HERE ARE THE 2020 FIERY FOOD CHALLENGE WINNERS (click to download winners list)

Best Overall Product / Best of the Best Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Garlic Original

2020 Fiery Food Challenge

Best Overall Product / Best of the
Best

Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Garlic Original

FFC 2020 Winners List

Company – Product – Place

Barbecue Sauce: Alcohol Infused – Consumer Ready
Chiles Lengua de Fuego by Grupo Forcca Altar BBQ Golden Chile
Pepper Palace Honey Chipotle Rum BBQ Sauce 2
Rising Smoke Sauceworks Drunken Smokehouse 3

Barbecue Sauce: Exotic – Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Cherry Bourbon Golden Chile
Double Comfort Fiery Chipotle Bourbon Sauce 2
Corine’s Cuisine No. 28 – Spicy Aisian BBQ & Stir-Fry Sauce 3

Barbecue Sauce: Fruit Based – Consumer Ready
Urban Q Smokehouse Smokehouse Blues Golden Chile
Rising Smoke Sauceworks Drunken Smokehouse 2
Klowns On Fire, LLC Mango Reaper 3

Barbecue Sauce: Mustard Based – Consumer Ready
Chile Slinger Chile Slinger Fatalii Mustard Golden Chile
Big G’s Food Service Big G’s Famous Carolina Twang Barbecue 2
Aunty Lilikoi Products Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Kiawe BBQ Sauce 3

Barbecue Sauce: Vinegar Based – Consumer Ready
Alexander’s Great Seasoning Two Thumbs Up Golden Chile
Bentley’s Batch 5 Bentley’s Batch 5 Reserve Barbecue Sauce 2
Hot Shots/Bourbon Q Pappy’s Moonshine Madness 3

Barbecue Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready
Chile Slinger Chile Singer Original BBQ Sauce Golden Chile
Urban Q Smokehouse Myassis Dragon 2
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Sweet BBQ 3

Barbecue Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready
Chile Slinger Chile Singer Chipotle BBQ Sauce Golden Chile
Gabko Chili Meat BBQ 2
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Smoke & Spice BBQ 3

Barbecue Sauce: Hot – Consumer Ready
Mad Mike’s, Inc. Mad Mike’s Reapercussion HOT Barbecue Sauce Golden Chile
Klowns On Fire, LLC Extreme Mango Reaper 2
Steamin’ Steves BBQ Steamin’ Steves Sweet Heat “Hot” 3

Barbecue Sauce: X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Chile Slinger Chile Slinger Trinidad Scorpion BBQ Sauce Golden Chile
13 Angry Scorpions Jekyll & Hyde 2
Hot Shots/Bourbon Q Pappy’s Hottest Ride in Town 3

Best Barbecue Sauce
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Cherry Bourbon

Condiments: Asian – Consumer Ready
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Sweet Chili Sauce Golden Chile
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Chiliyaki Sauce 2
Pepper Palace Sweet But Sinister Sauce 3

Condiments: Exotic – Consumer Ready
Deep Fork Foods Jumpin’ Jacks Chipotle Lime Sauce Golden Chile
Madstone USA, Inc Helliday Wing Sauce 2
Deep Fork Foods Small Town Spice Hot & Pepper Butter 3

Condiments: Jam/Jelly Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Lone Star Pepper Co. Sizzlin Strawberry Jelly Golden Chile
Simply Jam LLC Raspberry Jalapeno Jam 2
Rockin JR Ranch Kiwi Jalapeno Jam 3

Condiments: Jam/Jelly Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Singh’s Caribbean Heat Mama Julie’s Strawberry Apple Ghost Jam Golden Chile
Simply Jam LLC Garlic Jalapeno Jam 2
Rockin JR Ranch Texas Wildfire Jelly 3

Condiments: Ketchup/Steak Sauce – Consumer Ready
Karma Sauce Curry Kats’up Golden Chile
Texas Creek Products Texas Creek Spicy Steak Sauce 2
Hot Shots/Tongues Ablaze Perez Peppr Sauce 3

Condiments: Latin – Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/Tongues Ablaze Perez Pepper Sauce Golden Chile
Karma Sauce Taco Verde 2
Mikey’s V’s Foods I Love Taco Sauce So Much Hot Sauce 3

