Fiery Food Challenge Winners 2018

2018 Fiery Food Challenge Winners Announced! Fiery Food Challenge is a competition that invites hot, “really hot”, spicy and zesty foods

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Snack: Salty Snack – Consumer Ready
1. Little Bird Kitchen No Name Trail Mix
2. Stung-Tongue Pepper Co. Hot Sriracha Sunflower Seeds
3. Roy’s Snacks Happy Trails Snack Mix

Best Snack
1. Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Scorpion XXX Beef Jerky

Zesty Sweets: Spicy Candy – Consumer Ready
1. Texas Toffee Gotcha Ghost Toffee
2. Texas Toffee Gotcha Habanero Toffee
3. Texas Toffee Gotcha Cinnamon PepperToffee

Best Zesty Sweets
1. Texas Toffee Gotcha Ghost Toffee

Cook-Off Food: Chili, Soup/Stew Mix
1. Pecos Red Products Pecos Red Chili Mix
2. Paulita’s New Mexico LLC Green Chile Sauce with Hatch Green Chile
3. Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salt Island Curry

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Beef
1. LaRaye’s BBQ Sauce, Inc Sweet & Spicy Rub
2. Ole Man’s Spice Rub & Seasoning Mr. TNT-Mildly Hot Blend
3. The Florida Greek Guy Spices Greek Meat Blend

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Fruit/Vegetable
1. CRC BBQ Riley’s Red Rub
2. Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Moroccan Seasoning
3. Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salt Hawaiian Rub

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Fowl
1. Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salt Hawaiian Rub
2. CRC BBQ Riley’s Red Rub
3. Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salt Island Volcano

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Pork
1. Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Smoky BBQ Seasoning
2. Grinder’s Signature Hot Sauce Grinders Original Meat Rub
3. Ole Man’s Spice Rub & Seasoning Original Blend

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Seafood
1. Wing-A-Lings Dry Rubs & Seasonings Baa Baa Blackened Seasoning
2. The Florida Greek Guy Spices Greek Blackened Fish Blend
3. The Florida Greek Guy Spices Greek Fish Blend

Cook-Off Food: Seasoned Salt
1. Das Güd Spice Co. All-Purpose Seasoning
2. The Florida Greek Guy Spices Greek All Purpose Blend
3. Bravado Spice Co. Jalapeno & Garlic Seasoning

Cook-Off Food: Table Seasoning
1. The Florida Greek Guy Spices Greek All Purpose Blend
2. Louviere’s Cajun Products Louviere’s Cajun Spice
3. Double Comfort Soul of the South

Cook-Off Food: Marinade
1. Paulita’s New Mexico LLC Green Chile Marinade with Hatch Green Chile
2. Smoking Gun Jerky Smoking Gun Grilling Marinade
3. Elijah’s Xtreme Gourmet Sauces, Inc Elijah’s Extreme Deer Smear

Cook-Off Food: Cooking Sauce
1. Gorji Gourmet Puttanesca
2. Gorji Gourmet Arrabiata Diavolo
3. Gorji Gourmet Pomodoro

Cook-Off Food: Wing Sauce
1. Cobra Chilli I Believe I Can Fly-Ultra Hot Wing Sauce
2. Klowns On Fire! LLC Mango Reaper
3. Wild Bill’s Wing Sauce “Classically Original”

Cook-Off Beverage: Bloody Mary Mix
1. Pacific Pickle Works Bloody Mary Elixir
2. Apple Canyon Gourmet Inc Bloody Mary Mix
3. Yolk Yolk Bloody Mary Mix

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Pork
1. Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Smoky BBQ Seasoning
2. Grinder’s Signature Hot Sauce Grinders Original Meat Rub
3. Ole Man’s Spice Rub & Seasoning Original Blend

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Seafood
1. Wing-A-Lings Dry Rubs & Seasonings Baa Baa Blackened Seasoning
2. The Florida Greek Guy Spices Greek Blackened Fish Blend
3. The Florida Greek Guy Spices Greek Fish Blend

Cook-Off Food: Seasoned Salt
1. Das Güd Spice Co. All-Purpose Seasoning
2. The Florida Greek Guy Spices Greek All Purpose Blend
3. Bravado Spice Co. Jalapeno & Garlic Seasoning

Cook-Off Food: Table Seasoning
1. The Florida Greek Guy Spices Greek All Purpose Blend
2. Louviere’s Cajun Products Louviere’s Cajun Spice
3. Double Comfort Soul of the South

