Results of the 2007 Scovie Awards, which recognizes top fiery foods products from around the globe, are in and the Bermuda Jam Factory was selected as a winner in one of the world’s most competitive gourmet food competitions. The Bermuda Jam Factory which manufactures a line of gourmet hot pepper jams, has received a 2007 Scovie Award.  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. 

Bermuda Jam Factory’s product, Storm Surge, placed 2nd overall in the competition’s Sweet heat – Jams and Jellies category. Over 700 products from around the world competed for top honors. 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.” 

Many of the Scovie award winning products, as well as thousands of other products, will be available to both trade buyers and consumers at the 23rd Annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, March 4-6, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.