On the sweet side of the competition:
PUT DA LIME IN DA CHOC-O-LAT (PDA) by Keith Wooten: Dark chocolate chili & lime biscuit with sweet lime fluff.
VANILLA BOURBON CHERRY (VBC) by Spencer Buskirk: Bourbon soaked cherry and lemon biscuit with vanilla fluff.
On the savory side of the competition:
THE LONG SHOT (LS) by: Mike Aukhertz: Sardine and olive biscuit with mayo, voodoo Zapps and capers.
MEXICAN (M) by Julian Brunt: corn, poblano and sun dried tomato biscuit with queso fresco.
HERE IS WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF THE BISCUITS:
WE ASKED FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND THEY WERE GREAT! ( WE WILL USE THE INITIALS OF THE BISCUITS THAT ARE BEING COMMENTED ON)
We normally do not publish negative comments, but the Long Shot was so polarizing... we couldn't resist mixing a few of those in here.
PDA: Love the surprising flavor combos in the chocolate lime.
VBC: Just beautiful.
LS: A very BRAVE recipe. Even if it is a little overwhelming
PDA: Loving the lime fluff and the biscuit has a nice bite from the chili. Perfect aftertaste!
LS: An unlikely, yet quite harmonious marriage.
VBC: Perfect amount of sweet and tart!
M: I've never had a mexican - style biscuit. I could eat a whole meal consisting of this.
PDA: Love the spice of this!
M: *Yum yum yum*
VBC: The subtle bourbon flavors played wonderfully with the vanilla and lemon
LS: Who is this Mike guy? Is he single? <3 <3 <3 (for the record... he is totally taken!)
VBC: Oh Yeah Yeah!
M: Wakes up your mouth while your tongue does a the happy dance.
PDA: I could taste distinct flavors. The tart of the lime, sweet earthy chocolate then the heat of the chili!
LS: The texture of the sardine biscuit was perfect and the level of saltiness was divine!
PDA: Hands down Delicious - loved the combo of flavors!
LS: The melding of saltiness of the sardine, olive, zapps, & Capers was perfect--one did not over power the other.
M: bright pops of tomato & just the right amount of spice.
VBC: Anything w/ bourbon is automatically better! Amazing job! Moist and the vanilla fluff compliments the biscuit perfectly!
PDA: Cool spicy/sweet combo.
M: This corn bread just broke the "side" mold! Taste like the old west (the good parts)
LS: I really dislike sardines but the capers & other stuff camo-ed it well.
M: This may be corny but it stood out in its field.
LS: There is something fishy about this.
M. It was an a-corn-mplished biscuit.
VBC: The bourbon soaked cherries revive my alcoholism. Thank you
VBC: Always choose alcohol!
VBC: A little swag on the pallet with some notes of baller sauce.
LS: So much good in a biscuit!
VBC: This biscuit reminds me of cherry garcia ice-cream. So good.
M: Sweet and salty! The Sun dried tomatoes are my favorite part about it.
PDA: Very pleasant! Hidden fun! I like the sneaky heat. All the flavors work well with each other.
PDA: I'm a sucker for chocolate. The chili had a nice refreshing punch.
M: My favorite through out the tournament so far.
LS: From memory, it is the worst flavor I have ever had in my mouth, including the 1/2 worm I ate in a boiled peanut! No! Mike, No!
LS: Josh aint right! :( (who's josh?, his name is mike? or is it?)
PDA: I usually don't like chili in chocolate, but this biscuit;s flavors are so well done.
VBC: The vanilla, cherry and lemon are just lovely together
VBC: Brings me back to NOLA days!
LS: It actually made me gag! The worst flavor i've ever attempted to eat. I feel sorry for the prep team that had to touch and smell those nasty fish!
LS: This biscuit had a seafood taste that i loved and the Voodoo chips definitely made it for me.
VBC: Lovely fresh taste and the slight hint of lemon really had me sold.
LS: It really did seem like a long shot that I would choose this biscuit, but the taste was so unique, I was undoubtedly swayed by the end of it!
LS: 3 different flavors all hit me in perfect harmony. Capers/mayo initially peaking with sardines and tapering off with olive!
M: Delicious! No more sardines - ever - Please!
LS: I feel like I was transported to england for some fish n chips! Funky & Delicious!
LS: A lot of complex flavors to offer.
VBC: Bourbon cherries, Yum!
LS: The worst thing Ive put into my mouth since last weekend. Don't want to do that again!
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Vanilla Bourbon Cherry! and Mexican!!!