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Posted September 8, 2007 by Nick Lindauer in Hot Events
 
 

2008 Fiery Foods Challenge Winners


Winners announced at the Fiery Foods awards ceremony on 9/7 at 8pm.

Best Overall
GOURMET CONVENIENCES, SWEET SUNSHINE SWEET SAUCE

Best New Product
Consumer Ready

1st place, Mary of Puddin Hill, Fiery Texas Snowball
2nd place, C & G Salsa Co.,Crazy Charlie’s Island Mango Salsa
3rd place , El Gringo Loco Micro Salsaria, Burn Uranus All Natural Hot Sauce

Cook-Off
1st place, Texas Red Hot Rooster, RHR Sweet Hot Pineapple Marinade
2nd place, Port Orange Seafood Co., Inc., Capt. Billy’s Habanero Hell
3rd place, Texas Red Hot Rooster RHR Barbecue Sauce

CONSUMER READY
Barbecue Sauce
Alcohol-Infused

1st place, CaJohns Fiery Foods Co., CaJohns Apple Smoked Chipotle Bourbon Barbeque Sauce
2nd place, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co., CaJohn’s Mesquite Smoked Raspberry Vodka New-Mex Barbecue Sauce
3rd place, Ole Ray’s Sauces, Ole Ray’s Kentucky Red Bourbon Barbeque Sauce

Chile-Specific

1st place, Tres Gringas, LLC, Ay! Chihuahua Spicy
2nd place, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co., CaJohn’s Apple Smoked Spiced Rum Ancho Barbeque Sauce
3rd place, Grumpy’s Foods, Black Label

Chipotle Base
1st place, Doc Tim Foods, Doc Tim’s Amazing Maple Chipotle Sauce
2nd place, My Last Dime Gourmet, Inc., GiGi’s Sweet Heat Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
3rd place, Monty’s Gourmet Foods, LLC, Monty’s Smokin’ Chipotle

Fruit Base
1st place, WaaZuu! BarBQ Sauce, Blackberry
2nd place, Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc., The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
3rd place, Ribber City Sauce Co., Ribber City Sauce Company Blueberry Chipotle

Mustard Base

1st place, Ole Ray’s Sauces, Ole Ray Kentucky Gold Bourbon Barbeque Sauce
2nd place, Quaker Steak & Lube, Honey Mustard
3rd place, Eight Flags Sauce Company, Island Gold

Smoked
1st place, Danielle’s Sauces, Danielle’s Smoke & Spice BBQ Sauce
2nd place, Monty’s Gourmet Foods, Monty’s Smokin’ Chipotle
3rd place, Brother’s Sauces, Texas Mesquite Flavored Brother Gold Gourmet Barbecue Sauce

Soy Base

1st place, Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc.
2nd place, Rocky Mountain Products, Rocky Mountain Products Korean Kalbi Sauce
3rd place, Pepper Palace, Inc., Mountain Q Spicy Marinade

Specialty Barbecue
1st place, Deep South BBQ, Pop’s Old School BBQ Sauce
1st place, WooWee Hot Sauce, Bone Daddy’s BBQ Sauce
2nd place, Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc., Southern Style BBQ Sauce
3rd place, CaJohns Fiery Foods Co., Barbeque Sauce 10

Sweet Base
1st place, Big Bob Gibson, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q Championship Red Sauce
2nd place, WaaZuu! Bar B Q Sauce, Gourmet Mild
3rd place, Quaker Steak & Lube, BBQ

Tomato Base
1st place, Jake’s Barbeque Sauce and Seasonings Co., Jake’s Medium Hot Barbecue Sauce
2nd place, Ole Ray’s Sauces, Ole Ray’s Red Delicious Apple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
3rd place, Pepper Palace, Inc., Mountain Q Spicy

Vinegar Base

1st place, The Bar B Q Shop, Dancing Pigs Hot Bar-B-Que Sauce
2nd place, Texas Red Hot Rooster, RHR Barbeque Sauce
3rd place, Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce Company, Woody’s Original Mild Bar-B-Q Sauce Condiment

Asian/Stir Fry Sauce
1st place, Quaker Steak & Lube, Thai “R” Cracker
2nd place, Rocky Mountain Products,Rocky Mountain Products Mandarin Sweet N Spicy Sauce
3rd place, Rocky Mountain Products, Rocky Mountain Products Teriyaki Sauce

