2016 Golden Chile Winners Announced! Who’s Hot at Zestfest?

  
Hot off the press (thanks CaJohn for sending to us bloggers and Buddah for formatting!)!!!
Here is the winners’ list from the 2016 Zestfest Fiery Food Challenge Golden Chile’s! One of the fiery foods industry oldest and most prestigious awards, the Golden Chile’s are prized possessions by the creative and hard working artisan spicy foods community. Lots of newcomers in this year’s award winners and several awards for new products by more recognized companies!! All have an online presence or can be found at hot sauce shops nationwide! So check em out and support small batch, artisan companies!!! Why? Because, Ladies and Gentlemen- It is a Fiery World!!!
Barbecue Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready

Pepper Palace Mountain Q Hickory Mild 1

Southern Belles BBQ Hickory Smoke 2

Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ Butch’s Mild 3
Barbecue Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready

Pepper Palace Mountain Q Cayenne 1

Woody’s BBQ Sauce Co Woody’s Hot Hickory Bar-B-Q Sauce 2

La Raye’s Bar-B-Que Sauce Inc La Raye’s Louisiana Cajun Style 3
Barbecue Sauce: Hot – Consumer Ready

Southern Belles BBQ Southern Heat 1

Full Boar BBQ Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce 2

Black Swamp Gourmet Sweet & Fiery BBQ Sauce 3
Barbecue Sauce: X Hot – Consumer Ready

Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ Butch’s Super Pyro 1

Pepper Palace Mountain Q Jolokia 2

Pepper Palace Reaper BBQ 3
Barbecue Sauce: Alcohol Infused – Consumer Ready

La Raye’s Bar-B-Que Sauce Inc La Raye’s Tequila Sunrise 1

Pepper Palace Ole Smoky Moonshine Chipotle BBQ Sauce 2

Skipkenny BBQ Skipkenny Whiskey BBQ Sauce 3
Barbecue Sauce: Asian Style – Consumer Ready

Sweet Heat Gourmet Bulgogi Asian BBQ Sauce 1

Southern Belles BBQ Pineapple Twang 2

Pepper Palace All Natural Sweet Bourbon Glaze 3
Barbecue Sauce: Fruit Based – Consumer Ready

Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ Butch’s Happy Apple 1

Southern Belles BBQ Hot N’ Sassy Peach 2

Pepper Palace Apple Cinnamon 3
Barbecue Sauce: Molasses Based – Consumer Ready

Southern Belles BBQ Original Belle 1

Griffins Wing Sauce Griffins Honey Barbecue Sauce 3

CRC BBQ Riley’s Triple R Sauce 2
Barbecue Sauce: Mustard Based – Consumer Ready

Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods Hickory & Cracked Black Pepper Mustard Sauce 1

Aunty Lilikoi Products Passion Fruit Kiawe BBQ Sauce 3

Pepper Palace South Carolina Style 2
Barbecue Sauce: Tomato Based – Consumer Ready

Pepper Palace Mountain Q Honey Habanero 1

Southern Belles BBQ Southern Heat 2

Firefly’s BBQ Memphis Sauce 3
Barbecue Sauce: Vinegar Based – Consumer Ready

Woody’s BBQ Sauce Co Woody’s Original Mild Bar-B-Q Sauce 1

Woody’s BBQ Sauce Co Woody’s Original Hot Bar-B-Q Sauce 2

CRC BBQ Riley’s Triple R Sauce 3
Best Barbecue Sauce

Pepper Palace Mountain Q Honey Habanero
Condiments: Asian – Consumer Ready

Pepper Palace Sweet But Sassy 1

Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Sweet Chili Sauce 2

High Octane Sauce Company Dragon Boat 3

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Condiments: Horseradish – Consumer Ready

Frog Bone Cajun Sauces Bayou Cocktail 1

Pepper Palace Horseradish Oyster Hot Sauce 2

Pucker Butt Pepper Company I Dare You Stupit Horseradish 3
Condiments: Jam/Jelly Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready

Brazos River Provisions Company Holy Smoke Mama 1

Johnson Berry Farm Raspberry Habanero Jam 2

Johnson Berry Farm Strawberry Pepper Jam 3
Condiments: Jam/Jelly Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready

