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photoThe following is a comprehensive list of all the winners of ZestFest 2014 Fiery Food Challenge, AKA the “Golden Chiles”. Congrats to all the winners!

A gargantuan thanks to John “CaJohn” Hard for sending the list and for the photo at the last minute!

FFC 2014 Winners List    
Company Product Place
     
Barbecue Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready  
Stagecoach Salsa Company Miss Cynthia’s Not So Spicy Stagestop BBQ Sauce 1
SuckleBusters Inc. SuckleBusters Original BBQ Sauce 2
SuckleBusters Inc. SuckleBusters Honey BBQ Sauce 3
Barbecue Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready
SuckleBusters Inc. SuckleBusters Hot & Spicy BBQ Sauce 1
SuckleBusters Inc. SuckleBusters Chipotle BBQ Sauce 2
Sadie B Foods, Inc Jerk BBQ Sauce 3
Barbecue Sauce: Hot – Consumer Ready
Pepper Smack LLC Pepper Smack PepperQ 1
Stagecoach Salsa Company Bubba’s Spicy Stagestop BBQ Sauce 2
Pepper Palace Honey Chipotle Rum BBQ 3
Barbecue Sauce: X Hot – Consumer Ready
Pepper Palace Black Rock Scorpion BBQ 1
Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc. Ghost Pepper BBQ Sauce 2
Grandville’s Gourmet BBQ Sauces Extra Spicy BBQ Jam 3
Barbecue Sauce: Fruit Based – Consumer Ready
Race City Sauceworks Applachian Black Cherry & Moonshine BBQ 1
Grandville’s Gourmet BBQ Sauces Pineapple BBQ Jam 2
Pepper Palace Cinnamon & Apples BBQ 3
Barbecue Sauce: Mustard Based – Consumer Ready
Croix Valley Foods Croix Valley Honey Dijon Barbecue ‘N Brat Sauce 1
SuckleBusters Inc. SuckleBusters Gold BBQ Sauce 3
Sam Dog Barbeque Sam Dog Barbeque “Yellow Dog” 2
Barbecue Sauce: Tomato Based – Consumer Ready
CattleBoyZ Foods Ltd. Chipotle Maple Bacon BBQ Sauce 1
Timothy’s Gourmet House LLC Tim’s Texas 2 Step BBQ Sauce 2
Cowboy BBQ Bourbon Infused Sweet & Smokey Meat Moppin 3
Barbecue Sauce: Vinegar Based – Consumer Ready
Porky’s Gourmet Foods Historic Lynchburg Balsamic Barbecue Sauce 1
Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce Co. Woody’s Original Mild Bar-B-Q Sauce 2
SuckleBusters Inc. SuckleBusters Original BBQ Sauce 3
Barbecue Sauce: Specialty – Consumer Ready
Grandville’s Gourmet BBQ Sauces Original BBQ Jam 1
Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc. Korean BBQ Sauce 2
Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce Co. Woody’s Marinade & Baste 3
Best Barbecue Sauce
Porky’s Gourmet Foods Historic Lynchburg Balsamic Barbecue Sauce
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Condiments: Asian/Stir Fry Sauce – Consumer Ready
Quaker Steak & Lube Thai ‘R’ Cracker 1
Patter Fam Sauces Spicy Orange Glaze 2
Texas Creek Products Tropical Ghost Hot Sauce Glaze 3
Condiments: Horseradish – Consumer Ready
Pepper Palace Nasal Napalm 1
PuckerButt Pepper Company Smokin’ Ed’s Smokin Hot 2
PuckerButt Pepper Company Jalapeno Horseradish 3
Condiments: Jam/Jelly – Consumer Ready
Texas Select Seasonings Apple Strawberry Habanero 1
Papa Perry’s Pepper Products Sweet & Spicy Strawberry Sauce 2
Diane’s Sweet Heat Mango Habanero Jam (Medium) 3
Condiments: Mustard – Consumer Ready
Lusty Monk Mustard Altar Boy 1
Lusty Monk Mustard Lusty Monk Original Sin 2
PuckerButt Pepper Company I Dare You Stupit Mustard 3
Condiments: Relish – Consumer Ready
Pepper Palace 99% Jalapeno Relish 1
Cottage Lane Kitchen Cape Fear 2
Cottage Lane Kitchen Get Me A Switch 3
Condiments: Salad Dressing – Consumer Ready
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC Lemon Oregano 1
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC Roasted Garlic & Sundried Tomato 2
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC Orange Balsamic 3
Condiments: Specialty – Consumer Ready
Porky’s Gourmet Foods Historic Lynchburg Spiced Curry Ketchup 1
Pepper Palace Chipotle Ketchup 2
Pepper Palace Simply Steak Sauce 3
Best Condiment  
