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CaJohns Ignites Houston with Flavor and Fire

CaJohns Fiery Foods wins in Texas!

Westerville, OH, October 7, 2014: CaJohns Fiery Foods brought the flavor and fire to Houston during the 14th Annual Hot Sauce Festival. CaJohns was honored to have received over a dozen awards during Chile Pepper Magazine’s Chili Awards Ceremony, one of the industry’s premiere events, held in conjunction with the Festival.

The latest set of award winners include:

  • 5:08:28 PMDog-On Good Mustard
  • El Chupacabra Hot Sauce
  • Manhattan BBQ Sauce
  • Sassy Steak Seasoning
  • Firehouse Hot Sauce
  • Oaxacan Chipotle Hot Sauce
  • Cara Cara Hot Sauce
  • Quetzalcoatl Hot Sauce
  • Happy Beaver Hot Sauce
  • Al Buddah Hot Sauce
  • Al Buddah Mild Sauce
  • Mangonero Salsa
  • Jalapina Salsa
  • Ghost Chile Black Bean & Corn Salsa
  • CaBoom! Tortilla Strips

CaJohn’s Founder, John ‘CaJohn’ Hard attributes his success to his fresh pepper mash, using fresh peppers instead of fermented mash allows CaJohns to focus on the flavor as well as the fire.

CaJohns Fiery Foods is a small batch salsa, hot sauce and barbeque sauce manufacturer in Westerville, OH. We use only the finest of ingredients and produce in small batches to maintain the highest quality. This attention to quality has enabled us to achieve over 700 International, National and Regional awards

Cajohns Fiery Foods is on “Fire” at the Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival

CaJohns Fiery Foods brings home top hot sauce honors at the first annual International Hot Sauce Festival in Lafayette, Louisiana.


Westerville, OH, August 08, 2014 — CaJohns Fiery Foods traveled to picturesque Acadian Village in Louisiana to participate in the inaugural Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival. According to festival director, Dana Romero, 100 vendors including 30 hot sauce makers descended upon the Cajun village. As with most big festivals there were trophies, ribbons and bragging rights up for grabs. With over 500 entrants, judges tasted everything from a mild fruit salsa to ultrahot table sauces and everything in between. The panel of judges included restaurant owners, chefs, beauty queens, hot sauce enthusiasts and industry experts.

CaJohns Fiery Foods’ Cara Cara Hot Sauce was named World Champion Hot Sauce, taking home division honors. CaJohns Fiery Foods was also honored to earn first place awards for these incredible products:

· Black Bean & Corn Medium Salsa
· Sling Blade Reaper Hot Sauce
· AlBuddah Hot Sweet Chile Sauce
· Mangonero Salsa
· Raspberry Chipotle Salsa

Add in the 7 second and 9 third place awards from the 2014 Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival and CaJohns Fiery Foods had quite a show. For a complete list of the awards, please go to

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Pumpkin Salsa

Stock up on our seasonal salsas

CaJohns Seasonal Salsas

CaJohns Seasonal Salsas

Stock up on our seasonal salsas Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie. While these salsas are super with chips—I enjoy cooking with them even more. Think a little outside the box with us:

  • Sautee boneless pork chops with the Apple Pie Salsa
  • Mix in the Pumpkin Pie Salsa with your meatloaf or burgers
  • Combine the <Apple Pie Salsa with cream cheese and serve with cinnamon pita chips
  • Make chili using a jar of Pumpkin Pie Salsa and our Chili Fixins
  • Please share your ideas and recipes for these fantastic seasonal salsas; I would love to hear how you use CaJohns Salsas.

    Email: recipes and pictures

  • Houston Hot Sauce Festival – 30% off!

