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2017 NYC Hot Sauce Expo Screaming Mimi’s Announced

The Screaming Mi Mi Awards were announced this year at the 5th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo, held April 22 & 23 at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Brooklyn, NY. The Mimi’s have beocome a coveted award, due in part to the limited categories and the world class caliber judges. 

Congrats from It’s a Fiery World to all the winners!!! 
 

Grand Champion Winner

CONGRATS To :

Dirty Dicks Hot Sauce

50 Case purchase from Peppers.com 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: http://www.scottrobertsweb.com 

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

 

A Big Time Congrats To All of the 2017 Winners!!

 

The panel of Judges that include celebrity chefs from CBS, FOX & Food Networks, writers from Bon Appetit Magazine, Rachael Ray Magazine, Food Network Magazine, Huffington Post, NYC Newspapers, NYC Food Bloggers, Sirius XM Radio, NYC Chefs and other industry professionals.

 

Screaming Mi Mi Winners

 

Asian Style

1st Place

BONMi NYC Kitchen 

X BONfire

2nd Place

WUJU Hot Sauce

Extra Hot

 

3rd Place

Nam Prik

Nam Prik Chile Hot Sauce

 

Caribbean Style

1st Place

Burns & McCoy

Exitium

 

2nd Place

Demerara

Demerara Premium Hot Sauce

 

3rd Place

Lazy Soul

Lazy Soul Hot Sauce

 

Chipotle

1st Place

The Lucky Taco Imperio

Lucky Taco Chipotle Hot Sauce

 

2nd Place

Hoff & Pepper

Hoff’s Smoken Ghost

 

3rd Place

Jersey Barnfire

Smoked Ghost Taco

 

Fruit Based

1st Place

Eaglewingz

Pineapple Teriyaki

 

2nd Place

WUJU Hot Sauce

Original

 

3rd Place

Hell’s Kitchen Hot Sauce

Pepper Pastry

 

Fruit Based Hot

1st Place

Dirty Dicks

Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce

 

2nd Place

Caldo Sauce

Molton Melon Hot Sauce

 

3rd Place

Demerara Hot Sauce

Premium Hot Sauce

 

Habanero

1st Place

Yeak Inc.

Chruk

 

2nd Place

Towson Spices

Segen Sauce

 

3rd Place

World Famous Hot Sauce

LBI Love Potion Extra Garlic

 

Jalapeno

1st Place

Hellfire Hot Sauce

Gourmet Green

 

2nd Place

SoCal Hot Sauce

The Original Avocado SoCal Guac Sauce

 

3rd Place

Caldo Hot Sauce

 

Louisiana Style

1st Place

Hoff & Pepper

Hoff Sauce

 

2nd Place

Volcanic Peppers

Chocolate Lighting

 

3rd Place

Handsome Devils Co.

De Arbol

 

Pepper Blend Hot

1st Place

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce

Black Label

 

2nd Place

Kitchen Garden Farm

Ghost Pepper Sriracha

 

3rd Place

Purple Pam Hot Sauce

Kiss of Death

 

Pepper Blend Mild

1st Place

Jersey Barnfire

Garden State Green

 

2nd Place

Hellfire Hot Sauce

Gourmet Green

 

3rd Place

Jersey Barnfire

Black Garlic

 

Reaper Pepper

1st Place

Elijah’s Xtreme Gourmet Sauces

Reaper Sauce

 

2nd Place

Scotty O’ Hotty

Reaper de Muerte

 

3rd Place

Puckerbutt Pepper Company

Purgatory

 

XXX

1st Place

Grim Reaper Foods

The Raven Hot Sauce

 

2nd Place

Primo’s Peppers

Swampadelic Sauce

 

3rd Place

Cobra Chilli

Fever Chilli Paste

 

Chicken Wing

1st Place

Defcon Sauces

Defcon Condition #3

 

2nd Place

Culley’s Hot Sauce

Culley’s Buffalo Wing Sauce

 

3rd Place

Bonfatto’s Artisan Sauces

Fire In The Hole

 

Spicy BBQ

1st Place

Culley’s

Rib N Chik’N

 

2nd Place

Texas Rib Rangers

Hot BBQ Sauce

 

3rd Place

Texas Rib Rangers

TRR Spicy BBQ Sauce

 

