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Lucky Dog Hot Sauce in Edible East Bay Magazine!

Edible East Bay Magazine, May, 2014 It started as a weekend hobby and turned into a hot commodity. So just over a year ago, after seven years of tinkering with recipes at home, former IT and project management man Scott Zalkind ditched the day job in favor of slinging hot sauce at farmers’ markets and festivals. It’s proven to be a critical success: Zalkind’s Lucky Dog hot sauce, a line of six flavors that run from extra mild to extra hot, has taken top honors at hot sauce competitions around the country ever since. We’re talking 22 awards and counting....

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More Customer Submitted Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Pics!

I love customer submitted pics - I don't make sauce to win awards or get attention, I make sauce for people who love good food. It's always a joy for me to see happy customers, and the things they cook with Lucky Dog Hot Sauce! Thank you all for the photos and please do keep the pictures coming!  Much love to you all! ~Scott Z, AKA "hot sauce guy" ~~~~~~~~~~~~<>~~~~~~~~~~~~ Luke N shows us how he's helping to create a future Lucky Dog Hot Sauce fan. Start 'em early Luke!  ~~~~~~~~~~~~<>~~~~~~~~~~~~ Gaylan S with Mr Butters (and Mr Butter's tongue -...

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Lucky Dog Hot Sauce "Purple Label" Takes Home a Golden Chile!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here's the list I had to create for my farmer's markets (don't really want to have to build a shrine for every market I do...heh) - all told, Lucky Dog Hot Sauce won the 1st in Mild, going back to back for that category 2013-2014, 3x second and 2x third place awards.  Very proud and honored considering how stacked this competition is - every product in the hot sauce category is amazing.  Not bad for 13 months?      I highly encourage you to check out every sauce on the...

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Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Wins Big at the 2013 THPAs!

Announced 12/30/13, Lucky Dog Hot Sauce won 7 awards, including the "THE HOT PEPPER AWARD (#1 Overall)" for hot sauce!   Not bad considering I entered sauces into 7 categories? I didn't have Purple Label or Pink label out in time, but Black Label got some serious love, and I'm beyond happy to report that the Red Label won the 1st place overall hot sauce award!!! As many of you know, when I was a hobbyist, Red Label was my baby - I worked on that sauce for years to make what I considered a great every day, use on...

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