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Posted September 14, 2005 by Nick Lindauer in Hot Events
 
 

ZestFest 2005 Winners!


10th Anniversary Fiery Food Challenge Winners

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Best New Product: Food
Golden Chile Winner
Kaps Pepper Co.: Very Berry Habanero Jelly
Second Place
Kaps Pepper Co.: Tropical Fruit Habanero Jelly
Third Place
Crazy Mother Pucker’s Hot Sauce: Fire Roasted Fusion
Best New Product: Non-Food
Golden Chile Winner
Dave’s Gourmet: Adjustable Heat Hot Sauce
Second Place
Cluck-N-Stuff: Beer Can Chicken Heads
Third Place
Nando’s Peri Peri Sauces: Nando’s Lemon Herb Peri Peri Grinder
Barbecue Sauce: Alcohol Infused
Golden Chile Winner
BBQ’n Fools, LLC: BBQ’n Fools Hot Signature Barbecue Sauce
Second Place
The Ranch House BBQ: Ranch House Bar B Que Sauce
Third Place
Porky’s Gourmet Foods: Historic Lynchburg Tennessee Whiskey Brand Hot & Spicy Barbecue Sauce
Barbecue Sauce: Chile Specific
Golden Chile Winner
Tres Gringas, LLC: Ay! Chihuahua Hotter
Second Place
Bethlehem’s Best Gourmet Sauces: Zesty Habanero BBQ Sauce
Third Place
Gecko Gary’s Gourmet Fiery Foods: Brush Fire
Barbecue Sauce: Chipotle Base
Golden Chile Winner
Gator Hammock: Cooter Wallow
Second Place
Willie B’s Gourmet Food Products: Willie B’s Texas Style Blazin’ Hot BBQ Sauce
Third Place
Pepper Palace: Mountain Q Chipotle BBQ Sauce
Barbecue Sauce: Fruit Base
Golden Chile Winner
Ole Ray’s Sauces: Ole Ray’s Blackberry Wine
Second Place
Waazuu! Bar B Q Sauce: Mango Tango Spicy Gourmet Mango BBQ Sauce
Third Place
Ole Ray’s Sauces: Ole Ray’s Apple Cinnamon
Barbecue Sauce: Specialty
Golden Chile Winner
Texas-Texas Salsa Co.: Texas-Texas Good To The Bone
Second Place
Cattle Boyz Foods Ltd.: Cattle Boyz Honey Hot BBQ Sauce
Third Place
Cattle Boyz Foods Ltd.: Cattle Boyz Original BBQ Sauce
Barbecue Sauce: Sweet Base
Golden Chile Winner
Waazuu! Bar B Q Sauce: Original Mild
Second Place
Tasty – Time Caterers, Inc.: Cajun BBQ
Third Place
Cattle Boyz Foods Ltd.: Cattle Boyz Original BBQ Sauce
Barbecue Sauce: Tomato Base
Golden Chile Winner
Jake’s Barbeque Sauce and Seasonings Co.: Jake’s Smokehouse Style Medium Hot
Second Place
Spicy B’s: Hot Bar-B’s-Que
Third Place
Grumpy’s Foods: Grumpy’s Private Reserve BBQ Sauce Goodnight Ò Loving
Barbecue Sauce: Vinegar Base
Golden Chile Winner
Texas Rib Rangers: Texas Rib Rangers
Second Place
Woody Bar-B-Q Sauce Company: Woody’s Original Mild Bar-B-Q Sauce
Third Place
Bar-B-Q Shop LLC: Dancing Pigs Hot Bar-B-Que Sauce
Barbecue Sauce: Mustard Base
Golden Chile Winner
Eight Flags Sauce Company LLC: Pirate’s Gold
Second Place
Ole Ray’s Sauces: Ole Ray’s Kentucky Gold Bourbon
Third Place
Big Bob Gibson: Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q Backyard Mustard Sauce
Barbecue Sauce: Smoked
Golden Chile Winner
Pepper Palace: Mountain Q Spicy BBQ Sauce
Second Place
Woody Bar-B-Q Sauce Company: Woody’s Hickory Mild
Third Place
Big Rick’s BBQ: Big Rick’s Original BBQ