Johnson Berry Farm El Diablo Strawberry Stinger Jam 1

Pucker Butt Pepper Company I Dare you Stupit Jelly 2

Angry Goat Pepper Co. Blackberry Ghost Pepper Jam 3
Condiments: Ketchup – Consumer Ready

Papa Perry’s Pepper Products Pepchup 1

Pepper Palace Habanero Ketchup 2

Pepper Palace Chipotle Ketchup 3
Condiments: Mustard – Consumer Ready

AmberFyre Foods Verona Cayenne Garlic Mustard 1

Uncle Bunk’s Mustard Relsh – Hot 2

Aunty Lilikoi Products Passion Fruit Wasabi Mustard 3
Condiments: Relish – Consumer Ready

Lone Star Pepper Co Hot-n-Sweet Pepper Relish 1

Cottage Lane Kitchen Get Me a Switch 2

Cottage Lane Kitchen Cape Fear 3
Condiments: Salad Dressing – Consumer Ready

Stagecoach Salsa Sheriff Mike’s Spicy Salsa Ranch 1

Frog Bone Cajun Sauces Bayou Remoulade 2

Aunty Lilikoi Products Passion Fruit Wasabi Dressing 3
Condiments: Steak Sauce – Consumer Ready

Geno’s Steak Sauce-Marinade & BBQ A Distinct Savory Sauce Spicy 1

Pepper Palace Spicy Steak Sauce 2

Geno’s Steak Sauce-Marinade & BBQ A Distinct Savory Sauce Mild 3
Condiments: Taco Sauce – Consumer Ready

Frog Bone Cajun Sauces Bayou Taco Sauce 1

Woody’s Orginal Clamllube Brand Woody’s Original Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce – Xtra Virgin Mildly Adulterated 2

High Octane Sauce Company Camino Morita Taco Sauce 3
Best Condiment

Brazos River Provisions Company Holy Smoke Mama

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Hot Sauce: Asian Style – Consumer Ready

High River Sauces Foo Foo Mama Choo 1

Lingham & Sons Garlic Hot Sauce 2

Mikey V’s Foods Sweet Ghost Pepper Sauce 3
Hot Sauce: Caribbean Style – Consumer Ready

Todd’s Originals Inner Beauty Hot Sauce 1

High River Sauces Tears of the Sun 2

Pepper Palace Mango Habanero Hot 3
Hot Sauce: Chipotle Style– Consumer Ready

High River Sauces Hellacious 1

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Ridiculously Tasty Mustard Chipotle 2

Pepper Palace King Chipotle 3
Hot Sauce: Latin Style – Consumer Ready

Frog Bone Cajun Sauces Frogs of the Bayou Hot Sauce 1

The Karma Sauce Company The Goblin 2

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Ridiculously Tasty Mustard Chipotle 3
Hot Sauce: Louisiana Style – Consumer Ready

Pepper Palace Scandanavian Gold (Uff-Da) 1

Addiction Sauces Habanero 2

Frankie V’s Ktchen Orange Label 3
Hot Sauce: Fruit Based – Consumer Ready

Dirty Dick’s Hot Sauce Dirty Dick’s Hot Pepper Sauce 1

Pepper Palace Pineapple Serrano 2

Mikey V’s Foods Peach Habanero Delight 3
Hot Sauce: Pepper Blend – Consumer Ready

Born to Hula, LLC Habanero Guajillo 1

Elijah’s Extreme Gourmet Sauces Extreme Ghost Pepper Sauce 2

High River Sauces Rogue 3
Hot Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready

Pepper Palace Tequilapeno 1

Seafire Gourmet Sweet Spicy Girl 2

Angry Goat Pepper Co. Red Armadillo Sauce 3
Hot Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready

The Lucky Taco Imperio Jalapeno Hot Sauce 1

Pepper Palace Sriracha 2

Lingham & Sons Original Hot Sauce 3
Hot Sauce: Hot – Consumer Ready

The Karma Sauce Company Cherry Bomb 1

Scotty O’Hotty Premium Habanero Sauce 2

Red Kitchen Foods-Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Angry Twist 3
Hot Sauce: X Hot – Consumer Ready

