Big Wins for Karma Sauce Company Products at Zestfest 2013
Upstate New York firm brings home eleven awards at national exhibition
(Pittsford, NY) February 6, 2013 – Hot on the heals of a strong performance in New Mexico for The Scovie Awards, the Upstate New York-based The Karma Sauce Company LLC has returned from Texas with a ten-gallon hat brimming with praise for its growing line of condiments and spice blends. At ZestFest 2013 Karma Sauce products were recognized 11 times in ten competitive categories within the Fiery Food Challenge; ZestFest is a national food products exhibition that celebrates spicy fare from around the country.
The Karma Sauce Company won three first place Golden Chile Awards (“The Oscars” of spicy food) at the event. Cold Process Mustard™ led the charge in Condiments: Mustard, setting up a two-year string of wins in this category for The Karma Sauce Company. New products Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce and Jerk My Around spice rub won in the Hot Sauce and Jerk Seasoning categories, respectively.
Rounding out the consumer-ready Hot Sauce contest, Smokey Karma Sauce® placed 2nd and 3rd in the “Chipotle” and “Mild” categories, respectively, while Curry Karma Sauce® landed 3rd in both “Medium” and “Asian” categories. Bad Karma Sauce® took third place in the hotly contested “Hot” category, behind first place sibling Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce, while extra hot Ghost Island Hot Sauce scored a 3rd place finish in the “Caribbean Style“ category.
Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce continued on a mean streak scoring 2nd in the “Habanero” category and a coveted Peoples Choice Award for Hot Sauce. All told, Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce is the most award-winning hot sauce in the US so far for 2013 (including a First Place Scovie Award). “The reaction to our new Chilehead Series Sauces has been amazing,” says Karma Chile Pepper Farm manager Kim Moriarty. “The enthusiasm really adds a spark to our expanding pepper growing program.”
“It was fantastic to be in Texas with our full line of products and hear the overwhelmingly positive feedback of customers and peers alike,” says Gene Olczak, founder and president of The Karma Sauce Company. “That we won in such a broad range of categories is tribute to the care we put into every product we create.”
Karma Sauce products may be purchased direct online at www.karmasauce.com or from a growing list of select retailers throughout Upstate New York and beyond. To find an up-to-date list of Karma Sauce Company retailers, or for complete product descriptions, visit www.karmasauce.com.
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