Posted September 15, 2012 by Scott Roberts in Bloggers

Houston Hot Sauce Festival Salsa Contest Winners!

Houston Hot Sauce Festival Salsa Contest Winners!Earlier today down at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival, a handful of chilehead judges tasted dozens of salsas in a Texas-style, shoot-’em-up salsa contest. This competition was held not only to give a few companies bragging rights, but also to raise both awareness and money for the Snowdrop Foundation, a worthy organization dedicated to assisting patients and families at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.

Al “Buddah” Goldenberg of I Love It Spicy! and Carol Borge of the Houston Hot Sauce Festival had put this fiery foods bout together. Just a short while ago, Al had given me the results to post.

Salsas were judged in two categories: Best Fruit-Based Salsa and Best All-Purpose Salsa. The salsa has been eaten, the smoke has settled and the points have tabulated. Here are the results:

Best Fruit-Based Salsa

1. Montezuma Brand – Smokey Chipotle Raspberry Lime Salsa
2. Gunther’s Gourmet – Spicy Ginger Pineapple Salsa
3. Red’s – Mango Habanero Salsa

Best All-Purpose Salsa

1. Red’s – Hot Salsa
2. High Octane Sauce Company – Tire-Smoking Medium Salsa
3. Silver Leaf International – Ghost Pepper Salsa

Congratulations to the winners! Just a few minutes after I post this, awards will be given at a special dinner down at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival.Copyright 2011

Scott Roberts