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zest-fest-2015-fiery-food-challenge-winners-golden-chilesBelow are the winners of the Fiery Food Challenge straight from ZestFest 2015 in Irving, Texas.  A massive thanks to CaJohn Hard of CaJohn’s Fiery Foods for sending these!

I will be working on reformatting &cleaning these up and adding links to these as the night transpires. Congratulations to all of the winners!

 

Barbecue Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready

1. High River Sauces – Rattler BBQ Sauce

2. Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce – Woody’s Hickory Mild B-B-Q Sauce

3. Southern Belles BBQ – Original Belle

Barbecue Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready

1. AmberFyre Foods – Manhattan Black Cherry Bourbon BBQ

2. CRC BBQ Enterprises LLC – Riley’s Triple R Sauce

3. Full Boar BBQ – Full Boar BBQ Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

Barbecue Sauce: Hot – Consumer Ready

1. Pepper Smack LLC – Pepper Smack Pepper Q

2. Full Boar BBQ – Full Boar BBQ Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

3. Southern Belles BBQ – Southern Heat

Barbecue Sauce: X Hot – Consumer Ready

1. AmberFyre Foods – Manhattan Black Cherry Bourbon BBQ HOT

2. Pepper Palace Inc – Black Rock Scorpion BBQ Sauce

3. Cobra Chili – Carolina BBQ Sauce

Barbecue Sauce: Fruit Based – Consumer Ready

1. Southern Belles BBQ – Blueberry Blues

2. Sweet Heat Gourmet – Apple Bourbon BBQ Sauce

3. Southern Belles BBQ – Hot & Sassy Peach

Barbecue Sauce: Mustard Based – Consumer Ready

1. Pepper Palace Inc – South Carolina Mustard Style

2. KW’s BBQ Sauce – KW’s BBQ Sauce Sweet & Spicy

3. SuckleBusters, Inc – SuckleBusters Mustard

Barbecue Sauce: Tomato Based – Consumer Ready

1. CRC BBQ Enterprises LLC – Riley’s Triple R Sauce

2. Pepper Palace Inc – Cayenne BBQ

3. Full Boar BBQ – Full Boar BBQ Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

Barbecue Sauce: Vinegar Based – Consumer Ready

1. SuckleBusters Inc – SuckleBusters Original

2. Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce – Woody’s Original Hot Bar-B-Q Sauce

3. YT’z Trading Company – YT’z Carolina Shark Byte Sauce

Barbecue Sauce: Specialty – Consumer Ready

1. CRC BBQ Enterprises LLC – Riley’s Triple R Sauce

2. Frog Bone Cajun Sauces – Bayou BBQ

3. Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce – Woody’s Marinade and Baste

