May Ten Day Giveaway from HotSauceDaily

Announcing the HotSauceDaily.com Ten Day Giveaway! Times two!

That’s right. In honor of National Barbecue Month, HotSauceDaily.com is giving away 2 bottles of hot sauce or BBQ sauce… winner’s choice!

Two winners will each win a bottle of sauce of their choice… either hot sauce or BBQ sauce.

I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but both are tasty proven winners in their own right.

You won’t be disappointed! And you only have 10 days to enter!

We want to get to 1000+ subscribers!

Here’s how it will work.

Giveaway #1 – Current Subscribers only

We currently have over 840 subscribers to our mailing list.

If you are already a subscriber, you only need to leave a Comment to this post. Just say “I want free sauce!” That’s it. You’re in!

Remember, just Comment and say “I want free sauce!” (You MUST be a current subscriber for that entry to qualify.)

That’s Giveaway #1.

Giveaway #2 is for New Subscribers only

Here’s where you help us get to 1000+ subscribers! Share this with your hot sauce and BBQ loving friends!

Simply sign up for our email updates and leave a Comment to this post saying “I love free sauce!“.

Subscribe by Clicking here… or use the form at the top right of the page.

Remember, you must be a new subscriber AND you must say “I love free sauce!” in the Comments below to qualify.

Good luck to all, and thank you for reading HotSauceDaily.com !

Duplicate entries and duplicate names will be disqualified. Giveaway ends at midnight 05/31/2016. Winners will be picked on 06/01/2016 and contacted for their choice of sauces. All winning decisions are at the discretion of the owners of HotSauceDaily. Winners and their sauce of choice will be announced on a future post.

National Hot Sauce Day Giveaway

It’s National Hot Sauce Day 2016!

We’re asking our readers and subscribers to tell us their single favorite hot sauce of all time.

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Let’s keep this simple and fun!

Tell us your one favorite hot sauce of all time.

We’re talking “Stranded on an island with only one hot sauce to have for the rest of your life!”

Simply leave a Comment below and tell us what hot sauce you would need for the rest of your life.

Each Comment will be an entry into our next giveaway of a hot sauce of our choice! How ironic, huh?

Have fun, and let’s see what everyone comes up with!

One entry per person, per email. Giveaway ends 01/31/2016 at Midnight EST.

Biggest Giveaway Ever for Draper’s BBQ fans

Huge giveaway from Draper’s BBQ!

Everything you need to be a Pit Master in your backyard or at the next BBQ Competition!
We’ve been posting and talking about Draper’s BBQ rubs and sauces for a while now. But this is big!

Win a boatload of BBQ awesome!

DBQ Giveaway

DBQ Giveaway

In the 7 years we’ve been posting about hot sauces and BBQ sauces, this is without a doubt the best giveaway ever! And it’s so easy to win. Read on my friends…

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Sriracha Tee Shirt Giveaway

We’re teaming up with T-Shirts.com for a Sriracha Tee Shirt Giveaway!

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Sriracha Tee Shirt Giveaway

Loyal readers already know how much we love Sriracha sauces here at aHSD – we’ve posted over a dozen times about Sriracha sauces – from reviews to recipes.

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How to Enter

This couldn’t be easier! Simply leave a Comment below, telling us either what your favorite brand of Sriracha sauce is (yes, there are dozens out there), or your favorite way to use Sriracha sauce.

Or maybe you have a favorite recipe that features Sriracha sauce?

Heck, tell us any Sriracha story in your Comment, and you’ll be entered to win one of these awesome Tee Shirts! One entry per person, US residents only please. You may Tweet the giveaway for a bonus entry, using the Rafflecopter Tweet button.
We reserve the right to disqualify any comment that does not meet the criteria above.

IMPORTANT! Use the Rafflecopter Box below to register your entries:

You MUST use the Rafflecopter Box to register your entries. Simply click on the entries that you are doing. 1. Leave a Blog Post Comment and 2. Tweet this giveaway (if applicable). Otherwise your entry may not count.

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Good luck and thanks for reading HotSauceDaily.com!

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Pink Label – Review and Huge Christmas Giveaway

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce has released its sixth and newest hot sauce. The Pink Label is an Extra Hot Lightly Smoked Pepper Sauce. Featuring habanero, serrano, and ghost peppers, along with sweet pears and dates, this apple-wood smoked sauce is hot and hearty.

