Local Pepper-Eating Contest at Hot Shot Bakery

I posted an open-ended question on facebook yesterday… “I love St. Augustine for its _____.”

Many people wrote locals, community events, and restaurants. Well, this Saturday you can enjoy all three at once! Hot Shot Bakery is hosting their annual chocolate-dipped-datil-pepper contest and a datil-and-apple recipe contest.

Hot Shot Bakery was the first to sell Chocolate Dipped Datil Peppers- it's now a St. Auggie tradition!
Hot Shot Bakery was the first to sell Chocolate Dipped Datil Peppers- it’s now a St. Auggie tradition!

Do you think you have what it takes to win a pepper-eating contest? You get more than bragging rights- Mrs. Sherry offers up great prizes, too. When I judged the last event, prizes ranged from a weekend away at St. Francis Inn (for the winning recipe) to a basket of her datil sauces.

Even if you’re not up for a hot-hot-HOT snack, come out to cheer on competitors and order lunch from one of my favorite bakeries in town. I’ll be there and would love to meet you and to hear what your favorite thing on Hot Shot’s menu is!

Chocolate Dipped Datil Pepper St Augustine

Event: 4th Annual Chocolate-Dipped Datil Pepper Eating Contest & Datil Pepper & Apple Recipe Contest
When: April 18, 1:00
Where: Hot Shot Bakery on Granada Street
More Info: Hot Shot Bakery’s Facebook Page

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