Zestfest 2013 Fiery Food Challenge Results

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Barbecue Sauce: Alcohol Infused – Consumer Ready
1. Hound Comics (Hound Enterprises Group) – Luscious Lip Smackin Raspberry Vodka BBQ Sauce

2. Porky’s Gourmet Foods – Swineapple Rib Glaze & Dippin Sauce, Sweet & Mild
3. Hoboken Eddie’s – Apple Brandy
Barbecue Sauce: Asian Style – Consumer Ready
1. Hoboken Eddie’s – Asian BBQ
2. Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc. – Currycot Indian Style Apricot Curry Sauce
3. Hound Comics (Hound Enterprises Group) – Awesomesauce Teryaki Glaze
Barbecue Sauce: Cayenne – Consumer Ready
1. The Backyard Grill – Shlopin Sauce
2. Grumpy’s Foods – Grumpy’s Bold XX
3. Quaker Steak & Lube – Buckeye BBQ
Barbecue Sauce: Chipotle – Consumer Ready
1. Stagecoach Salsa Company – Bubba’s Spicy Stagestop BBQ Sauce
2. Sucklebusters, Inc. – Sucklebuster’s Chipotle
3. Deer Camp Sauces – Black Bear Chipotle
Barbecue Sauce: Finishing Sauce – Consumer Ready
1. Sucklebusters, Inc. – Sucklebuster’s Honey
2. Pepper Palace – Blackberry BBQ
3. Pepper Palace – Cinnamon Apple
Barbecue Sauce: Fruit Based – Consumer Ready
1. Hoboken Eddie’s – Apple Brandy
2. Porky’s Gourmet Foods – Apple Cinnamin BBQ Sauce
3. Reva Foods, LLC – Dennis’ Cherry Habanero BBQ Sauce
Barbecue Sauce: Habanero – Consumer Ready
1. Galaxy Food Enterprises, LLC – Galaxy Solar Heat BBQ Sauce
2. Pepper Palace – Honey Habanero
3. Grumpy’s Foods – Grumpy’s Black Label
Barbecue Sauce: Low Carb/Sugar Free – Consumer Ready
1. Grumpy’s Foods – Grumpy’s Goodnight Loving
2. Porky’s Gourmet Foods – Sugar Free Grillin Sauce
3. Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce Co. – Woody’s Marinade & Baste
Barbecue Sauce: Mustard Based – Consumer Ready
1. Texas Creek Products – Texas Creek Chipotle BBQ Sauce
2. Sam Dog Barbeque – Yellow Dog Sauce
3. Sucklebusters, Inc. – Sucklebuster’s Gold
Barbecue Sauce: Pepper Blend – Consumer Ready
1. Pepper Palace – Datil BBQ
2. Sucklebusters, Inc. – Sucklebuster’s Hot & Spicy
3. Pepper Palace – Mt. Q Cayenne Spicy BBQ
Barbecue Sauce: Tomato – Consumer Ready
1. Timothy’s Gourment House, LLC – Tims Texas 2 Step BBQ Sauce
2. Galaxy Food Enterprises, LLC – Galaxy Original BBQ Sauce
3. Hankering’s LLC, Salvy Sousa – Salvy Sousa OMG BBQ Sauce
Barbecue Sauce: Vinegar – Consumer Ready
1. Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce Co. – Woody’s Original Hot Bar-B-Q Sauce
2. Sucklebusters, Inc. – Sucklebuster’s Original
3. Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce Co. – Woody’s Original Mild Bar-B-Q Sauce
Best Barbecue Sauce
Hoboken Eddie’s – Asian BBQ
Condiments: Steak Sauce – Consumer Ready
1. Hoboken Eddie’s – Hoboken Eddie’s Steak Sauce
2. High Rivers Sauces – Hell Acious Hot Sauce
3. Hankering’s LLC, Salvy Sousa – Salvy Sousa Shakem Up Steak Marinade
Condiments: Specialty Category – Consumer Ready
1. Hound Comics (Hound Enterprises Group) – Bumblelicious
2. Sizzlin Sauces LLC – Razing Cane Garlic Relish
