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Let’s Take it From the Top- Ken’s 2014 Top Ten Products on The Latest “Weekly Firecast” with Scott Roberts!

In this first episode of 2015, I reveal my 10 favorite new products of 2014, and my absolute single best product of the year. I tried to target products that were newly introduced in 2014, but there may be one or two from 2013!!! I know, I know…I can’t count!!! But listen up- from hot to mild, powders and sauces, and sweet to heat, I had a blast exploring the latest landscape of spicy goodness!! And there were lots of great products, but these 10 stood out as special! So have a listen and enjoy!! Why? Because, Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s a a Fiery World!!

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Episode #71 – Best Product of the Year Winners Born to Hula, Plus Ken’s Favourite Products of 2014

Scott chats with New Jersey-based Born to Hula Hot Sauce owners Ed and Amy Bucholtz, who make what Scott picked as best spicy food product of 2014 in their Reaper of Sorrow Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce.

In his regular segment, Ken Alexander offers his choices for best fiery foods products of the year.

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Ken’s Picks for Best Products of the Year:

Scott’s Picks for Best Products of the Year:

The Firecast is Sponsored in Part By:

  • Sucklebusters – Texas BBQ Rubs, BBQ Sauces & Texas GunPowder! SuckleBusters is preferred by competition BBQ Cooks, and has won numerous awards including back-to-back 1st Place sauce wins at the American Royal – the World series of BBQ competitions.

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Ken’s Fiery World Podcast talks Fiery Festive Gift Ideas on Scott Roberts Weekly Firecast

Check out my latest segment where we give you discount opportunities and how to create your own theme styled spicy gifts!!! Always have a blast talking with my good bud, @scottroberts ! Hope you enjoy and remember, Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s a Fiery World!!

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Episode #68 – Jennifer Reynold of Sauce Goddess, Plus Holiday Hot Sauce Gift Ideas

Scott interviews the honcho of Sauce Goddess, Jennifer Reynolds, and finds out the story behind her divine BBQ products. Ken Alexander and Scott list several holiday hot sauce gift pack specials for your Christmas present shopping, and Scott reviews Bobby Brown Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce.

Sauce Goddess Links mentioned in the episode:

2014 Holiday Gift Packs and Specials

JAC’s Tailgaters
25% off before Christmas

Voodoo Chile Sauces
3-Packs for $21 with Free Shipping anywhere in the Continental U.S.

Various Gift Packs and Shipping Deals. Go to website for details.

They have a large selection of SuckleBusters Texas Gift Baskets. FREE Shipping for a $50 order (coupon code free) + for every $25 we include one of our new spicy BBQ Rubs (regular $5.99, no coupon needed) . That’s FREE shipping + 2 FREE BBQ Rubs @ $50.

Volcanic Peppers
Orders over $50.00 ship for free anywhere in the Continental U.S. before January 1st, 2015.

Smoking J’s Fiery Foods
Orders over $50.00 ship for free.

Scotty O’Hotty Hot Sauce
10% off wooden holiday gift sets now through Dec. 17th with a portion of all website sales going to Wounded Warrior Project!

Build your own basket! By styles and themes…

Ken’s Asian-Style Stir-Fry Basket Example:

Volcanic Peppers Aji Dust (Pepper Powder)
Volcanic Peppers Yellow Bhut Jolokia Dust (Pepper Powder)
Volcanic Peppers Hot Garlic ‘n Onion Seasoning

CaJohn’s Al Buddah Mild Asian Sauce

Captain Thom’s Thai Monkey Sauce

Born to Hula Pineapple Habanero Sauce

Intensity Academy Chai Sweet Chili Sauce

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Geaux Geaux Kitchen Gadget Tips & Tricks on Scott Roberts Weekly Firecast

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Episode #67 – Indoor Kitchen Inventory with Ken and Scott

What do you have in your indoor kitchen? In an extended Ken’s Fiery World segment, Ken Alexander joins Scott as they give a rundown on many of the essential items they keep in their kitchens, from knives, tools, gadgets, pots, pans, and more!

Note: In case you’re wondering about the numbering of the podcast episodes being out of order, Episode #68 with Benito Maniscalco was edited and uploaded before this one. Sorry about the confusion!

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3rd Annual Spicy Holiday Sale Ready to Fire up Your Gift Giving!!

