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Posted September 13, 2006 by Nick Lindauer in Hot Events
 
 

2007 Fiery Food Challenge Winners @ 2006 Zest Fest


Well, this list has been available since Friday night, but not available anywhere online. It’s complete! Enjoy!

    Best New Product – Overall
    Mary of Puddin Hill – Habanero Peanut Brittle
    Best New Product – Consumer Ready
    1st Place: Mary of Puddin Hill – Habanero Peanut Brittle
    2nd Place: Mount Horeb Mustard Museum – Hit & Run Horseradish
    3rd Place: Jake’s BBQ Sauce and Seasoning – Jake’s Southwestern Hickory Dry Rub Seasoning
    Best New Product – Cook-Off
    1st Place: Texas Red Hot Rooster – Sweet Hot Pineapple
    2nd Place: Mixes from Scratch – Carmel Apple Dip
    3rd Place: Richie’s Tropical Kitchen – Richie’s Tropical Kitchen Spicy Marinade
    Barbeque Sauce – Alcohol Infused
    1st Place: CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co. – CaJohn’s Apple Smoked Spiced Rum Ancho BBQ Sauce
    2nd Place: CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co. – CaJohn’s Apple Smoked Chipotle Bourbon BBQ Sauce
    3rd Place: Porky’s Gourmet Foods – Historic Lynchburg Tennessee Whiskey Brand Swineapple Rib Glaze
    Barbeque Sauce – Chile Specific
    1st Place: Big Rick’s Bar-B-Que Sauce – Big Rick’s Hot B-B-Q Sauce
    2nd Place: Tasty-Time Caterers, Inc – Tasty-Time Hot BBQ Sauce
    3rd Place: Mild to Wild Pepper & Herb Co. – Fiery Hot Habanero
    Barbeque Sauce – Chipotle Base
    1st Place: Big Rick’s Bar-B-Que Sauce – Big Rick’s Chipotle B-B-Q Sauce
    2nd Place: Ultimate Seasoning, LLC – Smoked Garlic & Chipotle BBQ Sauce
    3rd Place: Big Dawg Salsa – Slobber Sauce
    Barbeque Sauce – Fruit Base
    1st Place: Waazuu! Bar B Q Sauce – Boys N Berry
    2nd Place: Waazuu! Bar B Q Sauce – Blackberry
    3rd Place: Richie’s Tropical Kitchen – Zesty Original BBQ Sauce
    Barbeque Sauce – Mustard Base
    1st Place: Ole Ray’s Sauces – Kentucky Gold Bourbon
    2nd Place: Deep South BBQ Hog Wash BBQ Sauce
    3rd Place: Ole Ray’s Sauces – Classic Gold
    Barbeque Sauce – Smoked
    1st Place: CaJohn’s Fiery Food Co. – CaJohn’s Mesquite Smoked Tequila Chile Lime BBQ Sauce
    2nd Place: Uncle Pete’s BBQ, LLC – Uncle Pete’s Hickory BBQ Sauce
    3rd Place: Smokin’ Willies – Classic BBQ & Grilling Sauce
    Barbeque Sauce – Soy Base
    1st Place: Smokin’ Willies – Shanghai Style BBQ Sauce
    2nd Place: Rocky Mountain Products – Korean Kalbi Sauce
    3rd Place: BBQ’N Fools LLC – Hot teriyaki Pepper Grilling Sauce
    Barbeque Sauce – Specialty
    1st Place: Glen Hobbs, LLC – Heads & Tails Bar-B-Que Sauce
    2nd Place: Pepper Palace – Mountain Chipotle Medium
    3rd Place: El Gringo Loco – Mexican Barbeque Fusion
    Barbeque Sauce – Sweet Base
    1st Place: BBQ’N Fools LLC – Signature Barbeque Sauce
    2nd Place: Tasty-Time Caterers, Inc – Tasty-Time Cajun BBQ Sauce
    3rd Place: Waazuu! Bar B Q Sauce – Boys N Berry
    Barbeque Sauce – Tomato Base
    1st Place: Eight Flags Sauce Co. – Jolly Roger Red
    2nd Place: Jake’s Barbeque Sauce and Seasoning – Jake’s Medium Hot Bar-B-Que Sauce
