2014 The World Hot Sauce Awards

Introducing The World Hot Sauce Awards Category Trophies. 60 of these beauties will be awarded Friday July 18 to the best in the World. There is still time to enter so let’s make this happen go to www.worldhotsauceawards.com and enter right now. If you have already entered THANK YOU and if you haven’t “What ya waitin’ for?” Entries MUST be Postmarked by July 1, 2014 regardless where you are in the world.

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ZESTFEST 2014 Preview

ZF 2013 banner

Anyone who appreciates the hotter things in life is invited to indulge in a fiery food experience January 24-26 2014 as ZestFest brings together the spiciest exhibitors and products from around the country for one sizzling weekend. ZestFest is the ultimate party for bold and flavorful food enthusiasts. Produced by Spicy Food Productions and taking place in Irving, Texas, ZestFest will be action-packed! Cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live music, interactive contests and thousands of bold food samples will make January 24-26 2014 the zestiest weekend of the year!

Golden Chile Award

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Zestfest Midwest 2013 People’s Preference Award Winners & Show Pics


How about some positive highlights from the Zestfest Midwest weekend. The People’s Preference Awards was voted on by the public via a very interesting computer setup. You log in your basic information, then the staff give you samples of the entries and you rate the texture, the aroma, flavor, etc. I thought it was a clever way of doing things. Once all the voting is tabulated after the Friday and Saturday shows, the winners were announced Sunday morning. Below is a list of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

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2012 Houston Hot Sauce Festival

There are so many things happening at this show, and I will create a diary for you of everything that goes on and try to bring you the information first hand from my point of view. It might not be the most timely of updates, but I will cover it to the max as I experience it and bring it back to you here. I am heavy involved in the show with our 1st salsa contest, info below. I plan on taking on all challenges for the Intensity Academy Lick-a-thon. Yes, Vic and I will once again lock lollies in this very extreme heated battle. I will have a very special challenge to offer all the contestants prior to the event. No one knows about this, not even Intensity Academy, so stay tuned for more about this. I will also be visiting all the vendors and getting some pics of their booths and show off some show swag at the same time. It is going to be a blast, and I am so siked about going. Check out all the fun and all the attending vendors below.

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The Hot Pepper Awards 2010

To assist in getting the word out for our friends at The Hot Pepper forum(THP), I bring to you the ever-growing The Hot Pepper Awards Official 2010 sign up notice. If you are an inspiring hot sauce company and want to get your name out there, this is a great award to start with. It carries a lot of weight in the Chilehead community and it is considered cost effective in comparison to the other renown spicy awards. So without further adieu here is the info…

The Hot Pepper Awards 2010 – Enter Now! The annual fiery foods competition, hosted by The Hot Pepper.

Why Enter?

Show the industry and consumers that you have an award-winning product. When it carries the seal of The Hot Pepper Awards, it not only signifies a win, but a win in a competition that cares about quality! How about exposure? Postings, press releases, advertising… what are you waiting for?


See the website for the category choices HERE


The Hot Pepper Award is the overall top category award. There are also…

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