Where’s that Hot Sauce Made? New York City is Setting a Fast Pace for all Things Spicy! 


I just posted this link on my Facebook page- the link to the below article drives home what I’ve been saying for quite a while now- some fine hot sauce comes out of New York! And the whole East coast, for that matter!!! A special shout out to High River Sauces Steve Seabury and our friends at Endorphin Farms who are featured in the Crain’s New York Business Magazine article by Matt Gross!! Enjoy our collective Fiery World, peeps!! #itsafieryworld #fieryworld

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20160522/SMALLBIZ/160529960/hot-times-in-the-city-for-hot-sauce

Patter Fam Opens Co-Packing Operation

For Immediate Release – May 16, 2016
Contact: Sam Peters, Owner, Patter Fam Sauces, (740)-352-2008 patterfamsauce@yahoo.com 


Wheelersburg, OH – Patter Fam Foods, a full-service sauce co-packing facility is now approved for acidic foods manufacturing. A subsidiary of Patter Fam Sauces, LLC, it is located in the Ohio-Kentucky-West Virginia tri-state region, in the heart of some of the richest agricultural regions in the Eastern U.S.

Their niche is the small producer/cottage based industry that is under-served by the co-packing industry. They can produce in quantities as small as 10 gallons or as large as you need. Producers can avoid the large production quantities required by most co-packers.

Patter Fam Foods is actively looking for food producers with a new product or limited budget, restaurants, or start-ups looking for a way to make their product “market ready”. They provide consulting, branding, product development and logistic services. They can manufacture your recipe or develop a private label line for your restaurant or food company.

As an extension of their successful Patter Fam Sauces brand, they have a proven track record for high quality food products and service. Sam Peters said, “We are dedicated to outstanding customer service and partnerships with our clients. Our mission has always been to make every dining experience great!”

Patter Fam Foods is located at 8019 Hayport Road in Wheelersburg, OH at the intersection of Hayport Road and Old Gallia Pike. For more information you may visit their website, or phone 740-352-2008.
http://www.patterfamsauces.com

High River Sauces Announces 2016 Screaming Mimi Winners! 

  
Hot off the press!!! After a weekend of sauce, spice, and killer sales for vendors, here is the list of winners of the ever coveted Screaming Mimi awards for 2016. It’s a Fiery World congratulates all the winners! And apologies for the formatting- I wanted to get these pushed out as soon as I received them!! Because, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a Fiery World!!! 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 25th, 2016

                                                                                                NYC Hot Sauce Expo – Screaming Mi Mi Award Winners

 

The NYC Hot Sauce Expo is proud to announce the 2016 Screaming Mi Mi Award winners. With hundreds of entries the winners were selected by blind taste test by New Yorks finest and brightest in the culinary industry. The panel consisted of chefs from FOX, CBS and Food Networks, Food Critics from NYC Newspapers, Bloggers, Magazines, Hot Sauce Retailers, and some of NYC’s Top Chefs. The Screaming Mi Mi Awards have been creating a large industry buzz within the Hot Sauce Community. Past winners have received features on TV, magazines, newspapers creating a profile that has lead for their product distributed by wholesalers and national retail outlets.

 

This year’s top honors goes out to Ghost Scream Hot Sauce for winning the Grand World Champion. The panel of judges gave his Shost Scream Hot Sauce the top honors of all entries.

 

Here are your 2016 Screaming Mi Mi Award Winners.