    3rd Place: Rib Rangers Products of Texas, Inc. – Texas Rib Rangers Hot BBQ Sauce
    Barbeque Sauce – Vinegar Base
    1st Place: Rib Rangers Products of Texas, Inc. – Texas Rib Rangers Spicey BBQ Sauce
    2nd Place: Woody’s Bar-B-Que Sauce Company – Woody’s Original Mild Bar-B-Q Sauce
    3rd Place: BBQ’N Fools LLC – Hot Signature Barbeque Sauce
    Condiment – Asian/Stir Fry Sauce
    1st Place: Rocky Mountain Products – General Tsao’s Sauce
    2nd Place: Rocky Mountain Products – Mandarin Sweet N Spicy Sauce
    3rd Place: BBQ’N Fools LLC – Hot teriyaki Pepper Grilling Sauce
    Condiment – Cocktail Sauce
    1st Place: Glen Hobbs, LLC – Heads & Tails Cocktail Sauce
    2nd Place: Porky’s Gourmet Foods – Historic Lynchburg Tennessee Whiskey Brand Jalapeno Seafood Cocktail Sauce
    3rd Place: My Favorite New Mexico Foods – Gulf of New Mexico Spicy Seafood Salsa
    Condiment – Dessert Sauce
    1st Place: Glen Hobbs, LLC – Heads & Tails Cocktail Sauce
    2nd Place: Porky’s Gourmet Foods – Historic Lynchburg Tennessee Whiskey Brand Jalapeno Seafood Cocktail Sauce
    3rd Place: My Favorite New Mexico Foods – Gulf of New Mexico Spicy Seafood Salsa
    Condiment – Horseradish Product
    1st Place: Mount Horeb Mustard Museum – Hit & Run Excruciatingly Painful Brown Horseradish Mustard
    2nd Place: Mount Horeb Mustard Museum – Sinus Searing Horseradish
    3rd Place: Pepper Palace – Nasal Napalm
    Condiment – Jam/Jelly
    1st Place: MeMe’s Jam’s N’ Jelli – Champagne N’ Strawberries
    2nd Place: Three Angel Farm – Green Chile Jelly
    3rd Place: Three Angel Farm – Habanero Suicide
    Condiment – Mustard
    1st Place: Mount Horeb Mustard Museum – Hit & Run Excruciatingly Painful Brown Horseradish Mustard
    2nd Place: Big Rick’s Bar-B-Q Sauce – Big Rick’s Jalapeno Honey Mustard
    3rd Place: Fanta Sea Sauce – Fiery Hot
    Condiment – Prepared Sauce
    1st Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Ammoghio
    2nd Place: My Favorite New Mexico Foods – Green Chile Sauce
    3rd Place: C & G Salsa Company – Crazy Charlie’s Medium Salsa
    Condiment – Relish
    1st Place: Dr. Gonzo’s Uncommon Condiments – Professional Grade Habanero Mash
    2nd Place: Alberto’s Food Product, Inc – Granny’s Cycle Hot Eaten Peppers
    3rd Place: Hot Mama’s Foods – Hot Mama’s Sweet Pepper Sauce
    Condiment – Specialty
    1st Place: Augusto’s Green Sauce – Augusto’s Green Sauce
    2nd Place: Alberto’s Food Product, Inc – Granny’s Cycle Hot Eaten Peppers
    3rd Place: Hot Mama’s Foods – Hot Mama’s Sweet Pepper Sauce
    Condiment – Table Sauce
    1st Place: Jardine Foods, Inc. – Buckin’ Berry Raspberry Chipotle
    2nd Place: Innuendo Enterprises, LLC – Bucky Goldstien’s Whiskey Pepper Steak Sauce
    3rd Place: Buzzard’s Breath LTD. – Hot Spicy Ketchup
    Condiment – Table Seasoning
    1st Place: Rocky Mountain Products – Southwest Dry Marinade Seasoning
    2nd Place: Ultimate Seasoning, LLC – Cajun
    3rd Place: Pepper Palace – Gourmet Garlic Herb Seasoning
    Fresh Salsa – Hot
    1st Place: Cheryl’s Fresh Salsa – Inferno
    2nd Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Jamaican Scotch Bonnet
