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Chileheads Facebook Group Photo Contest – Part 2

The Dude

This is the 2nd of 2 photo contests for the Facebook Group Chileheads. I have selected 15 of my favorites from the over 100 submissions. The picture will be featured atop the Chileheads group page for all to see for at least 1 month. Since there are so many great pics including those that did not make the cut, I will be using some of those non-winning photos in the future as the featured photo of the month. The winning photo will be determined by the poll below and the most votes will win of course. I will get my Mom to break all ties if I have to. Don’t make me do it! She is a Jewish Grandmother and loves bacon, so some of these might have an obvious advantage. Just sayin’.

I would like to thank all those people that submitted their foodie love for this contest. I am sorry for those that did not make the cut. Sole blame comes down to me as I was the only one that chose them. I determined them simply by whether I thought they were colorful enough, drool-worthy enough and eye-catching enough to sit atop of the group page. Not every photo would fit right (vertically challenged), some had companies products in them, and I tried to avoid advertising so as not to think I was being paid off. Some were a little on the dark side or just did not pop enough for me. Some had background issues and others were a little too greasy in appearance. There were a lot of great BBQ and soup pics and for the most part I just went in a different direction. Not saying they were not worthy, but I had to make some tough cuts. I think with all contests, there will be some disappointed folks and other people that think I made a mistake. I get that and I will take it on the chin, but since I am providing the prize (2 bottles of hot sauce from my favorite stock from 2 different companies), and I felt I would pick what I liked the most and let you good people sort it all out with your votes.

Finally no names are attached to the photos as not to influence the vote. I know some of you will know, but please keep it to yourselves. I rather have a straight vote on what people liked rather than a popularity contest. I know some of you will go find people to vote for you, but I hope it isn’t about who has the most Facebook friends and Twitter followers and it is about who has the most drool-worthy picture for our Chileheads group page. Good luck to all the contestants. Please vote below as well as the stuffed pepper photos as well that you can find HERE. I am awarding two winners instead of just one winner, one for each of the photo votes. We have a Chileheads 2 group as well which is free from reviews and chile pepper pics. People use it to share recipes, talk about restaurants and products they discovered as well a place for companies and events to promote what is going on. I will post one of the 2 winners in this groups banner as well and switch them in April.

Now go vote for your favorite foodie pic…

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Chileheads Facebook Group Photo Contest – Part 1

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I assembled 10 of the best Stuffed Pepper photos from the Chilehead Photo Contest. I am awarding 2 bottles of hot sauce from 2 different companies to the photo that receives the most votes. I have the names of those that are attached to each photo, but I will not include them until I have a winner rather than prejudice the vote. So please do not claim or announce which person submitted them. I am sure some will know it or find out from the previous contest post, but I ask you to vote on which photo you think deserves to sit atop the Facebook Chileheads page for at least a month.

The 2nd half of the contest is still being selected and I will have that up later in the day. Those photos will be other food entries. This was not a contest for pepper porn, just best food porn. So you will get a chance to vote on that later. I will have the final results on both polls on Monday afternoon as polls will close at 6pm est.

The winners of the contest will be awarded 2 bottles of hot sauce from 2 of my favorite sauces I have in stock. The companies products I select will have no knowledge of this prize, they are purely favorites of mine that I have extra of. No entry was selected out of favoritism or prejudice, and by no means works for ILoveItSpicy. I solely selected the photos and was not influenced in my determination other than the drool-factor that ultimately swayed me in the end.

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REVIEWS – Dashelitos: Bourbonaro

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Dashelito’s hot sauce is made in Wisconsin in small batches especially for you by Robert Grether and named after his son Dashel! Dashelito’s products use no preservatives or chemical additives. Chances are that you don’t use ingredients like xanthan gum in your kitchen and neither do we.

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REVIEWS:Chiligods – Red Pepper Sauce

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The second review we have for Chiligods is the Red Pepper Sauce. Enjoy.

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REVIEW – Chiligods: Green Pepper Sauce

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The foun­da­tion of our phi­los­o­phy is to pro­duce award-winning all nat­ural prod­ucts while nour­ish­ing the needs of oth­ers less for­tu­nate. Our bold mis­sion is to rally to the defense of the under priv­i­leged by bring­ing their plights to a higher con­scious level in our com­mu­nity through our char­i­ta­ble works.

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A Call for Help from one of our friends

Steve Zielinski also known as Crazy Steve from Crazy Steve’s Pickles & Salsa is a dear friend of ours here at ILoveItSpicy. It saddens me to hear the trouble his wife Cathy is presently going through for Breast Cancer. People often do not think about such things until it hits their lives, and when it does, it will chop you down at the knees. I know because my Dad died of Cancer and my Mom is presently going through treatment for Lymphoma. It can be such an emotional drain as you can imagine, but with only partial help from insurance it can also be a financial drain as well. Steve has made a video asking for help and a donation page to help them out. It is a very emotional plea, and I urge you to watch it, and give whatever you can, even a $1 goes a long way. This is my way of helping support a friend and his lovely wife who really needs help, so I hope you will really take it upon yourself to do something even if it is a little bit.

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2015 Fiery Food Challenge Winners

 

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2015 NYC Hot Sauce Expo Media Hall of Fame

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The NYC Hot Sauce Expo & High River Sauces will present the official Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Foundation. The Hot Sauce Hall of Fame will induct 5 people in 2015 who have been very instrumental in the fiery foods industry.

