Great Lakes Regional Chili Cookoff

Mark your calendars!!

Sunday October 9th 2011, Little Diablo Salsa will be at the 16th Annual Great Lakes Regional Chili cookoff and Salsa competition!  The event is being held in the beautiful downtown Kellogg Park, Plymouth, Michigan from 11am-5pm.  Weather forecast for sunday is sunny and 80.   What a great way to spend a beautiful fall day.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sponsor Vendor Food Booths 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Restaurant Chili Challenge 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Chili Charity Rides Arrive 11:30 a.m.

National Anthem 11:57 a.m.

People's Choice Samples 12:00 p.m.

Battle of the Businesses Samples 12:00 p.m.

Motorcycle Bike Show 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Live Band 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

Dance Performances 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

Children's Activities 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

Hottest Dog Contest 2:00 p.m.

Competition Chili Samples Green 1:30 p.m. / Red 3:00 p.m.

Announcements Awards Bikes 4:45 p.m. / Chili 5:00 p.m.

Make sure to stop by our booth (#12) and say Hi!  We will be sampling our salsas and will have jars for sale as well.

Scoville Scale

Scoville ScaleDo you know what the hottest peppers in the world are?

  1. Bhut Jolokia Pepper
  2. Habenero
  3. Cayenne
  4. Serrano
  5. Jalapenos
  6. Chipolte
  7. Pepperoncini

News From Little Diablo

Salsa fact: Salsa is (typically) made from tomatoes, a vegetable rich in heart healthy lycopenes. These carotenoids are being studied for their role in preventing various types of cancer, particularly prostate cancer as well as heart disease prevention. Cooked, processed tomatoes are the best source of lycopenes since the heat makes the carotenoids more available for absorption. Little Diablo uses only fresh, vine ripe tomatoes along with a whole lot of other yummy fresh things.

Salsas Health Benefits

  • Eating Salsa counts as vegetable. Just ask my mom!
  • Salsa is a great way to eat healthy and have fun at the same time. If you choose a multigrain chip you get a double bonus!
  • Did you know that the tomatoes in salsa provide you with the health benefits of Lycopene. This is helpful in preventing  cancer.
  • Salsa is also made up of several different peppers. These peppers contain “Capsaicin” which makes them hot.  “Capsaicin” increases blood flow to the stomach which makes your metabolism increase. Thereby increasing the number of calories your body burns.
  • Tyring to lose weight?  Adding salsa can help! Salsa can boost your metabolic rate and can help you eat less and feel satisfied. In other words, it suppresses appetite and increase the calories your body burns.