The Hot Pepper Awards 2011 Results

Congrats to all the winners! I am sure there are many you will recognize including Steve Seabury of High River Sauces who won the Seedling Award for Best Newcomer and the one and only “The Hot Pepper Award” for Best Overall Product. We are incredibly happy for him, and even happier to announce that he will be competing in next year’s Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge here on ILIS. Add those achievements to your video resume Steve!

Also a shout out to our Best sweet wing sauce of the 2011 to HoneyBlaze who has won yet another wing award for their product with a Hot Pepper Award for Best Overall Wing Sauce. If you have not yet tried their wing sauce, you are missing out. Also to Pirate Jonny’s who we been reviewing for the past 6 weeks, (and still have 2 more products to go), they won The Hot Pepper Award for Best Overall for Best Spice. Great job guys! Plus a big congrats to our friends at Gunther’s Gourmet and their great salsa line won more awards for their mantelpiece. They probably need more space on that mantel.

Winners of The Hot Pepper Awards 2011
“THE HOT PEPPER AWARD” is the overall top category winner.

HOT SAUCE

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) – High River Sauces – Tears of the Sun

HABANERO
1st – Buen Apetito – Jaliso Hot XXX
2nd – Ladybird & Friends Hot Sauce – Everyday Hot Sauce
3rd – Nelson Naturally – Hellish Relish Chilli Havana Hot Sauce

PEPPER-BASED
1st – Old Florida Style Foods – Old Florida Style Datil Pepper Cracker Style
2nd – Lou’s Savory Sauces – Hott Pepper Sauce (Scotch Bonnet)
3rd – Conch Turbo Sauce – Conch Turbo Sauce

PEPPER BLEND
1st – Born To Hula – Habanero Ancho Chili
2nd – Born To Hula – Ghost of Ancho
3rd – Born To Hula – Habanero Quajillo

SUPERHOTS
1st – Cili Pipp – Bhut Jolokia
2nd – Heartbreaking Dawns – 1498 Cauterizer
3rd – Danny Boy’s Hot Sauce – The Tear Jerker

SAVORY
1st – Tulkoff Food Products – Roasted Garlic Hot Sauce
2nd – Sizzlin Sauces – Papa Jack’s Buffalo Hot Sauce
3rd – High River Sauces – Hellacious Hot Sauce

SWEET
1st – Cili Pipp – Sladka Habanero Omaka
2nd – Sizzlin Sauces – Howlin’ Hollar
3rd – Ladybird & Friends Hot Sauce – Greta Sweet Vidalia Habanero

FRUIT
1st – High River Sauces – Tears of the Sun
2nd – Sailor’s Swagger – The Mighty Pineapple Hot Sauce
3rd – Buen Apetito – Jalisco Apple

EXTREME
1st – Cili Pipp – 100% Pure Naga
2nd – Heatseekers Chilli – Incinerator
3rd – Heatseekers Chilli – Arson Fire

UNIQUE
1st – Buen Apetito – Jalisco Ginger
2nd – Waugh Enterprises – Chicaoji Chipotle Chile Sauce
3rd – Ladybird & Friends Hot Sauce – Lola Hot Pink Grapefruit

WING SAUCE

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) – Honeyblaze – Honeyblaze Original

TRADITIONAL
1st – Honeyblaze – Honeyblaze Original
2nd – Quaker Steak & Lube – Barbecue Sauce
3rd – Quaker Steak & Lube – Buckeye BBQ Sauce

UNIQUE
1st – Benito’s Hot Sauce – Benito’s Chipotle Infused Maple Syrup
2nd – Sizzlin Sauces – Chili Sweet Sensation
3rd – Quaker Steak & Lube – Arizona Ranch Sauce

SALSA

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) – Blue Smoke Salsa – Blue Smoke Salsa Triple-X Hot

MILD
1st – Big Orson’s Sauce and Salsa Factory – Citizen Cajun Mango Habanero Salsa Mild
2nd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Jalapeno Salsa Fresca
3rd – SuckleBusters – Mexican Style Salsa Mild

MEDIUM
1st – Big Orson’s Sauce and Salsa Factory – Citizen Cajun Mango Habanero Salsa Medium
2nd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Fiery Peri-Peri Dark Cherry Salsa
3rd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Gunther’s Gourmet – Fiery Cranberry Habanero Salsa

HOT
1st – Global Warming Salsa Co. – Global Warming Salsa Co. – Classic Hot 105º
2nd – Blue Smoke Salsa – Blue Smoke Salsa Hot
3rd – Big Orson’s Sauce and Salsa Factory – Citizen Cajun Mango Habanero Salsa Hot

EXTRA HOT
1st – Blue Smoke Salsa – Blue Smoke Salsa Triple-X Hot
2nd – Global Warming Salsa Co. – End Of The World
3rd – Big Orson’s Sauce and Salsa Factory – Citizen Cajun Mango Habanero Salsa Very Hot

PEPPER SPECIFIC
1st – Big Orson’s Sauce and Salsa Factory – Citizen Cajun Mango Habanero Salsa Hot
2nd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Fiery Peri-Peri Dark Cherry Salsa
3rd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Fiery Cranberry Habanero Salsa

FRUIT
1st – Reva Foods – Dennis’ Mango Salsa
2nd – Ernie’s Epic Foods – Ernie’s Hawaiian Pineapple Heat
3rd – Big Orson’s Sauce and Salsa Factory – Citizen Cajun Mango Habanero Salsa Hot

UNIQUE
1st – Big Orson’s Sauce and Salsa Factory – Citizen Cajun Mango Habanero Salsa Hot
2nd – Old Florida Style Foods – Old Florida Style Datil Pepper Salsa and Condiment
3rd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Chesapeake Bay Crab Salsa