Condiments: Mustard Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Aunty Lilikoi Products Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Wasabi Mustard Golden Chile
Deep Fork Foods Small Town Spice Sweet Hot Mustard Sauce 2
Hot Shots/ CaJohns DogOnGood 3

Condiments: Mustard Hot /X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Karma Sauce Chipotle Mustard Golden Chile
Madstone USA, Inc Scorpion Buzz Honey Mustard 2
Angry Irishman Hot Pub Mustard 3

Condiments: Relish – Consumer Ready
Twissted Texas Foods LLC Texas Twisster Sweet n Spicy Jalapeno Relish Golden Chile
Taffie Lynn’s Jalapeños Taffie Lynn’s Jalapeño Cranberry 2
Lone Star Pepper Co. Hot & Sweet Pepper Blend 3

Condiments: Salad Dressing – Consumer Ready
Aunty Lilikoi Products Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Wasabi Dressing Golden Chile
Loco Avocado LLC Loco Avocado Smooth & Mild 2
Uncle Joe’s Rockin Ranch 3

Best Condiment
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Sweet Chili Sauce
Hot Sauce: American Style – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Rising Smoke Sauceworks Smoldering Embers Golden Chile Rising Smoke Sauceworks Fire Starter 2
Alexander’s Great Seasoning Wild Hickory 3

Hot Sauce: American Style — Hot/X-Hot– Consumer Ready
Salem’s Lott Scary Hot Sauces Be Careful Hot Sauce Golden Chile
Cooper’s Small Batch Hot Sauce Grundle Thumper 2
Alexander’s Great Seasoning Saddle Up 3

Hot Sauce: Asian Style – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Garlic Chipotle Golden Chile
Karma Sauce Curry Karma 2
Chiles Lengua de Fuego by Grupo Forcca Salsa Rancha 3

Hot Sauce: Asian Style — Hot/X-Hot– Consumer Ready
Karma Sauce Funken Hot Golden Chile
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Year of the Dog 2
Mayhem Foods Dancing Chili-Sriracha 3

Hot Sauce: Caribbean Style Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Pineapple Express CBD Golden Chile
Porky’s Gourmet Foods
Historic Lynchburg-Captain Ron’s Scotch Bonnett  Pepper Sauce 2
Corine’s Cuisine No. 3 – Jamaican Curry Hot Pepper Sauce 3

Hot Sauce: Caribbean Style – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Klowns On Fire, LLC Sirkus Phyre Golden Chile
Karma Sauce Ghost Island 2
Klowns On Fire, LLC Kiss Of The Klown 3

Hot Sauce: Chipotle Style– Mild/Medium Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Garlic Chipotle Golden Chile
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Brown Label 2
Rising Smoke Sauceworks Buenos Nachos 3

Hot Sauce: Chipotle Style– Hot/X-Hot Consumer Ready
Double Comfort Foods Fiery Chipotle Bourbon Sauce Golden Chile
Rising Smoke Sauceworks Fiesta Cliente 2
The Way Hot Sauce Smokey’s Sauce 3

Hot Sauce: Exotic — Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/Bumblefoot Hot Sauces THE Sauce Golden Chile
Karma Sauce HuHu Pina 2
Pepper Palace Curry On Hot Sauce 3

Hot Sauce: Exotic – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Karma Sauce Ghost Island Golden Chile
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Maui Wowie CBD 2
Mikey’s V’s Foods Sam Sauce 3

Hot Sauce: Fruit Based – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Pepplish Provisions Cranberry Orange Clove Golden Chile
Gabko Chili Ale Mango Habanero 2
Bravado Spice Co. Pineapple & Habanero Hot Sauce 3

Hot Sauce: Fruit Based – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Dots Snacks Spicy Mango Dip Golden Chile
Klowns On Fire, LLC Sirkus Phyre 2
Klowns On Fire, LLC Kiss Of The Klown 3

Hot Sauce: Latin — Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Karma Sauce It’s Tuesday Somewhere Golden Chile
Karma Sauce HuHu Pina 2
Char Man Brand Char Man Picante 3

