Lenny Awards – Best Spicy Products of 2016

2013 Best of the Year Lenny Award


Welcome to the 7th Annual Lenny Awards for the best new spicy products.  Some of these awards are for the best products our review teams encountered and gave the highest ratings for.  Most of them are from my encounters from fiery food events, purchased online or perhaps found along the way in many journeys to and fro.  The Lenny Award is named after my Father who died of Cancer on this very day back in 2010.  Rather than mourn his death, I am here to celebrate his life and how he would help total strangers in need just because he could.  I am trying to do the same with the Lenny Award by giving something from my heart to an industry and community that I love.  The Lenny is given to my favorite new products and there is no other factor involved in my choice.  I don’t get a chance to try everything in due time, so some of these products might be older than 2016 when I first got a chance to try them.  I have listed the names of the companies below the video that either received a Lenny Award or got an honorable mention.  If you do not want to view that spoiler list, go watch the video and enjoy the moment there.

The Lenny Awards have not been purchased yet, as I will need some of the addresses of the companies I will not see at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo come April.  Those companies that attend that great event will have them presented by me in person.  Those that do not, will get them mailed directly to whatever address you provide me with. The video is long as I ramble a lot and I try to give each product I mention their due.   The addresses below are there for a reason.  I hope you will give some thought into purchasing a few of these winners.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised.  Besides, it is the holiday season and some of these fine artisan products might still be on sale.

Thank you for your time and congratulations to all the fiery product makers for making such flavorful and delicious food enhancements.


Balsamic Hot Sauce
Email am**************@gm***.com
Phone: 520-887-3339
Cell: 520-551-9428
Website: https://balsamichotsauce.com 

Born to Hula
6 Locust Street
Highlands, NJ 07732
Email: es******@ao*.com
Website: www.borntohula.com

Captain Mowatt's
64 Eastern Promenade 
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 773-8047
Email: Da*@Ea********.com
Website: http://captainmowatts.com

Char Man Brand
PO Box 5256
Ventura, CA 93005
Email: CH**********@GM***.COM 
Website: http://www.charmanbrand.com

Chef Dean Martin
Box 882808
Steamboat Springs Co 80488
Phone: 970-879-9288
Email: bb******@co*****.net
***Not an easy sauce to purchase, but well worth the effort

Crazy Bastard Sauce
Weserstr. 168
12045 Berlin
Phone: (0049) 30 92287098
Email: ma**@cr*********.com or cr***************@gm***.com
Website: http://www.crazybsauce.com

PO Box 18333
Glen Innes, Auckland 1743
New Zealand
Email: ch***@cu*****.nz
Website: www.culleys.co.nz

Double Take Salsa Co.
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-578-3331
Email: in**@do*************.com 
Website: http://www.doubletakesalsa.com

Dragon Blood Elixir
292 Church St
Putnam, Connecticut
Email: Do**@dr****************.com
Website: http://dragonsbloodelixir.com

Elijah's Xtreme Gourmet Sauces
Email: br*********@el***********.com
Website: http://www.elijahsxtreme.com

Fat Cat Gourmet Foods, LLC
P.O. Box 621526
Orlando, FL 32862
Phone: (407)-927-1771
Email: ey**@fa*********.com
Website: www.fatcatfoods.com

Formosa Hot Sauce
111 N. Market Street Suite 460A
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-297-3300
Email: in**@fo**********.com
Website: http://www.formosasauce.com
Hell's Kitchen Hot Sauce
736 10th Ave. # 3N 
New York NY 10019 us
Phone: (917) 204-0968 
Email: in**@he******************.com
Website: http://www.hellskitchenhotsauce.com

HI Spice
808 S Kihei Rd
Kihei, Hawaii
Phone: (808) 205-7375
Email: in**@hi*****.com
Website: http://hispice.com
Howling Dog Hot Sauce
Crooked Creek Ranch
RR 5 Box 315
Marble Hill, MO  63764
Email: cr****************@ya***.com
Phone: (573)238-2104 or (573) 579-0751
Website: http://crookedcreekranch1.com/sauce.html

Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauce
PMB #116270 Sparta Ave, Suite 104
Sparta, NJ 07871
Email: je************@gm***.com
Website: www.jerseybarnfire.com

Katie's Premium Jerky & Snacks
4094 Anson Dr.
Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 440-0780
Email: ka***@ka*************.com
Website: http://www.katiesbeefjerky.com/

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce
Phone: (510) 861-9625
Email: lu**************@gm***.com
Website: www.luckydoghotsauce.com

Meow! That's Hot.
c/o 350 Flora St
Ottawa, ON K1R 5S3
Email: co*****@me**********.ca
Website: http://meowthatshot.ca

Palo Alto Firefighters Pepper Sauce
Phone: 925-628-6814
Email: er**@pa******************.com
Email: le*@pa******************.com
Website: http://www.paloaltofirefighters.com
Sam & Oliver, LLC
8 Inlet Dr
Guilford, CT
Phone: (484)-682-5268
Email: Je**@Ma*******.com
Website: http://www.samandoliver.com

Samfuego Foods
Phone: 425-443-9782
Email: Sa***********@gm***.com
Website: http://www.samfuegofoods.com

Sweet Heat Gourmet
1919 Fairwood Lane
State College, PA 16803
Phone: 814-441-0383
Website: http://www.sweetheatgourmet.com

Volcanic Peppers
601 N Fort Crook Rd
Bellevue, Nebraska 68005
Email: su*****@vo*************.com
Website: www.volcanicpeppers.com


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