Frog Bone Cajun Sauces Reaper Hot Sauce 1

Lingham & Sons Extra Hot Hot Sauce 2

Born to Hula, LLC Reaper of Sorrow 3
Hot Sauce: Ultra Hot Pepper – Consumer Ready

Primo’s Peppers Swampadelic Sauce 1

Pepper Palace Tres Diablos 2

Elijah’s Extreme Gourmet Sauces Extreme Ghost Pepper Sauce 3
Best Hot Sauce:

Primo’s Peppers Swampadelic Sauce
Jerky: Beef – Consumer Ready

Born to Hula /Mammoth Mammoth Beef Jerky 1

Mikey V’s Foods Cowboy Black Pepper 2

Pepper Palace Black Rose 3
Jerky: Mild/Medium– Consumer Ready

Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Half Heat Beef Jerky 1

Pepper Palace Black Rose 2

Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Spicy Teriyaki Beef Jerky 3
Jerky: Hot/X-Hot– Consumer Ready

Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Ghost Pepper’d Beef Jerky 1

Mikey V’s Foods Cowboy Reaper 2

Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Scorpion XXX Beef Jerky 3
Best Jerky –

Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Ghost Pepper’d Beef Jerky
Fresh Salsa: Mild – Consumer Ready

Olympus Fare Aphrodite Mild Fresh Salsa 1

Smokehouse Garden Foods Extinguished 2

Cita’s Salsa Garden Green 3
Fresh Salsa: Medium – Consumer Ready

Cita’s Salsa Red Rage 1

Smokehouse Garden Foods 3 Log Fire 2

Olympus Fare Zeus Medium Fresh Salsa 3
Fresh Salsa: Hot – Consumer Ready

The Salsa Works Viva La Verde 1

Cita’s Salsa Holy Habanero 2

The Salsa Works Nuclear 3
Fresh Salsa: Fruit – Consumer Ready

Olympus Fare Athena Fire-Roasted Tomatillo 1

Cita’s Salsa Mango-Pina 2

The Salsa Works Guac ‘N Roll 3
Best Fresh Salsa:

Olympus Fare Athena Fire-Roasted Tomatillo

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Salsa: Mild – Consumer Ready

Salsa-Holics Mild Salsa 1

Daniel’s Fire Roast Mild Salsa 2

Daniel’s Fire Roast Black Bean & Corn 3
Salsa: Medium – Consumer Ready

Daniel’s Fire Roast Medium Hot 1

Daniel’s Fire Roast Black Bean & Corn 2

The Karma Sauce Company Tommy Tomatillo 3
Salsa: Hot – Consumer Ready

CajunTex Salsa & More Five Pepper Extreme Hickory Smoked Salsa 1

Daniel’s Fire Roast Hot 2

La Casita Hot Sauce Caliente 3
Salsa: X Hot – Consumer Ready

Pepper Palace Reaper Salsa 1

La Familia Salsa Co XX Red Brainstrain 2

Cady’s Products Super Chunky Salsa 3
Salsa: Bean & Corn – Consumer Ready

CajunTex Salsa & More Bayou Gold Hickory Bean & Corn 1

Daniel’s Fire Roast Black Bean & Corn 2

Pepper Palace Gourmet BBC HOT 3
Salsa: Chipotle – Consumer Ready

Pepper Palace Mesquite Smoked Jalapeno 1

Todd’s Originals Chipotle Salsa 2

Pepper Palace Mesquite Smoked Jalapeno 3
Salsa: Fruit – Consumer Ready

Todd’s Originals Pineapple Salsa 1

Pepper Palace Pineapple 2

Pepper Palace Hot Apple 3
Salsa: Exotic Blend – Consumer Ready

AmberFyre Foods Ginger Peachy Salsa 1

Smither Family Kitchen Habanero Dillapeno 2

Texas Select Seasonings Wild Bill’s Ghost Pepper 3
Salsa: Verde/Tomatillo – Consumer Ready

Sabrosos Salsas LLC Salsa Verde 1

Pepper Palace Tomatillo Salsa 2

Casa Maya Salsa Dill-icious Salsa Verde 3
Best Salsa:

