The Off-Topic Naming Contest

Yeah it sounds a little weird for a title of a post. Here is the deal…we have been requested by a couple of people to do an off-topic thread where people can pop on here and talk about anything, whether it be a spicy topic or not. It was in our plans to do such a thing, but it was put off to get the site launched in time for the North Market show in Columbus, Ohio. After that it has been a whirlwind of activity for me with a trip to Albuquerque for the Fiery Food Show, getting all the video posted from the show and then a visit to see my family on Long Island, NY.

So with things finally settling down, it seemed like a good time to get this off-topic thread up and away. Why should we just do it though with some ordinary name? Why not build a contest to name this off-topic thread? Maybe have a prize for the winner. Sounds like a good idea to me. I will find a few hot sauces/salsas to send out, lets say 5 of my favorites. I will figure that out later. I will include $0.20 for each individual with a unique email that posts an off-topic name for the contest not to exceed $100. Off-Topic names can not be repeated to be considered. Emails will be verified by the WordPress Spam Filter, and only 1 guess will count towards the $0.20, but you can make as many guesses as you wish. The winner of the contest with get the sauces and the money rounded up to the nearest $1.

Scott Roberts, Justin and myself will each select our top 2 picks and we will poll you for your favorite to determine the winner. Any ties will be selected by this same committee of three. The winner will need to provide a valid name and address to collect their prize. We will give to the end of the week to determine the top 6, then voting will go another week before we announce the winner. So you must post by midnight Saturday to be eligible. We will post the winning thread on April 4th and the winning will be declared at that time. We will also be announcing another contest on April 2nd, so stay tuned for that, it will be much better prizes than what is in my cupboard. Let the contest begin…

83 thoughts on “The Off-Topic Naming Contest

  • March 25, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Let’s please not call it that. 😐

  • March 25, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    The Sauna

  • March 25, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Here is a few from me that won’t count of course, but might give someone an idea of what I am looking for a website called, “I LOVE IT SPICY”.

    The Spice Rack
    Pepper Patch
    Hot Flashes
    Let’r Burn

  • March 25, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Not bad. Welcome Cajun. Good to see you again.

  • March 25, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    You can be, if you do not wish to judge.

  • March 25, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Hey, I think I gave you that one! 👿

  • March 25, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    nevermind. i want to vote.

  • March 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I would name it “My Favorite website” This way when people ask, what are you reading, they say, My Favorite website. Rick b

  • March 26, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks for stopping by with your entry Rick.

  • March 26, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    You better not win or I am going to send you all Montezuma products.

  • March 27, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Rick I think you are trying to name your new rub. 😛

  • March 27, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I have no knew rubs in the works. But my “rubs” are not really rubs, they are spice blends and it happens that people use them on meats as a rub and then confuse them. They are just spicy seasonings and I use them on pizza and burgers and pretty much everything. Rick b

  • March 27, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Everytime I see those spice combinations, I think of rubs for some reason. Sorry that I misrepresented your product. You got a solid review from though.

  • March 27, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    When I entered them in the hot pepper contest I entered them under the spices group. I kind of view them like blairs death rain spices, except I am not trying to compete with him. I was watching the food network back in 2007 and they were talking about hot sauces and such, they were showing how they made hot sauce extracts, I thought, Wow I could do that.

    So I tried making my own, but it was not working like I thought it would, so I ended up making my own hot sauce. At first it was pure heat with no flavor, so I added a few things, it had little flavor with lots of heat, so I added more things till I found flavor with heat.

    I found it really expensive to make and very hard, almost impossible to market, so I took all the same ingredients in dry form and made a spice, That was happiness. It took first place in the hot pepper contest, after that I tried in 2008 I made “sorrow”. It’s, its own unique blend, it is not simply a hotter version of happiness.

    I then entered the sorrow in the hot pepper contest in 2008 and took 2nd place, I felt I was doing pretty good for being a novice spice maker to take 1st and 2nd place 2 years in a row. Then me and friends who are serious heat freaks and chili heads needed something hotter, so I made Eternal suffering. I have only started making that and made it after the hot pepper contest was over. my spices can double as a rub if so desired, but they are intended to be spices.

    When I sent JBJ my 3 spices for reviews I sent him a bottle of my hot sauce for a review, but I more wanted his personal thoughts on it to see where a novice and first timer rates. So I look forward to the review of my sauce from JBJ. So thats a brief rundown of my story. Rick b

  • March 27, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    “Spicy Rants and Mindless Mumblings”
    “Unripened Pods”
    “Pod Talk”
    “And now for something completely different”

  • March 27, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Not bad for a mustard-hating pinky-raising beer snipping snob.

  • March 27, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    What I’m Talkin’ about, or That’s waht I’m talkin’ about

  • March 27, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    It’s Buddah’s blog, so say what ever you want, but say it here!

  • March 28, 2010 at 1:07 am

    So I guess when Danny cropped off that orange mane of yours he snipped off the creativity gene, eh? :_punk:

  • March 28, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Buddah’s babble

  • March 28, 2010 at 2:03 am

    spicy tidbits

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