    Show special Blog - Hot Sauce

    We are on the road again… CaJohns is traveling West my friends… look for us in Houston at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival this weekend or check us out at the Chile Pepper Extravaganza in New Orleans at the end of Sept. And the first week of October—come visit us in Cincinnati for Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire. We’d love to see you but, we will offer a site-wide discount of 30% on most of our retail products (does not include gift packs, promotional items or chili kits). Just enter the coupon code: SHOW
    Offer good 9/20 – 10/6/2013

    CaJohns and Gluten Free

    CaJohns Chili Kit

    You may notice a new category on our website: Gluten Free. CaJohns did not change our salsa or hot sauce recipes, those are still the same—just now we are making it easier for those following a gluten free diet. So, don’t fret—you’ll still find all the flavor and fire you have come to expect for CaJohns.

    To highlight our commitment to the Gluten Free Community we have added our chili kit to our online store. These kits make fabulous welcome packs for the new neighbors and thoughtful hostess gifts but remember to order one for you for easy weeknight dinners.

    Cyber-Monday in July

    40% off at

    You are invited to save on the full retail line. I can’t wait to see if El Chupacabra or our new Scorch topples the top-selling Trinidad Hot Sauce.

    Date: July 29, 2013
    Time: 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

    Think of this as a good time to stock up on our products or for those people crazy enough you can actually do some holiday shopping. Whatever the reason, we hope take advantage of this amazing opportunity and shop on July 29, 2013.

    Enter the Coupon Code: SNOWFLAKE during checkout.

    Trinidad moruga scorpion hot sauce

    New look, same Trinidad hot sauce and more

    Trinidad moruga scorpion hot sauce

    Trinidad moruga scorpion hot sauce

    Welcome to our re-designed website. The goal is to create something that makes it easy to browse, find products as well as a way to share recipes and photos. As the site progresses, we want to hear from you to kind of make this an interactive site–share your photos of recipes, chiles and even videos of pepper challenges or sauce reviews. If you have something to share: email it to

    CaJohns Pumpkin Pie Salsa and Apple Pie Salsa

    Apple Pie Salsa & Pumpkin Pie Salsa Now Available!

    CaJohns Pumpkin Pie Salsa and Apple Pie Salsa

    A CaJohns Seasonal Salsa Favorites:
    Pumpkin Pie Salsa and Apple Pie Salsa


    CaJohns seasonal favorites are back again this year due to overwhelming popular demand!

    Get it while it lasts! Our mild, yet sweet tasting Pumpkin Pie Salsa and Apple Pie Salsa are favorites every fall.  Both flavors are great with chips or even in chili! If you wait till Thanksgiving, then you may have to wait until next year to get your seasonal salsa.

    If you are looking for something with some heat, try our latest batch of Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Hot Sauce and Salsas.




    The HEAT, the whole HEAT and nothing but the HEAT!


    CaJohns Hot Sauce

    Hot Sauce

    CaJohns Trinidad Moruga Scorpion products are of some of the hottest products we have ever made, using only the freshest Trinidad Moruga Scorpion peppers and a select blend of spices, these products are sure to wake up anyone’s taste-buds whether in a hot sauce, salsa, or even a puree!

    CaJohns Angry Cock Hot Sauce

    Hot Sauce … If You Aren’t Chicken!

    CaJohns Angry Cock Hot Sauce

    CaJohns Angry Cock Hot Sauce

    What makes CaJohns Angry Cock hot sauce so ANGRY? First we start off with 80% fresh “Ghost Chile” puree, then we add a combination of select spices and a splash of vinegar which makes Angry Cock the most formidable of CaJohns extract free sauces yet! This hot sauce is not for the novice, and truthfully, not for your average Chilehead. Think you can take the heat, or are you chicken?








    Trinidad Scorpion Puree

    Trinidad Scorpion is Here!!!

    NEW! Limited Stock Available of the first harvest – $15.00 (2 oz.)
    This is the one you’ve been waiting for! The rare Trinidad Moruga Scorpion-Get The Heat-The Whole Heat-and Nothing but the Heat with our new puree.Trinidad Scorpion PureeThis chile has been rated at 1.4 million SHU and is currently recognized by “The Guinness Book of World Records” as the World’s Hottest Chile. Have you been stung by the Scorpion? Let us know if you have joined CaJohns ENVENOMATION Nation by sharing your sting with us on our Facebook page.

    Trinidad Moruga Scorpion hot sauce coming soon!