Results of the 2008 Scovie Awards, which recognizes top fiery foods products from around the globe are in and Freedom Grill of Poway, Calif. was selected as a winner in one of the world’s most competitive gourmet food competitions. Freedom Grill, which manufactures Fire Brand Grilling Sauces, has received Four 2008 Scovie Awards. In the industry’s most rigorous blind tastings, a panel of the country’s top culinary experts sampled hundreds of the world’s most lauded gourmet foods, and the top scoring products each won a coveted Scovie banner.
Freedom Grill Fire Brand Hickory Molasses Bar-B-Q Sauce won 2nd Place in the Hot, American Style Barbecue Sauce Category and Fire Brand Original Steak Sauce took 3rd place honors in the Condiment Category for Meat Sauce. The Fire Brand product brochure and web site both received 3rd place honors in product marketing categories.
“The Scovie Awards are a great addition to the 4 awards Fire Brand Grilling Sauces won at this year’s National Barbecue Association’s Awards of Excellence and are a testament to the hard work of everyone at Freedom Grill,” exclaimed Scott Salter, Freedom Grill’s Founder.
783 products from around the world competed for top honors at the 2008 Scovies. The Scovie Awards were created by Dave DeWitt, editor of Fiery-Foods & BBQ Magazine and founder of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show. The awards are named for Wilbur Scoville who pioneered a rating scale for spicy foods and have become the industry standard for excellence in more than 60 categories of fiery foods.
“Every year, I am increasingly impressed with the diversity and quality of the products entered in the Scovie Awards,” notes Dave DeWitt, dubbed by the New York Times as the “Pope of Peppers” and the author of over 30 books on fiery cuisines. “Our winners this year include not only great product diversity, but geographic diversity as well. This year, our winners represent companies from 32 states and four countries. This year’s Scovie winners truly exemplify the diversity and quality of this industry.”
About Freedom Grill Fire Brand Grilling Sauces
Fire Brand Grilling Sauces are the natural extension of Freedom Grill’s never-ending quest for better barbecue. Freedom Grill designs and markets innovative products and accessories for the tailgating, camping and outdoor activities markets. Headquartered in Poway, California, the company’s pioneering barbecues are recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as “The Official Grill of Tailgating” and Fire Brand Grilling Sauces have won multiple national gourmet food awards. Freedom Grill products are sold through specialty BBQ, sporting goods, and hardware retailers. For more information visit www.freedomgrill.com or www.firebrandsauce.com