Posted September 1, 2006 by Nick Lindauer in Hot Sauce News

Hot Sauce Haiku Contest

The Baby That’s Hot! Gourmet Hot Sauce “Hot Sauce Haiku” contest!

For some reason I have a strange fascination with haikus. So, what better subject about which to wax poetic than the food of the gods, namely hot sauce? I have decided to create this contest to solicit some poetry out of YOU!

Here’s the deal:

-Click the link below, fill out the form with as much information as you like. I need enough info from you to let you know if you have won the contest.
-In the text area provided, give me your bestest attempt at a Haiku based on hot sauce.
-In one month, I will decide on 10 of what I consider to be the best/funniest/most offensive/whatever whim I have at that moment, and I will put them on the site.
-I will open these 10 Haikus to public vote, one vote per person.
-After 1 week of voting, I will tally the votes and notify the winner (that’s the person who made the haiku that gets the most votes.) -The winner will get a Baby That’s Hot! T-Shirt, and a jar of the featured flavor for the month of October (it’s still a secret…)

Not sure what those pesky rules are for a haiku? When I say Haiku, I mean the most simple version of it. Three lines of verse, the first containing 5 syllables, the second 7 syllables, and the third 5 again. There are actually a ton more rules to true Haiku, but we will just restrict it to the simple ones of 17 syllables on 3 lines of 5 – 7 – 5. OK?

Here is an example from the movie Fight Club:

Worker bees can leave
Even drones can fly away
The queen is their slave

Get it? Now it’s your turn. More rules and instructions on the contest page.


Nick Lindauer

The Original Hot Sauce Blog