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Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Takes Home 3 Golden Chiles at the 2017 Fiery Food Challenge!

January 2017, Lucky Dog Hot Sauce won 3 First Place, 2 Second Place, and 2 Third Place awards at Zestfest, in Irving, TX.  

One of the longest running & most prestigious fiery food competitions in the country, the Golden Chile is among the most coveted awards in the industry. 

From 2012 through 2015, Lucky Dog had won 3x Golden Chiles. This year that number doubled! 

  • 1st Place, XHot - Black Label

  • 1st Place, XHot Pepper Blend - Black Label

  • 1st Place, Chipotle - Brown Label

  • 2nd Place, Hot Sauce: Mild

  • 2nd Place, Hot Sauce: Asian Style — Hot/X-Hot

  • 3rd Place, Hot Sauce: Latin Style — Mild/Medium

  • 3rd Place, Hot Sauce: Fruit Based – Hot/X-Hot

6 wins at Zestfest brings the total to 75 national industry awards in 5 years.

 

Always a proud moment to add to the shrine, even if it is getting a little obnoxious at this point.

I am humbled by the fact that my sauces are only as good as the next person who tries them says they are.

Love & hot sauce

Scott

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce is the People's Choice at the 2017 California Hot Sauce Expo!

Patrons of the 2017 California Hot Sauce Expo registered their votes, and Lucky Dog Hot Sauce was the People's Choice!  

After coming in 2nd place by a mere 4 votes in 2016, this year Lucky Dog took home top honors.  

August 20th, 2017, filled with ghost tequila margarita! 

 

A proud moment for this Californian, and it made for one heck of a great birthday present! 

Love & Hot Sauce



Scott

Dia del Perro wins big at the 2016 Scovie Awards!

 

  

What a fantastic start to 2016 - Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Dia del Perro took home 1st Place Flat Art > Product Label, and won the Grand Prize for the Advertising & Marketing Division!

Woohoo! Can't wait to show off my banner in New Mexico, and the custom Disk-It BBQ is a fantastic prize to take home! 

Love & hot sauce

 

Scott

Brown Label: 2016 Good Food Awards Finalist!

I could not be more excited to share with you all that Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Brown Label has been named a finalist in the 2016 Good Food Awards!

 

Since the inception of Lucky Dog Hot Sauce, I've been committed to sourcing locally whenever possible, and often at greater cost to produce my products. As such, it is both personally rewarding and a huge honor professionally to be recognized as a part of this community of responsible food producers.

 

The 2016 Good Food Awards winners will be notified in the coming weeks. While of course I'd love to win, I'm beyond thrilled to have Lucky Dog Hot Sauce named a finalist in a field of nearly 2000 products.

 

The Good Food Awards are something special, transcending "hot sauce awards", as a celebration of integrity, sustainability, and responsibility in food production.

 

I'm incredibly psyched to be a part of this year's Good Food Awards, and to be named as a finalist is a dream come true.  I always strive to improve as a sauce maker, so it is especially awesome that this is for my newest product, Brown Label.

 

Wish me luck in the coming weeks - looking at the field of finalists, I'll need it!

 

Love & Hot Sauce 

Scott

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Wins 3rd Golden Chile at Zestfest 2015!

 

1st place Hot (Golden Chile) - Black Label


2nd Place Pepper Blend - Pink Label

3rd Place Jalapeno - Green Label

3rd Place Medium - Orange Label

3rd Place Label Art - Dia del perro

Woohoo! 

 

Scott Zalkind
Hot Sauce Guy
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce

Dia del Perro among 6 1st place wins at the 8th annual The Hot Pepper Awards!

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce scored big at the 8th annual THPA's! 
The new Dia del Perro won 4 awards with a single entry!
#1 Overall for Hot Sauce, and 1st in Mild, with 1st place wins in the sub-categories Serrano & Ethnic! 
Woohoo! Thanks so much to the judges at the THPAs!
Love & hot sauce
Scott Zalkind
Hot Sauce Guy
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce

Dia del Perro Label Wins Big at the World Hot Sauce Awards in Louisiana!

