What’s happening with Hacienda Maize and in the hot pepper jelly world…

Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich in Denver, 2014, The Jammin’ Mira Sol Melt

Scovie Awards 2014: 2nd in hot pepper jelly, 1st in desserts

Chile Pepper Awards 2013: 1st in hot pepper jelly, 1st in desserts, 1st in chocolates

#1 in Top 25 Colorado-Made Food Products, edibleAspen magazine, winter 2013

Livestrong says “…hot peppers, hot sauce and salsa are among the healthiest foods on the planet…”  Read article here: The Health Benefits of Hot Sauce

Hot pepper jelly is #1 on Dr. OZ‘s list of belly-blasting strategies.  Two tablespoons per day to kick-start your metabolism.  And your endorphins.  Unapologetically Delicious™ly!  The video (Part 1) can be accessed here: Dr. Oz Belly Blasters.

Fire on The Fax, fun video of sandwich-making at Marczyk Fine Foods

June 2013: Making plans for chile-harvest time.  We’ll be on the road Pueblo CO for the Chiles y Frijoles Festival, Houston TX for the Houston Hot Sauce Festival, and New Orleans LA for the Chile Pepper Extravaganza sponsored by Chile Pepper Magazine.  We plan to meet up with WWOZ (great musical culture stream-able live from NOLA) folks while there.

May 2013: Welcoming Savory Spice Shops to our retailer family.  Your senses bloom in these shops.  Treat yourself by visiting.

April 2013: Welcoming Punch Bowl Social as one of our Jammin’ food wizards and retailers.  Winner of one of Westword‘s Best of Denver awards this year!

March 2013: Welcoming Malara Gardens and Farmer’s Market to the Hacienda Maize Family.

February 2013: Welcoming The Kansas City BBQ Store, and Woodburn’s Market and Deli of Arvada CO.
Amazing, sweet/savory/spicy addition to dishes on Gabby Gourmet with Steve Miller, 2/9/13

January 2013: Happy New Year, new accomplishments and a new retailer: Khristopher’s Culinaire in Ouray, CO

Pueblo chiles make sweet jellies at Hacienda Maize, in The Denver Post
My favorite recipe they feature is Pecans Picante per The Grace(full) Plate Food Blog
Every man cave needs some Jalapeño Jelly per Theresa Farney, Table Talk on KVOR radio

December 2012: Many happy hot pepper jelly lovers were introduced to Hacienda Maize Fire-Roasted Chile Jammin’ Jellies!

Gourmet Holiday Gifts, Gabby Gourmet on Channel 7 with Bertha Lynn
Fire-Roasted Chile Jelly Trio Gift, and profiled in Colorado Parent magazine

November 2012: Starting to ramp up for the holidays.  Keep us in mind for your gift-giving, both personal and corporate.
Colorado Proud Gift Guide, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Testimonial with M.B. and Amy, Colorado Springs

October 2012: C and D Hardware, the hip hardware store of Houston’s Heights, is our newest retailer.  Welcome!
Stir-frying with Jammin’ Jelly, Erin Nelson

September 2012: Glorious harvest time, the delicious aroma of roasting chiles, and lots of appearances at Festivals celebrating chiles!

August 2012: We are delighted to announce new retail partners — Alfalfa’s in Boulder, and The Singing Cook in Louisville, CO!
Testimonial, Denver County Fair

August 2012: Here’s a video from SummerToast that pretty much sums us up: passion, playfulness, and excellence: Hacienda Maize at SummerToast 2012

August 2012: You can now find Hacienda Maize among the jet-set.  Next time you’re taking the Gulf Stream out to hook up with friends and need a great host/ess gift, find us at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.  Thanks, Gordy!

August 2012: We are pleased to be included in the Colorado Governor’s Garden Party 2012.

August 2012: Serioz on 17th, Uptown, Denver, is serving up the “Zesty Cucumber” cocktail, featuring Jammin’ Jelly and Pearl Cucumber vodka.

2012: Our Diablo Jammin’ Jelly was a huge hit at the 2012 Fiery Foods & BBQ Festival in Albuquerque!  (As were Jalapeño and Mira Sol.  Diablo had particular charm for this audience.)

2012: WWOZ and Sweet Home New Orleans are fans of Jammin’ Jelly, and vice versa!  Stream great music at and help New Orleans musicians at  Also watch the post-Katrina New Orleans HBO series Treme — it’s awesome!  The Treme theme song is performed by John Boutte

May 2012: ACE Greeley (CO) — two stores (10th St, and 11th Ave) join our growing list of retailers.

May 2012: Ritz-Carlton Denver is featuring Jammin’ Jellies with their Mother’s Day Brunch.  Executive Chef Justin Fields is working magic with our savory pepper jellies.

