The Hot Pepper Awards 2012 - Winners Announced!

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CONGRATULATIONS!

Winners of The Hot Pepper Awards 2012
"THE HOT PEPPER AWARD" is the overall top category winner.


HOT SAUCE

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) - Smoke Canyon - Smoke Roasted Jalapeño Sauce

CAYENNE
1st - Born to Hula - Cayenne Pepper
2nd - Sean's booYah! - Not So Hot
3rd - Dr. Frank 'n' Swine - Dr. Frank 'n' Swine Hot Pepper Sauce

JALAPENO
1st - Smoke Canyon - Smoke Roasted Jalapeño Sauce
2nd - Lucky Dog Hot Sauce - Green Label
3rd - JungleRain - Serpents Bite

CHIPOTLE
1st - Born to Hula - Devon Allman's Chipotle Blues
2nd - Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Garlic Chipotle Pepper Sauce
3rd - Melinda's - Chipotle

HABANERO
1st - Ladybird & Friends - Zeus The King of Heat
2nd - Ladybird & Friends - Everyday Hot Sauce
3rd - Sizzlin Sauces - Spittin Fire

SUPERHOTS
1st - Benito's - Old Coy Dog
2nd - Ladybird & Friends - Reba's Toxic Sauce
3rd - Bigfat's - 8o8

PEPPER-BASED OTHER
1st - Trini Mike's - Original
2nd - Melinda's - Red Savina
3rd - Melinda's - Scotch Bonnet

PEPPER BLEND
1st - New World Hot Sauce - Roadhouse Red Pepper Sauce
2nd - Lucky Dog Hot Sauce - Orange Label
3rd - Davez Foodz - Sweet Spicy Girl

SAVORY
1st - Sean's booYah! - The Hammer
2nd - Lucky Dog Hot Sauce - Orange Label
3rd - Sean's booYah! - Stinky Bee

SWEET
1st - Ladybird & Friends - Greta Sweet Vidalia Habanero
2nd - Sean's booYah! - Bali
3rd - Sean's booYah! - Key West

FRUIT
1st - Sizzlin Sauces - Creepin' Quag
2nd - Deer Camp - Buckshot Blueberry
3rd - Texas Creek - Garlic & Smoked Habanero Hot Sauce

TROPICAL FRUIT
1st - Fat Cat - Papaya Pequin Passion
2nd - Melinda's - Mango
3rd - Knepper's Peppers - Piney Hab

SUPERHOTS - FRUIT
1st - JungleRain - PitBull
2nd - Melinda's - Naga Jolokia
3rd - Fireland Foods - Richi's Devil's Choice Hot Sauce

CARIBBEAN
1st - Cayman Islands Sauce Company - Citrus Heat
2nd - Cayman Islands Sauce Company - Hotter N' Hell
3rd - Fat Cat - Caribbean Curry

ETHNIC
1st - Fat Cat - Purry-Purry Sauce
2nd - Sean's booYah! - Bali
3rd - JungleRain - Apocalypse (Sambal)

SPECIALTY
1st - JungleRain - Dragon Berry
2nd - Sean's booYah! - Key West
3rd - Sean's booYah! - Buffayaki

UNIQUE
1st - Fat Cat - Papaya Pequin Passion
2nd - Fat Cat - Purry-Purry Sauce
3rd - Sean's booYah! - Stinky Bee

SUPERHOTS - UNIQUE
1st - Fat Cat - Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost
2nd - Born to Hula - Ghost of Ancho
3rd - Benito's - White Hot


WING SAUCE

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) - Sean's booYah! - The Hammer

MILD
1st - Sean's booYah! - Not So Hot
2nd - Sean's booYah! - Key West
3rd - Sean's booYah! - Buffayaki

MEDIUM
1st - Sean's booYah! - Sorta Hot
2nd - Sean's booYah! - Bali
3rd - Deer Camp - Camp Fire Wing Sauce

HOT
1st - Sean's booYah! - The Hammer
2nd - Sean's booYah! - The Creeper
3rd - Sean's booYah! - Stinky Bee

UNIQUE
1st - Sean's booYah! - Stinky Bee
2nd - Sean's booYah! - Bali
3rd - Sean's booYah! - Key West


SALSA

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) - Gunther's Gourmet - Fiery Peri-Peri Dark Cherry Salsa

MILD
1st - Gunther's Gourmet - Black & White Bean Salsa
2nd - Killer Salsa - Original Dehydrated
3rd - Gunther's Gourmet - Salsa Fresca

MEDIUM
1st - Killer Salsa - Smoked Chiplote
2nd - Gunther's Gourmet - Fiery Cranberry Habanero Salsa
3rd - Reva Foods - Dennis' Fiery Red Salsa Medium