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Asian Style

Yai’s Thai

Chili Garlic Hot Sauce

 

2nd Place – Jersey Barnfire – Ginger

3rd Place – BONMi – BONMi Bonfire Sauce

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Caribbean Style

Krista’s Caribbean Kitchen

Jerkalicious

 

2nd Place – Dashelito’s – Undertow Caribbean Curry Hot Pepper Sauce

3rd Place – Dirty Dicks – Pepper Sauce

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Louisiana Style

Hoff & Pepper

Hoff Sauce

 

2nd Place – Ed’s Red – XX Hot Sauce

3rd Place – Gater Hammock – Gator Sauce

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Chipotle

Caption Foods

Old Man Gourmet Creole

 

2nd Place – Jersey Barnfire – Smoked Ghost Taco

3rd Place – All Spice Café – Chipotle Garlic

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Fruit Based

Dirty Dicks

Hot Pepper Sauce

 

2nd Place – VooDoo Chile – Psycho Tropic

3rd Place – Clamlube Brand – Authentic Black

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Fruit Based Hot

Dirty Dicks

Hot Pepper Sauce

 

2nd Place – Angry Goat – Purple Hippo Hot Sauce

3rd Place – Red Flag Spicy Foods – Not Dead Yet

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Habanero

Crowley’s Hot Sauce

Haba Nice Day

 

2nd Place – Volcanic Peppers – Volcanic Dust

3rd Place – Heartbreaking Dawns – 1542

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Jalapeno

Hell’s Kitchen

Retro Jalapeno

 

2nd Place – Hot & Pepper – Hoff Sauce

3rd Place – Queen Majesty – Jalapeno

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Pepper Blend Mild

Jersey Barnfire

Black Garlic

 

2nd Place – Lucky Dog – Brown Label

3rd Place – Friendly Fire – Tamarind & Ghost Pepper

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Pepper Blend Hot

Ghost Scream

Ghost Scream Hot Sauce

 

2nd Place – Rescue Me Hot Sauce

3rd Place – Purple Pam – Kiss of Death

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

XXX Hot Sauce

Cully’s Hot Sauce

Firewater

 

2nd Place – Heartbreaking Dawns – Fervor

3rd Place – Primo’s – Swampadelic

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Chicken Wing

Defcon Sauces

Defense Condition #3

 

2nd Place – Defcon Sauces – Curbstomp

3rd Place – Defcon Sauces – Cluckwing Orange

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Spicy BBQ

Texas Rib Ranger

Hot BBQ Sauce

 

2nd Place – Tom’s Roid-Rippin’- Double RR Citrus BBQ

2nd Place – Rufus Teague – Blazing Hot BBQ

3rd Place – Southern Belle – Spicy Hickory Smoke

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Spicy Salsa

Texas Brew Salsa

Hot Iron Habanero

 

2nd Place – Todd’s Original – Ghost Pepper Salsa

3rd Place – Deception Salsa – Oink

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Best Hot Sauce Label

Puckerbutt Pepper Company

The Reaper

 

2nd Place – All Spice Café – Cayenne Habanero 

3rd Place – Mikey V’s – 512 Pot Sauce

 

2016 NYC Hot Sauce Expo

Screaming Mi Mi Award

Grand World Champion

Ghost Scream

Ghost Scream Hot Sauce

 

For more information about the NYC Hot Sauce Expo please contact Steve Seabury: steve@highriversauces.com   

 

Official website: http://www.NYCHotSauceExpo.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkCityHotSauceExpo

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/highriversauces

 

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What’s all the Bugaboo about Rougarou!?

bayou blend rougarou sauces april 2016

Well, I gotta tell you it feels good to be in the review mode once again! And it’s fitting that my first written review in a while comes from my backyard – Cajun Country!!  The Rougarou lineup of Louisiana style sauces from the new startup company Bayou Blend, from Napoleonville, Louisiana did not disappoint.

