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Screaming MiMi Award Announcements 


2017 Screaming Mi Mi Awards

If You Want To Be The BEST Then You Have To WIN The BEST

The NYC Hot Sauce Expo is pleased to present the 2017 Screaming Mi Mi Awards Show on April 22nd. Each year hundreds of hot sauce companies from around the globe compete and try to win the most esteemed and most admired award in the hot sauce industry. Past winners have been featured on TV, national magazines, newspapers and blogs which has lead for their product distributed by wholesalers and national retail outlets. 

This year the Screaming Mi Mi Awards have partnered with, Fuego Box, Chile Pepper Magazine and the Scott Roberts hot sauce blog. These companies are the most respected and leading outlets within the hot sauce community. “I wanted to maximize the profile of the winners and there is no better way than to partner up with these amazing companies” states Seabury organizer of the NYC Hot Sauce Expo. “I want spicy connoisseurs to have easy access to the BEST Hot Sauces in the World and the BEST are Screaming Mi Mi Award winners” adds Seabury.

Screaming Mi Mi Award winners will be selected via blind taste test by New York’s finest and brightest in the culinary industry. The panel consists of celebrity chefs from FOX, CBS and Food Networks, food critics from magazines, newspapers, bloggers, hot sauce retailers and some of NYC’s top chefs. The Screaming Mi Mi Awards has 16 different categories and 1 Grand Champion making this the hardest award to win in the hot sauce industry.

List of Categories:

Asian Style

Caribbean Style


Fruit Based

Fruit Based Hot



Louisiana Style

Pepper Blend Hot

Pepper Blend Mild

Carolina Reaper Pepper Sauce

XXX Hot Sauce (Non Extract)

Best Label Artwork 

Sub Category:

Chicken Wing

Spicy BBQ Sauce

Spicy Salsa

GRAND CHAMPION: The Hot Sauce with the highest total score from the panel of Judges will be deemed the 2017 Grand Champion.

Grand Champion winner will receive the following:

50 Case purchase from distribution

Hot Sauce featured in June subscription of Fuego Box 

Full Page Ad in Chile Pepper Magazine

1 Year of Free banner advertising on the official Scott Roberts website: 

Free 10 x 10 Booth at the 2018 NYC Hot Sauce Expo (or another High River presenting Expo) 

ENTRY DEADLINE: April 3rd, 2017.

If you have any questions or comments please email Steve Seabury at:

To download the official 2017 Screamin MiMi entry application, go to the NYC Hot Sauce Expo website, listed below. 

Official Website:


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