HOT
1st - Gunther's Gourmet - Fiery Peri-Peri Dark Cherry Salsa
2nd - Killer Salsa - Hot Dehydrated
3rd - Reva Foods - Dennis' Fiery Red Salsa Hot

PEPPER SPECIFIC
1st - Gunther's Gourmet - Fiery Peri-Peri Dark Cherry Salsa
2nd - Gunther's Gourmet - Jalapeno Salsa Fresca
3rd - Gunther's Gourmet - Fiery Cranberry Habanero Salsa

UNIQUE
1st - Gunther's Gourmet - Fiery Peri-Peri Dark Cherry Salsa
2nd - Gunther's Gourmet - Chesapeake Bay Crab Salsa
3rd - Ernie's - Chesapeake Bay Shrimp Salsa


BBQ SAUCE

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) - Pigchaser - Habanero

MILD
1st - Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Roasted Garlic Honey
2nd - Pigchaser - Original
3rd - Picky Vicki - Nice 'N Sweet

MEDIUM
1st - Grumpy's - Goodnight Loving
2nd - Grumpy's - Bold XX
3rd - Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Wango Tango

HOT
1st - Pigchaser - Habanero
2nd - Grumpy's - Black Label
3rd - Patter Fam Sauces - Hot Barbecue Sauce

SMOKY
1st - Robert Rothschild Farm - Anna Mae's Smoky Sweet Chipotle Sauce
2nd - Picky Vicki - Brazenly Bold
3rd - Fireland Foods - Fireland's Smokanero

SWEET
1st - Sean's booYah! - Stinky Bee
2nd - Grumpy's - Not So Bold
3rd - Reva Foods - Dennis' Cherry Habanero BBQ Sauce

FRUIT
1st - Patter Fam Sauces - Pawpaw Chipotle
2nd - Reva Foods - Dennis' Cherry Habanero BBQ Sauce
3rd - Sean's booYah! - Key West

ETHNIC
1st - Robert Rothschild Farm - Korean Barbecue Sauce & Marinade
2nd - Patter Fam Sauces - Jamaican Jerk Sauce
3rd - Sean's booYah! - Bali

SPECIALTY
1st - Sean's booYah! - Maple Habo Wabo Wang & Waffle Sauce
2nd - Sean's booYah! - Buffayaki
3rd - Sean's booYah! - Xmas Island Hot Mud Sauce

UNIQUE
1st - Sean's booYah! - Stinky Bee
2nd - Reva Foods - Dennis' Cherry Habanero BBQ Sauce
3rd - Sean's booYah! - Bali


DRY SPICE

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) - The Spice Lab - Citrus Lime Chili Sea Salt

SEASONING/RUB
1st - Daddy Hinkle's - Spicy Pepper Seasoning & Rub
2nd - Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Cajun Foreplay Spice Rub
3rd - Pig Pen's - Hot & Spicy Seasoning

UNIQUE
1st - The Spice Lab - Citrus Lime Chili Sea Salt
2nd - Benito's - North Country Grillin' Rub
3rd - The Spice Lab - Ghost Pepper Sea Salt


CONDIMENT

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) - Robert Rothschild Farm - Hot Pepper Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

MUSTARD
1st - Robert Rothschild Farm - Raspberry Wasabi Dipping Mustard
2nd - Robert Rothschild Farm - Sweet & Spicy Mustard
3rd - Village Green - Hot Whisky Mustard

TABLE CONDIMENT
1st - Sean's booYah! - Bali
2nd - Sean's booYah! - Key West
3rd - Robert Rothschild Farm - Hot & Spicy Remoulade Sauce

DIP/SPREAD
1st - Robert Rothschild Farm - Roasted Pineapple & Habanero Dip
2nd - Gunther's Gourmet - Spicy Black Bean Dip with Lime
3rd - Foo King - Hot Relish

MARINADE
1st - Olé - Chimichurri
2nd - Sean's booYah! - Bali
3rd - Sean's booYah! - Buffayaki

COOKING SAUCE
1st - Robert Rothschild Farm - Hot Pepper Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
2nd - Sean's booYah! - Stinky Bee
3rd - Sean's booYah! - Bali

SALAD DRESSING
1st - Sean's booYah! - Bali
2nd - Gunther's Gourmet - Roasted Garlic & Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette & Marinade
3rd - Gunther's Gourmet -Orange Balsamic Marinade and Vinaigrette

