Lenny Awards – Best Spicy Products of 2019

The Lenny Award
The Helen Goldenberg Memorial Best of the Spicy Product of the Year Award
The Firehead Thomas J Gately Vanguard Award

This is the 10th year that I am doing these awards to celebrate the amazing makers of spicy products in this community. It is on this day in 2010 that my Dad, Leonard “Lenny” Goldenberg passed away from Cancer, and rather than mourn him, I also celebrate his life and the way he lived to help others. Last year, I dedicated the Best of the Year Award to my Mom, Helen Goldenberg, who also passed away from a Cancer, Leukemia in 2018. This year I dedicating a new award in honor of my friend and ILoveItSpicy reviewer and supporter, Firehead Thomas J Gately who passed away suddenly and with no warning this past August. He was a man who lived life to the fullest and lit up a room with his sheer presence. He had a huge impact in my life, and it is my honor to give him a bit of a legacy with this award moving forward. The video, if you choose to watch it, is the one I did Live on Facebook this evening. All the companies that I named in the video have their information listed below, so if you would like to seek their products, I tried to connect you with them. I hope you will reward them too with a purchase.

Facebook Video Link: CLICK ME

Nicos Cajun Island Cafe
1765 Brice Rd
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Phone: (614) 866-6300
Owner: Nick Ney
Email: cajunisland@insight.rr.com

Allegheny City Farms
Owner: Tom Motta
Email: alleghenycityfarmsllc@gmail.com
Phone: 412-716-9399

Yellowbird Foods Phone: 512-838-3300
Email: thebird@yellowbirdsauce.com
Owner: George Milton

Steamin' Steve's Barbecue
PO Box 305 Alcoa, TN 37701-0305
Email: info@steaminsteves

Chile Slinger BBQ Sauce & Rubs
Owner: Mark Chambers
Phone: 785-817-7122

Jessi's Flaming Fruit Sauce
Email: flamingfruitsauce@gmail.com
Phone: 850-450-0723
Owner: Jessi Budiansky

Lottabit Spice Co.
Email: info@lottabitspices.com

Pallotta Hot Gourmet Pepper Sauce
Phone: 973-826-2203
Email: pallottahot@gmail.com
Owner: Nick Pallotta

Broho Sauce Company
Phone: 410-382-9798
Email: sayhi@brohosauce.co
Owners: Jake & John Howard

Rocky Top Sauces
Phone: 832-287-7644 (C) or 830-358-5559
Email: mike@rockytopsauces.com
Owner: Michael Currie

Tipsy Foods
Email: sales@tipsyfoods.com

Boss' Saucery
Phone: 844-728-2363
Email: info@bosssaucery.com

NRJSpice Food
Email: nrjspice.food.company@gmail.com
Owner: Randy Johnston

CaJohn's Flavor & Fire
Phone: 704-527-2422

Fat Dogs Flavored Sriracha
Phone: 973-725-3088
Owner: Damon Degrassie

Bravado Spice Co.
Phone: 832-454-6426
Email: info@bravadospice.com

Angry Goat Pepper Company
Email: angrygoatpepperco@gmail.com
Old Grumpy Mark's Hot Sauce
Phone: 717-309-0744


2 thoughts on “Lenny Awards – Best Spicy Products of 2019

  • December 20, 2019 at 12:15 pm
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    Hi Al,

    Mike Currie of Rocky Top Sauces here. It was great to meet and talk with you in Houston. We were delighted to see your video featuring all of the great products for 2019, including of course our Habanero Sauce. We’re so glad you like our sauce. Please note that it is fully organic. We are expecting our USDA certification imminently. Also, we do have an additional product, a more traditional Carolina Reaper sauce in the usual 5 oz ‘woozy’ bottle. And finally, the phone number listed for us is my son’s. Our corporate phones are (832) 287-7644 (C) or (830) 358-5559 (O). Thanks again for your comments. Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season. We’ll look forward to spicy times in 2020!

  • December 20, 2019 at 12:59 pm
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    Hey Mike, glad to have you join the ranks of my award winning spicy products. I just love giving people a taste and seeing their eyes light up like a light bulb. Please send me your address information for your Lenny when I order it in January to albuddah@yahoo.com. It was great meeting you as well, and hopefully our paths will cross again. Look for an order from me in the not too distant future. Happy Holidays!

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