Dessert Sauce

1st place, Torch Bearer Sauces, Sugar Fire
2nd place, Rafter 75, LLC, Holiday Habanero Glaze
3rd place, Fat Kid Sauces, LLC, Mango Amore Habanero Hot Sauce

Horseradish Product
1st place, Pepper Palace, Inc., Nasal Napalm
2nd place, Defcon Sauces, LLC, Habby Pony Habanero Horseradish
3rd place, Defcon Sauces, LLC, Habby Horse Habanero Horesradish

Jam/Jelly
1st place, Ana’s Foods, Ana’s Burnt Orange Serrano Jelly
2nd place, MeMe’s Jams N’ Jelli, Tomato Chipotle
3rd place, Rafter 75, LLC, Blazin’ Hot Habanero Jelly

Mustard
1st place, Frawg N’ Turtle Hot N’ Horsey Apple Mustard
2nd place, Big Dawg Salsa, Big Dawg Drooling Mustard Sauce
3rd place, Chooch & Pootan, Inc., Grano’s Garden Sweet & Hot

Prepared Sauce
1st place, My Favorite New Mexico Foods, Hot Green Chile Sauce
2nd place, Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc., Mucky Duck Pub Style Sweet & Tangy
3rd place, El Pinto Foods, LLC, El Pinto Medium Green Chile Sauce

Relish
1st place, Rendita Enterprises, Inc., Sweet Jalapeños
2nd place, Stagecoach Salsa Company, Stagecoach Salsa Co.Kickin’ Cranberry Splash
3rd place, Zane & Zack’s World Famous Honey Co., Honey Jalapeno Gourmet Sauce

Salad Dressing
1st place, Csigi Gourmet, Habanero Balsamic Vinaigrette
2nd place, High On Rose Specialty Foods, High On Rose Wasabi Vinagrette
3rd place, Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc., Nino’s Chipotle Ranch

Specialty Condiment
1st place, Danielle’s Sauces, Danielle’s Chili Yaki Sauce
2nd place, Tres Gringas, LLC, Dipping Sauce Spicy
3rd place, Augusto’s Green Sauce, Augustos Green Sauce

Table Sauce
1st place, Gourmet Conveniences, LTD Sweet Sunshine, Sweet
2nd place, Branding Iron Foods, E.Z. Earl’s Smokin Hot
3rd place, Rocky Mountain Products, Rocky Mountain Products Texas Spicy Sauce

Table Seasoning

1st place, Big Bob Gibson, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q Seasoning and Dry Rub
2nd place, Rocky Mountain Products Lemon Dry Marinade Seasoning
3rd place, Gordon’s Pepper Company, Dragon Flakes

Hot Sauce
Asian-Style

1st place, Quaker Steak & Lube, Thai “R” Cracker
2nd place, Palmetto Pepper Potions, Larynx Lava
3rd place, Uncle Brutha Gourmet Foods, Uncle Brutha’s Fire Sauce No. 10

Caribbean-Style
1st place, Gourmet Conveniences, LTD, Sweet Sunshine Jamaican Jerk
2nd place, All Spice Café, Caribbean Spice
3rd place, Uncle Brutha Gourmet Foods, Uncle Brutha’s Fire Sauce No. 10

Chile-Specific
1st place, Uncle Brutha Gourmet Foods, Uncle Brutha’s Fire Sauce No. 9
2nd place, Primo Specialty Products, LaChingada Picante
3rd place, Matteos Salsa Loco, Matteo’s Red Headed Step Sauce

Chipotle
1st place, Doc Tim Foods, Doc Tim’s Amazing Maple Chipotle Sauce
2nd place, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods, CaJohns Bourbon Infused Chipotle Habanero Hot Sauce
3rd place, All Spice Café’ Chipotle Garlic

Fruit
1st place, Sizzlin Sauces LLC, Creepin Quag Hot Sauce
2nd place, Port Orange Seafood Co., Inc., Capt. Billy’s Habanero Hell
3rd place, Susie’s Hot Sauce, Susie’s Pineapple Pleasure

Habanero
1st place, Gourmet Conveniences Ltd., Sweet Sunshine, Atomi
2nd place, Intensity Academy, Hot2 (Hot Squared)
3rd place, Uncle Brutha Gourmet Foods, Uncle Brutha’s Fire Sauce No. 10