JELLY/JAM/PRESERVES
1st - Patter Fam Sauces - Berry Hot Jelly
2nd - Robert Rothschild Farm - Hot Pepper Raspberry Preserves
3rd - Suzanne's Kitchen - Pepper Jelly Ghost

HONEY/SYRUP
1st - Sean's booYah! - Stinky Bee
2nd - Sean's booYah! - Maple Habo Wabo Wang & Waffle Sauce
3rd - Sean's booYah! - Xmas Island Hot Mud Sauce


OPEN CLASS

THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (Overall) - Fireland Foods - Pain Classic Hot Energy Drink

SPICY
1st - The Jerky Connection - Satan's Flaming Hemorrhoids
2nd - The Jerky Connection - Insanity
3rd - Oregon Trail Jerky - Habanero Hot Kippered Beef

SWEET
1st - Spoonable - Spicy Chili Caramel Sauce
2nd - Armadillo Pepper - Dark Chocolate Mayan Truffles
3rd - Mrs. Peacock's Brittle - Ghost Pepper Peanut Brittle

BEVERAGE
1st - Fireland Foods - Pain Classic Hot Energy Drink
2nd - Jimmy Luv's Bloody Mary Mix - Jimmy Luv's Sneaky Hot Bloody Mary Mix
3rd - New World Hot Sauce - Roadhouse Red Bloody Mary Mix


INDUSTRY AWARDS

THE PEPPER PATCH AWARD (Best product line) - Sean's booYah!

THE SEEDLING AWARD (Best newcomer) - JungleRain

THE PICASSO PEPPER AWARD (Labels and artwork) - Ladybird & Friends

THE HYBRID PEPPER AWARD (Innovation) - Fireland Foods
 
Boss,

I have to say something here :) How come theres no category for the growers who supply the companies with the peppers to make all these sauces?? LOL... Like how can Baker's Peppers LLC not be in the running for SOMETHING?? HaHa :) Ya feel me at all? :) I mean seriously, I have shipped about 15,000 lbs of FRESH PEPPERS this year, and I promise you most of that went to a bunch of HOT SAUCE companies that may or may not be on this list... I propose a new category for the growers who help supply the Nation with these SUPER HOT PEPPERS! I thought for sure we would be a shoe-in for "Best New Company" or something...lol :) I mean, aside from my occasional unhappy THP customer, I had a GREAT year moving peppers! That has to count for some kind of award right?? LMAO :dance:

Thanks again to all the members here, you guys have made it possible for us to stay in business (as long as i keep my mouth closed) Ha Ha :)

And thanks again to Boss Man THP...for the GREAT site that allows us to share all our great pepper related stuff! :)

Congrats to ALL the winners too! Looks like a bunch of GREAT products!

:dance: :cheers:

Sizzling Salutations!,
Dale Baker Jr
Baker's Peppers LLC
www.BakersPeppers.com
 
...always a bridesmaid?
:rofl:

Jokes aside, I'm pretty psyched to place in 3 categories with 2 different sauces! :woohoo:

Thanks for publishing the results and congrats to all of the winners.
:cheers:
Good showing LDHS, considering all the competition your on the right track. WTG

Boss,

I have to say something here :) How come theres no category for the growers who supply the companies with the peppers to make all these sauces?? LOL... Like how can Baker's Peppers LLC not be in the running for SOMETHING?? HaHa :) Ya feel me at all? :) I mean seriously, I have shipped about 15,000 lbs of FRESH PEPPERS this year, and I promise you most of that went to a bunch of HOT SAUCE companies that may or may not be on this list... I propose a new category for the growers who help supply the Nation with these SUPER HOT PEPPERS! I thought for sure we would be a shoe-in for "Best New Company" or something...lol :) I mean, aside from my occasional unhappy THP customer, I had a GREAT year moving peppers! That has to count for some kind of award right?? LMAO :dance:

Thanks again to all the members here, you guys have made it possible for us to stay in business (as long as i keep my mouth closed) Ha Ha :)

And thanks again to Boss Man THP...for the GREAT site that allows us to share all our great pepper related stuff! :)

Congrats to ALL the winners too! Looks like a bunch of GREAT products!

:dance: :cheers:

Sizzling Salutations!,
Dale Baker Jr
Baker's Peppers LLC
www.BakersPeppers.com
BP you may have to go into the sauce makin Biz!
 
Thanks to Lucky Dog for your kind comments. I am out of the Lucky Dog green label. Great stuff. I am very happy to have won overall in the Hot Sauce category, and 1st in the Jalapeño category. There was a lot of great hot sauce blends to compete with and they are all winners.
Thanks to The Hot Pepper.
Congrats to Lucky Dog.

Jay-Bird, Smoke Canyon
 
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