Barbecue Sauce: Soy Base
Golden Chile Winner
Get Sauced: Honey Garlic Glaze
Second Place
Fredericksburg Farms: Honey Red Grilling Glaze
Third Place
What’s Up Enterprises: Uncle Jess’s Teriyaki Bar-B-Que Sauce
Condiment: Asian/Stir Fry Sauce
Golden Chile Winner
Rocky Mountain Products: Rocky Mountain Products General Tsao Sauce
Second Place
Get Sauced: Szechuan Sauce
Third Place
Rocky Mountain Products: Mandarin Sweet În Spicy Sauce
Condiment: Jam/Jelly
Golden Chile Winner
Mick’s Peppourri, Inc.: Death Valley Pepper Jellies
Second Place
Mick’s Peppourri, Inc.: Buzztail Pepper Jellies
Third Place
A Perfect Pear From Napa Valley: Pepper Jelly
Condiment: Ketchup
Golden Chile Winner
Starry Night Pepper Company, Inc.: Ketch
Hot
Second Place
Big Rick’s BBQ: Big Rick’s Chipotle Ketchup
Third Place
Whiskey Island Pirate Sauce: Red Hot Hon Sauce
Condiment: Mustard
Golden Chile Winner
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden Fresh Gourmet Mucky Duck Pub Style Mustard
Second Place
Uncle Bunk’s: Mustard Relish – Hot
Third Place
Big Rick’s BBQ: Big Rick’s Jalape o Honey Mustard
Condiment: Prepared Sauce
Golden Chile Winner
Melanie’s Fine Foods, Inc.: Big Acres Milagro Mole
Second Place
Greatest Grub Ever: Garlic Parmesan Sauce
Third Place
C & G Salsa Company, LLC: Crazy Charlie’s Zesty Chili Sauce
Condiment: Dessert Sauce
Golden Chile Winner
Blueberry Store: Blueberries Foster Dessert Topping
Second Place
Pepper Nectar: Pepper Nectar Syrup
Third Place
Bethlehem’s Best Gourmet Sauce: Pineapple N’ Pepper Sauce
Condiment: Relish
Golden Chile Winner
Granite Bay Farms Specialty Foods: Granite Bay Farms Hot Pepper Relish
Second Place
Texas Rib Rangers: Range Relish
Third Place
Texas Sassy Foods: Texas Sassy Pickle Relish
Condiment: Specialty
Golden Chile Winner
Augusto’s: Augusto’s Green Sauce
Second Place
Uncle Bunk’s: Rustic Pepper Sauce – Hot
Third Place
Porky’s Gourmet Foods: Historic Lynchburg Tennessee Whiskey Seafood Cocktail Sauce
Condiment: Table Sauce
Golden Chile Winner
W. O. Rominger’s: Sauce for Six T-Bones
Second Place
Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc.: Blueberry Chipotle Sauce
Third Place
Texas-Texas Salsa Co.: Texas-Texas Chipotle Steak Sauce
Condiment: Table Seasoning
Golden Chile Winner
Big Bob Gibson: Bar-B-Q Seasoning and Dry Rub
Second Place
Redneck Shake Inc: Redneck Shake Bayou Blend
Third Place
Woody Bar-B-Q Sauce Company : Woody’s Bar-B-Q Dry Rub & Seasoning
Fresh Salsa: Hot
Golden Chile Winner
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack’s Special Hot
Second Place
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden Fresh Gourmet Jamaican Scotch Bonnet
Third Place
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden Fresh Gourmet Pico Hot
Fresh Salsa: Medium
Golden Chile Winner
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack’s Special Medium
Second Place
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden Fresh Gourmet Fire Roasted
Third Place
