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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]


Kiwi Hot Sauces Among World’s Best

Kiwi Hot Sauces Among World’s Best Three New Zealand hot sauce companies can now claim to be World Champions after beating out entries from around the globe in the 2015 World Hot Sauce Awards. Northland’s Fire Dragon Chillies took out the World Champion title in the ‘Ultra Hot’ category for the second year running for [Read More]


NZ Herald Article about 2015 Chilli Champs Final

It’s hotter than X-Factor or Dancing with The Stars, and competitors could end up seeing stars at the end of it. The finals of the New Zealand Chilli Eating Championship takes place this afternoon at the Sweat Shop Brew Bar in central Auckland. In what is possibly the country’s hottest competition, the 18 finalists will [Read More]



A small Hokianga chilli sauce business has put the heat on international competition by coming second at the New York City Hot Sauce Festival contest, the Screaming MiMis. Adding colour to that success in the world’s hottest competition, in Northland the dry-heat loving plants are grown in a rainforest. Fire Dragon Chillies grower and sauce [Read More]

Smoky Dragon in all sizes! What size can you handle?

If you like your food HOT, you’ve come to the right place because all our sauces are packed with real chillies and are guaranteed to wake up those taste buds. All our chillies are grown organically in Aotearoa and only the finest make it into our sauce. We are 100% grown and produced in NZ. [Read More]


What Are People Saying?

“If you want sauce that captures the exotic flavour and crazy blistering heat of the Bhut Jolokia Pepper no need to look any further than Dragon’s Fury!!! Definitely a MUST for any serious chilli lover and not for the faint hearted. Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!” – Ted Woolman, Wellington “I had a couple of my chilli mad [Read More]