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2006 AMERICA’S BEST AWARDS LIST
OVER ALL GRAND CHAMPION

Iveta Gourmet

IVETA GOURMET, Inc.

APRICOT WHITE CHOCOLATE MUFFIN MIX

   WINNER OF OUR $10,000 CASH PRIZE

BEST PRODUCT LINE

1ST PLACE WINNER
A PERFECT PEAR FROM NAPA VALLEY


2ND PLACE WINNER
CARLSBAD GOURMET


3RD PLACE WINNER
SMITH GOURMET

HOT SAUCE MILD
1ST PLACE: TOURCH BEARERS SAUCES - #1 EVERYDAY SAUCE
2ND PLACE: Wild Rooster Sauces – Pawley’s Island Sunburn
3RD PLACE: Pauli’s Hot Sauce Farm – Pauli’s Original Hot Sauce

 HOT SAUCE MEDIUM
1ST PLACE: SCOTTY’S “B’s” GOURMET  SWEET JALAPENO HEAT
2ND PLACE: Captain Sponge Foot – Original Recipe
3RD PLACE: Long Branch Trading Company – Salsa Rio Verde
       
HOT SAUCE HOT
1ST PLACE: TOURCH BEARERS SAUCES - #7 SULTRY SAUCE
2ND PLACE: Long Branch Trading Company – Dorsey’s Reserve
3RD PLACE: Hillside Orchards Farms – Five Pepper Hot Sauce

HOT SAUCE FRUIT
1ST PLACE: THREE HOT TAMALES – MAKE ME MOAN MANGO
2ND PLACE: Carlsbad Gourmet – Strawberry Hot Sauce
3RD PLACE: Scotty “B’s” Gourmet - Berries n’ Heat

HOT SAUCE HABANERO
1ST PLACE: GATOR HAMMOCK – LETHAL GATOR
2ND PLACE: Brazo’s Legends – Texas Tall Torcher
3RD PLACE: Three Hot Tamales – Cry Baby Hot Sauce

HOT SAUCE SUGAR FREE
1ST PLACE: MIXES FROM SCRATCH – SUNDRIED TOMATO & HERB
2ND PLACE: Taste The Heat – Emmaliscious Brand Habanero
3RD PLACE: Green Mama’s – Lime Hot Sauce

HOT SAUCE CARIBBEAN
1ST PLACE: NANNY’S JAMAICAN KITCHEN – SPICY JAMAICAN BBQ
2ND PLACE: Palmetto Pepper Potions – Molten Golden
3RD PLACE: Caribbean Blends – Caribbean Heat

HOT SAUCE XXX NO EXTRACT
1ST PLACE: AWASSI PRODUCTS, INC. – HOT EBESSE ZOZO SAUCE
2ND PLACE: Torch Bearers Sauces, LLC - # 42 Slaughter Sauce
3RD PLACE: Havana’s Heat – Havana’s Red Savania Sauce

HOT SAUCE GENERAL - ALL
1ST PLACE: SCOTTY’S “B’s” GOURMET _ SWEET JALAPENO HEAT
2ND PLACE: Long Branch Trading Company – Original Sauce
3RD PLACE: Hillside Orchard Farms – Deer in the Headlights

SALSA MILD
1ST PLACE: DANIEL’S FIRE ROAST – SALSA MILD
2ND PLACE: Green Tomato Foods, Inc. – Susan’s Salsa Mild
3RD PLACE: Tim Willhite Foods – Salsa Timoteo’s Not So Hot

SALSA MEDIUM
1ST PLACE: DANIEL’S FIRE ROAST – BLACK BEAN & CORN
2ND PLACE: C & G  Salsa – Crazy Charlie’s Hot Salsa
3RD PLACE: C & G Salsa – Crazy Charlie’s Medium Salsa

SALSA CHIPOTLE
1ST PLACE: TIM WILLHITE FOODS – SALSA TIMOTEO’S TACO SAUCE
2ND PLACE: Daniel’s Fire Roast – Chipotle Reserve
3RD PLACE: Daniel’s Fire Roast – Golden Roma Chipotle