International
1st place, Droolin’ Devil Fine Foods, Droolin’ Devil Garlic Chilli Hot Sauce
2nd place, Palmetto Pepper Potions, Molten Golden
3rd place, Uncle Brutha Gourmet Foods, Uncle Brutha’s Fire Sauce No. 10

Louisiana-Style
1st place, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods, Co., Big Kick Hot Sauce
2nd place, Monty’s Gourmet Foods, LLC, Monty’s Fire Lizard
3rd place, Monty’s Gourmet Foods, LLC, Monty’s Green Scream

Medium
1st place, Quaker Steak & Lube, Arizona Ranch
2nd place, Gourmet Conveniences, LTD, Sweet Sunshine Roasted Shallot & Garlic
3rd place, Pepper Palace, Inc., Manchild Habanero

Mild
1st place “”Gourmet Conveniences, LTD, Sweet Sunshine, Sweet Sauce
2nd place, Hunters Foods, LLC, Hunters Hot Sauce
3rd place, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co., Oaxacan Hot Sauce

Pepper Blend
1st place, Zane & Zack’s World Famous Honey Co., Three Brothers Hot Pepper Sauce
2nd place, CaJohns Fiery Foods Co., CaJohns Bourbon Infused Chipotle Habanero Hot Sauce
3rd place, El Gringo Loco Micro Salsaria, Burn Uranus All Natural Hot Sauce

Specialty
1st place, Branding Iron Foods, E.Z. Earl’s Blazin’ Hot
2nd place, Monty’s Gourmet Foods, LLC, Monty’s Green Scream
3rd place, Branding Iron Foods, E.Z. Earl’s Smokin’ Hot

XXX Hot (with extract)
1st place, Monty’s Gourmet Foods, LLC, Monty’s Death Lizard
2nd place, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co., Pepper King Hot Sauce
3rd place, Pepper Palace, Inc., The Hottest Sauce in the World

XXX Hot (without extract)
1st place, Gourmet Conveniences, LTD., Sweet Sunshine Atomic
2nd place, Droolin’ Devil Fine Foods, Droolin’ Devil “Liquid Sin” Gourmet Hot Sauce
3rd place, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co., Ace Hot Sauce

Prepared Foods
(precooked, prepackaged)
Meats

1st place, Good To Go Brisket, Jalapeño Brisket
2nd place, Big Fatty’s, Spanked & Smoked Butt
3rd place, Stumps Hot Olives, Inc., Stump’s Hot Olive Bratwurst

Specialty Prepared Foods
1st place, Port Orange Seafood Co., Smoked Salmon with Capt. Billy’s Habanero Hell
2nd place, Good To Go Brisket, Apricot Jalapeño Tamales
3rd place, Port Orange Seafood Co., Smoked Pacific Blue Marlin with Capt. Billy’s Habanero Hell

Fresh Salsa
Hot

1st place, Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc., Screamin’ Hot
2nd place “”Ken & Cheryl’s Fresh Foods, Cheryl’s Fresh Salsa Inferno
3rd place, Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc., Jack’s Special Hot

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., Chipotle Garlic

Mild

1st place, Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc., Jack’s Special Mild
2nd place, Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc., Artichoke Garlic
3rd place, Blackwell’s Texas Lava, Blackwell’s Texas Lava Mild

Fruit
1st place, Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc., Mango Peach
2nd place, Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc., Paradise Fruit
3rd place, Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc., Five Fruit Salsa

Specialty Fresh Salsa
1st place, Blackwell’s Texas Lava, Blackwell’s Texas Lava Smoke
2nd place, Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc., Nino’s Black Bean & Corn Medium
3rd place, Blackwell’s Texas Lava, Blackwell’s Texas Lava Verde

Salsa
Bean

1st place, Monty’s Gourmet Foods, LLC, Monty’s Black Beans and Corn Chipotle
2nd place, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods, Co., CaBoom! Black Bean & Corn Salsa Chipotle
3rd place, C & G Salsa Co., Crazy Charlies Black Bean & Fire Roasted Corn Salsa

Chipotle

1st place, Rosa Mexicano Kitchen, Tomato Chipotle Salsa
2nd place, Pepper Palace, Inc., Pepper Palace Gourmet Smoky Salsa
3rd place, Monty’s Gourmet Foods, Monty’s Black Beans and Corn Chipotle