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Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Pink Label

Don’t let the soft “pink” name or color of label fool you… this pinkie packs a punch! The flavor and heat of the Pink Label places it second-to-hottest in the Lucky Dog lineup.

Huge Christmas Six Pack Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Lucky Dog’s sixth and newest sauce – Pink Label – we’re partnering with Lucky Dog to offer a huge Giveaway. You could win a six pack of all of Lucky Dog Hot Sauces! Read on for our exclusive Christmas Giveaway!

A respectably hot blend of Habanero, Serrano, and Ghost peppers. Bartlett pears & dates for natural sweetness with a subtle hint of apple-wood smoke.

Ingredients: distilled white vinegar, onions, pears, habanero peppers, garlic, carrot juice, serrano chili peppers, dates, carrots, water, ghost pepper infused sea salt, applewood smoked sea salt, lime juice concentrate

Our initial impressions

While not our usual thorough review on foods and flavors, the following are our first impressions of Lucky Dog Pink Label. After all, we want to get this Giveaway going!

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Texture & Appearance: Slightly pulpy, like a fine apple sauce grind, with a light burnt orange color. Medium thick, it has a nice body and texture. Impressive.

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Taste Straight Up: “Sweet, vinegar, peppers, onion, garlic, heat.” – Marilyn’s initial taste. We get the sweet first up. There’s a sharp burn from the habaneros, complemented by the Ghost peppers. I’m not sure what role the serrano peppers play… they probably add some fresh green taste to the habs… but the sweet heat of the Ghost pepper is the real supporting chile here.

The sweetness from the pears and dates are also a big part of the overall flavor profile. A big winner here is the very light applewood smoke from the smoked salt. Sweet and complex.

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Heat Level: Rated 3.5 out of 5 Stars 3.5/5 – Very flavorful heat for a sauce that is the 2nd hottest in a line of six sauces. Not near the top at 4 stars, we backed this off to 3.5 stars due to the short lived classic habanero heat. If you like a medium-hot sauce, you’ll appreciate a bump up to the next level of this habanero sauce.

The heat comes in slowly, building up with flavor and filling your mouth with a nice sharp bite. The burn lasts for just bit before fading – leaving you with a light smoky flavor. Hot.

Final Thoughts

Overall Rating: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars 4/5 – Complex and delicious, lightly smoked and quite hot – another winner from Lucky Dog Hot Sauce!

Using smoked salt instead of “liquid smoke flavor”, creator Scott Zalkind found he has more control over the level of smoke in his sauces. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Pink Label Extra Hot Lightly Smoked Pepper Sauce may just be his best sauce yet! Or (in my opinion) it’s a big “tie” with the Black Label for best of the line, on the hot end.

Visit LuckyDogHotSauce.com to shop and purchase all of Lucky Dog’s hot sauces.

Big Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Christmas Giveaway!

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Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Releases New Purple Label Extra Mild + Contest!

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce launches their newest flavor – Purple Label. A hickory smoked jalapeño sauce loaded with garlic and sweetened with a touch of apples and figs.

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Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Purple Label

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Purple Label launches today

Lucky Dog Purple Label – Extra Mild Lightly Smoked Pepper Sauce

Dubbed “Purple Label” in keeping with Lucky Dog Hot Sauces’ theme of naming their products after the background colors (and heat levels) of their labels, it joins their Green Label (Mild), Red Label (Medium), Orange Label (Hot) and Black Label (Extra Hot) as their mildest offering yet.

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Triple Giveaway!

We’re excited to have this opportunity to bring you an exclusive first review of the newest sauce from Lucky Dog and to host a Triple Thanksgiving Giveaway of 3 bottles of Lucky Dog Hot Sauces to one lucky winner. Read on for the review and for the details of the giveaway.

Extra Mild Lightly Smoked Pepper Sauce

Head Lucky Dog, Scott Zalkind, informed me the sauce is actually called Lucky Dog Purple Label. The descriptive “sub-title” is Extra Mild Lightly Smoked Pepper Sauce. Whew! Good thing, because that is a mouthful. Let’s see what’s in it…

Ingredients: green jalapeño peppers, distilled white vinegar, onions, organic apple sauce, garlic, carrot juice, water, carrots, hickory smoked sea salt, mission figs, lime juice concentrate.

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Lucky Dog Purple Label pepper sauce – a closeup

Texture & Appearance: Olive green in color, this slightly thick sauce has tiny bits of onions and garlic floating in it. The mouth feel or “chew” is pleasant. Very satisfying.

