Not only has Mrs. Renfro’s Ghost Pepper Salsa picked up an award for its “scary hot” flavor, it now has an award for its good looks.
At the recent International Metal Decorators Association (IMDA) conference in Bloomington, Ill., Renfro Foods, manufacturers of Mrs. Renfro’s Ghost Pepper Salsa, was presented with the 2012 IMDA Excellence in Quality Award for “Best of Category—Closure Design” for its ghost peppers emblazoned-in-fire jar lid.
“TricorBraun Design Group refined our idea into this award-winning design, which was then manufactured beautifully by Silgan White Cap,” says Renfro Foods President Doug Renfro. “We are delighted with the results.”
The Ghost Pepper lid was created last year to commemorate Renfro Foods teaming up with New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute (CPI) in support of creating a permanent research endowment chair for the Institute. A portion of sales from the Ghost Pepper salsa, Renfro Foods’ fastest-growing new item in the company’s history, is earmarked for the institute’s endowed chair.