“Spirit of Attila”, a Hungarian brand of chili sauce, has been named the world’s best at the World Hot Sauce Awards, held in the US state of Louisiana, in the third-strongest category (Hot sauce/Hot).
The competition, held in the US state of Louisiana, saw 109 producers from the world’s 14 countries compete with 284 products in 49 categories. Spirit of Attila beat almost three hundred products to be crowned winner of the Hot sauce/Hot category, the event’s third-strongest, László Diczkó, head of Chili Hungaria Manufaktúra, the producer of the award-winning sauce, said.
“The category in which we ran is the most popular, with around thirty competitors – so far in the competition’s history, Americans have always won. This year, awards were won by three non-American countries but only we managed to win, which makes us very happy and proud”, the manufacturer, who was the first Hungarian to run in a world competition with a hot product, said. “I believe that this is a great recognition for the entire Hungarian craft industry”, he said.
Spirit of Attila is the manufacturer’s flagship product, which, although not the spiciest, is the favourite among both domestic and foreign buyers. It is made of two types of pepper, ghost chili and dorset naga, both of which have set Guinness records for their strength.
The award-winning sauce is manufactured in Kaba, eastern Hungary.