Our friends over at I Love It Spicy have shown the spicy love and organized this year’s Chilehead community sale of sales!!! Check out the below and give someone the gift of a Fiery World!! Vendors not listed can add to the list of sales by commenting below!!

Spicy Super Sale

We are spreading the love for all things spicy in the way of this sale. We have gathered some of the best small market companies who make fiery products of all types and list them here with their own private sales for the holiday season. If you are looking for a gift for a spicy companion or just want to capitalize on some of these amazing offers, this is your opportunity to take advantage of their sales. So please browse through all the listings, and check out the links by clicking on their company names and see what interests you. We you find something great.

Voodoo Chile Sauces & Salsa – Mix a 6 for only $30 (+S/H)

High Octane Sauce Company – Gift baskets, 25% off promo codes, free shipping specials

Sweet Heat Gourmet – 10% off BBQ and Hot Sauce Gift boxes…mix and match any 3 hot sauces or 3 BBQ sauces.

High River Sauces – Any case order from High River Sauces receives a free Shirt.

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce – How about a “buy any 3, get 1 free!” deal…
Mixed 3-packs, 3-of-the-same, and it even works with the bulk item 3-pack offers (already 5% off).
No limit! Order 6, get 2 free; order 9, get 3 free; order 12, get 4 free. No additional shipping charge for the extra bottles either. All they have to do is add a note to the order that says “Buddah 2014” and indicate what sauce(s) they want for free. Also, the 1st 100 orders get a Lucky Dog Hot Sauce key-chain bottle opener and 1st 50 will also get a Lucky Dog Hot Sauce magnetic chip clip!
Sale is good through December 20th, 2014.

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Xerarch’s Salsa and Spices – 10% off

Oso Pepper Company – All orders $25.00 or more get free shipping + 1 private stock gift.

Jeff’s Fiery Peppers & Pickles – Free shipping on orders of $30 or more.

Hellfire Hot Sauces – We will be doing 30% off all sauces with no coupon code necessary. Sale runs from now through Cyber Monday on Dec. 1.

Crazy Good Sauces – Free shipping and free 750 ml bottle of Crazy Mary with all orders over $30.00.

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CaJohn’s Flavor & Fire – A special Cyber Monday 1-Day Sale, CaJohn’s will offer 40% off on Dec. 1, 2014. A coupon code will be posted on the website, Facebook and blog closer to the event. This also includes the award winning AmberFyre Foods.

Ken’s Pepper Works – 35% off all individual bottles of hot sauce and 15% off bulk, already-discounted items (3-packs, 6-packs, 12-packs). This means you can get our first place Scovie winner, Island Sunshine, for as low as $3.90/bottle! Use coupon code BUDDAH. Sale runs from 11/17/14 through 12/31/14.

Gunther’s Gourmet – Gunther’s will offer a 10% discount on all orders of $24.00 or more…just enter “Gunther10” in the coupon code box. If you want to try our “Pineapple Orange Hot Sauce with Mango” (not yet listed in our shopping cart) just ask for one in the Comment section and Gunther’s will toss in a free bottle with every order over $24.00.

Rivas Salsas – Buy 4 bottles get one free. >Good through Cyber Monday December 1st.

Fat Cat Foods – Fat Cat will offer 15% off all orders placed through New Year’s Day and 30% off all orders placed between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Free shipping on all orders over $50. Use coupon code “HAPPYHOLIDAYS” during checkout to redeem. Sale starts Nov. 24th.

Deano’s Jalapenos – 25% off with purchase of $50 or more coupon code TG14.

Awesome Hot Sauce – $2.00 off coupon code for orders over $20 Code: 290Marine290. Also at Orders over $40 receive $3 off using coupon code: alpha157

Patter Fam Sauces – Patter Fam Sauces…..DEAL #1-Arrabiata Sauce. Use the code ITALY when checking out and we will send you 3 jars of the award winning sauce for $9.00 Than is 50% off the regular price. DEAL #2-Sissy Sally Wing Sauce. Use code BOGO when checking out and we will send you two bottles of Sissy Sally Wing Sauce for the price of one. That is a savings of 50%. – Sale goes through December or while supplies last.

Volcanic Peppers – Free shipping over $50 and a free 1 oz Hot Garlic ‘n Onion Spice for any order over $15. No code needed, automatic. Nov 27th through Dec 1st.

