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Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Wins 7 Awards at the 2017 Fiery Food Challenge


California-based small batch hot sauce maker Lucky Dog Hot Sauce wins big at the most prestigious awards in the spicy food industry in Irving, TX.

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Wins 7 Awards at the 2017 Fiery Food Challenge
Hayward, CA, February 15, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Lucky Dog Hot Sauce has been awarded 3 Golden Chiles for Chipotle, Extra Hot, and Hot/XHot Pepper Blend in the 2017 Fiery Food Challenge for Brown Label - Ridiculously Tasty Mustard Chipotle and Black Label - Fire-Roasted Trinidad Scorpion Sauce, respectively.

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce also brought home a 2nd Place for Green Label in Mild - Consumer Ready, a 2nd Place for Year of the Dog for Asian Style - Consumer Ready, a 3rd Place for Green Label in Latin Style Mild/Med, and a 3rd Place in Fruit-Based Hot/XHot for Year of the Dog.

Hayward, California

On January 27, 2017, the most prestigious awards in the spicy food industry were distributed at the Fiery Food Challenge Awards dinner in Irving, Texas, and Lucky Dog Hot Sauce came out on top. Green Label, Brown Label, Year of the Dog, and Black Label all took home awards, 7 in total with 3 Golden Chiles.

The Fiery Food Challenge pits products from across the US and internationally against one another in more than 90 categories. Professional judges evaluate hundreds of sauces, salsas and other spicy treats and award first, second and third place prizes in each category. Awards are proudly displayed at ZestFest, a spicy, zesty and flavorful food event held the same week as the Fiery Food Challenge at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Black Label has now won 14 national industry awards, including 2015 The Hot Pepper Awards - BEST EXTRA HOT, 2015 The Hot Pepper Awards - 1st Place, SUPERHOTS PEPPER BLEND, 2015 The Hot Pepper Awards - 1st Place, SUPERHOTS FRUIT-BASED, 2015 The Hot Pepper Awards - 1st Place, UNIQUE, 2015 Golden Chile, 1st Place Hot - Consumer Ready, 2014 Fiery Food Challenge, 3rd Place, Hot Sauce: Pepper Blend - Consumer Ready, 2014 The Hot Pepper Awards - 1st Place, Trinidad Scorpion Sauce, 2014 The Hot Pepper Awards - 2nd Place, Extra Hot, 2014 The Hot Pepper Awards - 2nd Place, Unique, 2013 The Hot Pepper Awards - 1st Place, SUPERHOTS w/FRUIT, 2013 The Hot Pepper Awards - 1st Place, SUPERHOTS UNIQUE, 2013 The Hot Pepper Awards - 3rd Place, SAVORY. With 14 national industry awards, including 10 first place showings, Black Label is one of the most celebrated Trinidad Scorpion pepper sauces available on the market today.

This marks the 1st Golden Chile for Brown Label, which also won a 1st Place "Screaming Mimi" at the 2015 New York Hot Sauce Expo, and was named as a Good Food Award finalist for 2015, among other accolades.

Green Label was a 2013 Golden Chile winner & Year of the Dog was named iloveitspicy's 2016 "Best Reviewed Product of the Year" in addition to the recent accolades at the Fiery Food Challenge.

Scott Zalkind, Hot Sauce Guy at Lucky Dog Hot Sauce, said, “I could not be more excited about the results this year at the Fiery Food Challenge! It's consistently one of the most difficult awards to win in this industry. Until this year, I had 3 first place showings in 4 years of entering and unbelievably doubled that in one night. With the 7 wins in TX, Lucky Dog Hot Sauce has now won more than 70 national industry awards, which I would have never believed possible just 5 years ago when I started this company. With so many phenomenal sauce makers competing at Zestfest it's a real honor to even place at this event. To win first place in 3 categories is truly amazing. I'd recently increased the heat level of Black Label and made minor formula tweaks to Brown Label, and it appears that the changes to both were very well received by the judges. I couldn't be more thrilled by the results, and I'm thankful to the CA growers who provided such amazing produce for my sauces."

Go to our website: www.luckydoghotsauce.com for more information on our award-winning products. You may also contact us at: scott@luckydoghotsauce.com or at 510.861.9625 for more information.

For more information on the Fiery Food Challenge and ZestFest, visit zestfest.net
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Scott Zalkind
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