Fiery Foods Show draws in hottest chile

Created: 02/28/2014 6:46 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4

It was unusually hot today at the Sandia Casino & Resort. Vendors from around the state and even across the country set up shop to deliver their hot and spicy treats.

Dave DeWitt, the founder of the National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show, jokingly says that they think they can't fit any more people in but somehow they do.

"People love it and they've been coming for so long it becomes a part of their routine like the State Fair, Balloon Fiesta, and that sort of thing. We're in the same level, I think," he said.

The draw of the show brought in "Stretch", who is known for his hot sauces.

"It's my first year participating. Last year, I just came through to check out the whole scene and it was absolutely amazing so I had to come down," he told us while displaying his Grinders Sauces from Kansas City.

There's raspberry red chile jam from Corrales, green and red chile beef jerky from Algodones, and certainly not for the faint of heart and not for those who don't have a stomach made of steel is the Carolina Reaper.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this is the hottest chile in the world.

If the Carolina Reaper won't draw you in, don't worry. There are plenty of different sauces and spices to choose from that won't burn your mouth.

The show continues all weekend long and is $15 for adults and $5 for youth 18 and younger. Children under 6 get in for free.

To find out more about the Fiery Foods show, visit

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