Texas Select Seasonings Apple Strawberry Habanero  
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Hot Sauce: Asian Style – Consumer Ready
Scorpion Gourmet Hot Sauce LLC Scorpion Gourmet Hot 1
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Red Label 2
PuckerButt Pepper Company Smokin’ Ed’s Pineapple Ginger Sauce 3
Hot Sauce: Caribbean Style – Consumer Ready
High River Sauces Tears Of The Sun 1
Patter Fam Sauces Jamaican Jerk 2
Humboldt Hotsauce Island Style 3
Hot Sauce: Louisiana Style – Consumer Ready
Pepper Palace Flavor of New Orleans Hot Sauce 1
PuckerButt Pepper Company Edible Lava 2
Frankie V’s Kitchen Frankie V’s Orange Label 3
Hot Sauce: Cayenne – Consumer Ready
Pepper Palace Horseradish Oyster Hot Sauce 1
Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce Co. Woody’s Hickory Hot Bar-B-Q Sauce 2
Race City Sauceworks Carolina Cayenne 3
Hot Sauce: Chipotle – Consumer Ready
High River Sauces Hellacious 1
Race City Sauceworks Carolina Reserve 2
Pepper Palace Chipotle Bourbon Hot Sauce 3
Hot Sauce: Fruit Based – Consumer Ready
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC Pineapple Orange Hot Sauce With Mango 1
Born to Hula, LLC Smokin’ Pineapple 2
Jungle Heat Mango Heat 3
Hot Sauce: Habanero – Consumer Ready
Fat Cat Gourmet Foods Mexican-Style Habanero 1
The Karma Sauce Company Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce 2
El Verraco Hot Sauce Cinco Sauce 3
Hot Sauce: Ultra Hot – Consumer Ready
High River Sauces Rogue 1
The Feisty Parrot LLC Feisty Parrot Savage Beast 2
PuckerButt Pepper Company Carolina Reaper Sauce 3
Hot Sauce: Jalapeno – Consumer Ready
Pepper Palace Tequilapeno Hot Sauce 1
MMXI Thick and Spicy Hot Sauce 2
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Purple Label 3
Hot Sauce: Pepper Blend – Consumer Ready
Born to Hula, LLC Ghost of Ancho 1
Jungle Heat Scorpion Sting 2
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Black Label 3
Hot Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Purple Label 1
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC Pineapple Orange Hot Sauce With Mango 2
Fat Cat Gourmet Foods Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost 3
Hot Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready
Red Canyon Spice Raptor Original 1
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Orange Label 2
El Verraco Hot Sauce Cinco Sauce 3
Hot Sauce: Hot – Consumer Ready
The Karma Sauce Company Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce 1
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Pink Label 2
Scotty O’Hotty Gourmet Premium Habanero Sauce 3
Hot Sauce: X Hot – Consumer Ready
Race City Sauceworks 98 Octane Ghost Pepper Reserve 1
Fat Cat Gourmet Foods Chairman Meow’s Revenge 2
Patter Fam Sauces Holy Ghost Revival 3
Best Hot Sauce:
Born to Hula, LLC Ghost of Ancho  
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Fresh Salsa: Mild – Consumer Ready
Cita’s Salsa Garden Green 1
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Fire Roasted Vegetable 2
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack’s Special Mild 3
Fresh Salsa: Medium – Consumer Ready
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack’s Special Medium 1
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Fire Roasted Vegetable Medium 2
Ana’s Foods Ana’s Restaurant Style Salsa 3
Fresh Salsa: Hot – Consumer Ready
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh gourmet Jack’s Special Hot 1
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Screamin’ Hot 2
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack’s Jamaican Hot 3
Fresh Salsa: Fruit – Consumer Ready
Cita’s Salsa Mango-Pina 1
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Mango Habanero with Ginger & Honey 2
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Mango Peach 3