    3rd Place: Blackwell’s Texas Lava – Smoke
    Fresh Salsa – Medium
    1st Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Fire Roasted
    2nd Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Jack’s Special Medium
    3rd Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Jack’s Special Five Pepper
    Fresh Salsa – Mild
    1st Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Jack’s Special Mild
    2nd Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Sweet Onion
    3rd Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Artichoke Garlic
    Fresh Salsa – Specialty
    1st Place: Blackwell’s Texas Lava – Verde
    2nd Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Black Bean & Corn
    3rd Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Fire Roasted Vegetable
    Hot Sauce – Asian Style
    1st Place: Quaker Steak & Lube – Asian Seasame
    2nd Place: Birch Grove Enterprises – Nuoc Cham
    3rd Place: Palmetto Pepper Potions – Larynx Lava
    Hot Sauce – Caribbean Style
    1st Place: My Last Dime Gourmet, Inc. – GG’s Sweet Heat – Mango Lavender Hot Sauce
    2nd Place: Miss Anna’s Hot Sauce – Miss Anna’s Hot Pepper Sauce
    3rd Place: Capitol Punishment Foods – Must Have Mango
    Hot Sauce – Chile Specific
    1st Place: Scotty B’s Gourmet Specialty Foods – Berries in Heat
    2nd Place: CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co. – CaJohns Serrano Select Puree
    3rd Place: Capitol Punishment Foods – Serra-tillo – 100% Serrano
    Hot Sauce – Chipotle
    1st Place: Capitol Punishment Foods – Smokey Sear-Acha
    2nd Place: Gecko Gary’s – OUCHipotle
    3rd Place: Chuck Evan’s Montezuma Brand – Chipotle Sauce
    Hot Sauce – Fruit
    1st Place: Tasty-Time Caterers, Inc. – Chesapeake Baybe Hot Sauce
    2nd Place: Captain Thom’s Chili Pepper Company – White Zombie
    3rd Place: Susie’s Hot Sauce – Susie’s Pineapple Pleasure
    Hot Sauce – Habanero
    1st Place: Pittsburgh’s Original Sports Sauce – Pittsburgh’s Original Sports Sauce
    2nd Place: Three Hot Tamales – Cry Baby Hot Sauce
    3rd Place: My Last Dime Gourmet, Inc. – GG’s Sweet Heat – Mango Lavender Habanero Hot Sauce
    Hot Sauce – International
    1st Place: Palmetto Pepper Potions – Molten Golden
    2nd Place: Nando’s Peri-Peri Sauces – Hot Sweet Peri Peri Sauce
    3rd Place: Ambrose Landscapes, Ltd. – Al’s 64 Pepper Sauce
    Hot Sauce – Jalapeno
    1st Place: The Pepper Source, Inc. – Mean & Green
    2nd Place: Bodine Etc. Specialty Foods, LLC – Memphis Mojo Howlin’ Jalapeno
    3rd Place: Chooch & Pootan – Vespara
    Hot Sauce – Louisiana Style
    1st Place: Quaker Steak & Lube – Lousiana Lickers
    2nd Place: Chili’s Fire Pit – Hairy Canary
    3rd Place: Porky’s Gourmet Foods – Hank Williams Jr.’s Family Tradition Jalapeno Hot Sauce
    Hot Sauce – Medium
    1st Place: Scotty B’s Gourmet Specialty Foods – Berries in Heat
    2nd Place: Scotty B’s Gourmet Specialty Foods – Sweet Jalapeno Heat
    3rd Place: Richard’s Hot Sauce Co. – Hot
    Hot Sauce – Mild
    1st Place: CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co. – CaJohn’s Gourmet Chipotle Hot Sauce