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden Fresh Gourmet Pico De Gallo
Fresh Salsa: Mild
Golden Chile Winner
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack’s Special Mild
Second Place
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden Fresh Gourmet Sweet Onion
Third Place
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden Fresh Gourmet Mango Peach
Fresh Salsa: Specialty
Golden Chile Winner
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden Fresh Gourmet Black Bean and Corn
Second Place
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden Fresh Gourmet Fire Roasted Vegetable
Third Place
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden Fresh Gourmet Five Fruit Salsa
Hot Sauce: Asian Style
Golden Chile Winner
Palmetto Pepper Potions, LLC: Larynx
Lava
Second Place
Reel Heat, Inc.: Too Hot Tuna
Third Place
MyHotSauces.com, LLC: Monty’s Around the
World
Hot Sauce: Caribbean Style
Golden Chile Winner
Crazy Mother Pucker’s Hot Sauce: Crazy Mother Pucker’s Maniacal Mustard
Second Place
Uncle Brutha Gourmet Foods: Uncle Brutha’s Fire Sauce No. 9
Third Place
Bodine Etc. Specialty Foods: Memphis Mojo Jammin’ Jerk
Hot Sauce: Chile Specific
Golden Chile Winner
Texas Tamale Company: Hot Tamale Pepper Sauce
Second Place
Uncle Brutha Gourmet Foods: Uncle Brutha’s Fire Sauce No. 9
Third Place
Chili’s Fire Pit: Limelight
Hot Sauce: Chipotle
Golden Chile Winner
Texas Tamale Company: Chipotle Pepper Sauce
Second Place
Scotty B’s Gourmet Specialty Foods: Scotty B’s Smokey Chipotle Pepper Hot Sauce
Third Place
Scotty B’s Gourmet Specialty Foods: Scotty B’s Pepper Fusion Chipotle/Habanero Hot Sauce
Hot Sauce: Fruit
Golden Chile Winner
Crazy Mother Pucker’s Hot Sauce: Crazy Mother Pucker’s Peachy Perversion
Second Place
Tasty – Time Caterers, Inc.: Chesapeake Baybe
Third Place
Tasty – Time Caterers, Inc.: Screamin’ Blue Hen
Hot Sauce: Habanero
Golden Chile Winner
Innuendo Enterprises: Bucky Goldstein’s Hot Sauce
Second Place
Hillside Orchard Farms: Butt Burner Hot Sauce
Third Place
Uncle Brutha Gourmet Foods: Uncle Brutha’s Fire Sauce No. 10
Hot Sauce: International
Golden Chile Winner
Palmetto Pepper Potions, LLC: Molten Golden
Second Place
Gecko Gary’s Gourmet Fiery Foods: Thai Juan On
Third Place
Homeland Distributors, LLC: Pili-Pili Hot Garlic Sauce
Hot Sauce: Jalapeno
Golden Chile Winner
Scotty B’s Gourmet Specialty Foods: Scotty B’s Sweet Jalape o Heat
Second Place
Band & Bakery, Inc.: Hula Girl Red Jalape o Hot Sauce
Third Place
Crazy Mother Pucker’s Hot Sauce:
Crazy Mother Pucker’s Habitual Jalape o
Hot Sauce: Louisiana Style
Golden Chile Winner
Crazy Mother Pucker’s Hot Sauce:
Crazy Mother Pucker’s Cayenne Concoction
Second Place
Chooch & Pootan: Hotta Discipline Sausa
Third Place
MyHotSauces.com, LLC: Montgomery’s Fire
Lizard
Hot Sauce: Medium
Golden Chile Winner
Reel Heat, Inc.: Meltdown Marlin
Second Place
Uncle Brutha Gourmet Foods: Uncle Brutha’s Fire Sauce No. 9
Third Place
Pepperheads Canada: Wild Garlic Original Hot Sauce
Hot Sauce: Mild
