Each year, The Hot Pepper Awards judges hundreds of fiery food products, mostly condiments. Awards given are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each sub-category, as well as The Hot Pepper Award, to the overall category winner.
Most of the products are boutique products, meaning they do not have major chain distribution. The majority of commerce occurs on their respective websites. Award competitions such at The Hot Pepper Awards help these small companies gain the exposure needed for future success.
Overall winners were:
High River Sauces
Tears of the Sun
Blue Smoke Salsa
Blue Smoke Salsa Triple-X Hot
Robert Rothschild Farm
Anna Mae's Smoky Sweet Chipotle Sauce
Pirate Jonny's Caribbean BBQ Rubs & Seasonings
Dennis' Habanero Ketchup
Hot Garlic Dill Pickle Spears
To view the entire list please visit: http://www.thehotpepper.com/