The Hot Pepper Awards 2012: Winners

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THE HOT PEPPER AWARD” is the overall top category winner.

HOT SAUCE

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall)Smoke Canyon – Smoke Roasted Jalapeño Sauce

CAYENNE
1st – Born to Hula – Cayenne Pepper
2nd – Sean’s booYah! – Not So Hot
3rd – Dr. Frank ‘n’ Swine – Dr. Frank ‘n’ Swine Hot Pepper Sauce

JALAPENO
1st – Smoke Canyon – Smoke Roasted Jalapeño Sauce
2nd – Lucky Dog Hot Sauce – Green Label
3rd – JungleRain – Serpents Bite

CHIPOTLE
1st – Born to Hula – Devon Allman’s Chipotle Blues
2nd – Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – Garlic Chipotle Pepper Sauce
3rd – Melinda’s – Chipotle

HABANERO
1st – Ladybird & Friends – Zeus The King of Heat
2nd – Ladybird & Friends – Everyday Hot Sauce
3rd – Sizzlin Sauces – Spittin Fire

SUPERHOTS
1st – Benito’s – Old Coy Dog
2nd – Ladybird & Friends – Reba’s Toxic Sauce
3rd – Bigfat’s – 8o8

PEPPER-BASED OTHER
1st – Trini Mike’s – Original
2nd – Melinda’s – Red Savina
3rd – Melinda’s – Scotch Bonnet

PEPPER BLEND
1st – New World Hot Sauce – Roadhouse Red Pepper Sauce
2nd – Lucky Dog Hot Sauce – Orange Label
3rd – Davez Foodz – Sweet Spicy Girl

SAVORY
1st – Sean’s booYah! – The Hammer
2nd – Lucky Dog Hot Sauce – Orange Label
3rd – Sean’s booYah! – Stinky Bee

SWEET
1st – Ladybird & Friends – Greta Sweet Vidalia Habanero
2nd – Sean’s booYah! – Bali
3rd – Sean’s booYah! – Key West

FRUIT
1st – Sizzlin Sauces – Creepin’ Quag
2nd – Deer Camp – Buckshot Blueberry
3rd – Texas Creek – Garlic & Smoked Habanero Hot Sauce

TROPICAL FRUIT
1st – Fat Cat – Papaya Pequin Passion
2nd – Melinda’s – Mango
3rd – Knepper’s Peppers – Piney Hab

SUPERHOTS – FRUIT
1st – JungleRain – Pitbull
2nd – Melinda’s – Naga Jolokia
3rd – Fireland Foods – Richi’s Devil’s Choice Hot Sauce

CARIBBEAN
1st – Cayman Islands Sauce Company – Citrus Heat
2nd – Cayman Islands Sauce Company – Hotter N’ Hell
3rd – Fat Cat – Caribbean Curry

ETHNIC
1st – Fat Cat – Purry-Purry Sauce
2nd – Sean’s booYah! – Bali
3rd – JungleRain – Apocalypse (Sambal)

SPECIALTY
1st – JungleRain – Dragon Berry
2nd – Sean’s booYah! – Key West
3rd – Sean’s booYah! – Buffayaki

UNIQUE
1st – Fat Cat – Papaya Pequin Passion
2nd – Fat Cat – Purry-Purry Sauce
3rd – Sean’s booYah! – Stinky Bee

SUPERHOTS – UNIQUE
1st – Fat Cat – Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost
2nd – Born to Hula – Ghost of Ancho
3rd – Benito’s – White Hot

WING SAUCE

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) – Sean’s booYah! – The Hammer

MILD
1st – Sean’s booYah! – Not So Hot
2nd – Sean’s booYah! – Key West
3rd – Sean’s booYah! – Buffayaki

MEDIUM
1st – Sean’s booYah! – Sorta Hot
2nd – Sean’s booYah! – Bali
3rd – Deer Camp – Camp Fire Wing Sauce

HOT
1st – Sean’s booYah! – The Hammer
2nd – Sean’s booYah! – The Creeper
3rd – Sean’s booYah! – Stinky Bee

UNIQUE
1st – Sean’s booYah! – Stinky Bee
2nd – Sean’s booYah! – Bali
3rd – Sean’s booYah! – Key West

SALSA

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) – Gunther’s Gourmet – Fiery Peri-Peri Dark Cherry Salsa

MILD
1st – Gunther’s Gourmet – Black & White Bean Salsa
2nd – Killer Salsa – Original Dehydrated
3rd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Salsa Fresca

MEDIUM
1st – Killer Salsa – Smoked Chiplote
2nd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Fiery Cranberry Habanero Salsa
3rd – Reva Foods – Dennis’ Fiery Red Salsa Medium

HOT
1st – Gunther’s Gourmet – Fiery Peri-Peri Dark Cherry Salsa
2nd – Killer Salsa – Hot Dehydrated
3rd – Reva Foods – Dennis’ Fiery Red Salsa Hot

PEPPER SPECIFIC
1st – Gunther’s Gourmet – Fiery Peri-Peri Dark Cherry Salsa
2nd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Jalapeno Salsa Fresca
3rd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Fiery Cranberry Habanero Salsa

UNIQUE
1st – Gunther’s Gourmet – Fiery Peri-Peri Dark Cherry Salsa
2nd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Chesapeake Bay Crab Salsa
3rd – Ernie’s – Chesapeake Bay Shrimp Salsa