The World Hot Sauce Awards results were announced in Louisiana on Friday, 07/18/14 & I'm beyond psyched to announce that Lucky Dog Hot Sauce's new Dia del Perro label won both 1st place in Label Art & also 1st overall in the Marketing Division! 

Coming Soon!  

 

1st Place, Label Art Category, Marketing Division - Dia del Perro 

 

1st Place, Overall Marketing Division Winner - Dia del Perro 

 

Woohoo! Congratulations to Robin Case & Erik Bucher who's collaborative efforts made this possible, and thanks to Kara Thauer for the original Lucky Dog label that inspired it all. 

Love and hot sauce


Scott Zalkind
Hot Sauce Guy
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce

 

Lucky Dog Hot Sauce in Edible East Bay Magazine!

Edible East Bay Magazine, May, 2014

It started as a weekend hobby and turned into a hot commodity. So just over a year ago, after seven years of tinkering with recipes at home, former IT and project management man Scott Zalkind ditched the day job in favor of slinging hot sauce at farmers’ markets and festivals. It’s proven to be a critical success: Zalkind’s Lucky Dog hot sauce, a line of six flavors that run from extra mild to extra hot, has taken top honors at hot sauce competitions around the country ever since. We’re talking 22 awards and counting. Not too shabby, given that there’s a lot of competition out there now. Hot sauce production is, well, a red-hot industry these days.....(read more...)

 

 

Scott Zalkind
Hot Sauce Guy
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce

More Customer Submitted Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Pics!

I love customer submitted pics - I don't make sauce to win awards or get attention, I make sauce for people who love good food. It's always a joy for me to see happy customers, and the things they cook with Lucky Dog Hot Sauce! Thank you all for the photos and please do keep the pictures coming!  Much love to you all! 

~Scott Z, AKA "hot sauce guy"
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Luke N shows us how he's helping to create a future Lucky Dog Hot Sauce fan. Start 'em early Luke! 
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Gaylan S with Mr Butters (and Mr Butter's tongue - she must have fed him some Lucky Dog!)
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Chris J rockin' the Lucky Dog t-shirt like a boss!
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Paul B's dog Lucy really wants to be the next cover model for Lucky Dog Hot Sauce! 
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Walid Sure loves his toys...and Lucky Dog Hot Sauce!  He says, "talk nerdy to me"! 
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Jessica H adores her Lucky Dog Hot Sauce tank top, and I certainly adore Jessica for sending us this hot shot! 
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Holly D helping to spread the love - apparently a little hot sauce tasting wasn't enough for this new LDHS fan! 
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Chris J with a spectacular shot of pork fried rice heated up by Pink Label!
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Holly D's daughter Shaylie who "hates everything" apparently looooooves her Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Purple Label! 
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Chris J's epic 1 lb cheeseburger slathered in LDHS Green Label! 
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James H has his son hooked! 
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If Holly D keeps creating addicts like this I might have to get her on commission. ;) 
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Elaine F using Black Label on raw oysters - great pairing! 
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Billy G showing off his XMas present! 
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The "Raider Gator" is a big fan of Black Label - must be the color scheme?

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Elaine F's super secret beef jerkey marinade ingredient? The THPA Overall Hot Sauce category winning Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Red Label
(hmm...maybe not so secret any more...oops!)
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Paul B's Super Bowl Chicken Wings ALA Green Label! 
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What has two thumbs and loves Lucky Dog Hot Sauce?  Representing from the Big Island, Michael M rockin' his Lucky Dog Hot Sauce t-shirt! 
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Dave Q's awesome stew! 
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Tamara W showing us you don't have to be big to have big tastes in hot sauce! 
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Kevin W's epic scrambled eggs (prepared by his #1 son) 
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The End
(Get it? haha - Thank you Chicks & Salsa!)
 

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