Pecos Red Awards

Golden Chile Award

Chile Pepper/Cooking Zesty Magazine hosts the Fiery Food Challenge, the longest running, most recognized, and most prestigious competition in the world of zesty foods. Conceived as a means of recognizing superior products and implemented through a series of blind tastings by culinary experts, the Fiery Food Challenge has become the industry benchmark of spicy foods worldwide.

In 2003, 2004, and 2005 our Green Chile Chowder Mix placed in the top third of the Cook Off Soup division. In 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, and 2018, our already-famous Pecos Red Chili Mix earned a coveted Golden Chile Award by taking first place in the Cook Off Chili con Carne division; the highest award possible for our product!

International Zesty Food Show Logo

The International Zesty Food Show, sponsored by Chile Pepper/Cooking Zesty magazine, was held September 26-28, 2003. The People's Preference Awards were determined by the votes of show attendees who were selected at random to participate in the blind judging and were not told which brand of product they were tasting. Pecos Red Chili Mix was awarded first place in the People's Preference category for prepared foods.

Scovie Award

The Scovie Awards Competition has long been the premier and most prestigious professional hot, spicy, and barbecue product content in the Fiery Foods Industry. Founded by Dave DeWitt, publisher of Fiery Foods & Barbecue Business Magazine, the Scovie Awards Competition has become the largest, spiciest, contest of its type in the world. In 2000 there were more than 500 entries from the professional community of hot and spicy manufacturers. Pecos Red Chili Mix won first place in the Meat Required category of the 2001 Scovie Competition.

Go Texan Logo

Formerly called "Taste of Texas", Go Texan is a marketing program for Texas products. Official Go Texan products must be produced in Texas or have a distinct Texas flavor or cooking style. Naturally, Pecos Red Chili Mix fit into this category upon its creation in 1989. Now, with three more distinctly Texas products under its belt, Pecos Red Products proudly displays the Go Texan logo on all our food mixes.