(November 3, 2008)  Results of the 2008 Scovie Awards, which recognizes top fiery foods products from around the globe, are in and Simple Seasonings RubyZ Special Mix of San Diego, California was selected as a first place award winner in one of the world’s most competitive gourmet food competitions.   Simple Seasonings, which manufactures specialty table seasonings, has received two 2008 Scovie Awards.  In the industry’s most rigorous blind tastings, a panel of the country’s top culinary experts sampled hundreds of the world’s most lauded gourmet foods, and the top scoring products in various categories each won a coveted Scovie banner. 

 In the “Condiments-Unique” category, Simple Seasonings Hickory BBQ took second place while the company’s Simple Seasonings RubyZ Special Mix took first.  Over 700 products from around the world competed for top honors and taking two places in one category was, “wonderful news, but expected, as over the years of development and several contests, Simple Seasonings has won each contest entered”, says Simple Seasonings owner and creator D. “Semo” Cimochowicz. “Developing flavorful, healthy, low salt, high fiber seasonings has been our mission from the start and although the pace has been slow, it’s always been progressive and encouraging. Currently we are negotiating with clients, and Scovie Awards, especially 1st and 2nd Place winners, tends to add a certain level of validation for our products.”

 The Scovie Awards were created by Dave DeWitt, editor of Fiery-Foods & BBQ Magazine and founder of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show. The awards are named for Wilbur Scoville who pioneered a rating scale for spicy foods and have become the industry standard for excellence in more than 60 categories of fiery foods.

 “Every year, I am increasingly impressed with the diversity and quality of the products entered in the Scovie Awards,” notes Dave DeWitt, dubbed by the New York Times as the “Pope of Peppers” and the author of over 30 books on fiery cuisines.   “Our winners this year include not only great product diversity, but geographic diversity as well.  This year, our winners represent companies from 32 states and four countries.  This year’s Scovie winners truly exemplify the diversity and quality of this industry.”

Many of the Scovie Award winning products, as well as thousands of other products, will be available to both trade buyers and consumers at the 21st Annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, February 27-March 1 in Albuquerque, NM.  For information the National Fiery Foods Show, call 505-873-8680, or visit Simple Seasonings will not be at the show as all vendor space has sold out. Look for Simple Seasonings at your specialty and healthy food stores in your area soon!

 For more information about Semo’s Simple Seasonings, contact:

 D. “Semo” Cimochowicz
Simple Seasonings
San Diego
, California 92124                  
(619)-920-7366 – P
(858)-565-1447 – F

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First Place WINNER!
RubyZ Special Mix
(Low Carb Flavor 3rd Place WINNER!, '05)

Second Place WINNER!Hickory BBQ GrillerZ
(Low Carb Flavor 1st Place WINNER!, '05)


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