Best Barbecue Sauce

AmberFyre Foods – Manhattan Black Cherry Bourbon BBQ

Condiments: Horseradish – Consumer Ready

1. PuckerButt Pepper Company – I Dare You Stupit Horseradish

2. Pepper Palace Inc – Nasal Napalm Horseradish

3. PuckerButt Pepper Company – Blazing Hot

Condiments: Jam/Jelly – Consumer Ready

1. Pepper Smack LLC – Pepper Smack Habanero Pepper Jelly

2. Diane’s Sweet Heat – Peach Habanero Jam

3. Rasta Bros – Jamaican Pepper Jelly

Condiments: Ketchup – Consumer Ready

1. AmberFyre Foods – DeVille Cayenne Garlic Ketchup

2. Grumps Burgers – Grumps Jalapeno Ketchup

3. The Karma Sauce Company – Curry Kats’up

Condiments: Mustard – Consumer Ready

1. The Karma Sauce Company – Cold Process Mustard

2. AmberFyre Foods – Verona Cayenne Garlic Mustard

3. The Karma Sauce Company – Chipotle Mustard

 Condiments: Relish – Consumer Ready

1. Pepper Palace Inc – Red Bell Pepper Relish

2. Pappa Perrys Pepper Products – Pear Chow Relish

3. Cottage Lane Kitchen – Give Me A Switch Spicy Pepper Relish

Condiments: Salad Dressing – Consumer Ready

1. Frog Bone Cajun Sauces – Remoulade Sauce

2. Stagecoach Salsa – Sheriff Mike’s Spicy Salsa Ranch

3. Pepper Palace Inc – Cherry Balsamic Sauce

Condiments: Steak Sauce – Consumer Ready

1. Pepper Palace Inc – Pepper Palace Spicy Steak Sauce

2. Pepper Palace Inc – Pepper Palace Steak Sauce

3. Geno’s Food Friendly Sauce – Geno’s Spicy Sauce

Condiments: Specialty – Consumer Ready

1. Pepper Smack LLC – Fire Lime Sriracha

2. Jake’s Famous Foods – Jake’s Famous Chipotle Mayonnaise

3. PuckerButt Pepper Company – VooDoo Prince Death Mamba

Best Condiment

Pepper Palace Inc – Red Bell Pepper Relish

Hot Sauce: Asian Style – Consumer Ready

1. High River Sauces – Foo Foo Mama Choo

2. Pepper Palace Inc – Tsunami Asian Style Hot Sauce

3. The Karma Sauce Company – Curry Karma Sauce

Hot Sauce: Caribbean Style – Consumer Ready

1. AmberFyre Foods – Mango Suave

2. Scorpion Gourmet Hot Sauce – Scorpion Gourmet Hot Sauce XHOT

3. High River Sauces – Tears of the Sun

Hot Sauce: Latin Style – Consumer Ready

1. AmberFyre Foods – Xoxoctic

2. Pangean Foods LLC – Chantico Pepper Sauce

3. Race City Sauce Works – Deadwood

Hot Sauce: Louisiana Style – Consumer Ready

1. AmberFyre Foods – Livingston Parish

2. Todd-Sik Sauce – Todd-Sik Garlic Hot Sauce

3. Pepper Palace Inc – Black Rose Hot Sauce

Hot Sauce: Chipotle – Consumer Ready

1. High River Sauces – Hellacious

2. Pepper Palace Inc – Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze Hot Sauce

3. Hot Sauce Depot – Irazu Volcanic Pepper Sauce Chipotle

Hot Sauce: Fruit Based – Consumer Ready

1. Sweet Heat Gourmet – Pineapple & Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce

2. Jungle Heat – Caribbean Heat

3. Jungle Heat – Mango Heat

Hot Sauce: Pepper Blend – Consumer Ready

1. Scotty B’s Hot Sauces – Ghostly Garlic

2. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce – Pink Label

3. Chicks and Salsa – C & S Original Roasted Reaper – Habanero

Hot Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready

1. High River Sauces – Tears of the Sun

2. Race City Sauce Works – Deadwood Eulogy

3. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce – Green Label

Hot Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready

1. Chicks and Salsa Virgin Mary by Chicks & Salsa

2. Consuming Fires Specialty Foods – Consuming Fires Smoked Jalapeno Sauce

3. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce – Orange Label

Hot Sauce: Hot – Consumer Ready

1. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce – Black Label

2. Smokin Texas Gourmet – Angry Twist

3. The Karma Sauce Company – Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce

Hot Sauce: X Hot – Consumer Ready

1. Race City Sauce Works – Seven Pepper Sriracha

2. Chicks and Salsa – Scary Bloody Mary by Chicks & Salsa

3. Scotty O’Hotty Hot Sauce – The Ghost Sauce

Hot Sauce: Ultra Hot Pepper – Consumer Ready

1. Chicks and Salsa – C & S Signature Roasted Reaper-Habanero

2. Primo’s Peppers – Swampadelic Sauce

3. Born to Hula – Reaper of Sorrow

Best Hot Sauce:

Race City Sauce Works – Seven Pepper Sriracha

Fresh Salsa: Mild – Consumer Ready

1. Ana’s Foods – Ana’s Salsa Original Mild

2. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack’s Special Mild

3. Olympus Fare – Olympus Fare Salsa “Aphrodite”

Fresh Salsa: Medium – Consumer Ready

1. Citas Salsa – Red Rage

2. Olympus Fare – Olympus Fare Salsa “Zeus”

3. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack’s Special Medium

Fresh Salsa: Hot – Consumer Ready

1. Citas Salsa – Fiery Fiesta

2. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Carolina Reaper Hot

3. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack’s Special Hot

Fresh Salsa: Fruit – Consumer Ready

1. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Mango Habanero with Ginger & Honey

2. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Mango Peach

3. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Mango Pico de Gallo

Fresh Salsa: Specialty – Consumer Ready

1. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Tomatillo Salsa

2. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Fire Roasted Tomatillo

3. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Fire Roasted Black Bean & Corn

Best Fresh Salsa:

Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Tomatillo Salsa

Salsa: Mild – Consumer Ready

1. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Tomatillo Salsa

2. Daniel’s Fire Roast – Medium Black Bean & Corn

3. Cajun Tex Salsa and More – Cajun Tex Hickory-Smoked Salsa Picante

Salsa: Medium – Consumer Ready

1. Damn Good Heat – Jalapeno Garlic Salsa

2. Cajun Tex Salsa and More – Cajun Tex Hickory-Smoked Salsa Picante

3. Casa Morales Inc – Casa Morales Restaurant Salsa

Salsa: Hot – Consumer Ready

1. Damn Good Heat – Habanero Garlic Salsa

2. Daniel’s Fire Roast – Hot

3. Holmes Made Salsa – Marty’s Roasted Green Chile – Red

Salsa: X Hot – Consumer Ready

1. Silverleaf International – Scorpion Salsa

2. La Familia Salsa Co – XX Red Scorpion

3. PuckerButt Pepper Company – I Dare Your Stupit Reaper Salsa

Salsa: Bean & Corn – Consumer Ready

1. Sweet Slap’n Salsa Company – Medium X

2. Daniel’s Fire Roast – Medium Black Bean & Corn

3. Holmes Made Salsa – Spicy Black Bean w/Corn

Salsa: Chipotle – Consumer Ready

1. Daniel’s Fire Roast – Medium Black Bean & Corn

2. Stagecoach Salsa – Smoke and Fire

3. Daniel’s Fire Roast – Hot

Salsa: Fruit – Consumer Ready

1. Pepper Palace Inc – Pepper Palace Peach Salsa

2. Sweet Slap’n Salsa Company – Strawberry Medium

3. Chehalem Ridge Brands – Blues Berry Fruit Salsa

Salsa: Exotic Blend – Consumer Ready

1. PuckerButt Pepper Company – I Dare You Stupit Reaper Salsa

2. Pepper Palace Inc – Pepper Palace Manzano Salsa

3. Deception Salsa – Oink

Salsa: Verde/Tomatillo – Consumer Ready

1. Texas Select Seasonings – Tomatillo Avocado

2. Pepper Palace Inc – Pepper Palace Avocado Tomatilla

3. Pepper Palace Inc – Roasted New Mexico Green Chile Salsa

Best Salsa:

PuckerButt Pepper Company – I Dare You Stupit Reaper Salsa

Snack: Cheese – Consumer Ready

1. Pepper Palace Inc – Pepper Palace Queso Blanco

2. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese & Salsa

3. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Mexicali Dip with Cheddar

Snack: Chips – Consumer Ready

1. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Moe & Joe’s Tortilla Chips

2. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Tortilla Strips

3. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Original Tortilla Chips

Snack: Jerky – Consumer Ready

1. Katie’s Snack Foods – KT’s Original Beef Jerky

2. Oregon Trail Jerky – Sweet Habanero Jerky

3. Just Jerky U.S.A. – Just Jerky USA Chipotle Cayenne

Snack: Pickles – Consumer Ready

1. Pepper Palace Inc – Pepper Palace Spicy Pineapple Bread & Butter

2. Pepper Palace Inc – Pepper Palace Horseradish Pickles

3. Pepper Palace Inc – Pepper Palace Habanero Chunk Pickles

Snack: Pickled Other – Consumer Ready

1. Smokin’ Texas Gourmet – L’il Gems Candies Jalapenos

2. Shaggy Dog – Shaggy Dog Spicy Pickled Asparagus

3. La Familia Salsa Co – Candied Jalapenos

Snack: Prepared Dip – Consumer Ready

1. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Guacamole Zesty

2. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Mexicali Dip with Cheddar

3. Garden Fresh Gourmet – Garden Fresh Gourmet Artichoke Jalapeno Dip

Snack: Popcorn – Consumer Ready

1. Pam’s Market Popcorn – Triple X Columbus Mix

2. Pam’s Market Popcorn – Hannibal’s Hot Nutz

3. Pam’s Market Popcorn – Sassy Sweet Gooey Caramel

Snack: Salty Snack – Consumer Ready

1. Cajun Tex Salsa and More – Cajun Tex Spicy Cajun Chips

2. PuckerButt Pepper Company – Smokin’ Ed’s Hot Nutz

3. Jungle Heat – What Was I Thinking

Best Snack

Pepper Palace Inc – Pepper Palace Spicy Pineapple Bread & Butter

Zesty Sweets: Candy/Chocolate – Consumer Ready

1. Texas Toffee – Gotcha Toffee

2. Anettes Chocolates – Chili Lime Tortilla Brittle

3. Poco Dolce Confections – Smoked Almond & Ghost Chili Salt Bittersweet Chocolate Tiles

Zesty Sweets: Cookies/Desserts – Consumer Ready

1. Katie’s Snack Foods – Spicy Brown Sugar Pineapple Jerky

2. Katie’s Snack Foods – Pina Colada Pineapple Jerky

3. Katie’s Snack Foods – Maraschino Pineapple Jerky

Zesty Sweets: Dessert Sauce – Consumer Ready

1. Texas Brew Salsa – Fire Roasted Mango Tequila Sauce

2. Texas Brew Salsa – Fire Roasted Pineapple Spiced Rum Sauce

3. Texas Brew Salsa – Stone Fruit Hatch Chutney

Best Zesty Sweets

Texas Toffee – Gotcha Toffee

Cook-Off Food: Chile Con Carne

1. Texas Select Seasonings – Ghost Dust Chili

2. Texas Select Seasonings – Texa-Peno Chili

3. SuckleBusters Inc – Sucklebusters Comeptition Chili Kit

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub

1. Black Swamp Gourmet – X-Hot Rub

2. CRC BBQ Enterprises LLC – Riley’s Smoky and Bold

3. Cowboy BBQ – Smokey Salty Bronc

Cook-Off Food: Table Seasoning

1. AmberFyre Foods – Amberger Jalapeno

2. BBQ’n Fools – Signature Seasoning

3. Mike’s Mojo Seasoning – Mike’s Mojo All Purpose Seasoning

Cook-Off Food: Asian Seasoning or Marinade

1. PuckerButt Pepper Company – VooDoo Prince Death Mamba

2. PuckerButt Pepper Company – Pineapple Ginger

3. The Spice Lab – Gourmet Bacon Rub-Asian Sesame Sweet & Spicy

Cook-Off Food: Jerk Seasoning or Marinade

1. Pepper Palace Inc – Pepper Palace World Tour Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

2. Donna’s Boston Bay Jerk Sauce – Donna’s Boston Bay Jerk Sauce

3. Rasta Bros – Rasta Bros Jamaican Jerk Marinade

Cook-Off Food: Pasta

1. Gorji Gourmet Foods – Gorji Gourmet Foods Arrabiata Diavolo

2. Gorji Gourmet Foods – Gorji Gourmet Foods Puttanesca

3. Gorji Gourmet Foods – Gorji Gourmet Foods Pomodoro

Cook-Off Food: Wing Sauce Mild/Medium

1. Hot Sauce Depot – The Flaming Chicken Hot Garlic Wing Sauce

2. Porky’s Gourmet Food – Historic Lynchburg Wild & Wicked Wing Sauce

3. Pepper Palace Inc – Wingmaster Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce

Cook-Off Food: Wing Sauce Hot/X Hot

1. Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes – Demitri’s Chipotle-Habanero Bloody Mary Seasoning

2. Pepper Palace Inc – Wingmaster Smokehouse Wing Sauce

3. Hot Sauce Depot – The Flaming Chicken Scorpion Fire Wing Sauce

Cook-Off Food: Specialty

1. Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes – Demitri’s Chipotle-Habanero Bloody Mary Seasoning

2. The Spice Boys – Ragin Cajun

3. The Spice Lab – Smoked Ghost Pepper Sea Salt

Cook-Off Beverage: Bloody Mary Mix

1. Bloody Reolution Gourmet Bloody Mary Mixes – Bloody Revolution Smoked Habanero

2. The Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix – The Murph’s Famous Hot & Spicy

3. Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes – Demitri’s Chipotle-Habanero Bloody Mary Seasoning

Cook-Off Beverage: Margarita Mix – TIE

1. SlimRitas – Slim Hatch Chile Rita

1. What The Chuck Mix – What The Chuck Mix for Margarita

Cook-Off Beverage: Other Beverage/Cocktail Mix

1. Smokin’ Texas Gourmet – Votew

2. Race City Sauce Works – Snake Oil Love Potion

3. What The Chuck Mix – What The Chuck Mix for Michelada

Best Cook-Off

1. Hot Sauce Depot – The Flaming Chicken Hot Garlic Wing Sauce

Best New Product Consumer Ready Food

1. Georgia’s Sweet Peppers – Candied Habanero

2. Texas Brew Salsa – True Blue Love Confit

3. Feisty Parrot – OUCH!

Best New Product Cook-Off

1. SlimRitas – Slim Hatch Chile Rita

2. Gorji Gourmet Foods – Gorji Gourmet Foods Arrabiata Diavolo

3. Jenks Specialty Food – Sugar Britches BBQ Sauce and Glaze

Marketing: Label

1. Primo’s Peppers – Swampadelic Sauce

2. Race City Sauce Works – Snake Oil Gold Digger

3. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce – Diá del Perro

Marketing: Logo

1. Primo’s Peppers – Primo’s Peppers

2. AmberFyre Foods – AmberFyre Foods

3. Little Bar Double R – Little Bar Double R

Marketing: Product Packaging

1. Cajun Tex Salsa and More – Cajun Tex Spicy Cajun Chips

2. Ana’s Foods – Ana’s Salsa Restaurant Style Medium

3. Chicks and Salsa – Virgin Mary by Chicks & Salsa

 ★ Best Overall Product / Best of the Best

Race City Sauce Works – Seven Pepper Sriracha

Fiery Food Challenge Winners List from ZestFest 2015