SALSA BEAN
1ST PLACE: DANIEL’S FIRE ROAST – BLACK BEAN & CORN
2ND PLACE: Daniel’s Fire Roast – Chipotle Reserve
3RD PLACE: Charleston Salsa Company – Black Bean Salsa

SALSA VERDE
1ST PLACE: LONG BRANCH TRADING COMPANY – SALSA RIO VERDE
2ND PLACE: Tim Willhite Foods – Salsa Timoteo’s Salsa Verda
3RD PLACE: Green Mama’s Salsa – Mama’s Salsa Verde
         
SALSA GENERAL - ALL
1ST PLACE: C & G SALSA – CRAZY CHARLIE’S HOT SAUCE
2ND PLACE: Daniel’s Fire Roast – Golden Roma Tomato
3RD PLACE: Howard’s Yummie’s – Jump Up and Kick Your Butt

FRESH SALSA MILD
1ST PLACE: CHIPOTLE TEXAS – MIXED GREEN CHILE SALSA
2ND PLACE: Chipotle Texas – Chipotle Salsa
3RD PLACE: Salsa De Rosa – Mild Salsa

FRESH SALSA MEDIUM
1ST PLACE: SALSA DE ROSA –MEDIUM SALSA
2ND PLACE: Ana’s Foods – Ana’s Salsa
3RD PLACE: Chipotle Texas – Fuego Salsa

FRESH SALSA HOT
1ST PLACE: SALSA DE ROSA – HOT SALSA
2ND PLACE: Chipotle Texas – Red Hot Salsa
3RD PLACE: Chipotle Texas – Green Jalapeno Chipotle Salsa

BBQ SAUCE TOMATO
1ST PLACE: WAAZUU BAR-B-Q SAUCE – ORIGINAL MILD
2ND PLACE: Smokin Willie’s – Classic BBQ Sauce
3RD PLACE: Genuine Foods Company – Phil Lindsey’s Original BBQ Sauce

BBQ SAUCE VINEGAR
1ST PLACE: BBQ n’ FOOLS – SIGNATURE HOT
2ND PLACE: Genuine Food Company – Phil Lindsey Original BBQ Sauce
3RD PLACE: Red Hill BBQ – Red Hill BBQ Sauce

BBQ SAUCE MUSTARD BASE
1ST PLACE: OLE RAY’S SAUCES – CLASSIC GOLD BBQ SAUCE
2ND PLACE: Big Jim Old South BBQ – Original BBQ Sauce
3RD PLACE: Gator Hammock – Swamp Mustard

BBQ SAUCE CHILE SPECIFIC
1ST PLACE: SAUCE KINGS – ROASTED GARLIC & HABANERO
2ND PLACE: Cattle Boyz Foods – Original BBQ Sauce
3RD PLACE: Genuine Foods Company – Phil Lindsey’s Original BBQ Sauce

BBQ SAUCE FRUIT
1ST PLACE: OLE RAY’S SAUCES – RED DELICIOUS APPLE/BOURBON SAUCE
2ND PLACE: Waazuu Bar-B-Q – Blackberry BBQ Sauce
3RD PLACE: Waazuu Bar-B-Q – Mango Tango

BBQ SAUCE SUGAR FREE
1ST PLACE: GUAM BBQ SAUCE – HAFA-DAI BBQ SAUCE
2ND PLACE: Louisiana Heat BBQ Sauce – Original Sauce
3RD PLACE: Louisiana Heat BBQ Sauce – Louisiana Red

BBQ SAUCE LOW CARB
1ST PLACE: CARLSBAD GOURMET – RUBY RED SAUCE
2ND PLACE: Guam BBQ Sauce – Hafa-Dai
3RD PLACE: Louisiana Heat BBQ Sauce – Louisiana Red

BBQ SAUCE GENERAL - ALL
1ST PLACE: SMOKIN’ WILLIE’S – SHANGHAI STYLE BBQ SAUCE
2ND PLACE: Gator Hammock – Cooter Wallow
3RD PLACE: Southern Vintage Gourmet – Smokin’ Go’s Mild BBQ Sauce

CONDIMENT - TABLE SEASONING
1ST PLACE: RED NECK SHAKE, INC. – BAYOU BLEND
2ND PLACE: Anthony’s Spices, LLC – Arizona Faheata
3RD PLACE: Chipotle Texas – Hickory Smoked Salt

