We are down to the final 3, and have now entered into the money rounds. Everyone now gets a cut of something from our sponsors. 3rd place gets $100, 2nd place gets $200(up another $50 from last week thanks to Firehead Thomas and the lovely Annabelle who are donating from the kindness of their heart), and 1st place gets a free booth at the Houston Hot Sauce Show and the NOLA Hot Sauce & Gourmet Show. Plus a huge trophy from ILoveItSpicy.com. Our main sponsors have been very generous and I would like to thank them once again for making our prizes surpass the $1500 mark this year. Award Winning Sauce companies Race City Sauces Works & Texas Creek Products, as well as EatMoreHeat.com for their contributions to the 2nd and 3rd place prize pool. Also, Endorphin Farms for helping us kick off the cooking contest with the Tropical Condiment Challenge.
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This round we have challenged our contestants to come up with a Pie and Punch spicy combination. It can be any pie and any kind of punch, alcoholic or non-alcoholic. They have a maximum 12 minutes to do it in.
Special Guest Judge:
Chris Bintz of Wicked Cactus Sauces
Shauna Jellsey of TATS Sauces & Marinades
Crazy Steve Zielinski of Crazy Steve’s Pickles & Salsa
Feast Your Eyes Challenge Calendar: (All Videos will be posted at 9am est.)
March 7- 1st Challenge LINK
March 10- Midnight is the deadline for the 1st challenge
March 11- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
March 14- 2nd Challenge LINK
March 17- Midnight Deadline for 2nd challenge
March 18- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
March 21- 3rd Challenge LINK
March 24- Midnight Deadline for 3rd Challenge
March 25- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
March 28- 4th Challenge LINK
March 31- Midnight Deadline for 4th Challenge
April 1- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
April 4- 5th Challenge LINK
April 7- Midnight Deadline for 5th Challenge
April 8- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
April 11- 6th Challenge LINK
April 14- Midnight Deadline for 6th Challenge
April 15- All Contestant Videos are posted
April 18- 7th and Final Round
April 21- Midnight Deadline for 7th Challenge
April 22- Finalist Videos are posted
April 25- Winner is announced!