3. Amy’s Famous LLC – Amelia’s HotSpicing Pecans
Condiments: Salad Dressing – Consumer Ready
1. Horn of Plenty Foods, LLC – Basil Vinaigrette and Marinade
2. Race City Sauce Works – Smoke Chile & Sweet Onion Remoulade
3. Minnesota Specialty Foods – Judo Joels Asian Infused Jamaican Jerk Mayonnaise
Condiments: Relish (Hot) – Consumer Ready
1. Crudmonkey Enterprises, LLC – Dat’l Do It Datil Pepper Hellish Relish
2. Hot Rita’s – Olive N Jalapeno Relish
3. Cottage Lane Kitchen – Give Me a Switch Spicy Pepper Relish
Condiments: Mustard – Consumer Ready
1. The Karma Sauce Company – Cold Process Mustard
2. Call Me Gourmet – Call Me Chipotle
3. Crudmonkey Enterprises, LLC – Dat’l Do It Datil Pepper Spicy Mustard
Condiments: Ketchup – Consumer Ready
1. Reva Foods, LLC – Dennis’ Chipotle Ketchup
2. Jalapeno Ketchup Company – Spiceitup! Medium Jalapeno Ketchup
3. Hankering’s LLC, Salvy Sousa – Salvy Sousa Rev It Up Ketchup with a Kick
Condiments: Jam/Jelly (Mild/Medium) – Consumer Ready
1. Luscomb Farm Specialty Foods – Sweet Fire Confetti
2. Suzanne’s Kitchen – Medium Pepper Jelly – Purgatory
3. Suzanne’s Kitchen – Mild Pepper Jelly – Heaven
Condiments: Jam/Jelly (Hot/X Hot) – Consumer Ready
1. One Screw Loose – Orange Apparition
2. Pepper Palace – Jalapeno Blackberry
3. Patter Fam Sauces – Berry Hot Jelly
Condiments: Horseradish Product – Consumer Ready
1. PuckerButt Pepper Company – Smokin Ed’s Blazing Hot Horseradish
2. Defcon Sauces, LLC – Defcon Habby Horse
3. Pepper Palace – Nasal Napalm
Condiments: Asian/Stir Fry Sauce – Consumer Ready
1. Hound Comics (Hound Enterprises Group) – Brimstone Sweet Treat Heat
2. Patter Fam Sauces – Spicy Orange Glaze
3. Danielle’s Sauces – Danielle’s Sweet Chili Sauce
Best Condiment
Hound Comics (Hound Enterprises Group) – Brimstone Sweet Treat Heat
Hot Sauce: Asian-Style – Consumer Ready
1. Apinya Thai Food Co. – Apinya Thai Chili Sauce
2. Timothy Ind/California Habanero Blends – CHB- Sweet Ginger Garlic
3. The Karma Sauce Company – Curry Karma Sauce
Hot Sauce: Bhut Jolokia – Consumer Ready
1. Mild to Wild Pepper Company – Ghost Garlic Sauce
2. Patter Fam Sauces – Holy Ghost Revival
3. Electric Pepper Company – Bhut Kisser
Hot Sauce: Caribbean-Style – Consumer Ready
1. Dirty Dick’s Hot Pepper Sauce – Dirty Dick’s Hot Pepper Sauce
2. Patter Fam Sauces – Jamaican Jerk
3. The Karma Sauce Company – Ghost Island Hot Sauce
Hot Sauce: Cayenne – Consumer Ready
1. Hankering’s LLC, Salvy Sousa – Salvy Sousa Boom Boom 2nd Gear
2. Pepper Palace – King of Fire We Dare You
3. Born to Hula, LLC – Born to Hula Cayenne Pepper
Hot Sauce: Chipotle – Consumer Ready
1. Electric Pepper Company – DJ Smokey
2. Hoboken Eddie’s – Smoked Homegrown
3. The Karma Sauce Company – Smokey Karma Sauce
Hot Sauce: Fruit Based (Hot/X Hot) – Consumer Ready
1. Hoboken Eddie’s – Home Grown
2. Pepper Palace – Peach Serrano
3. Pepper Palace – Pineapple Serrano
Hot Sauce: Fruit Based (Mild/Medium) – Consumer Ready
1. Ladybird & Friends, LLC – Scarlett Cranberry Glaze