CONDIMENT - DRESSING
1ST PLACE: CARSLBAD GOURMET – STRAWBERRY HONEY MUSTARD
2ND PLACE: Tres Classique Specialty – Lemon Sauvignon Splash
3RD PLACE: High on Rose Gourmet Foods – Soy Sesame Dressing

CONDIMENTS RELISH
1ST PLACE: HILLSIDE ORCHARDS FARMS – CORN RELISH
2ND PLACE: Green Tomato Foods, Inc. – Susan’s Salsa Medium 
3RD PLACE: Green Tomato Foods, Inc. – Susan’s Salsa Mild

 CONDIMENT - COCKTAIL SAUCE
1ST PLACE: ROZANA CUIAINE – LEMON & HERB
2ND PLACE: My Favorite New Mexico Foods – Spicy Seafood Salsa
3RD PLACE: Hampton Cocktail Sauce – Original Sauce

CONDIMENT - MUSTARD
1ST PLACE: HIGH ON ROSE GOURMET FOODS – BANANA PEPPER MUSTARD
2ND PLACE: Granite Bay Farms – Golden Honey Mustard 
3RD PLACE: Old Pecos Foods – Green Chile Mustard

CONDIMENT - KETCHUP
1ST PLACE: JALAPENO KETCHUP COMPANY – HOT
2ND PLACE: Southern Vintage Gourmet Foods – Smokin’ Go’s Mild BBQ Sauce
3RD PLACE: Jalapeno Ketchup Company – Medium

CONDIMENT - PEPPER JELLY
1ST PLACE: WILDFIRE FOODS – HABANERO PEPPER JELLY
2ND PLACE: Carlsbad Gourmet – Strawberry Habanero Jelly
3RD PLACE: Kap’s Pepper Company – Black berry Jalapeno Jelly

CONDIMENT - JELLY / JAMS
1ST PLACE: HEIDI’S RASPBERRY FARM – ORGANIC RASPBERRY
2ND PLACE: Two Fat Chile Cats – Ginger Yellow Pepper Jelly
3RD PLACE: Hillside Orchard Farms - Frog Jam

CONDIMENT - DIPPING SAUCE
1ST PLACE: UNCLE RANDAWGS – MILD & SPICY
2ND PLACE: White Soy Sauce Food Co. – White Tamari
3RD PLACE: Sauce Kings – Think & Sticky BBQ Sauce

CONDIMENT - DESSERT SAUCE
1ST PLACE: CARLSBAD GOURMET – STRAWBERRY POM SPREAD
2ND PLACE: The Truck Farm - Besito
3RD PLACE: Torch Bearers Foods - #11 Sugar Fire Sauce

CONDIMENT – GARLIC SAUCE
1ST PLACE: MAJACK’S KITCHEN – GARLIC JALAPENO SPREAD
2ND PLACE: Majack’s Kitchen – Garlic & Pesto Spread
3RD PLACE: Rozana Ciuizine – Garlic & Herb

CONDIMENT – HORSERADISH/WASABI
1ST PLACE:HIGH ON ROSE GOURMET FOODS – WASABI VINAGRETTE
2ND PLACE: Mixes From Scratch – Bacon Horseradish
3RD PLACE: M & M, Inc. – Wasibi Mayo

CONDIMENTS GENERAL - ALL
1ST PLACE: BBQ n’ FOOLS – SIGNATURE HOT BBQ SAUCE
2ND PLACE: C & G Salsa – Crazy Charlie’s Hot Salsa
3RD PLACE: Anthony’s Spices – Arizona Faheata

SNACK - OLIVE’S
1ST PLACE: STUMPS OLIVES – MEDITARANEAN OLIVES
2ND PLACE: Stumps Olives – Hot Olives
3RD PLACE: Gourmet Shoppe – Lemon & Habanero Olives

SNACK - NUTS
1ST PLACE: PICK A PEPPER CANDY COMPANY – PARTY TIME PEANUTS
2ND PLACE: Pick a Pepper Candy Company – Onion & Garlic Peanuts
3RD PLACE: Golden West Nuts, Inc. – Almond & Cashew Crunch

