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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!!! 


                                                                                                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



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


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


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


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



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:   


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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:  

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MiMi is Screaming “The Award Goes To” at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo


Steve Seabury, owner of High River Sauces and Producer of the NYC Hot Sauce Expo, announced the Winners of the 2014 Screaming MiMi Awards during the first afternoon of the Expo! If you’ve been following my You Tube videos and Facebook posts this weekend, you already know that the show is a rocking success!!! Thousands of people getting their “burn” on kept 45 vendors from across the country crazy busy sampling, educating, and entertaining the crowd. Seabury has raised the bar for Hot Sauce and Fiery Foods Events, with Hard Driving Rock playing during the show, and the likes of Food Network’s Chris Santos, Trans Siberian Orchestra’s Chris Caffery, and Twisted Sister guitarist Eddie Ojeda doing demos and signing autographs!

But the real stars were the sauces, salsas, and spicy products of love being showcased all weekend. The Screaming MiMi’s were judged several weeks ago by a veritable Who’s Who of judges from Food Network, Bon Appetit Magazine, and other true experts in the culinary world! The complete List of winners is below!

I’m having blast at the show and I highly recommend all you to make the trip! Why would you make the trip to NYC for the Hot Sauce Expo! Because, Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s a Fiery World!

Screaming MiMi Awards 2014 Complete List of Winners

Louisiana Style
1st- CaJohns – Firehouse
2nd – Race City Sauce Works – Carolina Cayenne
3/rd – Culley’s Limited – Trinidad Scorpion Hot Sauce

1st-Hoboken Eddies – Home Grown Smoke
2nd – Pucketbutt Pepper Co. – Voodoo Prince Death Mamba
3rd – Dog Gone – Chipotle

Fruit Based
1st – Frankie V’s – The Serranos
2nd- Dirty Dicks- Dirty Dicks
3rd – Loud Foods -0 Sunshine Mango Sauce

Fruit Based Hot
1st-Hellfire Hot Sauce – Elixir
2nd- Volcanic Peppers- Lava Death by Douglah
3rd-Puckerbutt Pepper Co. – Pineapple Ginger

1st-NW Elixirs – Verde
2nd-Queen Majesty-Jalapeno Tequila
3rd – Lucky Dog-Green

1st-Dirty Dicks – Dirty Dicks
2nd-Frankie V’s-Habanero Classic Recipe
3rd-Freshies Food Corp.-Sweet Fire

All Natural
1st- Race City Sauce Works- Aleppo
2nd-Scotty O’Hotty – The Ghost Sauce
3rd- Heartbreaking Dawn’s- 1498 Apricot Scorpion

XXX Hot Sauce
1st- Race City Sauce Works- Cirque De
2nd- Grim Reaper Foods- The Raven
3rd- Tahiti Joe’s – Ulane’ Akai XXXX Hot Sauce

Pepper Blend
1st – Scotty O’Hotty – Premium Habanero Sauce
2nd- Born To Hula – Ghost of Ancho
3rd-Salvy Salsa – Boom Boom

Chicken Wing
1st- Defcon Sauces – Defense Condition #1
2nd Rizzotti Foods- Rippin Red Mild
3rd- Rozzoii Foods – Rippin Red Hot

BBQ Sauces
1st- High Octane- Peach Ghost Scorpion BBQ Sauce
2nd- Torchbearer Sauces-Chipotle BBQ
3rd Davis Sauces- 1929

Spicy Salsa
1st-Silverleaf International- Ghost Pepper Salsa
2nd Gunther’s Gourmet-Jalapeno Salsa
3rd.Apsara Foods, Pepper Salsa

Best Label Artwork
1st- Grinders Near Death
2nd- Cully’s Limited – No. 1 Hot Sauce
3rd – Puckerbutt Pepper Co. -Reaper Sauce


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