Golden Chile Winner
Crazy Mother Pucker’s Hot Sauce:
Crazy Mother Pucker’s Groovy Garlic
Second Place
Hillside Orchard Farms: K-9-P Hot Sauce
Third Place
Hatari Brothers International: Grandma Shivji’s Chile & Garlic Hot Sauce
Hot Sauce: Pepper Blend
Golden Chile Winner
Captain Thom’s Chili Pepper Company: Captain Thom’s Dia De Los Muertos
Second Place
Gecko Gary’s Gourmet Fiery Foods: Roastin’ Red Pepper
Third Place
Greatest Grub Ever: Super Fire It Up Sauce
Hot Sauce: Specialty
Golden Chile Winner
Austin Spice Company: Texas Hold ÎEm Specialty
Second Place
Whiskey Island Pirate Sauce: Cuyahoga Fire
Third Place
MyHotSauces.com, LLC: Monty’s Smoke &
Fire
Hot Sauce: XXX Hot
Golden Chile Winner
Uncle Brutha Gourmet Foods: Uncle Brutha’s Fire Sauce No. 10
Second Place
Torchbearer Sauces: Super Fancy #7 Sultry Sauce
Third Place
Scotty B’s Gourmet Specialty Foods: Scotty B’s Just Damn Good Habanero
Prepared Foods: Specialty
Golden Chile Winner
Pepper Nectar: Sweet Potato Cream Pie
Second Place
The Hot Spot: The Hot Spot Habanero Salami
Third Place
The Ranch House BBQ: Rocky’s Chipotle Potato Salad
Salsa: Bean
Golden Chile Winner
MyHotSauces.com, LLC: Monty’s Party Picante
Black Beans & Corn Chipotle
Second Place
Austin Spice Company: Austin Spice Campfire Corn & Bean Salsa
Third Place
Pepper Palace: Pepper Palace Gourmet Black Bean and Corn Mild Salsa
Salsa: Chipotle
Golden Chile Winner
MyHotSauces.com, LLC: Monty’s Party Picante
Black Beans & Corn Chipotle
Second Place
Gecko Gary’s Gourmet Fiery Foods: Razzmatazz Salsa
Third Place
Pepper Palace: Pepper Palace Gourmet Smoky Salsa
Salsa: Fruit
Golden Chile Winner
Lone Star Pepper Company, LLC: Ma & Pa’s Hot Peach Mamba
Second Place
W. O. Rominger’s: W. O. Rominger’s Smokey Peach Ambrosia
Third Place
Whiskey Island Pirate Sauce: Island Salsa
Salsa: Habanero
Golden Chile Winner
Pepper Palace: Pepper Palace Gourmet X-Hot Salsa
Second Place
Two Hot Chili Peppers: Caliente Hot
Third Place
Big Rick’s BBQ: Hyper Hot Black Dog Salsa
Salsa: Hot
Golden Chile Winner
MyHotSauces.com, LLC: Monty’s Party Picante
Chipotle
Second Place
Howard’s Yummies: Jump Up & Kick Yo Butt Peach Mango Habanero Salsa
Third Place
Pepper Palace: Pepper Palace Gourmet Hot Salsa
Salsa: Medium
Golden Chile Winner
Big Rick’s BBQ: Big Rick’s Black Dog Salsa
Second Place
Lone Star Pepper Company, LLC: Ma & Pa’s Medium Tango Salsa
Third Place
Howard’s Yummies: Jump Up & Kick Yo Butt Pecan Smoked Habanero Salsa
Salsa: Mild
Golden Chile Winner
MyHotSauces.com, LLC: Monty’s Party Picante
Second Place
Chili’s Fire Pit: Mom’s Original
Third Place
Gun Barrel Hot Sauce: Gun Barrel Hot Sauce Mild
Salsa: Specialty
Golden Chile Winner
Gecko Gary’s Gourmet Fiery Foods: Mamma Mia
Second Place
Pepper Palace: Pepper Palace Gourmet Roasted Garlic and Olive Salsa
Third Place
Austin Spice Company: Austin Spice Green Chile Salsa
Salsa: Verde/Tomatillo
Golden Chile Winner
Pepper Palace: Pepper Palace Gourmet Salsa Verde Hot
Second Place