Let’s start with the foundation of their lineup, Cajun Cayenne, since it appears that the Cajun Habanero builds on that profile. At first, this appears to be a  pretty straight forward, cayenne based sauce, but it has some pleasant twists. It has a simple ingredient list – cayenne peppers, garlic, onion, vinegar, and spices. It’s a thin sauce, with maybe just a bit more consistency than another very well known Louisiana based sauce, but with a tad more texture. It has a very appealing look, where you can see the fresh spices suspended evenly throughout. I credit the textural difference to those visible flecks of spices and black pepper swimming around in the sauce, kinda like the beady eyes of a gator in the swamp, which is their label and logo mascot. In fact, the black pepper is a fairly dominant player on Cajun Cayenne’s flavor team. I could pick up the garlic and onion notes, and much to my liking, not a lot of salt! I really am not a fan of super salty sauces. Most traditional Louisiana style sauces are simply peppers, salt, and vinegar, and this sauce ( and the other 2 in the lineup) took a nice, bold step to break that mold! At only 40 mg of sodium per teaspoon, there’s lots of room to guage your own saltiness needs in your food, so the sauce compliments, rather than competes, with other ingredients being used.

The heat level is a mild to low medium for the average person, and a definite very mild for the Chilehead, with that quick pop of heat you’d expect with a cayenne pepper based sauce, accented by the vinegar on the front end, with a lingering zing and a playful heat tang. It pairs well with all the staples you’d think with a Louisiana style sauce- eggs, pizza, a “cajunized” bloody mary mix, etc. and with the way the spices are blended, it could easily compliment any sauce or dish.

The Cajun Habanero shares most of the above comments, with the following additions: It obviously adds a layer of heat from the habs, as well as that nice fruity, “citrusy” note that I enjoy from a habanero. The layering of heat with the cayenne is done smartly for this medium heat sauce. You get the quick up front palate pop, then the mid palate heat takes over, which lingers much longer than the cayenne sauce, as would be expected. And for both of these sauces, the vinegar is noticeable, and after all, it is a Louisiana style sauce, but it works well in the overall flavor profile.

These sauces are respectable, if not too, too remarkable and would work well with all the usual staples, as well a companion to lot of other dishes where you want a fairly mild, but somewhat zingy punch of flavor and heat.

Bayou Blend’s Luzianne Red Habanero is a straight up, Louisiana style sauce made of red habanero peppers, salt, and vinegar. It’s thin, red, with a big vinegar front end and a fairly mild habanero heat. I like a nice,traditional Louisiana style sauce to mix with ketchup, add to soups, beans, and eggs. The added heat from the habanero is a nice deviation from either tobasco or cayenne peppers, the stalwarts of Louisiana sauces. And speaking of heat, I would say that even though this is a Hab sauce, it’s only a mild heat, or possibly a medium heat for the faint of heart!

Now if you remember, I love me a good label, and Bayou Blend gets an A+ on their graphics and label design. it’s clean, catchy, not too busy, uses a really catchy font, and just has a great, marketable look about it. Their brand logo of the gator with the name embedded is really clever and eye appealing. And if you’re a sauce maker competing with lots of others on a shelf in the store (where folks buy on looks and impulse, cause they can’t taste it!), then your label is everything! Great job, Bayou Blend!

I’m gonna give Bayou Blend’s Cajun Cayenne and Cajun Habanero both a solid 3 Fiery Worlds, which is above average in my world. They had great flavor, a nice heat balance, and would pair well with most anything.  I’m giving the Luziana Red Habanero  an average rating of 2 1/2 Fiery Worlds, since it’s really not any hotter than most readily available Louisiana style sauces currently on the market. If the folks at Bayou Blend go back and truly do justice to the habanero’s heat potential, I’d rate it at least 3 Fiery Worlds, since I haven’t seen too many true Louisiana style hab sauces true to the flavor profile with enough heat.

Even though these sauces haven’t made their way to Bayou Blend’s website, bayousnacks.com , I’m sure they’ll be there soon. I’ve tried their original jerky, which is tasty, with great flavor and texture. They have several jerky flavors available, so go check them out.  And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen – 3 sauces from a bayou state newcomer to the scene. I encourage you to order some and try them for yourself, and do your own review. I’m just one man with a unique palate and an opinion. And there are lots and lots of tastebuds and taste prefenences out there! Why, you ask? Because we all know – It’s a Fiery World!!

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