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NYC Hot Sauce Expo will be at the end of March

Get the taste buds ready for some heat when the NYC Hot Sauce Expo will return for the second year on March 29 and March 30, 2014.

Some of the best hot sauce vendors from around the world will be at the expo. The vendors will include Born to Hula, Dragon’s Blood Elixir, PuckerButt, and Tom’s Roid Rippin hot sauce just to name a few. Each vendor is eligible to enter for a Screaming Mi Mi award in the following categories: Louisiana Style, Chipotle, Fruit Based, Fruit Based Hot, Jalapeno, Habanero, All Natural, XXX Hot Sauce (Non Extract), Pepper Blend, Best Hot Sauce Label Artwork, Chicken Wing, Spicy BBQ, and Spicy Salsa.

The weekend will full of hot events such as a chicken wing eating contest, lollipop lick-a-thon, spicy pizza eating contest, and the Reaper Pepper Guinness Book of World Records eating contest. The Carolina Reaper pepper is grown by the PuckerButt company, and in December 2013, it went in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the hottest pepper with an average of 1,569,300 Scoville heat units.

Tickets for the second annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo just went on sale. They can be ordered here.