Daniel’s Fire Roast Medium Hot
Snack: Pickles – Consumer Ready

Pepper Palace Habanero Chunk Pickles 1

Mikey V’s Foods Spicy Reaper Pickles 2

Uncle Bunk’s 14 Day Hot Sweet Pickles 3
Snack: Pickled Other – Consumer Ready

Red Kitchen Foods-Smokin’ Texas Gourmet L’il Gems Candied Jalapenos 1

Taste Elevated Sweet Jalapenos with Tumeric & Ginger 2

Tim’s Texas 2 Step Fire Roasted & Smoked Jalapenos 3
Snack: Prepared Dip – Consumer Ready

Pepper Palace Spinach Avocado Dip 1

Pepper Palace Artichoke Crab Dip 2

Pepper Palace Crab & Spinach Dip 3
Snack: Queso Dip – Consumer Ready

Pepper Palace Queso Blanco 1

Pepper Palace Queso Amarillo Hot 2

Pepper Palace Queso Amarillo Mild 3
Snack: Nuts – Consumer Ready

Ranch Candies Hot Cinnamon Pecans 1

Frenchie’s Fabulous Nut Company Frenchie’s Fabulous 2

Ranch Candies Hot Pecans 3
Snack: Popcorn – Consumer Ready

Pams Market Popcorn Brutus Blitz 1

Pams Market Popcorn Mo’s Jacked Nuts 2

Pams Market Popcorn Peanut Butter Pizazz 3
Snack: Salty Snack – Consumer Ready

Pepper Palace Wasabi Peanuts 1

Fatdog Inc Fatcat Pretzels-Spicy 2

CajunTex Salsa & More Plantain Chips 3
Best Snack

Pepper Palace Wasabi Peanuts

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Zesty Sweets: Candy/Chocolate – Consumer Ready

Texas Toffee Gotcha Cinnamon Pepper Toffee 1

Ranch Candies Hot Caramel with Pecans 2

Little Bird Dark Chocolate Fire Bites 3
Zesty Sweets: Cookies/Desserts – Consumer Ready

Papa Perry’s Pepper Products Habanero Pecan Pie 1
Zesty Sweets: Dessert Sauce – Consumer Ready

The Jelly Queens Habanero Chocolate Sauce 1

Pepper Palace Spicy Caramel Banana 2

Johnson Berry Farm Strawberry Pepper Sauce 3
Best Zesty Sweets

Texas Toffee Gotcha Cinnamon Pepper Toffee

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Cook-Off Food: Chile Con Carne

Pecos Red Products Pecos Red Chili Mix 1

Uncle Bunk’s Chili in a Bottle – Hot 2

Texas Select Seasonings Ghost Dust Chili 3
Cook-Off Food: Dip/Salsa Mix

Pepper Palace Salsa Mix 1

Most Delightful Foods, LLC Taste the Seasons Cajun Trinity Mix 2

The Spice Boys Ragin Cajun 3
Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub

Texas Select Seasonings Ghost Dust 1

CajunTex Salsa & More Spicy Bayou Dust 2

The Spice Lab Ancho Chilli & Coffee Rub 3
Cook-Off Food: Table Seasoning

Texas Select Seasonings Jalapeno Garlic Salt 1

Chili’s Fire Pit Hickory Mesquite Pit Rub 2

Texas Select Seasonings Herbal Red 3
Cook-Off Food: Asian Seasoning or Marinade

Lingham & Sons Garlic Hot Sauce 1

Lingham & Sons Ginger Hot Sauce 2

Lingham & Sons Sriracha Hot Sauce 3
Cook-Off Food: Jerk Seasoning or Marinade

Rasta Bros Jamaican Jerk Marinade 1

Secret Aardvark Trading Co Drunken Jamaican Marinade 2

Pepper Palace World Tour Jamaica 3
Cook-Off Food: Latin Seasoning or Marinade

The Karma Sauce Company Sabroso 1

The Spice Lab Chipotle Citrus Seasoning 2

Frog Bone Cajun Sauces Frogs of the Bayou Hot Sauce 3
Cook-Off Food: Pasta Sauce

Gorji Gourmet Foods Arrabiata Diavolo 1

Gorji Gourmet Foods Pomodoro 2

Gorji Gourmet Foods Puttanesca 3
Cook-Off Food: Soup/Stew Mix

Addiction Sauces Jalapeno Cheese Grits 1

Soupless Ramen with Tapitio Soupless Ramen with Tapitio Chicken Flavor 2

Soupless Ramen with Tapitio Soupless Ramen with Tapitio Shrimp Flavor 3
Cook-Off Food: Wing Sauce Mild/Medium