April 2012: ACE Longmont (CO) is a newly-added retailer of Jammin’ Jelly.  Gorgeous store, with lots of gourmet cooking ware and gourmet foods!

March 2012: Montana Fur Trading Company is now offering Jammin’ Jellies to visitors from around the world.  They are located in Martin City, Montana, the gateway to Glacier National Park.

Spring 2012: Kickin’ It Up With Jammin’ Jellies
Chefs and bartenders are bringing Jammin’ Jelly into their creations, recognizing the flavor TNT that even a little dollop offers.  Some favorites:
Serioz restaurants in Denver offer an antipasto platter with Jammin’ Jellies, and at the Serioz on 17th location, Mojitos with Mira Sol and Old Fashioned cocktails with Diablo.
The Highland Tavern on 34th and Navajo: if you time your visit right, they offer burger sliders with Jalapeño Jammin’ Jelly, peanut butter, bacon and julienned apples.  Unbelievably good!  See for photo (and LIKE us!).

November 2011: Making Believers
We get such joy out of your enjoyment of our Jammin’ Jellies!  Today our chile pepper producer, Shane Milberger of Pueblo, relates having been at a party recently where Diablo and Jalapeño Jammin’ Jellies were served.  He saw 40 people enthusiastically devour these delights, and admits that he had been skeptical when we first discussed working together on Jammin’ Jellies.  ! Savor !

November 2011: In “Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine” the Hacienda Maize Savory Special™ Gift Basket for the Holidays — meal for six of deliciousness that includes Hacienda Maize Jammin’ Jelly varieties and Women’s Bean Project goodies.  The article offers many other fabulous gift ideas!  They say it best: “Give Much & Get Merry!”
! Savor !

October 2011: Hacienda Maize on Channel 7 with Gabby Gourmet and Bertha Lynn!
! Savor !

September 2011: Chile Chili Festival fires up Colorado Springs

August 2011: Find our Jammin’ Jelly in the Blueberry Jammin’ Cream recipe in the August ‘Colorado Homes and Lifestyles’ Magazine!
! Savor !

Events previous to November 2012 (Check our homepage for recent and upcoming events):

October 2012: Dia de Los Muertos, Denver Botanic Gardens

October 2012: Colorado Springs Women’s Living Expo

October 2012: Colorado Cheese Fest

September 2012: Denver Chili Fest

September 2012: Pueblo Chiles y Frijoles Festival

September 2012: Chile Fest at Nick’s Garden Center

September 2012: Sunnyside Music Festival

September 2012: Louisville Fall Festival

September 2012: Chile Chili Festival

August 2012: Governor’s Garden Party

August 2012: Denver County Fair

August 2012: New West Fest, Fort Collins

August 2012: Tennyson Street Wine Festival

August 2012: SummerToast, Denver

July 2012: Tastings at retailers, including Kitchen Collage, Marczyk Fine Foods
and A Touch of Colorado

June 2012: Highlands Festival, Denver

June 2012: Frisco BBQ Challenge, Frisco CO

June 2012: The Colorado Experience, Denver CO

June 2012: CHUN People’s Fair, Denver

May 2012: Food and Kitchen Expo, Denver, Professional Chefs Association

May 2012: Boulder Art & Jazz Festival

April 2012: Northern Colorado Home & Garden Show

March 2012: Denver Home Show

March 2012: National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show, Albuquerque NM

Jan 2012 Colorado Motorcycle Show and Swap

Jan 2012 Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase

Jan 2012 The International Sportsmen’s Exposition, Denver Convention Center

Dec 2011 CHAC Gallery, opening reception: Celebrating our Lady of Guadalupe and Christmas Mercado, Denver CO

Nov 2011 Arvada Art and Holiday Fair, Arvada CO

Nov 2011 Holiday Food and Gift Festival, Denver CO

Nov 2011 Holiday Food and Gift Festival, Colorado Springs CO

Nov 2011 Colorado Country Christmas Show, Denver CO

Oct 2011 Junior League Holiday Mart, Denver CO

Oct 2011 Dia de Los Muertos, Denver Botanic Gardens (fantastico!)

Sep 2011 Pueblo Chiles y Frijoles Festival, Pueblo CO

Sep 2011 Taste of Colorado, Denver CO

Aug 2011 Lakewood Chile Harvest Arts Festival, Lakewood CO

Aug 2011 Olathe Sweet Sweet Corn Festival, Olathe CO

Jul 2011 Denver County Fair, Denver CO

Mar 2011 Denver Home Show, Denver CO

…and various farmers’ markets, in-store appearances, play dates…


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