Smokin’ Texas Gourmet was awarded the Golden Chile for People’s Choice in the 2014 Fiery Food Challenge for its beloved candied jalapenos, Li’l Gems.
If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that Texans recognize good spicy food. To be chosen as one of their favorites is a true honor.
The Fiery Food Challenge, a competition sponsored by The Dallas Morning News, pits products against one another in more than 80 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 food festival held the same week as the Fiery Food Challenge at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.
We’ve won seven Fiery Food Challenge awards, including honors for Votew, our low-calorie beverage mixer; Texas Especial Steak Sauce; Jalapeno Honey Mustard; Texas Gold Barbecue Sauce; Dry Rub; Li’l Gems and our website.