    2nd Place: Pepper Palace – Southern Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce
    3rd Place: Mild to Wild Pepper & Herb Co. – Rookie Orientation
    Hot Sauce – Pepper Blend
    1st Place: Porky’s Gourmet Foods – Hank William’s Jr.’s Family Tradition Jalapeno Hot Sauce
    2nd Place: CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co. – Talon Hot Sauce
    3rd Place: Lizard’s on the Bayou – Gila Venom Hotter
    Hot Sauce – Specialty
    1st Place: Quaker Steak & Lube – Pennsylvania Premium Garlic
    2nd Place: Three Hot Tamales – Garlic Lovers Steak Sauce
    3rd Place: Nando’s Peri-Peri Sauces – Hot Sweet Peri Peri Sauce
    Hot Sauce – XXX Hot No Extract
    1st Place: Sizzlin’ Sauces – Spittin’ Fire XXX
    2nd Place: TorchBearer Sauces – #7 Sultry Sauce
    3rd Place: TorchBearer Sauces – #37 Tarnation Sauce
    Hot Sauce – XXX Hot with Extract
    1st Place: Hillside Orchard Farms – Deer In The Headlights Hot Sauce
    2nd Place: Gecko Gary’s – Geck-Zilla
    3rd Place: Captain Thom’s Chili Pepper Company
    Salsa – Bean
    1st Place: MyHotSauces.com – Monty’s Party Picante – Black Beans & Corn Chipotle
    2nd Place: Pepper Palace – Gourmet Black Bean and Corn Salsa Hot
    3rd Place: CaJohn’s Fiery Foods – CaBoom! Black Bean & Corn Salsa Chipotle
    Salsa – Chipotle
    1st Place: Chuck Evan’s Montezuma Brand – Smokey Chipotle Lime & Garlic Salsa
    2nd Place: MyHotSauces.com – Monty’s Party Picante – Black Beans & Corn Chipotle
    3rd Place: Pepper Palace – Smokey Salsa Gourmet
    Salsa – Fruit
    1st Place: CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co. – CaBoom! Mango Burst Salsa
    2nd Place: Two Hot Chili Peppers – Mango Peach
    3rd Place: MyHotSauces.com – Monty’s Party Picante – Cranberry
    Salsa – Habanero
    1st Place: Big Dawg Salsa – Burn Ur Face Off!
    2nd Place: CaJohn’s Fiery Foods – CaJohns Roasted Salsa Habanero
    3rd Place: Redd-Eye Brand – Eye Poppin’ Salsa
    Salsa – Hot
    1st Place: CaJohn’s Fiery Foods – CaJohns Fire Roasted Salsa Hot
    2nd Place: Tim Willhite Foods – Salsa Timoteo Hot
    3rd Place: Cowboy Poet’s Salsa – Breakaway Hot
    Salsa – Medium
    1st Place: Tim Willhite Foods – Salsa Timoteo Kinda Hot
    2nd Place: Pepper Palace – Not Sweet Salsa Hot
    3rd Place: Cowboy Poet’s Salsa – Rusty Feathers Medium
    Salsa – Mild
    1st Place: Gecko Gary’s – Howdy Licious
    2nd Place: Cowboy Poet’s Salsa – Original Mild
    3rd Place: C & G Salsa Company – Crazy Charlie’s Mild Salsa
    Salsa – Specialty
    1st Place: CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co. – Macioce’s Italian Salsa Hot
    2nd Place: Jardine Foods, Inc. – Roasted Garlic Salsa
    3rd Place: RoBear’s Gourmet Foods – RoBear’s Smokey Texas Salsa
    Salsa – Verde/Tomatillo
    1st Place: CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co. – CaBoom! Salsa Verde Con Habanero
    2nd Place: Cookwell & Company – Tomatillo
    3rd Place: Pepper Palace – Salsa Verde Hot
    Snack – Candy
    1st Place: Mary of Puddin Hill – Habanero Peanut Brittle
    2nd Place: Heaters – Hot Jalapeno Peanut Brittle
    3rd Place: Heaters – Habanero Peanut Brittle
    Snack – Cheese
