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NZ Hot Sauce Fest + NZ Chilli Eating Champs 2023

NZ Hot Sauce Festival 2023 is set for May 27th at Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen in Auckland. So keep the date FREE!!! See you then it’s gonna be EPIC!

NZ Chilli Eating Champs 2023

2019 CHAMPION: Justin Rummel, Te Awamutu

Runner Greg Miller, Christchurch

3rd Rosser Taylor, Wellington

NZ Chilli Eating Champs 2019

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 CHAMP: Justin Rummel RUNNER UP: Paul Merson

NZ Chilli Eating Champs 2018 FINAL below!


AND THE 2018 CHAMPION is GREG MILLER from Christchurch

Runner Up: Josh Shotter, Paihia

3rd: Justin Rummel, Australia

4th: Tommy Theissen, Canada

5th: James Hay, Auckland

23 rounds of madness this year with footage and photos to come shortly………

2018 Heat CHAMPIONS 
Heat 1: Denise Zhu, Auckland
Heat 2: Josh Shotter, Paihia
Heat 3: Denise Zhu, Auckland
Heat 4: Verne Koti, Hokianga
Heat 5: Greg Miller, Christchurch
Heat 6: Rudy Orterga, Palmerston North
Heat 7: Leah Peneha, Hawke’s Bay
Heat 8: James Hay, Auckland
Heat 9: Steve Hodson, Wellington
Heat 10: Stewart Gauld, Tauranga
Heat 11: Josh Shotter, Rotorua
Heat 12: Justin Rummel, Hamilton
Heat 13: Harrison Walmsley-Bartlett, Dunedin

NZ Chilli Eating Champs Final 2017

CHAMPION 2011: Daniel “the Chilli Annihilator” Naera, Hokianga

CHAMPION 2012: Dangerous Dave Adams, Auckland

CHAMPION 2013: Simon HELLFIRE Smith, Wellington

CHAMPIONS 2014: William “Chilli Willie” Austin, Kerry “The Killer” McGruddy, Auckland

CHAMPION 2015: Josh HOTTER Shotter, Rotorua

CHAMPION 2016: Josh HOTTER Shotter, Paihia

CHAMPION 2017: Stewart Gauld, Tauranga

CHAMPION 2018: Greg Miller, Chrsitchurch

The 2018 NATIONAL FINAL will be held at Sweat Shop Brew Bar, Sale St, Auckland May 26! As part of the NZ Hot Sauce Festival which will be on May 26th & 27th!

Get here and get HOT!

2011 Finals

2012 Finals

2013 Finals

2015 Finals

Interview with Josh and Willie just after the FINAL!

2016 Finals

New HOTTEST Chilli Scoville Ratings:

1Carolina Reaper 2,200,000
2Trinidad Scorpian Moruga 2,009,231
3Louisiana Creeper 1,900,000
4Choc 7 pot/ Douglah 1,853,936
5Bhut Jolokia 1,578,548
6TS Butch T 1,463,700
77 Pot Primo 1,461,333
8Naga Viper 1,382,118
97 pot Brainstrain 1,350,000
10CPP Naga 1,200,000

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