ZestFest 2017 Fiery Food Challenge Winners

The Fiery Food Challenge Awards for 2017

12-awards

The 21st Annual ZestFest wrapped up this weekend. Here are all the winners!

Company Product Place

Barbecue Sauce: Alcohol Infused – Consumer Ready
Born to Hula, LLC Imperial Apple Barbecue Sauce 1
La Raye’s Bar-B-Que Sauce, Inc Tequila Garlic 2
La Raye’s Bar-B-Que Sauce, Inc Tequila Sunrise 3

Barbecue Sauce: Exotic – Consumer Ready
C & J Farms Jalapeño Honey 1
Moore’s Marinades & Sauces Moore’s Honey BBQ Wing Sauce 2
Southern Belles BBQ Blueberry Blues 3

Barbecue Sauce: Fruit Based – Consumer Ready
Johnson Berry Farm Strawberry Stinger Ghost Sauce 1
Culley’s Culley’s Rib ‘N’ Chik’N 2
Southern Belles BBQ Blueberry Blues 3

Barbecue Sauce: Mustard Based – Consumer Ready
Aunty Lilikoi Products Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Kiawe BBQ Sauce 1
Towdah Foods Lakeside Sauces Smokey Gold BBQ Sauce 2
LaRae’s Bar-B-Que Sauce, Inc Honey Mustard 3

Barbecue Sauce: Vinegar Based – Consumer Ready
CRC BBQ Riley’s Triple R Sauce 1
Texas Rib Rangers Texas Rib Rangers Hot Barbecue Sauce 2
Smokehouse Woods, LLC Whispering Heat BBQ Sauce 3

Barbecue Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Sweet BBQ Sauce 1
CRC BBQ Riley’s Triple R Sauce 2
Southern Belles BBQ Original Belle 3

Barbecue Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready
Culley’s Culley’s Chipotle + Honey 1
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Smoke & Spice BBQ Sauce 2
Cobra Chilli Habanero BBQ Sauce 3

Barbecue Sauce: Hot – Consumer Ready
Southern Belles BBQ Southern Heat 1
Grandville’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce Extra Spicy BBQ Sauce 3
Full Boar BBQ, LLC Full Boar BBQ “Sweet & Spicy” BBQ Sauce 2

Barbecue Sauce: X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Black Swamp Gourmet, LLC Sweet & Fiery BBQ Sauce 1
Ghost Foods Hot and Smokey Ghost BBQ Sauce XXX 3
Cobra Chilli Carolina BBQ Sauce 2

Best Barbecue Sauce
Black Swamp Gourmet, LLC Sweet & Fiery BBQ Sauce

Condiments: Asian – Consumer Ready
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Chiliyaki Sauce 1
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Sweet Chili Sauce 2
Moore’s Marinades & Sauces Moore’s Asian Teriyaki Wing Sauce 3

Condiments: Gourmet Infused Oil – Consumer Ready
Hongar Farms Gourmet Foods Benissimo Spicy Sriracha Oil 1
Gorji Gourmet Foods Dipping Oil & Marinade Primer 2
Fratelli Foods Gourmet Garlic Oil 3

Condiments: Jam/Jelly Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Jammit! Jam, LLC Strawberry Chili Shiraz 1
Ka-Ranch Raspberry Jalapeño Jam 2
Hacienda Maize Fire-Roasted Mira Sol Jammin’ Jelly 3

Condiments: Jam/Jelly Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Chili Dawg’s Foods of Fire Habacherry 1
Chili Dawg’s Foods of Fire Bluebanero 2
Johnson Berry Farm Hot Damn Strawberry Reaper Jam 3

Condiments: Ketchup – Consumer Ready
Red Kitchen Foods-Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Roasted Tomato and Sweet Onion Ketchup 1
Grumps Grumps Jalapeño Ketchup 2
Little Acre Gourmet Foods More Spicy Three Pepper Ketchup 3

Condiments: Mustard Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Aunty Lilikoi Products Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Wasabi Mustard 1
Backwoods Mustard Company Sweet Jalapeño Mustard 2
Caribbean Heat Honey Jalapeño Mustard 3

Condiments: Mustard Hot /X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Burns and McCoy Black Ale Mustard 1
Backwoods Mustard Company Honey Habanero Mustard 2
Angry Irishman Hot Pub Mustard 3