    1st Place: Pepper Palace – Queso Amarillo Hot
    2nd Place: Pepper Palace – Queso Blanco
    3rd Place: Alberto’s Food Product, Inc. – Chili Con Queso
    Snack – Chips
    1st Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
    2nd Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Baked Pita Chips BBQ
    3rd Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Seasame Seed Tortilla Chips
    Snack – Jerky
    1st Place: Black Forest Bison Company – Caliente Canyon Bison Jerky
    2nd Place: Black Forest Bison Company – Double Black Diamond Bison Jerky
    3rd Place: Caribbean Specialty Foods – Shark Hot Jerky
    Snack – Nuts
    1st Place: Heaters – Hot Jalapeno Peanuts
    2nd Place: Heaters – Habanero Peanuts
    3rd Place: Heaters – Medium Jalapeno Peanuts
    Snack – Pickeled Peppers
    1st Place: Looker’s Unique Foods – Pat’s Party Peppers
    2nd Place: Texas Red Hot Rooster – Sweet Hot Pepper – Medium Hot
    3rd Place: Alberto’s Food Product, Inc. – Slices Sweet
    Snack – Pickles (Cucumber)
    1st Place: Dellarelli’s Perfect Pickle Company – Hot, Sweet Spiced Pickled Chunks
    2nd Place: Whitson Chile Products – Teringua Sweet Hots
    3rd Place: Sandstone Farms – Baby Tequila Dills
    Snack – Pickles (Other)
    1st Place: Sandstone Farms – Hot Tequila Garlic
    2nd Place: Sandstone Farms – Hot Tequila Beans
    3rd Place: Sandstone Farms – Hot Tequila Tips
    Snack – Prepared Dip
    1st Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Cream Cheese & Salsa
    2nd Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Spicy Guacamole
    3rd Place: Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc. – Chipotle Dip
    Snack – Specialty
    1st Place: Kaurina’s – Kulfi – Pistachip Almond
    2nd Place: Meme’s Jam’s N’ Jelli – Boursin Cheese Mix
    3rd Place: Pepper Palace – Jalapeno Cheddar Sticks
    Beverage – Bloody Mary Mix
    1st Place: Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasonings – Classic Recipe
    2nd Place: Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasonings – Chiles & Peppers
    3rd Place: Specialty Foods, LLC – Cocktail Dancers Spicy Bloody Mary Mixer
    Beverage – Fruit Based Cocktail
    1st Place: Lt. Blender’s Frozen Concoctions – Hurricane in a Bag
    2nd Place: Jardine Foods, Inc. – Pomegranate Margarita Mix
    3rd Place: Lt. Blender’s Frozen Concoctions – Hurricane in a Bag
    Beverage – Specialty
    1st Place: Sandstone Farms – Sangrita
    2nd Place: Lt. Blender’s Frozen Concoctions – Mudslide in a Bag
    3rd Place: Lt. Blender’s Frozen Concoctions – Slush Rush Yogurt Smoothie
    Cook-Off ““ Chili Con Carne
    1st Place: Choice – Texas Choice Chili
    2nd Place: Chugwater Chili Corp. – Chugwater Chili Gourmet Spice
    3rd Place: Pecos Red Products – Pecos Red Chili Mix
    Cook-Off ““ Dip/Salsa Mix
    1st Place: Dysart Family Foods, LLC – Billy D’s Blow-Out Chili & Cheese Spice Mix
    2nd Place: Mixes From Scratch – Mesquite Smoked Onion Dip
    3rd Place: J Bar B Company, LLC – Mild Mix
    Cook-Off ““ Dry Seasoning/Rub
    1st Place: The Bar B Q Shop, LLC – Dancing Pigs Dry Seasoning
    2nd Place: Redneck Shake, Inc – Mississippi Dry Rub