2. Jungle Heat – Caribbean Heat
3. Sizzlin Sauces LLC – Creepin Quag Hot Sauce
Hot Sauce: Habanero – Consumer Ready
1. Sizzlin Sauces LLC – Spittin Fire Hot Sauce
2. The Karma Sauce Company – Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce
3. Big Papa’s Sauces – Sweet & Spicy Hot
Hot Sauce: Hot – Consumer Ready
1. The Karma Sauce Company – Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce
2. Pepper Palace – Sauce Makers Hot
3. The Karma Sauce Company – Bad Karma Sauce
Hot Sauce: Jalapeño – Consumer Ready
1. Hound Comics (Hound Enterprises Group) – Bumblefoot’s Normal
2. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce – Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Green Label
3. Pepper Palace – King Jalapeno
Hot Sauce: Latin-Style – Consumer Ready
1. Monster Foods – Key West
2. Pangean Foods, LLC – Chantico Pepper Sauce
3. Pepper Palace – Honoring Those Who Served
Hot Sauce: Louisiana-Style – Consumer Ready
1. Volcanic Peppers – Lava Chocolate Lightning
2. Pepper Palace – Black Rose
3. Addiction Sauces, LLC – Habanero Sauce
Hot Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Red Canyon Spice – Raptor Original
2. Hankering’s LLC, Salvy Sousa – Salvy Sousa Boom Boom 2nd Gear
3. The Karma Sauce Company – Curry Karma Sauce
Hot Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready
1. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce – Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Green Label
2. Hot Sauce Depot – Irazu Volcanic Pepper Sauce Habanero Garlic Crushed Pepper Sauce
3. The Karma Sauce Company – Smokey Karma Sauce
Hot Sauce: Pepper Blend – Consumer Ready
1. Born to Hula, LLC – Born to Hula Habanero Ancho Chili
2. Texas Creek Products – Texas Creek Ghost Fire Hot Sauce
3. High Rivers Sauces – Rogue: Blood Orange, Scorpion, Ghost, Serrano
Hot Sauce: X Hot – Consumer Ready
1. Hound Comics (Hound Enterprises Group) – Bumblefoot’s Abnormal
2. Pangean Foods, LLC – Chantico Pepper Sauce
3. Heatseekers Chilli – Infernum
Hot Sauce: XXX Hot (No Extract) – Consumer Ready
1. Heatseekers Chilli – Knock-Out
2. PuckerButt Pepper Company Reaper Puree
3. Mild to Wild Pepper Company – Ralph’s Righteous Scorpion
Best Hot Sauce
Volcanic Peppers – Lava Chocolate Lightning
Fresh Salsa: Exotic Blend – Consumer Ready
1. Garden Fresh Salsa – Salsa Verde
2. Garden Fresh Salsa – Fire Roasted Vegetable Salsa Medium
3. Garden Fresh Salsa – Black Bean & Corn Salsa Medium
Fresh Salsa: Fruit – Consumer Ready
1. Garden Fresh Salsa – All Fruit
2. Spring Bayou Foods – Florida Mango
3. Cita’s Salsa, LLC – Mango-Pina
Fresh Salsa: Hot – Consumer Ready
1. Garden Fresh Salsa – Jack’s Special Hot
2. Garden Fresh Salsa – Scotch Bonnet
3. Garden Fresh Salsa – Screamin’ Hot
Fresh Salsa: Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Cita’s Salsa, LLC – Red Rage
2. Spring Bayou Foods – Tomato with Chipotle
3. Garden Fresh Salsa – Thick and Chunky
Fresh Salsa: Mild – Consumer Ready
1. Garden Fresh Salsa – Chipotle Garlic – Mild