BBQ SAUCE

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall)Robert Rothschild Farm – Anna Mae’s Smoky Sweet Chipotle Sauce

MILD
1st – SuckleBusters – Original BBQ Sauce
2nd – Bobby Q’s Barbeque & Grill – Nice Rack
3rd – Outta The Park Eats – Outta The Park Original BBQ Sauce

MEDIUM
1st – Picky Vicki – Shamelessly Sassy
2nd – Grumpy’s Foods – Bold XX
3rd – Bobby Q’s Barbeque & Grill – Big Rack

HOT
1st – Two Fat Guys – Two Fat Guys Lava Hot Gourmet Barbecue Sauce
2nd – Patter Fam Sauces – Hot BBQ Sauce
3rd – Picky Vicki – XXX Hot Stuff

SMOKY
1st – Robert Rothschild Farm – Anna Mae’s Smoky Sweet Chipotle Sauce
2nd – Grumpy’s Foods – Grumpy’s Private Reserve Goodnight Loving
3rd – Picky Vicki – Brazenly Bold

SWEET
1st – Old Florida Style Foods – Old Florida Style Honey Barbeque Glaze
2nd – Reva Foods – Dennis’ Mango Habanero BBQ Sauce
3rd – ‘Cue Culture – ‘Cue Culture Apricot Habanero Rum Barbecue Sauce

ETHNIC/REGIONAL
1st – Robert Rothschild Farm – Korean Barbecue Sauce & Marinade
2nd – Patter Fam Sauces – Jamaican Jerk Sauce
3rd – Bobby Q’s Barbeque & Grill – Golden Rack Carolina Mustard

UNIQUE
1st – Reva Foods – Dennis’ Mango Habanero BBQ Sauce
2nd – Benito’s Hot Sauce – Benito’s Habanero Infused Maple Syrup
3rd – Judo Joel’s – Asian-Infused Jamaican Jerk Marinade

DRY SPICE

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall)Pirate Jonny’s Caribbean BBQ Rubs & Seasonings – Scorched Pirate

SEASONING/SPICE
1st – Burningtastebuds – Garlic Chilli Salt
2nd – Halo’s – Halo’s Engine No. 9 Spice
3rd – Burningtastebuds – Smokey Chilli Salt

SEASONING/RUB
1st – Pirate Jonny’s Caribbean BBQ Rubs & Seasonings – Scorched Pirate
2nd – Old Florida Style Foods – Old Florida Style Datil Pepper BBQ Rub
3rd – ‘Cue Culture – ‘Cue Culture Barbecue Seasoning

EXTREME
1st – Volcanic Peppers – Volcano Dust 2
2nd – Sonoran Spice Company – Bhut Jolokia Powder
3rd – Heatseekers Chilli – Hot Embers

UNIQUE
1st – Burningtastebuds – Jamaican Chilli Salt
2nd – Amy’s Famous – Amelia’s Spicing Pecans
3rd – Burningtastebuds – Chicken Chilli Salt

CONDIMENT

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall)Reva Foods – Dennis’ Habanero Ketchup

MUSTARD
1st – Robert Rothschild Farm – Raspberry Wasabi Dipping Mustard
2nd – Bardstown Food Manufacturer – Kenny’s Banana Pepper Mustard
3rd – Miller’s Mustard – Miller’s Mustard Hot

TABLE CONDIMENT
1st – Reva Foods – Dennis’ Habanero Ketchup
2nd – Tulkoff Food Products – Chipotle Aioli
3rd – Reva Foods – Dennis’ Chipotle Ketchup

DIP/SPREAD
1st – Nelson Naturally – Hellish Relish Chilli Harissa Extra Hot
2nd – Sizzlin Sauces – Mojo’s Tapenade
3rd – Robert Rothschild Farm – Roasted Pineapple & Habanero Dip

COOKING SAUCE
1st – Robert Rothschild Farm – Hot Pepper Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
2nd – August Kitchen – J-Burger Seasoning Chipotle & Onion
3rd – Texas Creek Products – Texas Creek Spicy Worcestershire Sauce

SALAD DRESSING (Zesty)
1st – Gunther’s Gourmet – Roasted Garlic & Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette & Marinade
2nd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette & Marinade
3rd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Orange Balsamic Marinade and Vinaigrette

JELLY/JAM/PRESERVES
1st – Robert Rothschild Farm – Hot Pepper Raspberry Preserves
2nd – Diane’s Sweet Heat – Mango Habanero
3rd – Diane’s Sweet Heat – Raspberry Habanero

OPEN CLASS

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall)‘Tis Tasty – Hot Garlic Dill Pickle Spears

SNACK/BEVERAGE
1st – Lillie Belle Farms – Do Not Eat This Chocolate
2nd – Chocolates By George! – Sky Rocket In Flight
3rd – Peaks of Otter Winery – Kiss The Devil

PICKLED PRODUCT
1st – ‘Tis Tasty – Hot Garlic Dill Pickle Spears
2nd – Old Florida Style Foods – Old Florida Style Datil Pepper Garlic Pickle Chips
3rd – Silverleaf International – Marinated Bread and Butter Garlic with Chipotle

INDUSTRY AWARDS

THE PEPPER PATCH AWARD (Best product line)Robert Rothschild Farm

THE SEEDLING AWARD (Best newcomer)High River Sauces

THE PICASSO PEPPER AWARD (Labels and artwork) – High River Sauces

THE HYBRID PEPPER AWARD (Innovation) – Robert Rothschild Farm

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