Condiments: Relish – Consumer Ready
LoneStar Pepper Company Hot-N-Sweet Pepper Relish 1
A & J Salsa A & J Salsa Warm Sweet Pepper Relish with Jalapeño 2
Texas Rib Rangers Texas Rib Rangers Range Relish 3

Condiments: Salad Dressing – Consumer Ready
Stagecoach Salsa Company Miss Kim’s Spicy Bacon Ranch 1
Aunty Lilikoi Products Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Wasabi Dressing 2
Gorji Gourmet Foods Pomegranate Vinaigrette 3

Condiments: Steak Sauce – Consumer Ready
Red Kitchen Foods-Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Texas Especial Steak Sauce 1
Melanie Food Kobe Steak Sauce 12 oz Original 2
Lingham & Sons Lingham’s Hot Sauce, Original 3

Condiments: TacoSauce – Consumer Ready
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute Holy Jolokia Taco Sauce 1
Premier Sauces Premier Sauces “Habanero Taco” 2
SoCal Hot Sauce™ SoCal Hot Sauce™ Hot Red 3

Best Condiment
Chili Dawg’s Foods of Fire Habacherry

Hot Sauce: Asian Style – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce Clamlube Brand Zing Bling 1
Lingham & Sons Lingham’s Hot Sauce, Ginger 2
Mikey V’s Foods Mikey V’s Sweet Ghost Pepper Sauce 3

Hot Sauce: Asian Style — Hot/X-Hot– Consumer Ready
Gindo’s Spice of Life Gindo’s Hmong Pepper Sauce 1
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Year of the Dog 2
Lingham & Sons Lingham’s Hot Sauce, Extra Hot 3

Hot Sauce: Caribbean Style Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Patter Fam Sauces Jamaican Jerk Sauce 1
Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce Clamlube Brand Davy Jones Locker 2
Mundi Sauce Voodoo Monkey 3

Hot Sauce: Caribbean Style – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Scorpion Gourmet Hot Sauce LLC Scorpion Gourmet Hot Sauce Extra Hot 1
Burns and McCoy Exitium Pineapple Ginger 2
The Karma Sauce Company Ghost Island 3

Hot Sauce: Chipotle Style– Consumer Ready
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Brown Label 1
The Lucky Taco The Lucky Taco Chipotle Hot Sauce 2
Born to Hula, LLC Smokehaus Blues 3

Hot Sauce: Latin Style — Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute NuMex Suavamente 1
SoCal Hot Sauce™ SoCal Hot Sauce™ Original Red 2
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Green Label 3

Hot Sauce: Latin Style – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Cry Baby Craig’s Cry Baby Craig’s Hot Sauce 1
SoCal Hot Sauce™ SoCal Guac Sauce™ Hot Avocado 2
The Karma Sauce Company The Goblin 3

Hot Sauce: Louisiana Style – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Gindo’s Spice of Life Gindo’s Original Fresh and Spicy 1
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute NuMex Lemon Spice 2
Premier Sauces Premier Sauces “Zombie Reindeer” 3

Hot Sauce: Louisiana Style – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute CPI 25th Anniversary Pepper Sauce 1
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute Holy Jolokia 2
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute Sancto Scorpio 3

Hot Sauce: Fruit Based – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Bravado Spice Pineapple & Habanero Hot Sauce 1
Cobra Chilli Tropical Zing Chilli Sauce 2
Premier Sauces Premier Sauces “Lemon Drop” 3

Hot Sauce: Fruit Based – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Burns and McCoy Exitium Pineapple Ginger 1
Elijah’s Xtreme Gourmet Sauces, Inc Elijah’s Xtreme “Reaper Sauce” 2
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Year of the Dog 3

Hot Sauce: Pepper Blend – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Jackal Sauce, LLC Triple Red Pepper 1
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Sweet Habanero Sauce 2
LoneStar Pepper Company Dave’s Hot Damn It’s Good Sauce 3

Hot Sauce: Pepper Blend– Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Black Label 1
Hot Sauce Depot Unholy Trinity by Irazu 2
Elijah’s Xtreme Gourmet Sauces, Inc Elijah’s Xtreme “Ghost Pepper Sauce” 3