Taste Straight Up: Jalapeños, onions, and garlic are the big three flavors here. The vinegar flavor is muted (most people think that’s a good thing), and the sweetness from the applesauce, carrots and figs brings it home. The lime juice adds just a touch of citrus… hardly noticeable, but one might miss it if it weren’t included. Scott knows what he’s doing here! And finally, the ever so gentle smokiness really makes this sauce unique among jalapeño sauces. Delicious.

Heat Level: Here’s where things get even more interesting. Upon first tasting Lucky Dog Purple Label, the heat level seems pretty high for a jalapeño sauce. The sting is strong and biting. But the more you eat it and take in all the flavors, the more tame it becomes. The smoked jalapeños have a mild heat – and coupled with the natural heat from the garlic and onions (mild as that may be), you’ve got a pretty zesty, spicy green sauce on your hands. Not mild.

Final Thoughts:

We first reviewed Scott Zalkind’s Lucky Dog Hot Sauces back when there were only 3 – the Green, Red, and Orange Labels – Lucky Dog Fire Roasted Pepper Sauce.

Then Scott upped the ante with his new Black Label Extra Hot Fire Roasted Pepper Sauce, to which we gave an overall 4 Star rating as his best yet. And we still think so.

But the newest Dog in the Lucky Dog stable – the Purple Label – is running as a close second in overall flavor and enjoyment. Here are a few of the foods we’ve tried it on.

I fixed a small plate of simple cheese nachos, pouring on some Lucky Dog Purple Label sauce, and after heating it all up, I found the vinegar to be a bit more pronounced. Otherwise, the bright flavor of the smoked jalapeños and onions were still the big players here.

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Lucky Dog Purple Label on cheese nachos

We also had some small homemade pork eggrolls to test the sauce on. Not exactly a match made in heaven, but it made for a nice photo, and you can see the sauce in action.

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Lucky Dog Purple on egg rolls

We’re skipping our usual quickie-frozen-pizza test (a hot sauce reviewers go-to), and dipping some jalapeño poppers into the sauce instead. (Okay, we didn’t really dip them… more like poured the sauce over them).

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Lucky Dog Purple on Poppers – fiery and good!

Our Ratings:

Heat: Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars 1.5/5 – A pretty peppy panache of peppery pepper sauce. Seriously, while not the mildest of the milds, (Lucky Dog does tend to lean towards the higher end of the scale), flavor and burn work hand in hand here. This is a mild hot sauce (pepper sauce) to tease your in-laws with. And it’s pretty damn good for the rest of the family too. Nice beginner burn.

Overall: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars 4/5 – Color, texture, and most of all flavor, with a very decent heat level, combine to garner this sauce a 4 Star rating. Versatile.

About Lucky Dog Hot Sauce

Turned around from hobby to business in 2012, Scott Zalkind and Lucky Dog Hot Sauce have a mission “to produce the most balanced, flavorful and versatile hot sauces possible…”

I believe in flavor above all else, which is why Lucky Dog Hot Sauce is created with savory fire-roasted hot peppers, sweet carrots, tangy vinegar, fresh onions, assorted dried peppers, and heaps of roasted garlic. It brings a complex taste with respectable heat. Lucky Dog Hot Sauce is truly Food’s Best Friend!
~Scott Zalkind

Social Media:

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce on Facebook
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce on Twitter
Creator Scott Zalkind on Google+

Where to buy

Lucky Dog Hot Sauces can be found at over 30+ stores in the Greater San Francisco Bay area with more stores coming soon.

You can also order online at http://luckydoghotsauce.com.

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Triple Thanksgiving Giveaway!

We’re giving away 3 bottles of delicious Lucky Dog Hot Sauce pepper sauces to one lucky winner, just in time for Thanksgiving! One Purple Label, one Green Label, and one Red label. Good luck!

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Frito-Lay Backyard Party Giveaway

Make your backyard Party Central, with this cool giveaway from Frito-Lay and HotSauceDaily.com.

Frito-Lay Backyard Party Central Prize Pack

Frito-Lay Backyard Party Central Prize Pack

Make your Backyard Party Central This Summer with this Giveaway!

With this cool prize pack from Frito-Lay, and a few delicious recipes from Frito-Lay Flavor Kitchen Chef Jody, you’ll be sure to please your crowd this summer.