Mexico Salsa Company: Salsa Verde Hot
Third Place
Austin Spice Company: Smoky Hill Salsa Verde
Snack: Candy
Golden Chile Winner
Markat’s Marvelous Confection Company: Aztec Fudge
Second Place
Cowgirl Chocolates: Cowgirl Chocolates Buckin’ Hot Habanero Caramels
Third Place
Markat’s Marvelous Confection Company: Fiery Peanut Brittle
Snack: Chips
Golden Chile Winner
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden
Fresh Gourmet Sesame Seed Tortilla Chips
Second Place
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden
Fresh Gourmet Blue Corn
Third Place
Stacy’s Pita Chip Company: Stacy’s Texarkana Hot Pita Chips
Snack: Jerky
Golden Chile Winner
Ol’ Smokehaus By Landes: Fire Dust’d Beef Jerky
Second Place
Ol’ Smokehaus By Landes: Chipotle Beef Jerky
Third Place
Texas Slabs: Texas Slabs Hot
Snack: Pickled Peppers
Golden Chile Winner
Jardine Foods, Inc.: D.L. Jardine’s Texas Tornados Sweet & Spicy Jalape o Slices
Second Place
Pat’s Party Peppers: Pat’s Party Peppers
Third Place
Chapsmackers: Chapsmackers
Snack: Pickled (Other)
Golden Chile Winner
Sandstone Farms: Hot Tequila Tips
Second Place
Sandstone Farms: Hot Tequila Corn
Third Place
Sandstone Farms: Hot Tequila Beans
Snack: Pickles (Cucumber)
Golden Chile Winner
Ozark Pickle Pantry: Ozark Hot Sweet Tangy Dill
Second Place
Jardine Foods, Inc.: D.L. Jardine’s Texas Pickles
Third Place
Texas Sassy Foods: Texas Sassy Pickle Chips
Snack: Prepared Dip
Golden Chile Winner
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden
Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa
Second Place
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden
Fresh Gourmet Spicy Guacamole
Third Place
Garden Fresh Salsa: Garden
Fresh Gourmet Chipotle Dip
Snack: Salty Snack
Golden Chile Winner
J & J Snack Foods Corp: Superpretzel Pretzelfils Pepperjack Cheese Spiced with Tabasco Brand
Second Place
J & J Snack Foods Corp: Superpretzel Pretzelfils Chipotle-n-Cheddar Spiced with Tabasco Brand
Third Place
Dave’s Gourmet, Inc.: Insanity Cheese Straws
Snack: Specialty
Golden Chile Winner
Band & Bakery, Inc.: Hula Hotties Cherry-Chipotle Hot Chocolate Candy & Beverage Bar
Second Place
Markat’s Marvelous Confection Company: Aztec Pecans
Third Place
Stump’s Hot Olives, Inc.: Stump’s Hot Olives
Marketing: Label
Golden Chile Winner
Redneck Shake, Inc.: Redneck Shake
Second Place
Gecko Gary’s Gourmet Fiery Foods: Hula-la
Third Place
Torchbearer Sauces: Super Fancy #7 Sultry Sauce
Marketing: Logo
Golden Chile Winner
Crazy Mother Pucker’s Hot Sauce:
Crazy Mother Pucker’s Logo
Second Place
Tim Willhite Foods: Timoteo
Third Place
Twisted Pepper Company
Marketing: Packaging
Golden Chile Winner
Dave’s Gourmet, Inc.: Adjustable Heat Hot Sauce
Second Place
Crazy Mother Pucker’s Hot Sauce
Third Place
Cin Chili & Company: Cin Chili
Marketing: Print Ad
Golden Chile Winner
Stump’s Hot Olives, Inc.: Stump’s Hot Olive Posters
Second Place
Pepperheads Canada: Can Your Tastebuds
Come Out and Play?
Third Place
Pepperheads Canada: Dark Secrets?