Culley’s Limited Culley’s Buffalo Wing Sauce #2 – Mild 1

Pepper Palace Smokehouse 2

Griffins Wing Sauce Griffin’s Original Style 3
Cook-Off Food: Wing Sauce Hot/X Hot

Pepper Palace Scorpion 1

Griffins Wing Sauce Griffin’s Hotter Than Balls 2

Pepper Palace Mango Habanero 3
Cook-Off Beverage: Bloody Mary Mix

Pepper Palace Most Excellent 1

What the Chuck Mix Hot for Bloody Mary 2

Barbecue Wife Bloody Mary Mix 3
Cook-Off Beverage: Maragaria Mix

What the Chuck Mix Margarita 1

Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Traditional Margarita Mix 2

Cady Products aloeRita 3
Cook-Off Beverage: Other Beverage/Cocktail Mix

What the Chuck Mix Michelada 1

Pepper Palace Chipotle Hot Chocolate 2

Moondance Michelada Mix Moondance Michelada Mix 3
Cook-Off Beverage: Beverage Enhancer

Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Bacon Rim Shot 1

The Lucky Taco Imperio Chili Salt w/Lemon n’ Lime 2

Red Kitchen Foods-Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Votew 3
Best Cook-Off

Pepper Palace Scorpion

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Best New Product Consumer Ready Food

Frenchie’s Fabulous Nut Company Frenchie’s Fabulous 1

Frankie V’s Kitchen Frankie V’s Chocolate Habanero 2

The Karma Sauce Company Tommy Tomatillo 3

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Best New Product Cook-Off

C&J Farms Applewood Jalapeno Smoked Sea Salt 1

Texas Select Seasonings Salted Vodka & Grapefruit BBQ Glaze 2

Cady Products aloerita 3

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Marketing: Label

Woody’s Orginal Clamlube Brand Woody’s Original Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce – Xtra Virgin Mildly Adulterated 1

Primo’s Peppers Swampadelic Sauce 2

Born to Hula /Mammoth Mammoth Beef Jerky 3
Marketing: Logo

Primo’s Peppers Primo’s Peppers 1

Woody’s Orginal Clamlube Brand Woody’s Original Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce 2

Angry Goat Pepper Co. Angry Goat Pepper Co 3
Marketing: Product Packaging

Frog Bone Cajun Sauces Frog Bone Cajun Gift Set 1

Barbecue Wife Bloody Mary Mix 2

Frenchie’s Fabulous Nut Company Frenchie’s Fabulous 3

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Best Overall Product / Best of the Best

Primo’s Peppers Swampadelic Hot Sauce

About Ken Alexander

Ken Alexander is a self-proclaimed Chilehead, with a love of spicy food, hot sauce, and the zest of life. Ken lives in Baton Rouge, LA, in the heart of Cajun Food country, and enjoys experiencing new tastes and flavors from all over the world. In addition to managing It's a Fiery World, "Ken's Fiery World" is a regular podcast segment on Scott Roberts' Weekly Firecast, where they discuss all things hot, spicy, and tasty! Ken is also a staff reviewer for the video based review site ILoveitSpicy.com and has been a contributor to the Premier spicy food blog HotSauceDaily.com. Ken also likes humming TV theme songs, playing Yahtzee, and quoting old Kris Kristofferson lyrics. But above it all, Ken love to celebrate our collective "Fiery World"!!

Posted on January 30, 2016, in Awards, Fiery World, Hot and Spicy Food, Hot Sauce, Hot Sauce Review, Hot Sauce, Spicy Food, hotsauce, Fiery World, It's a Fiery World, It's a Fiery World, Spicy Food, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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