Fruit

1st place, Chili’s Fire Pit, Chili’s Fire Pit Salsa
2nd place, Texas 2 Step Gourmet, Cranberry
3rd place, Hillside Orchard Farms, Strawberry Salsa

Habanero

1st place, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co., Salsa 10
2nd place, Pepper Palace, Inc., Death by Salsa
3rd place, Rosa Mexicano Kitchen, Salsa Verde de Habanero

Hot

1st place, Cowboy Poet’s Salsa, Cowboy Poet’s “Breakaway Hot” Salsa
2nd place, Monty’s Gourmet Foods, LLC, Monty’s Chipotle
3rd place, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co., North Market Hot Salsa

Medium

1st place, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co., North Market Medium Salsa
2nd place, Monty’s Gourmet Foods, LLC, Monty’s Medium Hot
3rd place, My Favorite New Mexico Foods, Taco & Dipping Salsa

Mild

1st place, Pepper Palace, Inc., Black Bean & Corn Chipotle
2nd place, Cowboy Poet’s Salsa, Cowboy Poet’s “Original” Mild Salsa
3rd place, Monty’s Gourmet Foods, Monty’s Mild

Specialty Salsa
1st place, RoBear’s Gourmet Foods, LLC, RoBear’s Hickory Smoked Salsa Hot
2nd place, CaJohns Fiery Foods Co., Macioce’s Italian Salsa Medium
3rd place, Zane & Zack’s World Famous Honey Co., Honey Jalapeno Gourmet Sauce

Verde/Tomatillo
1st place, Vern’s Queso, Vern’s Salsa Verde
2nd place, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Co., North Market X-Hot Salsa
3rd place, El Pinto Foods, LLC., El Pinto Medium Green Chile Sauce

Snack
Cheese

1st place, Cou Rouge Cheese, Cou Rouge Jalapeño Chevre
2nd place, Pepper Palace, Inc., Queso Blanco
3rd place, Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc., Jack’s Hot Pepper Cheese Dip

Chips

1st place, Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc., Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
2nd place, Garden Fresh Salsa, Inc., Seasame Seed Tortilla Chips
3rd place, Grab ’em Snacks, Plaintain Chips Red Chili

Jerky
1st place, The Extreme Hotshoppe Beef Jerky
2nd place, Whittington’s Jerky, Whittington’s All Natural Beef
3rd place, Whittington’s Jerky, Whittington’s All Natural Pork

Pickled Peppers
1st place, Looker’s Unique Foods, Pat’s Party Peppers
2nd place, Pepper Palace, Inc., Pepper Palace Pickled Jalapeños
3rd place, Texas Red Hot Rooster, Sweet Hot Peppers (Hot)

Pickles (cucumber)
1st place, MeMe’s Jam’s N’ Jelli Pickles N Peppers
2nd place, Dellarelli’s Perfect Pickle Company, Hot Sweet Spiced Pickle Chunks
3rd place, RoBears Gourmet Foods, LLC, RoBear’s Jalapeño Pickles

Prepared Dip
1st place, Garden Fresh Salsa Inc., Chipotle Dip
2nd place, Garden Fresh Salsa Inc., Cream Cheese & Salsa
3rd place, Garden Fresh Salsa Inc., Hummus Toppers

Salty Snack
1st place, CaJohn’s Fiery Food Co., Mad Maxx Sweet Hot Popcorn
2nd place, Garden Fresh Salsa Inc., Baked Pita Chips BBQ
3rd place, Garden Fresh Salsa Inc.,Baked Pita Chips Herb & Garlic

Specialty Snack
1st place, Nutorious Nut Confections, Cha Cha Chipotle
2nd place, Bodine Etc. Specialty Foods, Cocktail Dancers Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives
3rd place, Pepper Palace, Inc., Wasabi Peanuts

Zesty Sweets
Candy

1st place, Mary of Puddin Hill Habanero Peanut Brittle
2nd place, CaJohns Fiery Foods, Co., Naga Nuggets
3rd place, Cowgirl Chocolates, Spicy Roasted Hazelnut Toffee

Specialty Sweets
1st place, Mary of Puddin Hill, Fiery Texas Snowball
2nd place, Cou Rouge Cheese, Hot Chocolate Goat Cheese Truffles
3rd place, Kaurina’s, Kaurina’s Kulfi Bars

COOK-OFF
Chili Con Carne

1st place, Chugwater Chili Corp., Chugwater Chili Gourmet Chili Blend
2nd place, Pure Texas, Pure Texas Chili
3rd place, Pecos Red Products, Pecos Red

