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!

Zestfest Midwest 2013 photos

Zestfest Midwest 2013 took place this past weekend

Our friend and fellow Chilehead Shawn Mundell was there, and agreed to share his photos with us here at HotSauceDaily.

This past weekend was the first, and well overdue, Zestfest Midwest in Columbus, Ohio! There were approximately 60 vendors in attendance.

The big names were there; CaJohns, Defcon Sauces, Captain Thom’s, and Patter Fam’s to name a few. There were also a couple new names that really impressed me. Spicey Rooster BBQ Co, and Chub Industries. Both companies are from Ohio and not that far from Columbus – the local talent if you will. Spicey Rooster has a variety of sauces, rubs, and condiments. Their BBQ rub is very good and so are the sauces. One of their products that really stood out was their Scorpion Relish. Think hot dog relish, with the mustard. However, there isn’t a bit of pickle relish in it! Chub Industries offering is Chub Rub. I decided on the smoked applewood rub. They have three other rubs that are very good too!

All of the vendors had delicious offerings in one form or another and everyone I talked to was great! you can’t beat the hot sauce community when it comes to meeting nice people and having a great time! So keep an eye out for the next spicy happening in your area!

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Defcon Creator John DilleyBrimstoneChub Rub
Our HaulChili RocksSpicy RoosterScotty O'HottyEasypeasy FoodsReva Foods

Zestfest Midwest 2013, a set on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Shawn Mundell contributed these photos from Zestfest Midwest 2013.

ZestFest 2012 Live Reporting from Ken Alexander

Ken Alexander reporting live from Zestfest 2012 in Irving, Texas.

As my wife and I entered the Irving, Texas convention center this morning, we were greeted by the large archway inviting us into Zestfest, one of the largest hot sauce and spicy food shows in the country. After being greeted by festival “go to” wonder woman Judy Fuhrhop, and being given a brief tour of the beautiful layout, we took off in search of friends, old and new, and some of the most unique, original, and spicy products I’ve tried in a while.
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HSW 035 ZestFest 2011

In this episode we bring you a live report from the floor of ZestFest 2011, courtesy of Scott Roberts of ScottRobertsWeb.com.

But first we wrap up our Week of Wings II on HotSauceDaily.com.

Then we say thanks to some of the listeners that have contacted us.

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