Hot Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready
Seafire Gourmet La Diosa Verde 1
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Green Label 2
Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce Clamlube Brand Beach Party 3

Hot Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready
Garapal Hot Sauce Garapal Kape Tsokolate 1
Electric Pepper Company Frohlich: that Garlic Sauce 2
Das Güd Spice Co. Das Güd Spice Co. Blueberry Habanero 3

Hot Sauce: Hot – Consumer Ready
The Karma Sauce Company Cherry Bomb 1
Cobra Chilli Habanero Chilli Sauce 2
9 Circles of Hell Penance Due 3 tie
Cry Baby Craig’s Cry Baby Craig’s Hot Sauce 3 tie

Hot Sauce: X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Black Label 1
The Karma Sauce Company Funken Hot 2
Ghost Foods Ghost Hot Sauce 3

Hot Sauce: Ultra Hot Pepper – Consumer Ready
Hot Sauce Depot Unholy Trinity by Irazu 1
The Karma Sauce Company Ashes*2*Ashes 2
Burns and McCoy Exhoressco 7 Pot Primo Hot Sauce 3

Best Hot Sauce:
The Karma Sauce Company Cherry Bomb

Fresh Salsa – Consumer Ready
Olympus Fare Olympus Fare Hades Fresh Hot Salsa 1
Olympus Fare Olympus Fare Athena Roasted Tomatillo Fresh Salsa Verde 2
Olympus Fare Olympus Fare Zeus Fresh Medium Salsa 3

Best Fresh Salsa:
Olympus Fare Olympus Fare Hades Fresh Hot Salsa

Salsa: Chipotle – Consumer Ready
Dillman Farm, Inc Hot Smoky Chipotle Salsa 1
the Plain Ole Salsa Company Smoke 2
Stagecoach Salsa Company Smoke & Fire 3

Salsa: Exotic Blend – Consumer Ready
Texas Twisster Texas Twisster 1
Todd’s Originals LLC Todd’s Maple Salsa 2
Texas Select Seasonings Wild Bill’s Ghost Pepper Salsa 3

Salsa: Fruit – Consumer Ready
Todd’s Originals LLC Todd’s Pineapple Salsa 1
Ka-Ranch Cowgirl 2
Salsa Del Diablo Devil’s Delight-Medium 3

Salsa: Verde/Tomatillo – Consumer Ready
SoCal Hot Sauce™ SoCal Guac Sauce™ Original Avocado 1
Ka-Ranch Armadillo Green 2
Stagecoach Salsa Company Green Extreme 3

Salsa: Mild – Consumer Ready
Mikey V’s Foods Smoked Beer Bacon Salsa 1
Salsa Del Diablo Minnesota Mild-Mild 2
My Salsa My Salsa Mild Spicy 3

Salsa: Medium – Consumer Ready
the Plain Ole Salsa Company Smack 1
Salsa Del Diablo Satan’s Ketchup-Medium 2
If You Dare Foods LLC Flicker of Fire 3

Salsa: Hot – Consumer Ready
The Bossy Gourmet Jalapeño Salsa 1
Cajun Tex Salsa + More Hickory-Smoked Five Pepper Extreme Salsa 2
Serna’s Hot Salsa Serna’s Hot Salsa 3

Salsa: X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Todd’s Originals LLC Todd’s Ghost Pepper Salsa 1
Mikey V’s Foods Mike V’s 7 Pot Primo Salsa 2
Salsa Del Diablo Satan’s Reaper 3

Best Salsa:
Texas Twisster Texas Twisster

Snack: Cheese – Consumer Ready
The Old Windmill Dairy Holy Chipotle Chèvre 1
The Old Windmill Dairy Chili & Hot Chèvre 2
The Old Windmill Dairy Habanero Hot & Sweet 3

Snack: Jerky Mild – Consumer Ready
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Smoky BBQ Beef Jerky 1
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Original Beef Jerky 2
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Black Cherry Bourbon Beef Jerky 3

Snack: Jerky Medium – Consumer Ready
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Karie’s Half Heat Beef Jerky 1
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Chile Limon Beef Jerky 2
Sandy Trail Farm Chipotle Beef Jerky 3

