NYC Hot Sauce Expo – 2016 Screaming Mi Mi Award Winners

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


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


Crowley’s Hot Sauce – Haba Nice Day

2nd Place – Volcanic Peppers – Volcanic Dust

3rd Place – Heartbreaking Dawns – 1542


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: [email protected]

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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

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
Fruit Based
Fruit Based Hot Habanero
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 right after the ceremony is completed around 4pm est.

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

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