2. Garden Fresh Salsa – Jack’s Special Mild
3. Garden Fresh Salsa – Artichoke Garlic
Fresh Salsa: Guacamole – Consumer Ready
1. Garden Fresh Salsa – House Pico Guacamole
2. Garden Fresh Salsa – Gourmet Guacamole Zesty
3. Garden Fresh Salsa – Gourmet Guacamole Mild
Best Fresh Salsa
Cita’s Salsa, LLC – Red Rage
Salsa: Bean & Corn – Consumer Ready
1. Stagecoach Salsa Company – Miss Belva’s South Texas Caviar
2. Stagecoach Salsa Company – Bubba’s Chipotle Black Bean & Corn
3. Gunther’s Gourmet – Black & White Bean
Salsa: Chipotle – Consumer Ready
1. Little Diablo Salsa – Little Diablo Salsa Medium Chipotle
2. Texas Brew Salsa – Texas Brew Honey Roasted Chipotle, Slow Kick Medium
3. Gunther’s Gourmet – Spicy Chipotle Pepper & Smoked Corn
Salsa: Exotic Blend – Consumer Ready
1. Little Diablo Salsa – Little Diablo Salsa Mild Garlic
2. Gunther’s Gourmet – Fiery Peri-Peri Dark Cherry
3. Gunther’s Gourmet – Fiery Cranberry Habanero
Salsa: Fruit (Hot/X Hot) – Consumer Ready
1. Gunther’s Gourmet – Fiery Peri-Peri Dark Cherry
2. Hot Sauce Depot – Ghost Pepper with Pineapple Sauce
3. Gunther’s Gourmet – Fiery Cranberry Habanero
Salsa: Fruit (Mild/Medium) – Consumer Ready
1. Texas Brew Salsa – Texas Honey Roasted Mango
2. Gunther’s Gourmet – Lime Mango
3. Texas Brew Salsa – Texas Brew Honey Roasted Peach
Salsa: Hot – Consumer Ready
1. KA – Ranch – Sting of the Scorpion
2. Reva Foods, LLC – Dennis’ Fiery Red Salsa – Hot
3. Mommals, LLC – Mommals Hot Salsa
Salsa: Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Gunther’s Gourmet – Jalapeno Salsa Fresca
2. Curt’s Salsa – Curt’s Medium Salsa
3. Pepper Palace – Not Sweet Garlic
Salsa: Mild – Consumer Ready
1. Gunther’s Gourmet – Salsa Fresca
2. Stagecoach Salsa Company – Stagecoach Mild Tenderfoot
3. Mommals, LLC – Mommals Mild Salsa
Salsa: Pepper Blend – Consumer Ready
1. Gunther’s Gourmet – Jalapeno Salsa Fresca
2. Texas Brew Salsa – Texas Brew Honey Roasted Chipotle, Slow Kick Medium
3. Reva Foods, LLC – Dennis’ Fiery Red Salsa – Hot
Salsa: Verde/Tomatillo – Consumer Ready
1. Texas Brew Salsa – Texas Brew Fire Roasted Poblano Verde
2. Enchilada Ole – Enchilada Ole Verde
3. Silverleaf International – Ghost Pepper Salsa Verde
Salsa: XXX Hot (No Extract) – Consumer Ready
1. Curt’s Salsa – Curt’s Triple Hot Salsa
2. Silverleaf International – Ghost Pepper Salsa
3. If You Dare Foods – Fire in the Hole
Best Salsa
Gunther’s Gourmet – Jalapeno Salsa Fresca
Snack: Cheese – Consumer Ready
1. Garden Fresh Salsa – Cream Cheese and Salsa Dip
2. Garden Fresh Salsa – Artichoke Spinach 4 Cheese Spicy
3. Garden Fresh Salsa – Mexicali Dip with Cheddar
Snack: Chips (Other) – Consumer Ready
1. Garden Fresh Salsa – Loblaw President’s Choice Lime Jalapeno
2. Garden Fresh Salsa – Chipotle Pita Chips
3. Garden Fresh Salsa – Spicy Pita Chips
Snack: Jerky – Consumer Ready
1. The Jerky Connection – Satans Flaming Hemorroids
2. The Jerky Connection – Insanity
3. The Jerky Connection – Devil’s Den

Snack: Pickled/Other – Consumer Ready
