Louisiana Style Hot Sauce Award goes to…wait it’s a tie!!!

Congrats to CaJohns Fiery Foods for it’s Gwendolyn Louisiana Pepper Sauce Cayenne and Dog-gone Sauce Company Chipotle Hot Sauce the 2013 Co-Champions of the Louisiana Style Hot Sauce for the 2014 Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival.
Photo: Congrats to CaJohns Fiery Foods for it's Gwendolyn Louisiana Pepper Sauce Cayenne and Dog-gone Sauce Company Chipotle Hot Sauce the 2013 Co-Champions of the Louisiana Style Hot Sauce for the 2014 Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival. (and the crowd goes crazy)
Top Ten results from the Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival‘s 2013 Louisiana Style Hot Sauce Competition.1st Tie CaJohns Fiery Foods Gwendolyn Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce & Dog-gone Sauce Company Chipotle Hot Sauce.
3rd Slap Ya Mama Cajun Products Slap Ya Mama Hot Sauce.
4th Susi’s Hot Sauce Hot Mess Hot Sauce.
5th Stevie Mac’s Gourmet Smokin’ Gun Hot Sauce
6th Sean’s booYah! Wing Sauces The Hammer
7th Crowley’s Hot Sauce Seeded Lava
8th Crowley’s Hot Sauce Cajed Heat
9th Poca’s Hottest‘s Thomas Wynn & The Believers – Hell Fire
10th Humboldt Hotsauce – Mild.There was 102 entries judged by 14 Louisiana Based Judges.
I will be releasing the total scores from each judge for all 102 entries in the coming days for your review.
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2 thoughts on “Louisiana Style Hot Sauce Award goes to…wait it’s a tie!!!

  • October 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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    By-the-way, congratulations on the entrants to the contest and my comment is in no way to be construed as negative about the product co-winner, merely pointing out the apparent fallacy of the contest entry call. I am confused, though not really, because the limitation appears to be on authenticity of the contest entries, not creativity…The Item to Be Judged and the Rules of the Lousiana-style Hot Sauce Contest:

    Enter your sauce to be judged by Real Cajuns (can’t get more authentic than that) the Louisiana Style Hot Sauce Challenge is a way to get your Hot Sauce Brand recognized in the state that started it all.
    Do you make a Louisiana Style Hot Sauce?

    What is
    Louisiana Style Hot Sauce?

    Louisiana hot sauce is a style of hot sauce which is made by blending hot peppers like cayenne and tabasco peppers, plus vinegar, and salt to make a generally thin bright red sauce or a pepper vinegar consisting of whole green or red pequin, bird’s-eye or tabasco chiles with a moderate heat level. Chipotles were not introduced into Louisiana until around the turn of the 21st century, much less in the mid-20th century. The early chipotle sauces created by any Louisiana manufacture (or ANY U.S. manufacturer for that matter) followed more than a decade after the original MONTEZUMA Smokey Chipotle(R) Pepper Sauce and as such are not in any historical-sense Louisiana-style (regardless of the argument that such a “category” consists of a cayenne, jalapeno, bird’s-eye, and/or tabasco chile, vinegar, and salt, of which the sauce is usually a thin-strained pepper sauce/hot pepper vinegar). A salsa picante chipotle does not fall under Louisiana-style Hot Sauce under any historical reference to use of that chile in Louisiana or within the context of a Cajun-oriented style. As to a unbreakable tie between such a chipotle sauce and a Louisiana-style pepper sauce by a panel of esteemed Cajun judges calls the accuracy of the contest category itself to be “in question”.

  • December 1, 2013 at 2:31 pm
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    Aztec, too bad that your sauces did not win anything in the contest but it’s a shame that you would bash a contest only to plug your own sauce to get it noticed or something. If you would have read the label of the co-winner, as I’m certain the officials did, you would know that it is a Louisiana style sauce and Chipotles are a second pepper added for flavor. The sauce you questioned is made from Aged Red Peppers, Vinegar and Salt and the rules do not limit the addition of ingredients to add flavor. In the future, please refrain from such a display of sour grapes.
    Better luck next time.

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