NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2017 Celebrates 5th Anniversary April 22 – 23

The NYC Hot Sauce Expo Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary

New York’s own High River Sauces proudly presents the 5th Annual New York City Hot Sauce Expo on April 22nd & 23rd 2017.

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The NYC Expo will feature up to 45 artisanal hot sauce makers from all over the United States and as far as Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand and South America. The NYC Hot Sauce Expo has grown into an International Hot Sauce celebration. Witness the action packed event with hot sauce tastings, eating challenges, spicy food vendors, craft beer, spicy cocktails and plenty of odd ball entertainment for the whole family.

The NYC Hot Sauce Expo will feature the Bloody Mary Mix-Down National Championship. Winners from AZ, CA & the Portland Hot Sauce Expo’s will be flown in to compete again NYC’s top mixologist in this ultimate Bloody Mary Mix-Down. Winner will receive $2500 cash and the beautiful Stoli Vodka Bloody Mary trophy.

Think you have what it takes to be crowned the Guinness Book of World Records – Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper Pepper Eating Contest, the World’s Hottest Pepper. The 2016 NYC Expo we witnessed Wayne Algenio smash the record by eating 119 grams in 60 seconds. Now the current record is held by Greg Foster when he ate 120 grams at the AZ Hot Sauce Expo on November 13th. Will the record come back to NYC?

The 5th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo

April 22nd & 23rd
Brooklyn Expo Center
79 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

For more information about the New York City Hot Sauce Expo please contact Steve Seabury: steve@highriversauces.com

Official website: www.NYCHotSauceExpo.com 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewYorkCityHotSauceExpo

Instagram: www.instagram.com/highriversauces 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/nychotsauceexpo

Screaming Mi Mi Awards Winners 2015

NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2015 – Screaming Mi Mi Award Winners

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The NYC Hot Sauce Expo is proud to announce the 2015 Screaming Mi Mi Awards winners. With hundreds of entries the winners were selected by blind taste test by New York’s 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, Wholesalers 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 to their products being distributed by wholesalers and national retail outlets.

The Screaming Mi Mi Awards were presented in front of the media and a live audience on Saturday April 24th at the 3rd Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo. This was a year to remember with some amazing highlights. CaJohn’s took the Three-Peat in the Louisiana Style Hot Sauce with their Firehouse Hot Sauce, Defcon Sauces took the first ever sweep in Screaming Mi Mi history collecting 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Chicken Wing category and Brooklyn newcomer Queen Majesty took 2 Screaming Mi Mi’s in the Jalapeno and All Natural categories. It was a tightly scored competition and the winners are very deserving of their awards.