1. La Familia Salsa Company – Candied Jalapenos
2. Silverleaf International – Bread & Butter Garlic w/Ghost Pepper
3. Pepper Palace – Habanero Chunk Pickles
Snack: Pickles – Consumer Ready
1. Pepper Palace – Spicy Bread & Butter Pickle Chips
2. Uncle Bunk’s, LLC – 14 Day Hot Sweet Pickles
3. Hillside Orchard Farms – Hot Hellfire Pickles ***
Snack: Prepared Dip – Consumer Ready
1. Garden Fresh Salsa – Artichoke Jalapeno Dip
2. Gunther’s Gourmet – Spicy Black Bean Dip with Lime
3. Garden Fresh Salsa – Artichoke Spinach Dip
Snack: Salty Snack – Consumer Ready
1. Deano’s Jalapenos – Bacon Cheddar Bits
2. Jungle Heat – What Was I Thinking
3. Timothy Ind/California Habanero Blends – CHB- Garlickey Lime Habanero Pistachios
Snack: Popcorn – Consumer Ready
1. Primo Popcorn – Dah Hawaiian
2. Primo Popcorn – Raging Crab
3. Pam’s Market Popcorn – Crazy Chrissy Party Mix
Snack: Tortilla Chips – Consumer Ready
1. Garden Fresh Salsa – Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
2. Garden Fresh Salsa – Original Tortilla Chips
3. Garden Fresh Salsa – Margaritaville Restaurant Style Chips
Best Snack
Deano’s Jalapenos – Bacon Cheddar Bits
Zesty Sweets: Candy/Chocolate – Consumer Ready
1. Texas Toffee Queen – White Chocolate Peach Ginger Hab Toff
2. Texas Toffee Queen – White Chocolate Mango Chili Toffee
3. Texas Toffee Queen – Dark Chocolate Salted Jalapeno Toffee
Zesty Sweets: Cookies or Dessert – Consumer Ready
1. Letterman Enterprises INC – Spice Cream Rolling Berry Blastoff
2. Pam’s Market Popcorn – Carahell Apple
3. Letterman Enterprises INC – Spice Cream Sweet Peachy Heat Wave
Zesty Sweets: Dessert Sauce (Mild / Medium) – Consumer Ready
1. Monster Foods – Maple Habo Wabo
2. Hankering’s LLC, Salvy Sousa – Salvy Sousa Peno Berry Dipping Sauce
3. Hankering’s LLC, Salvy Sousa – Salvy Sousa Gram Berry Cranberry Sauce
Best Zesty Sweets
Letterman Enterprises INC – Spice Cream Rolling Berry Blast0ff
Cook-Off: Asian Seasoning / Marinade – Consumer Ready
1. Monster Foods – Bali
2. One Screw Loose – Orange Apparition
3. Monster Foods – Buffayaki
Cook-Off: Chili Con Carne – Consumer Ready
1. Pecos Red – Pecos Red Chili Mix
2. August Kitchen – J-Chili All Natural Chili Starter
3. Ledgestone Farms – Ledgestone Farms Medium Chili Mix
Cook-Off: Dip/Salsa Mix (Dry Mix) – Consumer Ready
1. The Spice Boys – Ragin Cajun
2. Chipotle Texas – Chipotle Texas Chipotle Salsa Mix
3. Salsa Starter, LLC – Salsa Starter
Cook-Off: Dry Seasoning/Rub – Consumer Ready
1. Tango Spice Company – Midnight Espresso
2. Chipotle Texas – Chipotle Texas Sabroso Blends Southern Style Brisket Rub
1. The Backyard Grill – Rib Rub
Cook-Off: Jerk Seasoning/Marinade – Consumer Ready
1. The Karma Sauce Company – Jerk Me Around
2. Flaming Joe’s Inc – Flaming Joe’s Caribbean Style Jerk Sauce HOT
3. Minnesota Specialty Foods – Judo Joels Asian Infused Jamaican Jerk Marinade
Cook-Off: Latin Seasoning or Marinade – Consumer Ready
1. Hankering’s LLC, Salvy Sousa – Salvy Sousa Riff Raff Mushroom Marinade
2. Monster Foods – Stinky Bee
