For the first time in over 10 years, the American Royal was pleased to host the American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Rub Contest presented by Old World Spices & Seasonings, Inc. On April 29, Certified Barbecue Judges gathered at the American Royal to evaluate 196 entries submitted from 31 states and 7 countries.
Congratulations to PAT BBQ from Cacouna, Quebec for PAT BBQ HOT being named "Best Rub on the Planet". PAT BBQ will be presented with the legendary globe trophy during the Invitational awards ceremony at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue September 13-16 at the Kansas Speedway.
Rub Entry Information:
Rub Entries had to be received at the American Royal offices by April 20, 2018
Categories: Mild and Hot
Each rub was cooked onto a pork tenderloin and judged in a blind tasting based on appearance, texture, taste alone, and taste after being cooked onto pork tenderloin.
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If you have questions or would like additional information about the Rub Contest, please email the BBQ team at [email protected]
2018 "Best Rub on the Planet" Overall Winner and First Place Hot category: PAT BBQ HOT - PAT BBQ, Cacouna, Quebec
First Place Mild category: Touch of Sweet - Southern Dutch BBQ, Bavel, North Brabant, Netherlands