NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2017

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We’re at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2017 this weekend.

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NYC Hot Sauce Expo – 2016 Screaming Mi Mi Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25th, 2016

NYC Hot Sauce Expo – Screaming Mi Mi Award Winners 2016

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 Ghost Scream Hot Sauce the top honors of all entries.

Ghost Scream Hot Sauce Winners

Here are your 2016 Screaming Mi Mi Award Winners.

Asian Style

Yai’s Thai – Chili Garlic Hot Sauce

2nd Place – Jersey Barnfire – Ginger

3rd Place – BONMi – BONMi Bonfire Sauce

Caribbean Style

Krista’s Caribbean Kitchen – Jerkalicious

2nd Place – Dashelito’s – Undertow Caribbean Curry Hot Pepper Sauce

3rd Place – Dirty Dicks – Pepper Sauce

Louisiana Style

Hoff & Pepper – Hoff Sauce

2nd Place – Ed’s Red – XX Hot Sauce

3rd Place – Gater Hammock – Gator Sauce

Chipotle

Caption Foods – Old Man Gourmet Creole

2nd Place – Jersey Barnfire – Smoked Ghost Taco

3rd Place – All Spice Café – Chipotle Garlic

Fruit Based

Dirty Dicks – Hot Pepper Sauce

2nd Place – VooDoo Chile – Psycho Tropic

3rd Place – Clamlube Brand – Authentic Black

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

Habanero

Crowley’s Hot Sauce – Haba Nice Day

2nd Place – Volcanic Peppers – Volcanic Dust

3rd Place – Heartbreaking Dawns – 1542

Jalapeno

Hell’s Kitchen – Retro Jalapeno

2nd Place – Hot & Pepper – Hoff Sauce

3rd Place – Queen Majesty – Jalapeno

Pepper Blend Mild

Jersey Barnfire – Black Garlic

2nd Place – Lucky Dog – Brown Label

3rd Place – Friendly Fire – Tamarind & Ghost Pepper

Pepper Blend Hot

Ghost Scream – Ghost Scream Hot Sauce

2nd Place – Rescue Me Hot Sauce

3rd Place – Purple Pam – Kiss of Death

XXX Hot Sauce

Cully’s Hot Sauce – Firewater

2nd Place – Heartbreaking Dawns – Fervor

3rd Place – Primo’s – Swampadelic

Chicken Wing

Defcon Sauces – Defense Condition #3

2nd Place – Defcon Sauces – Curbstomp

3rd Place – Defcon Sauces – Cluckwing Orange

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

Spicy Salsa

Texas Brew Salsa – Hot Iron Habanero

2nd Place – Todd’s Original – Ghost Pepper Salsa

3rd Place – Deception Salsa – Oink

Best Hot Sauce Label

Puckerbutt Pepper Company – The Reaper

2nd Place – All Spice Café – Cayenne Habanero

3rd Place – Mikey V’s – 512 Pot Sauce

Grand World Champion

Ghost Scream – Ghost Scream Hot Sauce

For more information about the NYC 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

NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2016 Schedule

NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2016 Schedule

The 4th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo – April 23rd and 24th, 2016

The most trending fiery food event on the planet is back this weekend at the Brooklyn Expo Center.

Brought to you by High River Sauces and the man behind the event, Steve Seabury, the who’s who in hot sauce will be in attendance.

Awards and Contests

Some of the finest artisan craftsmen and women will be sampling their goods, while the event itself will unleash a full schedule of entertainment which includes the 2016 Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the annual Screaming Mi Mi Awards Presentation, another Guinness Book Of World Records Carolina Reaper Challenge from Puckerbutt’s very own Smokin’ Ed Currie, and the Defcon Deathmatch is back after a one year hiatus.

And the only food eating contest that has been a part of the Expo since it’s inception, the Volcanic Peppers & Grimaldi’s Fiery Pizza Challenge is once again presented by Al “Buddah” Goldenberg and ILoveItSpicy.com.

A big thanks goes out to Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Tim Bader, Buddah’s pizza partner and the man behind the heat who have kept this contest alive these last 4 years. Very excited if the defending champion Wayne Algenio will repeat as champion or will John Andrews return to his 1st year form and take back the pizza trophy!

