Spicy Product Makers Round Table – Part 2


Part 2 of our interview with some of the spicy product makers in our Chilehead community continues where we left off. You can see Part 1 HERE. We elevate to more serious questions in this part including new spicy trends and tips for people who want to get into this industry. Unfortunately, the drinking that began well before the interview kicked off is now starting to take it’s toll with some of our participants. As the discussion continues we begin to lose a few of our makers to outside influences. In the end, I think we touched on some great points, and hope it is well perceived to those that have put in the time to watch it.

Our round table existed of Jeremy Walsh from Bigfats Hot Sauce, Ed Bucholtz from Born to Hula Hot Sauce, Steve Seabury from High River Sauces, Chuck Evans from Montezuma Brand Sauces & Salsas, Johnny McLaughlin from Heartbreaking Dawns and Joe Leicht from Flaming Joe’s, Inc. A big thanks to them all for giving us the time to do this. As well as a huge thanks to CaJohn for letting us use his place and private meeting room to house it in.

If we are lucky enough, we will get to do this round table discussion again with some other great spicy product makers at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo next month and/or the Bowers Chile Festival in September. If you are a spicy product maker interested in doing one of these and want to get yourself a seat at the next one, please let me know. Thanks and enjoy part 2!

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2013 Houston Hot Sauce Festival: Fiber Joe interviews Flaming Joe’s and Red Hot Robin’s Sauces

Flaming Joe and Red Hot Robin… The name says it all. I’ve been going to the Fiery Foods Show in ABQ for the last 12 years that I’ve lived there and the first thing you always see when you walk through the door are “The Gate’s of Hell” One side is Sam and his wife with Zack and Zane and the other side Flaming Joe and Red Hot Robin. Just the sight of “The Gate’s of Hell” sets the mood for the entire show. Just an awesome group of people. At the show in Houston rumor had it that Flaming Joe and Red Hot Robin were going to take a break from the hot sauce circuit. In the review you will see that the rumor is confirmed they will be taking a break, they will be dearly missed, but in the review you will also see who will be taking their place. It was awesome for me to finally get a chance to do an interview with Joe and Robin. We will miss them in ABQ and we hope they have an awesome time.

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