3. Hankering’s LLC, Salvy Sousa – Salvy Sousa Shakem Up Meat Marinade
Cook-Off: Table Seasoning – Consumer Ready
1. Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce Co. – Woody’s Bar-B-Q Dry Rub & Seasoning
2. Chili Dawg’s Foods of Fire – Chili Dawg’s Habanero
3. Heatseekers Chilli – Assault with Fire
Cook-Off: Wing Sauce (Mild) – Consumer Ready
1. Defcon Sauces, LLC – Defense Condition #3 Mild
2. Monster Foods – Buffayaki
3. Hot Sauce Depot – Flaming Chicken Honey BBQ Wing Sauce
Cook-Off: Wing Sauce (Medium) – Consumer Ready
1. Defcon Sauces, LLC – Defense Condition #2 Medium
2. Monster Foods – Stinky Bee
3. Monster Foods – Sorta Hot
Cook-Off: Wing Sauce (Hot) – Consumer Ready
1. Defcon Sauces LLC – Defense Condition #1 Hot
2. Pepper Palace – Wing Master Jolokia
3. Monster Foods – Bali
Cook-Off: Wing Sauce (X Hot) – Consumer Ready
1. Hot Sauce Depot – Flaming Chicken Extra Hot Wing Sauce
2. Defcon Sauces, LLC – Defense Condition #1 Hot
3. Chili Dawg’s Foods of Fire – Chili Dawg’s Hablemeno
Best Cook-Off:
Hot Sauce Depot – Flaming Chicken Extra Hot Wing Sauce
Beverage: Beverage Enhancer – Consumer Ready
1. Twang Partners, Ltd. – Cocktail Spice Bloody Mary Rimming Salt
2. Twang Partners, Ltd. – Margaritaville Sweet & Salty Mango Marg Salt
3. Wine-A-Rita – Senorita
Beverage: Bloody Mary Mix – Consumer Ready
1. Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning – Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning Chipotle Habanero

2. Jimmy Luv’s – Jimmy Luv’s Sneaky Hot Bloody Mary Mix
3. Jalapeno Ketchup Company – Spiceitup! Bloody Jalapeno
Beverage: Other Beverage/Cocktail – Consumer Ready
1. Race City Sauce Works – 13th Moon Spicy Mayan Drinking Chocolate
2. Wine-A-Rita – Peach Bellini
3. Wine-A-Rita – Skinny Senorita
Best Beverage
Race City Sauce Works – 13th Moon Spicy Mayan Drinking Chocolate
Best New Product: Consumer Ready Food
1. Cajun Heat – C’est Bon Cajun Q
2. One Screw Loose – Orange Apparition
3. Letterman Enterprises INC – Spice Cream
Marketing: Label
1. Ricante Hot Sauce – Fire Melons
2. This & That Dist. Inc – Big Russ Beer Cheese
3. Texas Brew Salsa – Texas Brew Salsa Honey Roasted Apple Cinnamon
Marketing: Logo
1. Jungle Heat – Jungle Heat
2. BBQ Addicts – Burnt Finger BBQ
3. Twang Partners, Ltd. – Beer Salt Logo
Marketing: Packaging
1. Heatseekers Chilli – 4 Pack Gift Carry Case
2. Gunther’s Gourmet – The Salsa Suitcase
3. Chef Silvio’s of Wooster St – Chef Silvios of Wooster St Gift Box

Consumer Ready – Prepared Foods Pasta Sauce
1st Place – Patter Fam Sauces – Arribiata Sauce
2nd Place – Chef Silvio’s of Wooster Street – Fra Diavolo Sauce
3rd Place – Chef Silvio’s of Wooster Street – Sunday Sauce
Prepared Foods – Main Dish Category
1st Place – BBQ Addicts – The Original Bacon Explosion with Jalapenos
Prepared Foods – Specialty Category
Enchilada’s Ole – Enchilada’s Ole Savory

Best Overall Product: Best of the Best
Deano’s Jalepenos – Bacon Cheddar Bits

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