Fresh Salsa: Specialty – Consumer Ready
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Tomatillo Salsa 1
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Nino’s Black Bean & Corn Salsa Medium 2
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Five Pepper Salsa 3
Best Fresh Salsa:
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh gourmet Jack’s Special Hot
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Salsa: Mild – Consumer Ready
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC Black & White Bean Salsa 1
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC Lime Mango Salsa 2
Texas Brew Salsa Honey Roasted Chipotle No Heat Mild 3
Salsa: Medium – Consumer Ready
Texas Select Seasonings Southwest Poblano 1
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC Jalapeno Salsa Fresca 2
If You Dare Foods Flicker of Fire 3
Salsa: Hot – Consumer Ready
Sweet Slap’n Salsa Co. LLC Hot Peach Salsa 1
Jalsa Foods Jalsa 2
Little Diablo Salsa Little Diablo Hot Salsa 3
Salsa: X Hot – Consumer Ready
La Familia Salsa Co LLC XX Red Scorpion 1
If You Dare Foods Fire in the Hole 2
PuckerButt Pepper Company Linda’s Stupit PMS 3
Salsa: Bean & Corn – Consumer Ready
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC Black & White Bean Salsa 1
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC Spicy Chipotle Pepper & Smoked Corn Salsa 2
Sweet Slap’n Salsa Co. LLC Medium Black Bean & Corn Salsa 3
Salsa: Chipotle – Consumer Ready
Little Diablo Salsa Little Diablo Medium Chipotle 1
Stagecoach Salsa Company Smoke & Fire 2
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC Spicy Chipotle Pepper & Smoked Corn Salsa 3
Salsa: Fruit – Consumer Ready
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC Peach Salsa 1
Sweet Slap’n Salsa Co. LLC Strawberry Salsa 2
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC Fiery Cranberry Habanero 3
Salsa: Exotic Blend – Consumer Ready
Texas Select Seasonings Wild Bill’s Ghost Pepper Salsa 1
Little Diablo Salsa Little Diablo Mild Garlic 2
Little Diablo Salsa Little Diablo Mild Artichoke 3
Salsa: Verde/Tomatillo – Consumer Ready
Silverleaf International Ghost Pepper Salsa Verde 1
Texas Select Seasonings Tomatillo Avocado 2
Xochitl, Inc. Salsa Xochitl Asada Verde 3
Best Salsa:
Texas Select Seasonings Southwest Poblano  
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Snack: Cheese – Consumer Ready
Cabot Creamery Cooperative Cabbot Habanero Chedder 1
Cabot Creamery Cooperative Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese 2
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Artichoke Spinach 4 Cheese 3
Snack: Chips – Consumer Ready
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Blue Corn Tortilla Chips 1
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Original Tortilla Chips 2
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Sesame Tortilla Chips 3
Snack: Jerky – Consumer Ready
The Jerky Connection Lizard Wizard 1
Chili Dawg’s Foods of Fire Dawghouse Jerky-Fiery Beef 2
Devil’s Breath Chile Company Werewolf Jerky 3
Snack: Pickles – Consumer Ready
Pepper Palace Habanero Chunk Pickles 1
Pepper Palace Pineapple Bread & Butter Pickles 2
Pepper Palace Horseradish Pickles 3
Snack: Pickled Other – Consumer Ready
Smokin Texas Gourmet L’il Gems Candied Jalapenos 1
Silverleaf International Marinated Garlic with Ghost Peppers 2
La Familia Salsa Co LLC Candied Jalapenos 3
Snack: Prepared Dip – Consumer Ready
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC Spicy Black Bean Dip with Lime 1
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Cream Cheese and Salsa 2
Garden Fresh Salsa Garden Fresh Gourmet Gourmet Guacamole Mild 3
Snack: Salty Snack – Consumer Ready
Pam’s Market Popcorn Naughty Nice Sweet Potato Spice Popcorn 1
Deano’s Jalapenos All Natural White Cheddar Jalapeno Chips 2