Snack: Jerky Hot – Consumer Ready
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Seriously Spicy Beef Jerky 1
Sandy Trail Farm Cajun Beef Jerky 2
Sandy Trail Farm Raspberry Chipotle Beef Jerky 3

Snack: Jerky X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Scorpion Beef Jerky 1
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Carolina Reaper Beef Jerky 2
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Ghost Pepper’d Beef Jerky 3

Jerky: Non Meat – Consumer Ready
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Cherry Pineapple Jerky 1
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Brown Sugar Pineapple Jerky 2
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Spicy Pina Colada Pineapple Jerky 3

Snack: Pickled Products – Consumer Ready
Bolder Beans Bolder Mushrooms 1
Red Kitchen Foods-Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Spicy Spring Mix 2
Old Florida Style Datil Pepper Garlic Pickle Chips Sweet & Spicy 3

Snack: Nuts – Consumer Ready
Killer Pecans Killer Pecans Smokin’ Pecans 1
Little Acre Gourmet Foods Spicy Maple Roasted Peanuts 2
Paris Texan Products, LLC Ed Paris’ Jalapeño Praline 3

Snack: Salty Snack – Consumer Ready
Sauce Goddess Ghost Pepper Salted Caramel Corn 1
Killer Pecans Killer Pecans Smokin’ Pecans 2
Ghost Foods Spicy Ghost Cheese Balls 3

Best Snack
Killer Pecans Killer Pecans Smokin’ Pecans

Zesty Sweets: Candy/Chocolate – Consumer Ready
Texas Toffee Gotcha Ghost Pepper Toffee 1
Texas Toffee Gotcha Cinnamon Pepper Toffee 2
Paris Texan Products, LLC Ed Paris’ Caliente Praline 3

Zesty Sweets: Dessert Sauce – Consumer Ready
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute NuMex Suavamente 1
Little Bird Fire Syrup 2
Johnson Berry Farm Sassy Strawberry Pepper Sauce 3

Best Zesty Sweets
Texas Toffee Gotcha Ghost Pepper Toffee

Cook-Off Food: Chile Con Carne
Texas Select Seasonings Ghost Dust Chili Mix 1
Pecos Red Products Pecos Red Chili Mix 2
Texas Select Seasonings Texa-Pino Chili Mix 3

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Beef
C & J Farms Hot & Spicy Blend 1
Seasonest Seasonest Ghosted Original Blend 2
Seasonest Seasonest Ghosted Soul Food Blend 3

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Fowl
BBQ’n Fools BBQ’n Fools Signature Seasoning 1
Louviere’s Cajun Products Louviere’s Cajun Spice 2
The Spice Lab The Spice Lab Blackened Seasoning 3

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Pork
Cowboy BBQ Pork Wranglers Rub 1
POKS Spices Extra Spicy Multi-Purpose Seasoning Blend 2
Texas Select Seasonings Juicy Pig 3

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Seafood
Texas Select Seasonings Coastal Seafood 1
Louviere’s Cajun Products Louviere’s Cajun Spice 2
BBQ’n Fools BBQ’n Fools Signature Seasoning 3

Cook-Off Food: Seasoned Salt
Sauce Goddess Super Chunk Spice Rub 1
BBQ’n Fools BBQ’n Fools Grant’s Blend Seasoning Salt 2
The Lucky Taco Chile Salt with Lemon n’ Lime 3

Cook-Off Food: Table Seasoning
Louviere’s Cajun Products Louviere’s Cajun Spice 1
Bravado Spice Co Jalapeno & Garlic Seasoning 2
One & Done Seasoning One & Done Seasoning 3

Cook-Off Food: Asian Seasoning or Marinade
Seasonest Seasonest Ghosted Curry Blend 1
Moore’s Marinades And Sauces Moore’s Asian Teriyaki Wing Sauce 2
Lingham & Sons Lingham’s Hot Sauce, Garlic 3

Cook-Off Food: Caribbean Seasoning or Marinade
BBQ’n Fools BBQ’n Fools Burn Ya twice Mon Jamaican Jerk Rub 1
Towdah Foods Lakeside Seasonings Caribbean Citrus Dust 2
Seasonest Seasonest Ghosted Jerk Blend 3