Cook-Off Food: Marinade
1. Paulita’s New Mexico LLC Green Chile Marinade with Hatch Green Chile
2. Smoking Gun Jerky Smoking Gun Grilling Marinade
3. Elijah’s Xtreme Gourmet Sauces, Inc Elijah’s Extreme Deer Smear

Cook-Off Food: Cooking Sauce
1. Gorji Gourmet Puttanesca
2. Gorji Gourmet Arrabiata Diavolo
3. Gorji Gourmet Pomodoro

Cook-Off Food: Wing Sauce
1. Cobra Chilli I Believe I Can Fly-Ultra Hot Wing Sauce
2. Klowns On Fire! LLC Mango Reaper
3. Wild Bill’s Wing Sauce “Classically Original”

Cook-Off Beverage: Bloody Mary Mix
1. Pacific Pickle Works Bloody Mary Elixir
2. Apple Canyon Gourmet Inc Bloody Mary Mix
3. Yolk Yolk Bloody Mary Mix

Cook-Off Beverage: Maragarita Mix
1. Apple Canyon Gourmet Inc Fresh Lime Margarita Mix
2. Little Bird Kitchen Fire Syrup
3. Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Organic Traditional Margarita Mix

Cook-Off Beverage: Other Beverage/Cocktail Mix
1. Little Bird Kitchen Fire Syrup
2. Ole Smoky Distillery Ole Smoky Mango Habanero Whiskey
3. Apple Canyon Gourmet Inc Hatch Bloody Mary Mix

Cook-Off Beverage: Beverage Enhancer Dry
1. Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Bacon Rimshot
2. Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Pomegranate Pineapple Lime Margarita Rim Salt
3. Ole Man’s Spice Rub & Seasoning Bloody Mary Mix

Cook-Off Beverage: Beverage Enhancer Wet
1. Little Bird Kitchen Fire Syrup
2. Fuego Box Hot Hive Hot Honey
3. Red Kitchen Foods-Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Beverage Mixer

Best Cook-Off
1. Cobra Chilli I Believe I Can Fly-Ultra Hot Wing Sauce

Best New Product Consumer Ready Food
1. Texas Toffee Gotcha Habanero Toffee
2. Super Spy Sauce Company Bad Guy BBQ Sauce
3. My Salsa My Salsa X-Hot

Best New Product Cook-Off
1. Ghost Tequila Ghost Tequila
2. Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salt Island Volcano
3. C & J Farms Habanero Lime Seasoning

Marketing: Label
1. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Dia del Perro
2. Puckerbutt Pepper Company Reaper Racha
3. Wing-A-Lings Dry Rubs & Seasonings Wing-A-Lings Our Own Chicken Wing Rub

Marketing: Logo
1. Swamp Dragon, LLC Marvin, the Hot Sauce-Loving Baby Dragon!
2. Lone Star Pepper Co. Lone Star Pepper Co.
3. Wing-A-Lings Dry Rubs & Seasonings Wing-A-Lings

Marketing: Single or Gift Product Packaging
1. Swamp Dragon, LLC The Dragon Clutch
2. Gunther’s Gourmet Marinade Try-Pack
3. Elijah’s Xtreme Gourmet Sauces, Inc World’s Hottest Xtreme Trio

Condiments: Salad Dressing – Consumer Ready
1. Frog Bone Cajun Sauces Bayou Remoulade
2. Aunty Lilikoi Products Passion Fruit Wasabi Dressing
3. Paulita’s New Mexico LLC Hatch Green Chile Salad Dressing with Cotija Cheese

Best Condiment
1. Rockin JR Ranch Mango Habanero Jam

Hot Sauce: Asian Style – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Karma Sauce Curry Karma Sauce
2. Volcanic Peppers Spicy Ponzu
3. Grim Reaper Foods Rookie Goblin

Hot Sauce: Asian Style — Hot/X-Hot– Consumer Ready
1. Crazy Uncle Jester’s Scorpion Death March
2. Creature Comfort Hot Sauce 2-4-5 Trioxin
3. Cobra Chilli Reaper Magic Sauce

Hot Sauce: Caribbean Style Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Caribbean Heat Scotch Bonnet Medium
2. Pepper Pot Caribbean Foods Mild Tamarind Sauce
3. Puckerbutt Pepper Company Honey Bonnet

Hot Sauce: Caribbean Style – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
1. Dots Snacks Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce
2. K-Sauce K-1 Keenan’s Killer Original Hot Sauce
3. Char Man Brand Char Man Caribbean