SNACK - JERKY
1ST PLACE: UNIVERSAL FOOD COMPANY – GOLDEN ISLAND CHILE/LIME JERKY
2ND PLACE: Universal Food Company – Golden Island BBQ Pork Jerky
3RD PLACE: Universal Food Company – Golden Island Kung Pao Jerky

 SNACK - SALTY
1ST PLACE: CALIFORNIA NUGGETS – CALIFORNIA NUGGETS RANCH
2ND PLACE: Grandpa Po’s – Slightly Unsalted
3RD PLACE: California Nuggets – California Nuggets Roasted

SNACK - CANDIES
1ST PLACE: SMITH GOURMET – DECADENT PEAR
2ND PLACE: Smith Gourmet – Decadent Apple
3RD PLACE: Smith Gourmet – Decadent Gourmet Pretzel

SNACK - COOKIES
1ST PLACE: BAND & BAKERY – HULA GIRL PASSION FRUIT COOKIE
2ND PLACE: Chantilly Baby – Cherry Chocolate Chip Nibble
3RD PLACE: Band & Bakery –Hula Girl Macadamia Wedding Cookie

SNACK - CHEESE
1ST PLACE: PLAY FOODS – CHEEZY CHEESE
2ND PLACE: Play Foods - Nacheezmo
3RD PLACE: Georgia Cheese Company – Jalapeno Cheese Spread

SNACK - ICE CREAM
1ST PLACE: ZAMBEEDO HANCRAFTED ICE CREAM – CREME DE BUTTER PECAN
2ND PLACE: Zambeedo Handcrafted Ice Cream – Crème De Mango
3RD PLACE: Zambeedo Handcrafted Ice Cream – Crème De Rose

SNACK - BAKED GOODS
1ST PLACE: MICHAEL B GOURMET FOODS – MICHAEL B’S GRANOLA
2ND PLACE: Dr. Kracker’s – Klassic 3 Seed Snackers
3RD PLACE: Dr. Kracker’s Krispy Grahams

SNACK – PREPAIRED DIPS
1ST PLACE: GREEN TOMATO FOODS, INC. – SUSAN’S SALSA MEDIUM
2ND PLACE: Chipotle Texas – Red Hot Salsa
3RD PLACE: Chipotle Texas – Mild Green Tomatillo

SNACK  - GENERAL ALL
1ST PLACE: SMITH GOURMET – DECADENT APPLE
2ND PLACE: My Favorite New Mexico Foods – Spicy Tostaditas
3RD PLACE: Smith Gourmet – Decadent Pear

COOK OFF MARINADE
1ST PLACE: NANNY’S JAMAICAN KITCHEN – SPICY JAMAICAN JERK MARINADE
2ND PLACE: Guam BBQ Sauce – Hafa-Dai
3RD PLACE: Bea & B Foods – Pilarcitas Pollo Asado Marinade

COOK OFF GRILLING / FINISHING
1ST PLACE: TWO FAT CHILE CATS – JAMAICAN ME SWEAT SOPPIN’ SAUCE
2ND PLACE: Natural Sates – Dill Chimihurri Original
3RD PLACE: Cattle Boyz Foods, Inc. – Cattle Boyz Original BBQ Sauce

COOK OFF - DIP MIX
1ST PLACE: CHIPOTLE TEXAS – SMOKEY HABANERO DIP MIX
2ND PLACE: Green Tomato Foods, Inc. Susan’s Salsa Mix
3RD PLACE: Chipotle Texas – Vegetable Dip Mix

COOK OFF - GLAZE
1ST PLACE: BBQ n’ FOOLS – TERIYAKI PEPPER
2ND PLACE: Long Branch Trading Company – Hot Blond
3RD PLACE: Uncle Randawg’s – Blazin’ Habanero

COOK OFF – DRY SEASONING/RUBS
1ST PLACE: CHIPOTLE TEXAS – SWEET HOT RUB
2ND PLACE: Red Neck Shake, Inc. – Mississippi Dry Rub
3RD PLACE: The Bar –B-Q Shop – Dancing Pigs Dry Seasoning

