be stopped? Can someone else take home the Round 3 $50 prize from Race City Sauce Works? Only time will tell, as our judges have their work cutout for them.
We do have a violation within the framework of our rules by 2 of the contestants- Bill and Scott. Bill was 30 minutes late in submitting his video, and Scott was over an hour late in submitting his. Despite their internet problems, I have alerted the judges to dock them points respectively to their lateness. The judges have 3 ways to grade these videos- Visually Pleasing, Creativity, and Following the Rules. So in accordance with the rules, they will lose points in the rules category. I hate to do this, but I can not allow this type of rules violation to continue in this competition.
Debby Hartinger from our sponsor Jungle Jim’s International Market and their Weekend of Fire Show in Oct 1-2, 2011
Tracy Carter from JACS Tailgaters representing our other sponsor, the NOLA Hot Sauce & Gourmet Foods Show
CaJohn Hard from CaJohn’s Fiery Foods
Firehead Thomas Gately our very own Chilehead Expert Reviewer
Jim Duffy from www.superhotchiles.com, newest Sponsor and all around pepper seed expert
Chad Lowcock from Race City Sauce Works and www.vintagesauces.com is our special guest judge for this round. We thank him for sponsoring this week’s prize.
March 13th- Round 3 submissions (due by 7pm est)
March 20th- Winner & Loser Round 3, Round 4 Challenge
March 26th- Round 4 submissions
April 3rd- Winner & Loser Round 4, Round 5 Challenge
April 9th- Round 5 submissions
April 17th- Final 3 announced, Round 6 Challenge
April 23rd- Round 6 submissions
May 1st- Final 2 announced with Final Challenge (Round 7)
May 7th- Final Round Submissions
May 15th- Winner Announced
Johnny from Heartbreaking Dawns
Sam from Zane & Zack’s World Famous Honey Co.
Clement from Cajun Heat
Butch from Zydeco Hot Sauce
Bill from Buddha Bill’s