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How to enter the 2016 awards


Many of you will have entered in previous years (and some of you will have won) but
for many others this will be the first opportunity to enter the Awards.  We have several
new categories this year as we try to cover the many  variations of products on the
chilli theme, thanks to the fantastic imaginations of all you chilli producers.

The UK chilli world is growing in confidence and the National Chilli Awards is the outward
manifestation of this and the standard-bearer of UK chilli companies and their products.  One
only needs glance at the Guild of Fine Foods Awards to see just how many chilli products have
won awards so it is right that we should have our own celebration.

Here are some rules about the competition.

1)  You can only enter 1 product per category.  All products must be available on the retail market. Only registered producers with the relevant food certification are eligable for entry. To enter each category there is a charge of £10.00
      and the supply of 2 sauces to be used as tasters. An additional charge of £20.00 is applicable for the Super Hot (non extract) category. This is to cover the cost of testing at Warwick University, currently £30.00, +VAT. Please make sure that your product is
      entered in the right category.  The organisers can move the entry to a different category
      at their own discretion if required.  Entries with samples must be sent by 26th August for the Super Hot Category and 9th September 2016 for all other categories. Send to: 
      Fiery Foods UK Ltd. 17, Lodge Close, Portslade, Brighton. BN41 2PZ.

2)  Each product will be tasted blind by a panel of judges who will taste separately and make their
      own decision before coming to a decision as a group.  The judges’ decision is, of course,

2a) Super Hot Sauce entries will firstly be tested for their Scoville count at Warwick University before judging day and then blind tasting for the hottest entries will be completed on judging day at the Fiery Foods Festival. 
3)  BEST UK CHILLI SHOP and GROWER categories may receive entries by the
      named company or by nomination from another company.  The entry must be accompanied
      by supporting written evidence (website, photos, affidavits, etc)

4)  The announcement of the winners in each category will take place at the 
      award ‘ceremony’ at 2pm on Saturday 17th Sept.

5)  Winners will receive a trophy and certificate plus prominent display and promotion on the Fiery Foods web site,
      any media exposure that may result, plus artwork to put onto product labels.

Please note, there is a change of categories, Best Naga is now Best Super Hot.

The categories for the National Chilli Awards 2016 are:

1. Best Chilli Jam 
2. Best Chilli Pickle or Mustard
3. Best Chilli Drink (Non Alcoholic & Alcoholic)
4. Best Chilli Chocolate/Confectionery/Snack
5. Best Chilli BBQ Sauce / Wing Sauce / Marinade
6. Best Chilli Oil 
7. Best Chilli Rub or Spice Blend
8. Best Mild Hot Sauce (Non Extract)
9. Best Medium Hot Sauce (Non Extract)
10. Best Super Hot Sauce (Non Extract)
11. Best Extreme Hot Sauce (With Extract)
12. Best New Chilli Product of 2016  
13. Best UK Chilli Shop (Retail & Online) 
14. Best UK Chilli Grower / UK Chilli Farm

National Chilli Awards 2016 The Professionals

Click on the logo to download an entry form for the National Chilli Awards 2016 - The Professionals - and send it back to or by post with your entry products to:  Fiery Foods UK Ltd, 17 Lodge Close, Portslade, Brighton. BN41 2PZ. Good Luck!

NCA entry form professionals

Winners of the National Chilli Awards 2015


Here is the list of winners of last years awards, also the worthy runners up. If you are looking for a new taste experience or you are just discovering the wonderful variety of artisan producers out there, then this list is a perfect place to start!

Best Chilli Jam. Won by The Chillees with 'Not So Mellow Yellow'. The runner-up was Everything Chilli with 'Pepper and Pear'. 

Best Pickle/Mustard. Won by Lovepickle with 'Super Hot'. The runner-up was Mr Vikki's with Kashmiri Chilli Pickle.

Best Drink. Won by Grim Reaper with 'Pestilence'. Runner-up was Fallen Angel Brewery with 'Black Death'.

Best Chocolate/Confectionary. Won by Grim Reaper 'Black Widow'. Runner-up, Everything Chilli with 'Chilli Chocolate'. 

Best BBQ/Wing/Marinade. Won by Grim Reaper with 'Wraith'. Runner-up, Burning Desire with 'Burning Angel'.

Best Chilli Snack. Daddy Cool's Chilli Sauce with 'Super Hot Nuts'. Runner-up was Burning Desire with 'Kashmiri Nuts'.

Best Chilli Oil. Won by Mr Vikki's with 'Smoked Bhut Jolokia Oil'. Runner-up, Grim Reaper with 'Tempest'.

Best Rub/Spice Blend. Won by The Smokey Carter with 'Pitmaster BBQ Spice Rub'. Runner-up, Grim Reaper, 'Charred Remains'.

Best Dip/Salsa/Mayo'. Won by Everything Chilli with' Original Chilli'. 

Best Mild Chilli Sauce. Won by The Smokey Carter with 'Carolina BBQ Sauce'. Runner-up was Grim Reaper with 'Rookie Goblin'.

Best Medium Chilli Sauce. Won by Sweet Heat Chilli with 'Mango Chilli Sauce'. Runner-up was Grim Reaper with 'Alchemy'.

Best Hot Chilli Sauce. Won by Sweet Heat Chilli with 'HabbaNaga Sauce'. Runner-up, Grim Reaper with 'Maverick'.

Best Extreme, with extract. Grim Reaper with 'Evil One'. Runner-up, Burning Desire with 'Five Finger Death Punch'.

Best New Product. Won by Chimoulis with 'Chilli Salted Caramel'.
Runner-up was Sweet Heat Chilli with 'Mint and Coriander mild chilli sauce'.

Best Retailer was won by Grim Reaper and Best Grower was won by Edible Ornamentals.

Ted Barrus and Mrs Chutney
Carl Anderson and Mrs Chutney
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