The Taste of Summer Backyard Party Fan Pack from Frito-Lay includes:

  • Tampico Lantern – a terra cotta candle holder
  • 2 piece chips and dip set – glazed white ceramic
  • 1 bag of Tostitos® SCOOPS® Tortilla Chips
  • 1 jar of Tostitos® Chunky Salsa – medium
  • 1 bag of Ruffles® MAX Smokehouse Style BBQ Potato Chips
  • 1 Jar of Ruffles® Ultimate BBQ Dip

Three great recipes from Frito-Lay Chef Jody:

(Click on any image for the full recipe.)

Grilled Veggies and pepper-jack cheese in Scoops:

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken in Scoops with Mango Salsa:

Jamaican Jerk Chicken in Scoops recipe

BBQ Quesadillas with Ruffles Ultimate Barbeque Dip:

BBQ Quesadilla from Frito-Lay

How to Enter to Win the Backyard Party Fan Pack

Contest runs from June 23, 2013 at 09:00 AM EST through June 29, 2013 at 09:00 PM EST.

There are 6 chances for you to enter and win. We will verify each entry. You can do any or all of the following.

We are building our brand new Newsletter list, so item #1 will get you 2 entries into the contest!

  1. Subscribe to our Newsletter at the top right of each page here on HotSauceDaily.com. Simply enter your name and email address. – 2 entries
  2. Like Frito-Lay on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FritoLay and use the hashtag #FritoBackyardBash – 1 entry
  3. Follow Frito-Lay on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Fritolay and use the hashtag #FritoBackyardBash – 1 entry
  4. Post a link on any social network to this page using the hashtag #FritoBackyardBash. Link: http://wp.me/p8OH2-1tl – 1 entry
  5. Required! Leave a Comment below, telling us which steps you’ve taken to enter this contest, and for a bonus entry, give us your tip(s) on how you make your backyard “Party Central” this summer! – 1 entry

Tastes of Summer® Facebook Chat with Frito-Lay’s Flavor Kitchen Chef Jody

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Join Chef Jody from Frito-Lay’s own Flavor Kitchen for a Live Chat on Facebook: Tuesday, June 25 from 8 – 9 p.m. ET. Live Chat with Chef Jody They will be giving away prizes during the live chat![/content_box]

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for the purposes of the giveaway. For official rules click here.

New Sriracha Sauce (Rooster Sauce) Tee Shirts Coming Soon

UPDATE: 05/11/13

Winning shirt designs announced!

Ripple Junction has picked the winning sriracha tee shirt designs based on the 2 highest votes:

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They also picked two winners from their poll. Congratulations to Jan Lawrence and Shawn Romines! Ripple Junction will be contacting them.

We will pick our winners from all the Comments left below shortly and announce them on Sunday May 12th, 2013.

Win a Sriracha Sauce Tee Shirt!

The folks at Ripple Junction, one of the largest purveyors of licensed apparel in the world, have partnered with Huy Fong Foods, makers of the famous Tuong Ot Sriracha Sauce (Rooster sauce), to create a new line of tee shirts that any Sriracha Sauce fan would love to own. And now you could win one for yourself!

HotSauceDaily.com has teamed up with Ripple Junction to offer you a chance to win one of these awesome “Rooster Sauce” tee shirts simply by answering a short and colorful survey here:
http://surveys.questionpro.com/a/t/ACjVwZPce3

Tuong Ot Sriracha Logo

You will see samples of at least 12 new designs of Sriracha tee shirts that you can vote on. Simply enter your name, email address, who sent you (HOTSAUCEDAILY of course!) and vote on each design, for a chance to win one.

I think you will be pleased with the designs that Ripple Junction is offering, and when the shirts actually go into production, we will be offering a Second Chance contest here at HotSauceDaily.com for some Authentic Sriracha tee shirt giveaways ourselves, courtesy of Ripple Junction.

We can’t show you the design offerings here, but the short survey (it took me about 60 seconds to complete) has them displayed in all of their colorful glory.

Here’s the survey link again: http://surveys.questionpro.com/a/t/ACjVwZPce3 and don’t forget to put “hotsaucedaily” in the Who Brought You Here? box.

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Good luck!

UPDATE: The Survey and your chance to enter ends Friday May 10th!
They will pick one design from all of the opinions – and may include the original Tuong Ot label as well.

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