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NZ Hot Sauce Festival 19

NZ Hot Sauce Fest + NZ Chilli Eating Champs 2019

DATES ARE SET FOR 2019, May 25th & 26th so keep the dates FREE!!! See you then it’s gonna be EPIC! Get your tickets here Heats for the 2019 NZ Chilli Eating Champs   HEAT 1 CHAMP: Matt Debono RUNNER UP: Verne Koti Heat 2 CHAMP: Justin Rummel RUNNER UP: Paul Merson Heat 3 [Read More]

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The Kiwi chilli sauce ‘punching above its weight’ by Radio NZ

Our Kiwi chilli sauce has made the national headlines. We are very stoked to have been interviewed by Radio NZ last week. National radio (RNZ) has over 645,200 New Zealanders or 15.5% of the population, tuned in each week! You can listen to the Clint Meyer radio interview here… Radio interview from Radio NZ Country Life, 9:30 [Read More]

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NZ Hot Sauce Fest 2018

The 2nd NZ HOT SAUCE FETIVAL is on again at Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen in Auckland. This years event promises to be even hotter with more HOT sauces and chilli products for you to try! We even have some of the biggest names in the Australian chilli world coming over for the event with Neil Smithfrom The [Read More]

Extreme chilli eating like swallowing a hot coal

Wow we made National News in again!

Check out this very cool news article on the website… Source: Extreme chilli eating: like swallowing a hot coal Chilli grower and reviewer Neil Smith tested out a big black mama at the annual Hot Sauce Festival in Auckland’s Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen on Saturday. He was joined by event organiser Clint Meyer, before [Read More]


Running nose, shaky knees and blurred sight? It must be the national chilli-eating competition

Eyes were streaming, foreheads exploded with perspiration, and in the end, one hardened chilli-eater was left standing at the Chilli Eating Championship on Saturday night. A crowd of nearly 400 people crowded Auckland’s Sweat Shop Brew Bar for the fire-breathing competition in which 34-year-old Josh Shotter took out gold for the second year running. The [Read More]


Northland proves it’s really hot stuff in the 2016 World Hot Sauce Awards

Two Northland chilli producers are hot property after capturing one gold and one bronze medal in the 2016 World Hot Sauce Awards. Hokianga’s organic growers, Fire Dragon Chillies, owned by Clint Meyer, took out the gold medal for the third year in a row in the extra-hot section with their Fire Dragon Chillies Deadly Chilli [Read More]

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New Zealand Reigns Supreme at the 2016 World Hot Sauce Award

New Zealand Reigns Supreme at the 2016 World Hot Sauce Awards New Zealand won a combined haul of 11 medals at this year’s World Hot Sauce Awards. The American-based World Hot Sauce Awards are considered the most prestigious and coveted Chilli awards in the world. This year over 1000 products were entered by 213 companies [Read More]

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Family’s Hot Chilli Sauce Steams Up World Awards

A Hokianga family has a super-fire recipe for creating super hot chilli sauces. Fire Dragon Chillies, established in 2008 by Clint Meyer, won the Ultra Hot division of the World Hot Sauce Awards with its Dragons Fury sauce. The awards were held in the United States in July. “I’m pretty stoked to come out on [Read More]