Salsa

1st Place

Kitchen Garden Farm

Tomatillo Salsa

 

2nd Place

Salsa Del Diablo

Satan’s Tears

 

3rd Place

Cajun Tex Salsa

5 Pepper Extreme Hickory Smoked Salsa

 

Best Label Artwork

1st Place

Hoff & Pepper

Hoff’s Smoken Ghost Sauce

 

2nd Place

Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce

Sea Ghost

 

3rd Place

Lucky Dog

Year of The Dog

 

National Grand Champion

Dirty Dicks

Dirty Dicks Hot Pepper Sauce


 

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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High River Sauces announces 2016 Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Inductees

Immediate ReleaseMarch 29th, 2016

Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Class of 2016

 
 The Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Foundation is very proud to announce the Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The Hot Sauce Hall of Fame will induct 5 people all of which have been very instrumental in the fiery foods. After months of balloting, with just shy of 500 voters, the NYC Hot Sauce Expo is now proud to announce and present the Class of 2016.

 

This year’s group are the biggest and brightest names in the industry. One of Legend. One of inspiration. Here is your Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Class of 2016.  

 

1. Blair Lazar – Blair’s: Heating up over 31 countries, printed in six languages, and Guinness World

Record certified with the hottest product created, Blair’s passion for peppers is ever present. It is what fuels the fiery phenomena that’s called the Death Sauce.

2. David Tran – Huy Fong Foods (Sriracha Sauce): Started in 1980 and has grown to be the leader in Asian Hot Sauce with his Sriracha Sauce also known to hot sauce fans as the “Rooster Sauce”.

3. Jacob Frank – Founder of Franks Red Hot and one of the biggest selling hot sauces in the country. Frank’s RedHot cayenne pepper sauce was used as the secret ingredient for the first ever Buffalo Wings in Buffalo, New York, putting it on the map and starting the flavor craze that has led to consumers obsession with all things Buffalo-flavor.

4. Marie Sharp – Marie Sharp’s & the Original Melinda’s: Owner Marie Sharp’s Fine Foods Ltd. – Started making sauce in the early 80’s and actually was the creator of Melinda’s sauces. Her sauce is the quintessential Central American hot sauce awesome flavor and great heat!

5. Sam Garner – Texas Pete: This hot sauce was introduced to the world in 1929 and is now the 3rd largest selling hot sauce in the country.

 The Hot Sauce Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony will be held on Saturday April 23rd on the main stage of the NYC Hot Sauce Expo. Inductees will receive a distinctive Red Jacket and a Hall of Fame Ring.

This year the 4th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo will take place on April 23rd and 24th at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Brooklyn, NY.

For More Information Please Contact Steve Seabury: steve@highriversauces.com  

Info on the NYC Hot Sauce Expo: http://www.NYCHotSauceExpo.com 

 

2016 Houston Hot Sauce Fest Announces Partial Vendor List!!!

   
 I have to admit my heart went pitter pat when I got a message from Carol Borge today with the initial list of fiery vendors for the 2016 Houston Hot Sauce Festival! And I’m sure there will certainly be additions to the list as the Festival, always tbe 3rd weekend of September, approaches! With great vendors, good food, music and entertainment, this gulf coast fest is one of the go to events of the year!! And with a new indoor venue, I can’t wait for it to get here!!! Why, you ask? Because, Ladies and Gentlemen – It’s a Fiery World!!!! 

Austin Gourmet Foods

Backyard Grill     

Big Daddy’s Hot Sauce

Bravado Spice Co.     

Briggs TRUE 

CaJohn’s Fiery Foods

Call Me Gourmet 

Cin Chili & Company     

Frog Bone Cajun Sauces     

High Octane Sauce Company     

Hot Line Pepper Products     

Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks     

Kearly Seeds and Pepper Co.

Ken’s Pepper Works

Lisa’s Sweet and Spicy Pickles 

Mikey V’s

Mild to Wild Pepper Co. 

Patsy G’s Mustard    

Puckerbutt Pepper Company     

Rib Rangers Products of Texas     

Salsa Maya LLC     

Salsa Works     

Sauce Goddess

Silverleaf International     

Smither Family Kitchen    

Suhey Peppers

Texas Select Seasonings

Tricky Dix Mojo, LLC    

Volcanic Peppers

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