A record setting 606 entries traveled from across the country and around the world to compete for the title of "Best Sauce on the Planet" in the 30th Annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Sauce Contest. On May 7, 2017 a group of 70 Certified Barbecue Judges assembled at the American Royal to participate in a blind tasting.
Congratulations to the following 2017 First Place Winners and the 2017 Best Sauce on the Planet Winner:
Frog Sauce (Rob's Smokin' Rub & Frog Sauce) – 2017 First Place Vinegar Blue Collar (Spicewine Ironworks) –2017 First Place Mild Tomato XXX Hot (Uncle Joe’s Sauces and Rubs) – 2017 First Place Hot Tomato Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q Classic Carolina Sauce (Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q) – 2017 First Place Mustard EROC’S Boysenberry Apricot “It’s so…” (EROC'S LLC) – 2017 First Place Specialty
Frog Sauce (Rob’s Smokin’ Rub & Frog Sauce) – 2017 Best Sauce on the Planet
Full results for each category are below. Click here to read the Sauce Contest Press Release. For more information about how to donate your barbecue sauce to benefit the American Royal's educational programs or if you have any questions, please email BBQ@AmericanRoyal.com.