Hot Sauce: Chipotle Style– Mild/Medium Consumer Ready
1. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Brown Label
2. Volcanic Peppers Corny Chipotle
3. Flash Point Sauces, LLC Smolderin’ Chipotle

Hot Sauce: Chipotle Style– Hot/X-Hot Consumer Ready
1. Volcanic Peppers LAVA Smoked Habanero
2. Scotty O’Hotty Gourmet Beer Bacon Chipotle w/Scorpion
3. Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce Love Spice

Hot Sauce: Latin Style — Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Karma Sauce Taco Rosso
2. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce El Perro Afortunado
3. Gindo’s Spice of Life Gindo’s Aji Rico

Hot Sauce: Latin Style – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
1. Jak Jeckel Pepper Sauce Tocino De Fuego-Fiery Spanish Bacon
2. Karma Sauce The Goblin
3. Stockton Foods Inc Catalina’s Red Chile Hot Sauce

Marketing: Wearable Item
1. Little Bird Kitchen Little Bird #hotandsweet t-shirt
2. Klowns On Fire! LLC Klowns On Fire! Long Sleeve Shirt
3. Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce Brim It

Barbecue Sauce: Alcohol Infused – Consumer Ready
1. LaRaye’s BBQ Sauce, Inc Tequila Garlik
2. Cobra Chilli Hopinator BBQ Sauce
3. Pepper North Heart of Atzlan

Barbecue Sauce: Exotic – Consumer Ready
1. Southern Belles BBQ Blueberry Blues
2. Frog Bone Cajun Sauces Spanish Moss White BBQ Sauce
3. Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc Dr. Foo’s Bali BBQ Sauce

Barbecue Sauce: Fruit Based – Consumer Ready
1. LaRaye’s BBQ Sauce, Inc Habanero Mango
2. Southern Belles BBQ Hot N Sassy Peach
3. Southern Belles BBQ Blueberry Blues

Barbecue Sauce: Mustard Based – Consumer Ready
1. Caribbean Heat Carolina BBQ
2. Aunty Lilikoi Products Passion Fruit BBQ Sauce
3. LaRaye’s BBQ Sauce, Inc Honey Mustard

Barbecue Sauce: Vinegar Based – Consumer Ready
1. Whispering Heat Whispering Heat
2.Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce Co. Original Mild Bar-B-Q Sauce
3. CRC BBQ Riley’s Triple R Sauce

Barbecue Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready
1.Southern Belles BBQ Original Belle
2. Firefly’s BBQ Firefly’s Memphis Sauce
3. Southern Belles BBQ Ms. Mango

Barbecue Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Danielle’s Sauces Smoke & Spice BBQ Sauce
2. Firefly’s BBQ Firefly’s Beelzebar Sauce
3. Super Spy Sauce Company Bad Guy BBQ Sauce

Barbecue Sauce: Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
1. Melbourne Hot Sauce Reaper Whiskey BBQ
2. Klowns On Fire! LLC Extreme Mango Reaper
3. Full Boar BBQ, LLC “Sweet & Spicy” BBQ Sauce

Hot Sauce: Louisiana Style – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Double Comfort Juke Joint Green Pepper Sauce
2. Gindo’s Spice of Life Gindo’s Original Fresh & Spicy
3. Hotter Than El Handcrafted Hot Sauce Gator Jake’s Rajun Cajun

Hot Sauce: Louisiana Style – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
1. Double Comfort Memphis Heat
2. Culleys Habanero
3. White Label White Label Original

Hot Sauce: Fruit Based – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Pepplish Provisions Peach Agave Garlic
2. Dots Snacks Pina Colada Hot Sauce
3. Hellfire Hot Sauce Chilimaster’s Reserve

Hot Sauce: Fruit Based – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
1. K-Sauce K-4 Keenan’s Killer Sunshine Mango Hot Sauce
2. Pepper North Solar Flare
3. Volcanic Peppers Death By Douglah

Hot Sauce: Pepper Blend – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Char Man Brand Char Man Verde
2. Creature Comfort Hot Sauce LV 426
3. Bravado Spice Co. Bravado Spice Crimson Hot Sauce

Hot Sauce: Pepper Blend– Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
1. Born to Hula, LLC Surge Of Sandy
2. Bravado Spice Co. Crimson Special Reserve Hot Sauce
3. Elijah’s Xtreme Gourmet Sauces, Inc Elijah’s Xtreme Ghost Pepper Sauce

