2020 Screaming Mi Mi Award Winners

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Even though hot sauce show season was a bust this year due to COVID, the 2020 NYC Hot Sauce Expos still held its well-known Screaming Mi Mi Awards, where some of the best hot sauces in the industry are judged. Here are this year's winners! Congratulations to some of the great sauces award this year.

Grand World Champion

Hellfire Fear This

Hellfire Hot Sauce, Fear This

Hellfire Fear This is a vinegar-forward hot sauce that features the world's hottest pepper, the Carolina Reaper, as it's first ingredient. Once you make it past that first burst of intense heat, however, you find that this sauce has a deep flavor, with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, the bright flavor of tomatillos, lime and lemon, and a hint of spice from curry, ginger, cumin, and black pepper.
Heat: Extremely Hot
As Grand World Champion, Hellfire Hot Sauce also won an amazing prize package worth $20,000! 

Asian Style

1st Place: 
Rhed’s Hot Sauce
Déjà vu

2nd Place:
Lucky Dog
Year of The Dog

3rd Place:
Seed Ranch Flavor Co.
Hot Thai Green
Seed Ranch Thai Green hot sauce combines classic Thai ingredients, such as spicy Thai chiles, lemongrass, basil, lime juice, and coconut, to make a mild sauce that's perfect for marinades, or adding to your favorite pho or soup.
Heat: Mild

Caribbean Style

1st Place
Jersey Barnfire
Indian Summer

2nd Place
Dirty Dicks Hot SauceDirty Dick's Hot Sauce
Dirty Dicks Hot Sauce

Dirty Dick's hot sauce deceives you. At first taste it's a sweet, mild, Caribbean-style hot sauce with hints of mango, pineapple, and banana. But then the habanero creeps up on you and you start to feel the heat. And then you want more. Much more. The heat is by no means overwhelming, but it is a great counterpoint to the tropical fruits. Goes great with fish, eggs, and chicken.

When Dick first sent us a sample of this sauce, Dante and I blew through the entire bottle in a single day. Seriously, it's really that good. And it's now a staple in our house.

Heat: Hot

3rd Place
Klowns On Fire
Kiss of The Klown

Chipotle

1st Place
Seed Ranch Flavor Co.
Smoky Ghost

2nd Place
Dirty Dicks
No Name Chipotle

3rd Place
Rising Smoke SauceworksRising Smoke Buenos Nachos
Buenos Nachos
Rising Smoke Buenos Nachos is a mild, flavorful sauce that's a perfect table sauce for daily use on anything that needs a flavor boost. Fire roasted jalapeños add a smokey note, while tomatoes and chipotle add richness to the sauce.

Fruit Based

1st Place
Dirty Dicks Hot Sauce
Dirty Dicks Hot Sauce
(See above)

2nd Place
Gemini Crow
Jack The Reaper

3rd Place
Flash Point Sauces
Peachanero

Flash Point Peachanero hot sauce is a tasty combination of sweet peaches, tart vinegar, red habanero peppers, and a splash of Fireball Whisky for a spicy flavor kick.

We love this on pork, wings, and chicken. Try it on cream cheese and bagels for a special morning treat.

Heat: Medium

 

Fruit Based Hot

1st Place
The Way Hot Sauce Co
Mango Tango

2nd Place
Baxter’s Original
Hot Tropic

3rd Place
World Famous Hot Sauce
The Ghost of Disco

 

Habanero

1st Place
Dirty Dicks Hot Sauce
Dirty Dicks Hot Sauce

(See above)

2nd Place
Flash Point Sauces
Peachanero

(See above)

3rd Place
Dirty Dicks Hot SauceDirty Dick's Caribbean Dreams
Dicks Caribbean Dreams

Dick's Caribbean Dreams hot sauce is a Barbados style mustard-based hot sauce, that gets its heat from habanero peppers, and it's Caribbean vibe from succulent fruits (pineapple, peaches, and pears), mustard, brown sugar and fresh spices. Dick's Caribbean is a perfect complement to fish, chicken, and pork.

If you're a fan of Dirty Dick's Original sauce (and we're HUGE fans of that sauce here at Doc Hotties), then you'll love this new take on Caribbean heat.

Heat: Medium

 

Jalapeño

1st Place
Moe Mountain Heat
Green Envy

2nd Place
Boerne Brand Select
Texas Style Hot Sauce

3rd Place
Rhed’s
Club Jalapeno

 

Louisiana Style

1st Place
Elijah’s Xtreme
Elijah’s Original

2nd Place
World Famous Hot Sauce
LBI Love Potion Extra Garlic

3rd Place
Rising Smoke Sauceworks
It

 

Pepper Blend Hot

1st Place
Torchbearers
Zombie Apocalypse

2nd Place
AdobolocoAdoboloco Fiya! Fiya!
Fiya! Fiya!

Adoboloco Fiya Fiya combines tangy apple cider vinegar and a blend of smoky hot peppers, including Trinidad Scorpion and Ghost Peppers (Bhut Jolokia). On first taste you'll notice the bright flavor of vinegar and savory garlic, but don't be fooled because the heat will build with each bite thanks to the Ghost Pepper. No preservatives, additives, or sweeteners, so this sauce is friendly to both Keto and vegan diets. 

Heat: Hot

3rd Place
Hot As U Want
Datil Sauce

 

Pepper Blend Mild

1st Place
Bravado Spice Co.
Serrano & Basil Hot Sauce

We're all familiar with hot sauces that go well with tacos and Tex Mex, but what about Italian food? Well, Bravado's Serrano & Basil hot sauce is perfect for adding some heat and flavor to your favorite Italian dish. The serranos, fragrant basil, and garlic in this mild sauce go great with pasta, lasagna, pizza, meatballs, and much more. No additives, no preservatives.

Heat: Mild

2nd Place
718 Heat Factory
718 Heat Factory

3rd Place
Hellfire Hot Sauce
Devil’s Blend Roasted Pepper

 

Reaper Pepper

1st Place
Crazy Bastard
Superhot Reaper

2nd Place
Ghost Scream Hot Sauce
Green Reaper

3rd Place
Flash Point SaucesFlash Point Grim Peacher
Grim Peacher

Flash Point Grim Peacher hot sauce combines sweet peaches with the heat of the infamous Carolina Reaper pepper. Add a splash of Fireball Whisky, tart vinegar, and savory garlic and spices, and you have a great, sweet sauce with a depth of flavor. 

We love this on wings, pork, burgers, and more. Also goes great with cheese cake, ice cream, and bagels and cream cheese. 

Heat: Hot

 

XXX

1st Place
Hellfire Hot Sauce
Fear This

(See above)

2nd Place
Flash Point SaucesFlash Point Blazin Mustard
Blazin’ Mustard

Flash Point Blazin' Mustardhot sauce is a slightly sweet and spicy blend of mustard, tart vinegar, brown sugar, and spices, with the added heat of the infamous Trinidad Scorpion pepper, one of the hottest peppers in the world.

If you love mustard, but wish it had some more heat, then you'll love this sauce from Flash Point. We love this slathered on brats, barbeque, and burgers. It's also a great addition to spice up egg salad, deviled eggs, and potato salad. Try some today!

Heat: Hot

3rd Place
Torchbearers
Zombie Apocalypse


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