Here is da Champ, Wayne posing with his trophy

Here is da Champ, Wayne posing with his trophy

The Schedule

April 23rd – Saturday

10 AM – Doors Open

11 AM – Demo

12 PM – Torch Bearer Sauces’ Guacamole Eating Contest

1 PM – Defcon Sauces & Bird Dog Whiskey Presents Chicken Wing Eating Competition

2 PM – Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

3 PM – Screaming Mi Mi Awards Presentation

4 PM – El Jimador & Cocktail Crate Presents Margarita Mix-Down

5 PM –Grimaldi’s Pizza Eating Contest

6 PM – Close

April 24th – Sunday

10 AM – Doors Open

11 AM – Demo

12 PM – Jersey Barn Fire – Great Balls of Fire – Spicy Meatball Challenge

1 PM – Cold Spell Whiskey & Heartbreaking Dawns – Spicy Taco Eating Challenge

2 PM – High River Sauces – Burrito Eating Challenge

3 PM – Stoli & Murphs Bloody Mix Present The Bloody Mary Mix-Down West Coast vs East Coast – National Championship!

5 PM – Puckerbutt Pepper Company Presents The Guinness World Record – Smokin’ Ed’s Reaper Eating Challenge

6 PM – Close

The Screaming Mi Mi Awards

It was just announced that both Blair Lazar and Marie Sharp will be at the ceremony to meet and greet with the public and to take pictures with their new Hall of Fame rings and custom red jackets.

The 2016 Screaming Mi Mi Award Categories

Hot Sauce Categories:
Asian Style
Caribbean Style
Louisiana Style
Chipotle
Fruit Based
Fruit Based Hot Habanero
Jalapeno
Pepper Blend
XXX Hot Sauce (Non Extract)
Best Hot Sauce Label Artwork

Additional Categories:

Chicken Wing
Spicy BBQ
Spicy Salsa

The Screaming Mi Mi Awards will be done live right after the Hall of Fame Ceremony is concluded. The results will be posted on ILoveItSpicy.com right after the ceremony is completed around 4pm est.

We’ll be there! Will you? Leave a Comment below. Maybe we can meet up!

Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Final Ballot 2016

The Hot Sauce Hall of Fame 2016 Final Ballot Announcement

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The Hot Sauce Hall of Fame is back and commissioner Steve Seabury of High River Sauces will conduct the induction ceremony live at the 4th annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo in Brooklyn, NY on April 23rd at 2 PM. This year the Hall of Fame will induct 5 people who have been very instrumental in the Hot Sauce industry. The inducted class of 2016 will receive a distinctive Red Jacket, Hall of Fame Ring and will be enshrined legendary of honors into the Hot Sauce Hall of Fame.

To be eligible for the nominating or voting process, a person must operate within the fiery foods industry for a minimum of 3 years. These people also known as the Selection Committee, consists of hot sauce companies, retailers, distributors, exporters, chile pepper growers, media and restaurateurs who specialize if spicy foods and hot sauce. The Selection Committee will be polled by email from the Hall of Fame’s Senators Board in which the board will eventually narrow the Selection Committee’s ballots down to the final list to 10.

After months of debating and voting from the  Selection Committee, the committee have narrowed down their final nominations to some of the biggest and brightest names in the industry.

The Final Ballot Nominations:

Alvin Baumer – Crystal Hot Sauce: Started in 1923, Crystals has become a Louisiana institution and is one of the fastest growing condiment manufacturers in the country with over 4.5 million gallons of hot sauce each year.

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.

David Ashley – Mad Dog: Owner of Ashley Foods. David has been creating hot sauce for well over 20 plus years and was one of the first to sell extract sauces with his 357 Mad Dog Hot Sauce.

Dave Lutes – Hot Shots Distribution: Founder of Hot Shots Distribution. One of the original hot sauce distributors and one of the biggest. Still operating for almost 20 years.

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”.

Jacob Frank – Founder of Franks Red Hot. The first bottle was produced in 1920 and later became the secret ingredient for the Buffalo Wings in Buffalo, NY. “I Put That $#!t on Everything!”

Jose-Luis Saavedra, Sr. – Tapatio Salsa Picante Hot Sauce: Started in 1971 in Vernon, CA. Celebrating 45 years of making in 2016 it has now grown into one of the biggest family owned hot sauce companies in the country. It’s a sauce that’s…very saucy!

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!

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.

Si Brown – Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce: Founded in New Iberia, Louisiana in 1928. The brand now features the word, “Original” in its name along with the famous Red Dot. The hot sauce is known for being full of flavor without an overwhelming amount of heat.

How You Can Vote

If you meet the above requirement of having operated in some capacity on the fiery foods industry for at least three years, then you can download and fill out the ballot below, available in PDF format:

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Download PDF Ballot

 

 

Instructions

There are two ways to vote:

Email

1. Right click on the link above and save to your computer.
2. Fill out all fields electronically and select the five nominees you feel most deserve to be in the first year class of the Hot Sauce Hall of Fame
3. Email ballot to Steve Seabury:  steve@highriversauces.com

Postal Mail

1. Right click on either link above and save to your computer.
2. Print out form and fill out all fields and select the five nominees you feel most deserve to be in the first year class of the Hot Sauce Hall of Fame
3. Mail printed out ballot to the address below:

High River Entertainment
24 Saber Drive
Kings Park, NY 11754

All Ballots Must Arrive By March 15th 2016!

For more info on the Hot Sauce Hall of Fame please visit the NYC Hot Sauce Expo Website:

www.NYCHotSauceExpo.com

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