Hot Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready
1. Karma Sauce Good Karma Sauce
2. Fuego Box Zana Sauce
3. Born to Hula, LLC Harvest/Season Two

Hot Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Bravado Spice Co. Serrano & Basil Hot Sauce
2. Karma Sauce Curry Karma Sauce
3. Char Man Brand Char Man Verde

Hot Sauce: Hot – Consumer Ready
1. Gindo’s Spice of Life Gindo’s Chocolate Moruga Scorpion
2. Char Man Brand Char Man Original
3. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Year of the Dog

Hot Sauce: X-Hot – Consumer Ready
1. Karma Sauce Funken Hot
2. Karma Sauce Carnival
3. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Black Label

Hot Sauce: Ultra Hot Pepper – Consumer Ready
1. Pika Pika Chili Compositions Scorpion Wild Berries
2. Pepper North Stargazer
3. S & H Green Acre The Grim Reaper Hot Sauce

Best Barbecue Sauce
1. LaRaye’s BBQ Sauce, Inc Tequila Garlik

Condiments: Asian – Consumer Ready
1. Danielle’s Sauces Sweet Chili Sauce
2. Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc Dr. Foo’s Thai Peanut Coconut Sauce
3. Danielle’s Sauces Chiliyaki Sauce

Condiments: Jam/Jelly Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Rockin JR Ranch Strawberry Jalapeno Jam
2. Elijah’s Xtreme Gourmet Sauces, Inc Elijah’s Extreme Deer Smear
3. Grandma’s Gourmets LLC Road Rage Jelly

Condiments: Jam/Jelly Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
1. Rockin JR Ranch Mango Habanero Jam
2. Jammit! Jam Garlic Pepper Jelly
3. Rollicking Buckaroo Pepper Jam Hot-Hot N Sweet

Condiments: Ketchup/Steak Sauce – Consumer Ready
1. Red Kitchen Foods-Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Roasted Tomato and Sweet Onion Ketchup
2. Red Kitchen Foods-Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Texas Especial Steak Sauce
3. Karma Sauce Curry Kat’up

Condiments: Mustard Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Aunty Lilikoi Products Passion Fruit Wasabi Mustard
2. Born to Hula, LLC Biergarten Yellow Dill Mustard
3. Flash Point Sauces, LLC Smokin’ Mustard

Condiments: Mustard Hot /X-Hot – Consumer Ready
1. Flash Point Sauces, LLC Blazin’ Mustard
2. Karma Sauce Cold Process Mustard
3. Puckerbutt Pepper Company I Dare you Stupit

Condiments: Latin – Consumer Ready
1. Frog Bone Cajun Sauces Frog Bone Taco Sauce
2. Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce Akua Kawaka
3. Karma Sauce Taco Verde

Condiments: Relish – Consumer Ready
1. Twissted Texas Foods LLC Original Sweet n SpicyJalapeño Salsa-Relish
2.Lone Star Pepper Co. Hot-N-Sweet Pepper Relish
3.Old Florida Style Foods Datil Pepper Salsa & Condiment Sweet & Spicy

Best Hot Sauce:
1. Karma Sauce Funken Hot

Fresh Salsa Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Smoke Point Salsa Lucky Number 13 Smoked Salsa
2. The Salsa Works Viva La Verde
3. Smoke Point Salsa Viva La Verde Smoked Salsa

Fresh Salsa Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
1. The Salsa Works Green Ghost
2. The Salsa Works Original Hot
3. Smoke Point Salsa The Heater Smoked Salsa

Best Fresh Salsa:
1. Smoke Point Salsa Lucky Number 13 Smoked Salsa

Salsa: Chipotle – Consumer Ready
1. Karma Sauce Rosie Chipotle
2. Apple Canyon Gourmet Inc Fire Roasted Salsa
3. the Plain Ole Salsa Company Smoke

Salsa: Exotic Blend – Consumer Ready
1. Gunther’s Gourmet Spicy Ginger Pineapple Salsa
2. Todd’s Salsa Todd’s Maple Salsa
3. Gunther’s Gourmet Fiery Cranberry Habanero

Salsa: Fruit – Consumer Ready
1. Salsa Del Diablo Devils Delight Pineapple Mango Salsa-Medium
2. Todd’s Salsa Todd’s Pineapple Salsa
3. Gunther’s Gourmet Fiery Peri-Peri Dark Cherry Salsa