COOK OFF WING SAUCE - MEDIUM
1ST PLACE: BBQ n’ FOOLS – FOOLISHLY HOT  SAUCE
2ND PLACE: Long Branch Trading Company – Original Sauce
3RD PLACE: Woo Wee Hot Sauce – Boston Hot Wings Sauce

COOK OFF WING SAUCE – HOT
1ST PLACE: GATOR HAMMOCK – LETHAL GATOR
2ND PLACE: BBQ n’ Fools – Foolishly Hot Sauce
3RD PLACE: Wild West Hot Sauce – Wild Wing Sauce

 COOK OFF - PASTA SAUCE
1ST PLACE: NATURAL STATES – BASIL CHIMICHURRI ORIGINAL
2ND PLACE: Greeno’s Gourmet – Nona’s Pasta Sauce
3RD PLACE: Majack’s Kitchen – Garlic Pesto

COOK OFF – BAKED GOODS MIX
1ST PLACE: IVETA GOURMET, INC. – APRICOT WHITE CHOCOLATE MIFFIN MIX
2ND PLACE: Iveta Gourmet, Inc. – Raspberry Scone Mix
3RD PLACE: Iveta Gourmet, Inc. – Apricot Scone Mix

 COOK OFF - PACKAGED MEATS
1ST PLACE: STUMPS HOT OLIVES, INC. – STUMPS HOT BROTS
2ND PLACE: Hogworth Meat Company – Pineapple Turkey Jerky
3RD PLACE: Hogworth Meat Company – Original Turkey Jerky

COOK OFF GENERAL - ALL
1ST PLACE: SANCHO BALNCO - JAMBALAYA
2ND PLACE: Red Hill BBQ Sauce – Red Hill BBQ Sauce
3RD PLACE: BBQ n’ Fools – Burn Ya Twice Mon

 BEVERAGE BLOODY MARY MIX
1ST PLACE: STUMPS HOT OLIVES, INC. – HOT BLOODY MARY MIX
2ND PLACE: Brazo’s Legends – Lonesome Red
3RD PLACE: Jalapeno Ketchup Company – Bloody Mary Mix

BEVERAGE - JUICE
1ST PLACE: TRUE BLUE / LEADING BRANDS – BLUEBERRY JUICE
2ND PLACE: Sonoma Sparkler – Sparkling Pear Juice
3RD PLACE: Xtreme Beverages – Cranberry – Guava Drink

BEVERAGE - COFFEE
1ST PLACE: S & C NATURALS – ROCAMOJO SOY COFFEE BLEND
2ND PLACE: S & C Naturals - Rocamojo Original Soy Coffee
3RD PLACE: Bean Boy Coffee Company – Butter Rum Coffee

BEST NEW PRODUCT FOOD PREPARED
1ST PLACE: MIXES FROM SCRATCH – KEYLIME PECAN PIE
2ND PLACE: Heidi’s Raspberry Farms – Raspberry Ginger Jam
3RD PLACE: Golden West Nuts – Almond Cashew Crunch

BEST NEW PRODUCT FOOD COOK OFF
1ST PLACE: NATURAL STATES – CILANTRO CHIMICHURRI ORIGINAL
2ND PLACE: Bea & B Foods, Pilarcitas Shrimp
3RD PLACE: Smokin’ Willie’s – Classique BBQ Sauce

PACKAGING DIVISION
1ST PLACE: TASTE THE HEAT – 4 PACK WITH RECIPE CD
2ND PLACE: CAPTIAN SPONGE FOOT SAUCES – 2 PACK
3RD PLACE: HEIDI’S RASPBERRY FARMS – RASPBERRY JAM

LABEL DIVISION
1ST PLACE: MY FAVORITE NEW MEXICO FOODS – BEST LABEL DESIGN
2ND PLACE: Green Tomato Foods – Green Tomato Foods
3RD PLACE: Heidi’s Raspberry Farms – Raspberry Jam

COMPANY - LOGO
1ST PLACE: MY FAVORITE NEW MEXICO FOODS – LOGO
2ND PLACE: Captain Sponge Foot Hot Sauce - Logo
3RD PLACE: Grandma Peggy’s Gourmet Foods – Logo



   
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