Hot Sauce: Latin – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready

Hot Shots/ CaJohns La Segadora Golden Chile
Karma Sauce Carnival 2
Primo’s Peppers Primonition 3

Hot Sauce: Pepper Blend– Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Garlic Original Golden Chile
Rising Smoke Sauceworks Buenos Nachos 2
K-Sauce K-2 Keenan’s Killer Mean Green Hot Sauce 3

Hot Sauce: Pepper Blend– Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Garlic Ghost Golden Chile
Rising Smoke Sauceworks All In 2
Loco Avocado LLC Loco Avocado Hot Lavacado 3

Hot Sauce: Spicy Sweet Sauce – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/Bumblefoot Hot Sauces Bumblelicious Golden Chile
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Sweet Habanero Sauce 2
PuckerButt Pepper Company PuckerDuck 3

Hot Sauce: Spicy Sweet Sauce – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Karma Sauce Funken Hot Golden Chile
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Garlic Ghost 2
Klowns On Fire, LLC Scream Klown 3

Hot Sauce: Ghost Pepper Sauce – Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Garlic Ghost Golden Chile
Dirty Bird’s Swett Sauce Dirty Bird’s Swett Sauce Ghost 2
Karma Sauce Ashes 2 Ashes 3

Hot Sauce: Reaper Pepper Sauce – Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/ CaJohns La Segadora Golden Chile
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Hell Hound 2
Klowns On Fire, LLC Klowns Inferno 3

Hot Sauce: Trinidad Pepper Sauce – Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Cerberus Golden Chile
Karma Sauce Ashes 2 Ashes 2
OSA Gourmet Stinging Lizard 3

Hot Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Garlic Original Golden Chile
Karma Sauce Good Karma 2
Karma Sauce Smokey Karma 3

Hot Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready
HazMat-Taste the Hot Zone HazMat-Taste the Hot Zone Golden Chile
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Garlic Chipotle 2
Karma Sauce Curry Karma 3

Hot Sauce: Hot – Consumer Ready
Primo’s Peppers Primonition Golden Chile
Karma Sauce Cherry Bomb 2
Chili-Werkstatt Oh Carolina! 3

Hot Sauce: X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/ CaJohns OG Reaper CBD Golden Chile
Karma Sauce Funken Hot 2
Rising Smoke Sauceworks All In 3

Hot Sauce: Ultra Hot Pepper – Consumer Ready
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Momento Mori Golden Chile
Karma Sauce Ashes 2 Ashes 2
Karma Sauce Burn After Eating 3

Best Hot Sauce:
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Garlic Original
Salsa: Chipotle – Consumer Ready
Flavor & Fire Black Cherry Chipotle Golden Chile
Karma Sauce Rosie Chipotle 2
the Plain Ole Salsa Company Smoke 3

Salsa: Exotic – Consumer Ready
Twissted Texas Foods LLC Texas Twisster Hatch Pepper Salsa Golden Chile
Flavor & Fire Margarita 2
Todd’s Salsa Todd’s Guava Salsa 3

Salsa: Fresh – Consumer Ready
Mad Mike’s, Inc. Mad Mike’s Reapercussion Salsa Medium Golden Chile
Mad Mike’s, Inc. Mad Mike’s Reapercussion Salsa Death Certificate 2
Mad Mike’s, Inc. Mad Mike’s Reapercussion Salsa Hot 3

Salsa: Fruit – Consumer Ready
Singh’s Caribbean Heat Mama Julie’s Pineapple Salsa Golden Chile
Todd’s Salsa Todd’s Pineapple Salsa 2
Bernard’s Gourmet Foods. LLC Roasted Mango Pineapple Habanero 3

Salsa: Verde/Tomatillo – Consumer Ready
Todd’s Salsa Todd’s Salsa Verde Golden Chile
Karma Sauce Tommy Tomatillo 2
Smoke Point Foods Viva LaVerde 3

Salsa: Mild – Consumer Ready
Smoke Point Foods Lucky Number 13 Golden Chile
Pepper Palace Sweet Spot Mild 2
My Salsa My Salsa Mild Spicy 3

Salsa: Medium – Consumer Ready
the Plain Ole Salsa Company Smack Golden Chile
My Salsa My Salsa Medium 2
Sanderson Specialty Foods Taco Truck Style 3