Chuck Evan’s Montezuma Brand Sauces & Salsas – I sell direct primarily, so I do not need to worry about offending the few hot sauce retailers. If interested, contact me at as this HOLIDAY offer is handled directly for credit card information. Send email with items listed:, shipping address and your phone number…Any 6 pepper sauces & salsas for $39.95, shipping included. Will also make (2) 3-item gift packs (same size jars)…add $2.00. Introducing our newest product – Mango Baby! Salsa.

Heartbreaking Dawns Hot Sauce – 50% off all orders from 7AM on Thanksgiving Day through 11:59PM on Monday……This Years Code is “madea” as in Madea Goes to Jail or Madea’s Family Reunion….We’ll also be adding some 3 pack AND 4 pack Gift Box Sets. We will wrap them and send them directly to your friend, lover, brother, cousin…whatevs bro!

Torchbearer Sauces – Torchbearer will have 40% off everything on our website from Thanksgiving day through cyber Monday.

Zane & Zack’s World Famous Honey Company – OK, finally have it. 10% off $20 or more. Use coupon code HOLIDAY Add in a chile pepper bottle opener magnet for orders over $30 and free shipping over $50 – choose free shipping over $50 from drop down box. Sale goes from 11/24-12/31. Here’s a pic of the magnet.

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Peppernutz – Calling all fellow Chile-heads… our holiday shopping deals have arrived early. Come check out our early bird stocking-stuffer specials for your spicy friends and hot lovers!
– 50% off all hot sauce mini’s
– 30% off all seasonal holiday collectible hot sauces
– Special deals for our social media followers (FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram)
– and more to come throughout the holiday shopping season!

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Texas Creek Products – We are offering a 7-pack of products for $60 shipping included. Pure Evil, Ghost Fire Hot Sauce, BBQ, Worcestershire, a superhot puree, a jalapeno seasoning salt and a Sriracha-style sauce. $80 value for $60. I’ll put it upon the website as a single item for purchase.

Born to Hula Hot Sauce – 50% off our new sauce Reaper of Sorrow Thanksgiving day until cyber Monday.

Midwest Chileheads – Black Friday seeds and powder sale. Take 25% off your order by using the coupon code “BlackFriday14” through 11/30/2014.

Bigfats Hot Sauce – 35% off everything on the Bigfat’s site from Thanksgiving to Midnight on Cyber Monday with coupon code: HEATMISER.

Bonfatto’s Sauces & Marinades – Enter code FFHOLIDAY to receive 10% off at Good on orders now through December 31 2014

Puckerbutt Pepper Company – Spend $45 and get 20% off. Online orders use Code #REAPERVERSARY. Sale runs thru 11-30-14
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Scotty O’Hotty Hot Sauce – All products will be 15% off Black Friday through Cyber Monday! Use coupon code Gobble at checkout. Scotty O’Hotty will also be donating a portion of all website sales to Wounded Warrior Project through December! **Specials** Our wooden holiday spice racks are back along with our new “The Motor City Hot Sauce” truck both holding all 4 of our award winning sauce’s. Happy Holidays! ~Scotty

Cajun Island – Order on either the Retail or Wholesale pages, it is open to everyone. The most purchased items are the gift packs. Thanks Nick.

Black Swamp Gourmet – Offering one FREE small spice rub with a $20.00 order from now until the end of Cyber Monday, December 1st. No coupon needed, just note which rub!!

Refining Fire Chiles – All Chile seed orders placed between Midnight Thursday Pacific Standard Time and 8 am Friday Pacific Standard Time morning will be Tripled! All Chile Seed Orders Between 8 am Friday PST and 8 PM Monday PST will be doubled!! Plus all orders will get some freebies ranging from dried peppers to pepper powders!

Hot Sauce Depot – Black Friday 1-Day Sale!
50% off entire line of Irazu Volcanic Pepper Sauce with coupon code IRAZU50
40% off entire line of The Flaming Chicken wing sauces with coupon code TFC40

Baron’s International Kitchen – Our annual holiday sale- 50-75% off shipping. Get our award-winning delectable gourmet sauces and condiments online and save!

Chicks & Salsa – Free Shipping on orders over $25 with Promo Code: 25deal for Cyber Weekend (Black Friday November 28 thru Cyber Monday Dec 1st.