    3rd Place: Smokin’ Willie’s – New Mexico Style Meat & Seafood Rub
    Cook-Off ““ Grilling/Finishing Sauce
    1st Place: Richie’s Tropical Kitchen – Original BBQ Sauce
    2nd Place: Ultimate Seasoning, LLC – Sweet Applewood BBQ Sauce
    3rd Place: Smokin’ Willie’s – Shanghai Style BBQ & Grilling Sauce
    Cook-Off ““ Jerk Seasoning
    1st Place: Hot Wachulas – Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
    2nd Place: BBQ’N Fools, LLC – Burn Ya Twice Mon Jamaican Jerk Rub
    3rd Place: Caribbean Specialty Foods – One Good Thing Jerk Seasoning
    Cook-Off – Marinade
    1st Place: Richie’s Tropical Kitchen – Spicy Marinade
    2nd Place: Nando’s Peri-Peri Sauces – Hot Peri Peri Marinade
    3rd Place: Gonzales Chile Co – Fajita Mexicana
    Cook-Off ““ Soup/Stew
    1st Place: Two Hot Chili Peppers – Green Chili Stew
    2nd Place: Chef Jac’s Cajun Cuisine – Shrimp & Crawfish Gumbo
    3rd Place: Mixes From Scratch – Texas Sausage N Bean Soup
    Cook-Off – Specialty
    1st Place: Mixes From Scratch – Key Lime Dip
    2nd Place: Doc Tim Foods – Doc Tim’s Amazing Maple Chipotle Sauce
    3rd Place: Kaurina’s – Masala Tarka
    Cook-Off ““ Wing Sauce Hot
    1st Place: Defcon Sauces – Defense Condition 1
    2nd Place: BBQ’N Fools LLC – Foolishly Hot Barbecue & Wing Sauce
    3rd Place: Big Bens BBQ – Big Bens Spicy Wing Sauce
    Cook-Off ““ Wing Sauce Medium/Mild
    1st Place: BBQ’N Fools LLC – Foolishly Hot Barbecue & Wing Sauce
    2nd Place: Defcon Sauces – Defense Condition 2
    3rd Place: Pepper Palace – Asian Wing Sauce
    Marketing – Label
    1st Place: Bodine Etc. Specialty Foods, LLC – Memphis Style BBQ Sauce
    2nd Place: Capitol Punishment Foods – Capitol Punishment
    3rd Place: My Favorite New Mexico Foods – Taco and Dipping Sauce
    Marketing – Logo
    1st Place: My Favorite New Mexico Foods Logo
    2nd Place: Q-2-U Logo
    3rd Place: Pepper Dog Salsa Logo
    Marketing – Packaging
    1st Place: CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co – CaJohn’s Select Puree Simply Chile Gift Pack
    2nd Place: Franz Wald Bacharel – Hotty Hot
    3rd Place: Caribbean Specialty Foods – Hot Olive Oil
    Marketing – Print
    1st Place: Bodine Etc. Specialty Foods, LLC – Fancy Food Magazine Ad
    2nd Place: My Favorite New Mexico Foods Ad
    3rd Place: Pepper Palace – Don’t Be Afraid to Spill the Relish
    Merchandise – Apparel
    1st Place: CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co – Hot Sauce Camp Shirt
    2nd Place: Capitol Punishment Foods – Take It To The Next Step T-Shirt
    3rd Place: Walker & Sons, Inc – Slap Ya Mama T-Shirt
    Merchandise – Cookbook
    1st Place: Z’s Creative Cuisine – Ordinary Made Extraordinary
    2nd Place: Nando’s Peri-Peri Sauces – Nando’s Indoor Outdoor Recipes for Everyone
    3rd Place: Torch Bearer Sauces – Put Some Fire In Your Pantry: 70 Recipes from Breakfast to the Bar
    Merchandise – General
    1st Place: Melanie’s Fine Foods, Inc – Big Acres Blaster
    2nd Place: ABQ Pet Toy – Chile Pepper Pet Toy
    3rd Place: Walker & Sons, Inc – Slap Ya Mama Chopping Board

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