Father and son team beat the odds to win Peoples Choice Award

Elijah's Xtreme Ghost Pepper Sauce wins 1st for BEST HOT SAUCE of Zest Fest 2015

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GASTONIA, N.C., Feb. 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For those who appreciate the hotter things in life, it would make sense that Irving, Texas would play host to the Fiery Food Challenge - 10th annual Zest Fest. Over 10,000 attended the hottest food festival and competition yet, Zest Fest 2015, where over 160 spiciest exhibitors were challenged to stand out in the fast-growing market of spicy foods and hot sauces. The father and son team, Elijah's Xtreme™ Ghost Pepper Sauce, based in Gastonia, N.C., proved they have something special by winning 1st Place - Hot Sauce in the coveted Peoples Choice Award.

Elijah's Xtreme™ was launched in mid-June 2014, after several years of tinkering with different recipes. In the summer of 2013 Elijah (son) and Bret (father) perfected their recipe. They set their goal to create a new hotter, thicker, gourmet hot sauce and most importantly, focused not only on heat, but a superior flavor. Their creation - Elijah's Xtreme Ghost Pepper Sauce - blends heat and their unique flavor, allowing them to win.

Their amazing win came right on the heels of their launch of their sauce, now available in Bass Pro Shops nationwide, Pepper Palace stores. From humble beginnings they started their small business from the ground up, finding support though several local shops willing to sell their bold hot sauce.

"It's amazing how word of mouth has really helped grow our brand," says Bret Morey, founder and partner. "I think it shows we have something very special as most ghost pepper sauces are focused solely on heat, not flavor. Ours is different and we cannot wait for the world to taste the difference."

As the hot sauce movement in the culinary world continues to grow, Elijah's Xtreme™ Ghost Pepper Sauce stood above the competition and fans of heat and flavor took notice.

About Elijah's Xtreme Ghost Pepper Sauce:
Elijah's Xtreme™ was founded on the rapid growing demand for hotter, better tasting, hot sauce. Father and son, Bret and Elijah Morey used the Naga Jolokia or Ghost Pepper (which is ranking 3rd of the world's hottest peppers) and Habaneros to add more flavor and blend with other fresh ingredients that give Elijah's Xtreme a delicious taste that balances both the flavor and the heat. The goal being a thicker, hotter, more flavorful, gourmet style blend that would taste great and provide just enough spice to add a nice kick to any recipe or dish.

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