Posted November 2, 2004 by Nick Lindauer in Hot Events

What's hot in hot?

Every year, as part of its Fiery Food Challenge, Chile Pepper magazine names the Top Ten Hottest Food Products.

This year’s winners:

Best overall: Sweet & Smokey Meat Moppin’ Sauce from Cowboy BBQ, Live Oak, Calif.

Best new food product: Left Wing Sauce from Peppers of Key West, Key West, Fla.

Best new food product/cook-off division: Ay! Chihuahua Chipotle Pecan Rub from Tres Gringas, Arlington.

Best salsa/general: Caboom! Olive and Roasted Garlic Gourmet Salsa from CaJohn’s Fiery Food Co., Columbus, Ohio.

Best BBQ sauce/smoked: Shyster Sauce from Judicial Flavors, Auburn, Calif.

Best hot sauce/international: Pili-Pili Hot-N-Sweet Sauce from Homeland Distributors, Plano.

Best BBQ sauce/chile specific: Zesty Habanero BBQ Sauce from Bethlehem’s Best Gourmet Sauce, Bethlehem, Ga.

Best condiment/relish: My Sweet Peppers Relish from My Sweet Peppers, Wills Point, Texas.

Best BBQ sauce/alcohol infused:
Signature Hot BBQ Sauce from BBQ’N Fools, Long Beach, Calif.

Best condiment/jam: Death Valley Pepper Jelly from Micks Peppourri, Yakima, Wash

Nick Lindauer

The Original Hot Sauce Blog