Dip/Salsa Mix
1st place, Chipotle Texas, Chipotle Salsa
2nd place, Chugwater Chili Corp., Chugwater Chili Dip & Dressing Mix
3rd place, My Favorite New Mexico Foods, Hot Chama Chipotle Dip

Dry Seasoning/Rub
1st place, Big Fatty’s Flaming Foods, Inc., Mistress Karlita’s Spanking Rub
1st place, Tango Spice Co., Southwest Sunset
2nd place, Top Secret Gourmets, X-Hot Cajun 4 Chili Honey Spice Rub
3rd place, B Ready Foods, Inc, Original Rub

Grilling/Finishing Sauce
1st place, Pepper Palace, Inc., Sweet Bourbon Glaze
2nd place, J Dogg Phair Presents Gourmet Sauces & Marinades, Thought U Knew
3rd place, Tres Gringas, LLC, Ay! Chihuahua Smokey Pecan

Marinade
1st place, Cilantro Trading International, LTD., Chilean Grilling Salsa
2nd place, J Dogg Phair Presents Gourmet Sauces & Marinades, Anything Goes
3rd place, El Gringo Loco Micro Salsaria, Gringo Wingo Buffalo Chicken Coating

Soup/Stew

1st place, Two Hot Chili Peppers, Green Chile Stew
2nd place, My Favorite New Mexico Foods, Hot Green Chile Sauce
3rd place, Fire on the Mountain, Green Chile Stew

Specialty Cook-Off
1st place, Top Secret Gourmets, X-Hot Jamaican Habanero Lime Jerk Rub
2nd place, Gonzalez Chile Co., Red Enchilada Sauce
3rd place, Kaurina’s, Kaurina’s Tarka Masala

Wing Sauce, Extra Hot
1st place, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods, Co., Wing Sauce 10
2nd place, Defcon Sauces, LLC., Defense condition #1
3rd place, Gourmet Conveniences, Ltd. Sweet Sunshine, Atomic

Wing Sauce, Hot
1st place, Monty’s Gourmet Foods, LLC., Monty’s Best Spicy
2nd place, Defcon Sauces LLC, Defense Condition #1
3rd place, Pepper Palace, Inc., Wing Master X Hot

Wing Sauce, Medium
1st place, Monty’s Gourmet Foods, LLC, Monty’s Best Roasted Garlic
2nd place, Monty’s Gourmet Foods, LLC, Monty’s Best Original
3rd place, Defcon Sauces LLC, Defense Condition #2

Wing Sauce, Mild
1st place, Chooch and Pootan Inc., Hotta Winga Saucea Mild Garlic
2nd place, Pepper Palace, Inc., Wing Master Garlic Parmesan
3rd place, Gourmet Conveniences, LTD., Sweet Sunshine

Beverage
Bloody Mary Mix

1st place, Freshies Food Corporation, Freshies Habanero Hot Bloody Mary Mix
2nd place, Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning Extra Horseradish
3rd place, Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning, Chilies & Peppers

Specialty
1st place, Bodine Etc., Specialty Foods, Cocktail Dancers Mojito Mixer
2nd place, Doc Tim Foods, Doc Tim’s Firewater-Mixed
3rd place, Doc Tim Foods, Doc Tim’s Firewater

Marketing
Label

1st place, Uncle Brutha Fire Sauce
2nd place, Scoville Food Institute
3rd place, Deep South BBQ Sauce Hogwash

Logo
1st place, Scoville Food Institute
2nd place, My Favorite New Mexico Foods
3rd place, Suzanne’s Hot Stuff

Packaging
1st place, Garden Fresh Salsa, Hummus Toppers
2nd place, Whittington’s All Natural Jerky
3rd place, Grumpy’s Private Reserve Barbeque Sauce

Print Ad
1st place, My Favorite New Mexico Foods
2nd place, Chef Cathy Zeis Creative Cuisine
3rd place, Intensity Academy

Merchandise
Apparel

1st place, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods Hot Sauce Pants
2nd place, Legends BBQ Tshirt
3rd place, Scoville Food Institute Periodic Tables

Merchandise Specialty
1st place, Wing Dipper, The Wing Dipper
2nd place, MicroPlane, Grater/Zester
3rd place, Quaker Steak & Lube, BBQ 4-pack


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