BBQ SAUCE

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) – Pigchaser – Habanero

MILD
1st – Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – Roasted Garlic Honey
2nd – Pigchaser – Original
3rd – Picky Vicki – Nice ‘N Sweet

MEDIUM
1st – Grumpy’s – Goodnight Loving
2nd – Grumpy’s – Bold XX
3rd – Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – Wango Tango

HOT
1st – Pigchaser – Habanero
2nd – Grumpy’s – Black Label
3rd – Patter Fam Sauces – Hot Barbecue Sauce

SMOKY
1st – Robert Rothschild Farm – Anna Mae’s Smoky Sweet Chipotle Sauce
2nd – Picky Vicki – Brazenly Bold
3rd – Fireland Foods – Fireland’s Smokanero

SWEET
1st – Sean’s booYah! – Stinky Bee
2nd – Grumpy’s – Not So Bold
3rd – Reva Foods – Dennis’ Cherry Habanero BBQ Sauce

FRUIT
1st – Patter Fam Sauces – Pawpaw Chipotle
2nd – Reva Foods – Dennis’ Cherry Habanero BBQ Sauce
3rd – Sean’s booYah! – Key West

ETHNIC
1st – Robert Rothschild Farm – Korean Barbecue Sauce & Marinade
2nd – Patter Fam Sauces – Jamaican Jerk Sauce
3rd – Sean’s booYah! – Bali

SPECIALTY
1st – Sean’s booYah! – Maple Habo Wabo Wang & Waffle Sauce
2nd – Sean’s booYah! – Buffayaki
3rd – Sean’s booYah! – Xmas Island Hot Mud Sauce

UNIQUE
1st – Sean’s booYah! – Stinky Bee
2nd – Reva Foods – Dennis’ Cherry Habanero BBQ Sauce
3rd – Sean’s booYah! – Bali

DRY SPICE

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) – The Spice Lab – Citrus Lime Chili Sea Salt

SEASONING/RUB
1st – Daddy Hinkle’s – Spicy Pepper Seasoning & Rub
2nd – Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – Cajun Foreplay Spice Rub
3rd – Pig Pen’s – Hot & Spicy Seasoning

UNIQUE
1st – The Spice Lab – Citrus Lime Chili Sea Salt
2nd – Benito’s – North Country Grillin’ Rub
3rd – The Spice Lab – Ghost Pepper Sea Salt

CONDIMENT

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) – Robert Rothschild Farm – Hot Pepper Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

MUSTARD
1st – Robert Rothschild Farm – Raspberry Wasabi Dipping Mustard
2nd – Robert Rothschild Farm – Sweet & Spicy Mustard
3rd – Village Green – Hot Whisky Mustard

TABLE CONDIMENT
1st – Sean’s booYah! – Bali
2nd – Sean’s booYah! – Key West
3rd – Robert Rothschild Farm – Hot & Spicy Remoulade Sauce

DIP/SPREAD
1st – Robert Rothschild Farm – Roasted Pineapple & Habanero Dip
2nd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Spicy Black Bean Dip with Lime
3rd – Foo King – Hot Relish

MARINADE
1st – Olé – Chimichurri
2nd – Sean’s booYah! – Bali
3rd – Sean’s booYah! – Buffayaki

COOKING SAUCE
1st – Robert Rothschild Farm – Hot Pepper Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
2nd – Sean’s booYah! – Stinky Bee
3rd – Sean’s booYah! – Bali

SALAD DRESSING
1st – Sean’s booYah! – Bali
2nd – Gunther’s Gourmet – Roasted Garlic & Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette & Marinade
3rd – Gunther’s Gourmet -Orange Balsamic Marinade and Vinaigrette

JELLY/JAM/PRESERVES
1st – Patter Fam Sauces – Berry Hot Jelly
2nd – Robert Rothschild Farm – Hot Pepper Raspberry Preserves
3rd – Suzanne’s Kitchen – Pepper Jelly Ghost

HONEY/SYRUP
1st – Sean’s booYah! – Stinky Bee
2nd – Sean’s booYah! – Maple Habo Wabo Wang & Waffle Sauce
3rd – Sean’s booYah! – Xmas Island Hot Mud Sauce

OPEN CLASS

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) – Fireland Foods – Pain Classic Hot Energy Drink

SPICY
1st – The Jerky Connection – Satan’s Flaming Hemorrhoids
2nd – The Jerky Connection – Insanity
3rd – Oregon Trail Jerky – Habanero Hot Kippered Beef

SWEET
1st – Spoonable – Spicy Chili Caramel Sauce
2nd – Armadillo Pepper – Dark Chocolate Mayan Truffles
3rd – Mrs. Peacock’s Brittle – Ghost Pepper Peanut Brittle

BEVERAGE
1st – Fireland Foods – Pain Classic Hot Energy Drink
2nd – Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix – Jimmy Luv’s Sneaky Hot Bloody Mary Mix
3rd – New World Hot Sauce – Roadhouse Red Bloody Mary Mix

INDUSTRY AWARDS

THE PEPPER PATCH AWARD (Best product line) – Sean’s booYah!

THE SEEDLING AWARD (Best newcomer) – JungleRain

THE PICASSO PEPPER AWARD (Labels and artwork) – Ladybird & Friends

THE HYBRID PEPPER AWARD (Innovation) – Fireland Foods

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2 thoughts on “The Hot Pepper Awards 2012: Winners

  • January 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm
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    Congrats Glenn. Keep up the good work.

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