Hospitality Business Magazine

Frizzell’s sauces in hot form on global awards circuit

rsz_3-award_for_taco_chipotle_hot_sauce_125ml_rrp_899_credit_dan_bussellSarah and Otis Frizzell’s The Lucky Taco is on a roll, taking out its fourth product award win in the past 12 months. This time it’s in Louisiana at the World Hot Sauce Awards, where the couple’s TLT Chipotle Hot Sauce has gained a silver medal in the Chipotle category.

The same sauce won gold in Australasia’s 2015 Mr Chilli Awards late last year and the duo also took out two gongs at the Zest Fest in Texas earlier this year.

Sarah Frizzell, co-founder and owner of The Lucky Taco says, “We know people love our products in New Zealand, but it’s bloody fantastic to be recognised internationally”.

“However, it does also prove we are on the right track for world taco domination – and our next step is nationwide distribution by year’s end,” Sarah says.

Considered the world’s most prestigious chilli awards, the World Hot Sauce, BBQ and Spicy Food Awards is a competition to find the best extreme and intense foods in the world. It attracted 1,000 products from 213 companies representing 16 countries.

The Lucky Taco Chipotle Hot Sauce is the milder child from The Lucky Taco hot sauce range, combining a low bite with an addictive smoky orange kick.

Other awards received by The Lucky Taco include:

Voted one of the best food trucks in the world in 2015 by Expedia.

‘People’s Choice Award’ for ‘Best Food Truck in Auckland 2015’ by Metro magazine.

Gold for ‘BEST CHIPOTLE’ in Australasia’s 2015 ‘Mr Chilli’ Awards in October 2015.

Gold in the USA ‘Zest Fest 2016’ for the Jalapeño Hot Sauce in the ‘medium heat’ category.

Winner of ‘Zest Fest Silver Award 2016’ for the ‘Chilli Salt with Lemon & Lime’ in the ‘Drink Enhancer’ category.