Salsa: Hot – Consumer Ready
My Salsa My Salsa Hot Golden Chile
Smoke Point Foods The Heater 2
Mi Favorito Handcrafted Salsa Garlic Habanero 3

Salsa: X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Madstone USA, Inc Dance of Fire Golden Chile
Todd’s Salsa Todd’s Habanero Salsa 2
My Salsa My Salsa X-Hot 3

Salsa: Ultra Hot Pepper– Consumer Ready
Todd’s Salsa Todd’s Ghost Pepper Salsa Golden Chile
My Salsa My Salsa X-Hot 2
Mikey’s V’s Foods 7-Pot Primo Salsa 3

Best Salsa:
Flavor & Fire Black Cherry Chipotle
Snack: Jerky Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Texas Jerky Shack Medium Hot Jerky Golden Chile
Chuck Box Jerky Carne Asada 2
Wicked Cutz Jerky Bacon Sriracha 3

Snack: Jerky Hot/X-Hot– Consumer Ready
Chuck Box Jerky Carolina Reaper Golden Chile
PuckerButt Pepper Company Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper® Beef Jerky 2
Texas Jerky Shack Hot Jerky 3

Snack: Pickled Products – Consumer Ready
Porky’s Gourmet Foods
Historic Lynchburg-HillbillyCandied Halapeeno
Peppers Golden Chile
Deep Fork Foods Jumpin’ Jacks Sweet Heat Candied Jalapeño 2
Mr. Wally’s Pickles Dill Fernos 3

Snack: Prepared Dip – Consumer Ready
The Amazing Dip Company Cameron’s Spicy Smoked Gouda Golden Chile
Loco Avocado LLC Loco Avocado Mouth Tingling Medium 2
The Amazing Dip Company Cameron’s Garlic & Herb Fontina 3

Snack: Salty Snack – Consumer Ready
Texas Toffee Inc Toffee Pop-Spicy Carmel Popcorn Golden Chile
Mikey’s V’s Foods Spicy Gator Toes 2
Blazing Foods LLC Carolina Reaper Corn Nugz 3

Snack: Zesty Sweets – Consumer Ready
Sweetie’s Cheesecakes Peach Moruga Cheesecake Golden Chile
Texas Toffee Inc Gocha Ghost Pepper Toffee 2
Texas Toffee Inc Gocha Habanero Toffee 3

Best Snack
Sweetie’s Cheesecakes Peach Moruga Cheesecake
Cook-Off Food: Chili, Soup/Stew Mix
Paulita’s New Mexico LLC Paulita’s Green Chile Stew Golden Chile
Hot Shots/ CaJohns CaBoom! Chili Fixins 2
Pecos Red Products Pecos Red Chili Mix 3

Cook-Off Food: Cooking Sauce
Urban Q Smokehouse Bayou Classic Creole Q Sauce Golden Chile
Hot Shots/Tongues Ablaze Perez Pepper Sauce 2
Double Comfort Foods Fiery Chipotle Bourbon Sauce 3

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Beef
Alexander’s Great Seasoning Uncle Willies Brisket Rub Golden Chile
5-Point BBQ 5-point BBQ Brisket Rub 2
Casa M Spice Co™ Uncontrolled Cattle Drive® 3

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Fruit/Vegetable
Casa M Spice Co™ Uncontrolled Chain Reaction® Golden Chile
Motherland Spices LLC Mammy Doro Vegetables Seasoning 2
Wing-A-Lings Dry Rubs Grilled Nice Garden Spice Seasoning 3

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Fowl
Wing-A-Lings Dry Rubs Clyde’s Cajun Dry Rub Golden Chile
The Spice Lab Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning 2
Alexander’s Great Seasoning Two Thumbs Up Rub 3

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Pork
Wing-A-Lings Dry Rubs Wilderness Wub Golden Chile
Big G’s Food Service Big G’s Famous Original Seasoning + Dry Rub 2
Karma Sauce Jerk Me Around 3

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Seafood
5-Point BBQ 5-Point BBQ Chicken & Seafood Rub Golden Chile
Big Fatty’s Flaming Foods, Inc Mistress Karlita’s Spanking Rub 2
Tough Mother Tough Mother Spice Rub 3