Cook-Off Food: Latin Seasoning or Marinade
Sauce Goddess Latin Heat Spice Rub 1
Towdah Foods Lakeside Seasonings Pueblo Dust 2
BBQ’n Fools BBQ’n Fools Chipotle Lime Rub 3

Cook-Off Food: Cooking Sauce
Gorji Gourmet Foods Arrabiata Diavolo 1
Gorji Gourmet Foods Puttanesca 2
Patter Fam Sauces Arrabiata Sauce 3

Cook-Off Food: Wing Sauce Mild/Medium
Moore’s Sauces & Marinades Moore’s Blue Cheese Buffalo Wing Sauce 1
Moore’s Sauces & Marinades Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing Sauce 2
Moore’s Sauces & Marinades Moore’s Creamy Ranch Buffalo Wing Sauce 3

Cook-Off Food: Wing Sauce Hot/X Hot
Wild Bill’s Wing Sauce Wild Bill’s Wing Sauce Original 1
Cobra Chilli “I Believe I Can Fly” Wing Sauce-Ultra Hot 2
Hacienda Maize Fire-Roasted Jalapeño Jammin’ Jelly 3

Cook-Off Beverage: Bloody Mary Mix
Jimmy Luv’s Premium Bloody Mary Mixes Original Premium Blend Bloody Mary Mix 1
Aloe Mixers Aloemary Bloody Mary Mix 2
Redneck Juice Bloody Mary Sportsmans Redneck Juice Bloody Mary Mix Clam Diggers 3

Cook-Off Beverage: Bloody Mary Mix-Spicy
Jimmy Luv’s Premium Bloody Mary Mixes Jimmy Luv’s Sneaky Hot Bloody Mary Mix 1
Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning Chipotle Habanero 2
What the Chuck Mix What the Chuck Hot for Bloody Mary 3

Cook-Off Beverage: Maragaria Mix
What the Chuck Mix What the Chuck Mix for Margarita 1
Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Demitri’s 38 Calorie Margarita Mix 2
Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Demitri’s Traditional Margarita Mix 3

Cook-Off Beverage: Other Beverage/Cocktail Mix
What the Chuck Mix What the Chuck Mix for Michelada 1
Little Bird Fire Syrup 2
Delysia Chocolatier Cayenne Drinking Chocolate 3

Cook-Off Beverage: Beverage Enhancer
Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Demitri’s Bacon Rimshot 1
Red Kitchen Foods-Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Votew Beverage Mixer 2
Wing-a-Lings Dry Rubs Wing-a-Lings Bloody Mary Mourning Rim Rub 3

Best Cook-Off
Wild Bill’s Wing Sauce Wild Bill’s Wing Sauce Original

Best New Product Consumer Ready Food
Delysia Chocolatier Honey Sriracha Chocolate Truffle 1
The Karma Sauce Company Ashes*2*Ashes 2
Cajun Tex Salsa + More Spicy Gator Toes 3

Best New Product Cook-Off
Caribbean Heat Fiery Chicke Wing Sauce 1
One & Done Seasoning One & Done Seasoning 2
Cowboy BBQ Pork Wranglers Rub 3

Marketing: Label
Wing-a-Lings Dry Rubs Wing-a-Lings Our Own Chicken Wing Rub 1
Estolia’s Food Products Salsa Verde 2
Primo’s Peppers Swampadelic Sauce 3

Marketing: Logo
Das Güd Spice Co. Das Güd Spice Co. 1
Little Bird Little Bird 2
Primo’s Peppers Primos Peppers 3

Marketing: Gift Product Packaging
Mikey V’s Foods Hot Texas Basket 1
Southern Belles BBQ Sample Set 2
SoCal Hot Sauce™ SoCal Hot Sauce™ 3

Marketing: Single Product Packaging
Culley’s Culley’s Limited Edition Carolina Reaper 1
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute CPI 25th Anniversary Pepper Sauce 2
Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce Clamlube Brand Rakels Revenge 3

Marketing: Wearable Item
Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce Clamlube Brand Long Sleeve T-shirt 1
Little Bird #hotandsweet t-shirt 2
Southern Belles BBQ Shirt 3

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Best Overall Product / Best of the Best
Black Swamp Gourmet, LLC Sweet & Fiery BBQ Sauce
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Congrats to all the winners! Now go shopping!

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