Salsa: Verde/Tomatillo – Consumer Ready
1. Gunther’s Gourmet Tomatillo Salsa Verde
2. Karma Sauce Tommy Tomatillo
3. Blue Flamingo Foods Bongo Sauce

Salsa: Mild – Consumer Ready
1. Mikey V’s Foods Mikey V’s Smoked Bacon Salsa
2. Salsa El Gallo El Gallo Red Homestyle Salsa
3. Blue Flamingo Foods

Salsa: Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Mikey V’s Foods Mikey V’s Hatch Green Chile Salsa
2. Salsa Del Diablo Satan’s Ketchup-Medium Salsa
3. Paulita’s New Mexico LLC Hatch Green Chile Salsacue

Condiments: Salad Dressing – Consumer Ready
1. Frog Bone Cajun Sauces Bayou Remoulade
2. Aunty Lilikoi Products Passion Fruit Wasabi Dressing
3. Paulita’s New Mexico LLC Hatch Green Chile Salad Dressing with Cotija Cheese

Best Condiment
1. Rockin JR Ranch Mango Habanero Jam

Hot Sauce: Asian Style – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Karma Sauce Curry Karma Sauce
2. Volcanic Peppers Spicy Ponzu
3. Grim Reaper Foods Rookie Goblin

Hot Sauce: Asian Style — Hot/X-Hot– Consumer Ready
1. Crazy Uncle Jester’s Scorpion Death March
2. Creature Comfort Hot Sauce 2-4-5 Trioxin
3. Cobra Chilli Reaper Magic Sauce

Hot Sauce: Caribbean Style Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Caribbean Heat Scotch Bonnet Medium
2. Pepper Pot Caribbean Foods Mild Tamarind Sauce
3. Puckerbutt Pepper Company Honey Bonnet

Hot Sauce: Caribbean Style – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
1. Dots Snacks Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce
2. K-Sauce K-1 Keenan’s Killer Original Hot Sauce
3. Char Man Brand Char Man Caribbean

Hot Sauce: Chipotle Style– Mild/Medium Consumer Ready
1. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Brown Label
2. Volcanic Peppers Corny Chipotle
3. Flash Point Sauces, LLC Smolderin’ Chipotle

Hot Sauce: Chipotle Style– Hot/X-Hot Consumer Ready
1. Volcanic Peppers LAVA Smoked Habanero
2. Scotty O’Hotty Gourmet Beer Bacon Chipotle w/Scorpion
3. Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce Love Spice

Hot Sauce: Latin Style — Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Karma Sauce Taco Rosso
2. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce El Perro Afortunado
3. Gindo’s Spice of Life Gindo’s Aji Rico

Hot Sauce: Latin Style – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
1. Jak Jeckel Pepper Sauce Tocino De Fuego-Fiery Spanish Bacon
2. Karma Sauce The Goblin
3. Stockton Foods Inc Catalina’s Red Chile Hot Sauce

Salsa: Hot – Consumer Ready
1. My Salsa My Salsa Hot
2. Salsa Del Diablo Satan’s Tears-Hot Salsa
3. Rick’s Salsa Co Small Batch Recipe Habanero Salsa

Salsa: X-Hot – Consumer Ready
1. My Salsa My Salsa X-Hot
2. Salsa Del Diablo Satan’s Reaper-Xhot Salsa
3. Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce Dance of Fire Salsa

Salsa: Ultra Hot Pepper– Consumer Ready
1. Todd’s Salsa Todd’s Ghost Pepper Salsa
2. Red’s Salsa Red’s Salsa Ghost Pepper
3. My Salsa My Salsa X-Hot

Best Salsa:
1. My Salsa My Salsa X-Hot

Snack: Jerky Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
1. Smoking Gun Jerky Wicked Awesome
2. Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Spicy Black Cherry Bourbon Beef Jerky
3. Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Garlic Beef Jerky

Snack: Jerky Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
1. Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Scorpion XXX Beef Jerky
2. Smoking Gun Jerky Grim Reaper
3. Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Carolina Reaper Beef Jerky

Snack: Pickled Products – Consumer Ready
1. Pacific Pickle Works Cukarumbas
2. Mikey V’s Foods Mikey V’s/Silverleaf International Bread & Butter Garlic
3. Grandma’s Gourmets LLC Dilly Beans

Snack: Nuts – Consumer Ready
1. Stung-Tongue Pepper Co. Hot Sriracha Peanuts
2. Puckerbutt Pepper Company Smokin Hot Nuts
3. Caribbean Heat Spicy Ghost Pepper Nuts

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