Cook-Off Food: Marinade
Hot Shots/Tongues Ablaze Perez Pepper Sauce Golden Chile
PuckerButt Pepper Company PuckerDuck 2
Texas Creek Products Texas Creek Spicy Steak Sauce 3

Cook-Off Food: Seasoned Salt
Behrnes Pepper Salts Chipotle Golden Chile
Bravado Spice Co. Jalapeño & Galic Seasoning 2
Casa M Spice Co™ Chain Reaction® 3

Cook-Off Food: Table Seasoning

Casa M Spice Co™ Pecking Order® Golden Chile
Big G’s Food Service Big G’s Famous Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper 2
Jabali Grind Jabali Grind Low Salt with Garlic 3

Cook-Off Food: Wing Sauce Mild/Medium

Pepper Palace Wing Master Sweet Chili Wing sauce Golden Chile
HazMat-Taste the Hot Zone HazMat-Taste the Hot Zone 2
Hot Shots/Tongues Ablaze Perez Pepper Sauce 3

Cook-Off Food: Wing Sauce Hot/X-Hot
Klowns On Fire, LLC Extreme Mango Reaper Golden Chile
Klowns On Fire, LLC Extreme Peach Reaper 2
Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes
Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning Chipotle
Habanero 3

Cook-Off Beverage: Bloody Mary Mix
Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes
Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning Chipotle
Habanero Golden Chile
Bentley’s Batch 5 Bentley’s Batch 5 Hot Barbecue Bloody Mary Mix 2
5-Point BBQ 5-Point BQ Bloody May Mix 3

Cook-Off Beverage: Maragaria Mix
Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Demitri’s 38 Calorie Margarita Mix Golden Chile
Bravado Spice Co. Pineapple & Jalapeño Margarita Mix 2
Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Demitri’s Organic Traditional Margarita Mix 3

Cook-Off Beverage: Other Beverage/Cocktail Mix
Ole Smoky Distillery Tennessee Salty Caramel Whiskey Golden Chile
Seagrams 7 Seagram’s 7 Dark Honey 2
George Dickel Geoge Dickel Tabasco Barrel Finish 3

Cook-Off Beverage: Beverage Enhancer
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Frostbite Golden Chile
Behrnes Pepper Salts Jalapeño Pepper Salt 2
Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes
Demitri’s Pomegranate Pineapple Lime Margarita
Salt 3
Best Cook-Off
Wing-A-Lings Dry Rubs Clyde’s Cajun Dry Rub

Best New Product Consumer Ready Food
Texas Toffee Inc Gotcha Cashew Golden Chile
Phaya Naga Foods LLC Vatsana’s Seafood Hot Sauce 2
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Garlic Chipotle 3

Best New Product Cook-Off
Paulita’s New Mexico LLC Paulita’s Green Chile Stew Golden Chile
Behrnes Pepper Salts Reaper Pepper Salt 2
Casa M Spice Co™ Uncontrolled Jerked Chain® 3

Marketing: Label
Wing-A-Lings Dry Rubs Duck Duck Goose Dry Rub Golden Chile
Behrnes Pepper Salts Chipotle 2
Chiles Lengua de Fuego by Grupo Forcca Chiles Lengua de Fuego Estela A-Smoked 3

Marketing: Logo
Phaya Naga Foods LLC Vatsana’s Seafood Hot Sauce Golden Chile
Wing-A-Lings Dry Rubs Wing-A-Lings “Big Roost” Rooster 2
Casa M Spice Co™ Casa M Spice Co® 3

Marketing: Single or Gift Product Packaging
Cooper’s Small Batch Hot Sauce Saucy Six Sampler Golden Chile
Blazing Foods LLC The Grim Reaper Challenge Checkers 2
Hot Shots/Burn Sauces Burn Sauce 3M 3

Marketing: Wearable Item
PuckerButt Pepper Company Reaper T-Shirt Golden Chile
Hot Shots/Bumblefoot Hot Sauces I Got Bumble F**ked T-Shirt 2
Angry Irishman Angry Irishman Mascot 3

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Best Overall Product / Best of the
Best
Hot Shots/ CaJohns Black Garlic Original
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