Xochitl, Inc. Xochitl Papitas Salt & Vinegar Kettle Style 3
Best Snack
Pam’s Market Popcorn Naughty Nice Sweet Potato Spice Popcorn  
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Zesty Sweets: Candy/Chocolate -Consumer Ready
Texas Toffee / PepperSmack Texas Ghost Pecan Toffee 1
Texas Toffee / PepperSmack Texas Scorpion Pecan Toffee 2
Poco Dolce Confections Super Chile Toffee Squares 3
Best Zesty Sweets  
Texas Toffee / PepperSmack Texas Ghost Pecan Toffee  
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Cook-Off Food: Chile Con Carne
Texas Select Seasonings Ghost Dust XXHot Chili Seasoning 1
Pepper Palace Chili Starter 2
Pecos Red Products Pecos Red Chili Mix 3
Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub
Cowboy BBQ Salty Bronc Seasoning 1
Crawfish Connection Mike’s Mojo Seasoning Craw Boil 2
Chili Dawg’s Foods of Fire Habanero 3
Cook-Off Food: Table Seasoning
Chipotle Texas Sabroso Blends Chipotle Pizza Topper 1
SaltWorks, Inc. Hellfire® Smoked Habanero Sea Salt 2
Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce Co. Woody’s Bar-B-Q Dry Rub & Seasoning 3
Cook-Off Food: Asian Seasoning or Marinade
Sean’s booYah! Sean’s booYah! Bali 1
Pepper Palace Sweet But Sassy 2
Sean’s booYah! Sean’s booYah! Buffayaki 3
Cook-Off Food: Latin Seasoning or Marinade
Ana’s Foods Ana’s Chorizo Seasoning Mix 1
Sean’s booYah! Sean’s booYah! Stinky Bee 2
Sean’s booYah! Sean’s booYah! Christmas Island Hot 3
Cook-Off Food: Wing Sauce Mild/Medium
Sean’s booYah! Sean’s booYah! Stinky Bee 1
Sean’s booYah! Sean’s booYah! Buffayaki 2
Sean’s booYah! Sean’s booYah! Sorta Hot 3
Cook-Off Food: Wing Sauce Hot/X Hot
All Spice Cafe Cayenne Habanero XXX 1
Sean’s booYah! Sean’s booYah! The Hammer 2
Sean’s booYah! Sean’s booYah! Bali 3
Cook-Off Beverage: Bloody Mary Mix
Hankerings LLC – Salvy Sousa Salvy Sousa Bloody Bull Bloody Mary Mix 1
Bloody Revolution – Gourmet Bloody Mary Mixes Bloody Revolution “Smoked Habanero” 2
Walker Feed Co. Bloody Mary Mix 3
Cook-Off Beverage: Other Beverage/Cocktail Mix
Race City Sauceworks Owem G. Williker’s Salted Caramel & Milk Chocolate Elixic 1
Smokin Texas Gourmet Votew All Natural Beverage Mix 2
Pepper Palace Spice Energy Drink 3
Cook-Off Specialty
The Spice Boys Ragin Cajun 1
Patter Fam Sauces Arrabiata Sauce 2
Sean’s booYah! Sean’s Booyah Bali 3
Best Cook-Off  
All Spice Cafe Cayenne Habanero XXX  
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Best New Product Consumer Ready food
Poco Dolce Confections Spicy Peanut Brittle 1
The Feisty Parrot LLC Feisty Parrot Savage Beast 2
Sadie B Foods, Inc Jamaican Mango Jerk Sauce 3
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Best New Product Cook-Off
SaltWorks Inc. Fusion Sriracha Sea Salt 1
Hankerings LLC Salvy Sousa Bloody Bull Bloody Mairy Mix 2
Twang Partners LTD LTD Margaritaville Mojito Coctail Sugar 3
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Marketing: Label
My Chihuahua Bites Salsa My Chihuahua Bites Salsa Blanco Party Dip 1
My Chihuahua Bites Salsa My Chihuahua Bites Salsa Hot 2
High River Sauces Grapes Of Wrath 3
Marketing: Logo
High River Sauces High River Sauces 1
The Feisty Parrot LLC Feisty Parrot 2
My Chihuahua Bites Salsa My Chihuahua Bites Salsa 3
Marketing: Product Packaging
Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc. The Reserve Pack 1
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC The Salsa Sampler 2
Jalapeno Jeaven Jalapeno Grill Rack 3
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Best Overall Product / Best of the Best  
Born to Hula, LLC Ghost of Ancho  
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ZestFest Fiery Food Challenge/Golden Chiles 2014 Winners List
  • DEFCON Creator

    Congrats to all the winners! We didn’t enter anything this year, and I am FLOORED by the fact there were only TWO wing sauce categories. Just sayin’. 🙂