Merchandise: Apparel
Golden Chile Winner
Walker & Sons, Inc.: Slap Ya Mama Apron
Second Place
Chapsmackers: Chapsmackers T-shirt
Third Place
Crazy Mother Pucker’s Hot Sauce:
Crazy Mother Pucker’s T-Shirt
Best New Product: Cookoff: Food
Golden Chile Winner
Walker & Sons, Inc.: Slap Ya Mama Hot Cajun Seasoning
Second Place
Seven Flags Foods: Seven Flags Grillin’ Mud Spicey
Third Place
Greatest Grub Ever: Honey Habanero Sauce
Beverage: Bloody Mary Mix
Golden Chile Winner
Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasonings: Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasonings Chilies & Peppers
Second Place
Stump’s Hot Olives, Inc.: Stump’s Hot & Spicy Bloody Mary Mix
Third Place
Blue Crab Bay Co.: Sting Ray Bloody Mary Mixer with Ocean Clam Juice
Beverage: Fruit Based Cocktail
Golden Chile Winner
Lt. Blender’s Frozen Concoctions Pi a Colada in a Bag
Second Place
Cactus Margarita: Cactus Margarita
Third Place
Lt. Blender’s Frozen Concoctions: Strawberry Daiquiri in a Bag
Beverage: Margarita Mix
Golden Chile Winner
Lt. Blender’s Frozen Concoctions: Margarita in a Bag
Second Place
Original Cupcake Shot Drink Co: Strawberry Margarita Lickin’ Hot Mini Shot
Third Place
Fat Mama’s Tamales: Fat Mama’s ÏKnock-You-NakedÓ Margarita Mix
Beverage: Specialty
Golden Chile Winner
Lt. Blender’s Frozen Concoctions: Peach Bellini Wine Freezer
Second Place
Sandstone Farms: Sangrita
Third Place
Original Cupcake Shot Drink Company: Cupcake Mini Shot Variety Kit
Cookoff: Chili Con Carne
Golden Chile Winner
Cin Chili & Company: Cin Chili Dry Mix
Second Place
Captain Thom’s Chili Pepper Co: Captain Thom’s New Mexico Style Chili Mix
Third Place
Pecos Red Products: Pecos Red Chili Mix
Cookoff: Dip/Salsa Mix
Golden Chile Winner
Chugwater Chili Corporation: Chugwater Chili
Second Place
Dysart Family Foods/Billy D’s Blow-Out Food Products: Billy D’s Blow-Out Chili Cheese Dip
Third Place
Cedar Hill Seasonings: Spinach & Herb Dip Mix
Cookoff: Dry Seasoning/Rub
Golden Chile Winner
Redneck Shake, Inc.: Redneck Shake Mississippi Dry Rub
Second Place
Redneck Shake, Inc.: Redneck Shake Bayou Blend
Third Place
Woody Bar-B-Q Sauce Company: Woody’s Bar-B-Q Dry Rub & Seasoning
Cookoff: Grilling/Finishing Sauce
Golden Chile Winner
BBQ’n Fools, LLC: BBQ’n Fools Hot Teriyaki Pepper Grilling Sauce
Second Place
Texas Sassy Foods: Texas Sassy Salsa Marinade
Third Place
Bunyan’s Southern Foods: Bunyan’s Southern Foods BBQ Sauce
Cookoff: Marinade
Golden Chile Winner
Pepperheads Canada: Piri-Piri
Wing & Seafood Sauce
Second Place
Seven Flags Foods: Seven Flags Grillin’ Mud Spicey
Third Place
Texas Sassy Foods: Texas Sassy Mustard Sauce
Cookoff: Specialty
Golden Chile Winner
Top Secret Gourmets: X-Hot Jamaican Habanero-Lime Jerk Rub
Second Place
Skippy P’s BBQ & Catering: Instant BBQ Sauce
Third Place
Pepperheads Canada: Piri-Piri
Wing & Seafood Sauce
Cookoff: Wing Sauce – Medium/Mild
Golden Chile Winner
Greatest Grub Ever: Buffalo Mild Sauce
Second Place
Greatest Grub Ever: Garlic Parmesan Sauce
Third Place
Quaker Steak & Lube: Pennsylvania
Premium Garlic
Cookoff: Wing Sauce – Hot
Golden Chile Winner
Chooch & Pootan: Hotta Winga Sausa
Second Place
Chili’s Fire Pit Cry Baby
Third Place
Chooch & Pootan: Hotta Winga Sausa Garlic
Grilling and Smoking Accessories
Golden Chile Winner
Cluck N Stuff: Beer Can Chicken Head
– Sombrero
Second Place
Cluck N Stuff: Beer Can Chicken Head
– Sunglasses
Third Place
Melanie’s Find Foods, Inc.: Savu Smoker Bag for Oven & Grill
Best Overall
Kaps Pepper Co.: Very
Berry Habanero Jelly

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