2015 Screaming Mi Mi Awards Winners

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Louisiana Style

CaJohns – Fire House Hot Sauce

2nd Place
Tropical Island – Ugly Baby Sweet Hot Sauce

3rd Place
Hellfire Hot Sauce – Gourmet

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Chipotle

CaJohns – Caracara Chipotle

2nd Place
Fire Dragon Chiles – Smokey Dragon Chipotle

3rd Place
Scotty O’ Hotty – Beer Bacon Chipotle

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Fruit Based

CaJohns – Tiki Bar Hot Sauce

2nd Place
Dirty Dicks – Hot Pepper Sauce

3rd Place
Hot Ass Chilies – Pacific Burn

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Fruit Based Hot

Angry Goat Pepper Co. – Black Bison

2nd Place
Hellfire Hot Sauce – Blueberry Hell

3rd Place
Chesterville Pepper Company – Anthony Kern’s Burn Out

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Jalapeno

Queen Majesty – Jalapeno Tequila & Lime

2nd Place
Poor Devil Pepper Co. – Green Gypsy

3rd Place
Red Robot – Thick N’ Spicy

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Habanero

Red Flag Spicy Foods – Fusebox

2nd Place
Grim Reaper Foods – Maverick

3rd Place
Zombie Cajun – The Antidote

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All Natural

Queen Majesty – Scotch Bonnet & Ginger Hot Sauce

2nd Place
Grinders – Wimpy

3rd Place
Madison’s – Original Hot Sauce

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XXX Hot

Hellfire Hot Sauce – Fear This

2nd Place
Volcanic Peppers – Red Reaper

3rd Place
Mad Dog 357 – Reaper Sriracha Sauce

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Pepper Blend

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce – Brown Label

2nd Place
Tatanka Hot Sauce

3rd Place
Race City Sauce Works – Seven Pepper Sriracha

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Best Product 2014

Friendly Fire Hot Sauce – Guava & Habanero

2nd Place
Jersey Barnfire – Black Garlic Hot Sauce

3rd Place
Elijah’s XTreme – Ghost Pepper Sauce

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Best Label Artwork

Grinders – Near Death

2nd Place
Lucky Dog – Dia del Perro

3rd Place
Cully’s – Fire Water

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Chicken Wing

Defcon – Defense Condition #2

2nd Place
Defcon – Defense Condition #3

3rd Place
Defcon – Cluckwing Orange

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Spicy BBQ

High Octane Sauce Company – 1100 RPM Sweet & Spicy

2nd Place
Cully’s – Applewood BBQ Sauce

3rd Place
Race City Sauce Works – The Preachers Daughter

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Spicy Salsa

CaJun Tex – Hickory Smoked Salsa Picante

2nd Place
CaJun Tex – Hickory Smoked Cranbury Salsa

3rd Place
Silverleaf International – Scorpion Salsa

For more information about the NYC Hot Sauce Expo please contact Steve Seabury: seabury32@highriversauces.com

Official website: NYCHotSauceExpo.com

Facebook: facebook.com/NewYorkCityHotSauceExpo

Instagram: instagram.com/highriversauces

New York City Hot Sauce Expo Audio Feedback

The 2nd Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo was a huge success! So much so, this expo is now THE PREMIER HOT SAUCE EVENT on the East Coast! Word on the street is, next year the Third Annual NYCHSE will be even bigger!
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NYC Hot Sauce Expo featured on Cooking Network Premiere

Set your DVR’s to record on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013. 8:00PM ET | 5:00PM PT

NYC Hot Sauce Expo Featured On The Cooking Network Season Premiere

Food Network Star Kelsey Nixon and host of Kelsey’s Essentials asked High River Sauces owner Steve Seabury to take her on a spicy adventure at the first annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo, one of the most buzz worthy food festivals in the country. Seabury charters an in-depth journey around the Hot Sauce Expo and provides insightful information to Kelsey about the different unique hot sauces styles, various peppers types used and how these sauces are used to enhance your savory and sweet food recipes.

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Kelsey & Steve chat with Defcon

The NYC Hot Sauce Expo highlights the best and most talented artisanal hot sauce companies from around the country and hosts the prestigious Screaming Mi Mi Awards. During the segment Kelsey stops by to discuss with a handful of vendors including Peppers Distribution, Puckerbutt Pepper Company, Defcon, Heartbreaking Dawns and others about the history of hot sauces, the characteristics and medicinal measures of the chile pepper and how the popularity within the mainstream has tremendously increased sales in North America the past couple of years.

After the Expo, Kelsey visits JoJo Collins who truly turns up the heat on her homemade Sriracha! Kelsey then gets started on her own hot sauce menu: Fresno Pepper Hot Sauce, Spicy Kale Caesar Salad and Spicy Roasted Chicken with a Hot Sauce Compound Butter.

Kelsey’s Essentials Season Premiere episode titled “Fiery Foods” will air on the Cooking Channel, Wednesday, July 3rd. 8:00PM ET | 5:00PM PT

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NYC Hot Sauce Expo – April 20th & 21st – Brooklyn, NY

For More Info Please Visit:
Cooking Network: www.CookingChanneltv.com
Kelsey’s Essentials: www.CookingChanneltv.com/shows/kelseys-essentials.html
NYC Hot Sauce Expo: www.NYCHotSauceExpo.com
High River Sauces: www.HighRiverSauces.com

Our own collection of pics from the 1st Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo are here.

New York City Hot Sauce Expo in pictures

The 1st Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo was hugely successful on every level, with crowds estimated to be about 3000 per day.

For now, I just wanted to drop our photos in here as soon as possible.

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Day 2 – Vendors and Booths

NYC Hot Sauce Expo Day 1

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