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 will be known as the Selection Committee which will consist of hot sauce companies, retailers, distributors, exporters, chile pepper growers, media and restaurateurs who specialize in 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 ballot to a list to 10.

After the nomination process The Selection Committee will then receive the final ballot from the Senators Board. To be elected, a finalist must receive the top 5 votes from the Selection Committee. If a person has been nominated 3 separate times by the committee and does not get inducted their name will be removed from future elections for a waiting period of 5 years.

The first group on the inaugural ballot are some of the biggest and brightest names in the industry.

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Lenny Awards – Best Spicy Products of 2014

2011 Lenny Award

Welcome to the 5th Annual Lenny Awards. The Lenny Award is dedicated to my late Father, Leonard Goldenberg who died on the 19th of December in 2010. My Dad gave selflessly to help people whenever he could, and this heart award represents the love I had for him. So each year I give out the Lenny Award in his name to my favorite products and to the best reviewed products for the year. No one helps in the decision making and it is a surprise I reveal to the world with the video below, and none of the product makers have a clue that they are getting this accolade.

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REVIEWS: Pepper Palace – Burn Hot Sauce

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Kaitlyn Baker’s BURN Sauce is inspired by her song “Burn” and made by Pepper Palace, one of the world’s most respected hot sauce companies.

Kaitlyn Baker’s BURN Sauce is tangy and tasty, but be careful– it lives up to its name! Inspired by Kaitlyn’s song “Burn,” …this hot sauce is the perfect complement to your favorite foods. “Kaitlyn Baker’s BURN Sauce is as hot as the song,” says Craig Migawa, founder of Pepper Palace, the company that produces KBBS. “Combining a base of Red Habanero peppers with a jolt of Chili Extract, this sauce is made to turn up the BURN.”

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Hey Chilehead, Do you like hot sauce?

iBurn 2014 Holiday purchase

I mean, do you really like hot sauce. Are the kind of Chilehead that buys it or makes your own. Perhaps both. Me? Well, I enjoy tasting the creations of others. I have been lucky over the years to have attending many shows and have brought home so many wonderful tasty spicy things. Most people can’t do that. Most Chileheads I am afraid have only their local supermarket and/or grocer to satisfy their thirst for fiery fun. They can not travel to spicy food shows and do not have one close enough to their home to ride to and back. So unless they are satisfied with Frank’s, Tabasco, Louisiana hot sauces, Cholula, etc, they live the life not knowing how many craftsmen and women have creating flavors with heat that would blow their chile pepper loving mind. It is really a shame.

So again I ask, but more specifically, do you like hot sauce enough to spend a little extra for something original and delicious? If it is no, then no reason to read on. I will just bore you more than I usually do with my endless rants about supporting your Mom & Pop Shoppe hot sauce makers. Yet, if you answered yes to my question. You must read on because the chilehead community is about to take a huge blow to these Mom & Pop Shoppe businesses and you might just be the last hope on this planet to let the flame keep on burning. Now, let me get to more specifics before I dive right into what I am alluding to. If I could get you the convenience of a hot sauce store in your neighborhood, the benefit of going to a fiery festival without the cost of admission and have it all delivered to your porch without any extra cost to you, would you be interested? Come on Buddah, stop with your questions and get to your point. Wait folks there is more…

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4th Annual Chilehead Secret Santa

Buddah's Secret Santaberg Spicy Gift Exchange

In the spirit of giving, I present you the Chilehead version of Secret Santa. It is a holiday spicy gift exchange between people in our Facebook group: Chileheads. Well, since the group is now teetering on 4,000 people, I have to put a cap on it. Last month I created a 2nd group called Chileheads 2. It was meant to weed out all the pepper pics and the endless reviews and keep it more about the community that revels in spicy product making, great fiery recipes and festivals that people love to attend. Since this is a new group, I am posting the Secret Santa there for people to see. This will keep the # of people relatively controllable for me to handle. Otherwise, Secret Santaberg might need more lil’ helpers.

If you wish to be a part of this, then

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High River Sauces Launches New BBQ Sauce

Chef Chris Santos, judge on Food Network’s popular “Chopped” series and chef and partner of Beauty & Essex and Stanton Social, collaborates with Steve Seabury of High River Sauces to launch Rattler Barbeque Sauce – the barbeque sauce with a bite! Showcasing the bold, fresh flavors that the award-winning hot sauce company High River Sauces […]

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3rd Annual Holiday Spicy Super Sale

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We are spreading the love for all things spicy in the way of this sale. We have gathered some of the best small market companies who make fiery products of all types and list them here with their own private sales for the holiday season. If you are looking for a gift for a spicy companion or just want to capitalize on some of these amazing offers, this is your opportunity to take advantage of their sales. So please browse through all the listings, and check out the links by clicking on their company names and see what interests you. We you find something great.

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REVIEW: Scotty O’ Hotty – Beer Bacon Chipotle Sauce

Beer Bacon Chipotle

Oh yes we did! The most anticipated sauce of the year is here! We have combined the major food groups into one savory, smokey, beer bacon delight. This delicious sauce is like no other sauce you have ever tasted. This mild sauce is rated “E” for everyone & taste tested by some of the best culinary experts in the country. We’ve been told “the BBC is the best bacon sauce in the universe!” We will let you be the judge of that!

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