Small Batch Illinois Company Wins First Place Award

Top Quote JAVA & Co. - established in 2008 and owned and operated by a husband and wife team wins coveted 2016 Scovie Award for their small batch Spicy Habanero Caramels. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 12, 2015 - Henry, Illinois - JAVA & CO. WINS FIRST PLACE AWARD AT WORLD'S MOST COMPETITIVE FIERY FOODS CONTEST 2016, Scovie Awards Honors Best Spicy & Savory Food Products.

    The 2016 Scovie Awards judging panel of top culinary experts honored JAVA & Co. with a First Place Award in the Sweet Heat - Candy/Cakes/Pastries/Cookies category for their Spicy Habanero Caramels. This was JAVA & Co.'s first time entering the Scovie Awards. Their winning product was applauded by the judges.

    JAVA & Co. is located in Henry, Illinois and products can be purchased online at JAVA & Co. was created by a husband and wife team utilizing proprietary recipes and handpicked ingredients in their products. Their items are crafted in small batches - offering an assortment of signature coffee infused syrups, sweets and gifts.

    Competition for the 2016 Scovie Awards was tougher than ever, with a new twist. Garden Fresh Salsa, the all-time top Scovie Award winner, did not compete because they were purchased by Campbell Soup for $250 million. They got their start at the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show and the Scovie Awards more than fifteen years ago.

    Dave DeWitt, founder of the Scovie Awards and the National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show, said there were 126 total companies entering from 30 states and 8 countries: the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Austria, New Zealand and Australia.

    "Companies from all over the world continue to recognize the Scovie Awards as the most competitive and challenging blind taste-tested event in the world," DeWitt said. "I'm thrilled that participation in the awards continues to increase year after year."

    The Scovie Awards is an annual competition created by Dave DeWitt that recognizes the top fiery foods products in the world. The awards were named after the Scoville Scale, a measurement of the spicy heat of a chile pepper. It is one of the most competitive blind tasted food competitions. Hundreds of products are entered and go through rigorous tastings to receive the top honors. For more information, visit

    Contact: Jamie Knoll | JAVA & Co. | 971-225-5220 | javaandco ( @ ) live dot com

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