Sauce Contest

The 32nd Annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Sauce Contest was held on May 5, 2019 at the American Royal. The contest is the largest BBQ sauce contest in the world with nearly 400 entries from 36 states and 8 countries. Each entry was judged in a blind tasting on their appearance, texture, taste alone, and taste on unseasoned barbecue meat.

Congratulations to the 2019 “Best Sauce on the Planet” Winner, BONZ Barb BQ Sauce Bold Flavor and all of the 2019 Sauce Contest winners.

Category Winners:

HOT TOMATO
1st Place - Pine Ridge Jalapeno Barbecue, Herbadashery LLC - Casper, WY
2nd Place - Q Barbeque Hot Zing Sauce, Q Barbeque - Glen Allen, VA
3rd Place - Meat Mitch Whomp! Competition Sauce, Meat Mitch - Shawnee Mission, KS

MILD TOMATO
1st Place - BONZ Barb BQ Sauce Original Flavor, J Pope Unlimited - West Lafayette, IN
2nd Place - Buckingham, Spicewine Ironworks - Columbia, MO
3rd Place - Triple Crown Organic BBQ Sauce Classic, Acme Organics LLC - Minneapolis, MN

MUSTARD
1st Place - Pine Ridge Sweet Mustard Sauce, Herbadashery LLC - Casper, WY
2nd Place - TD's Brew & BBQ "Southern Mustard", TD's Brew & BBQ - Lovington, NM
3rd Place - Jim Quessenberry's Sauce Beautiful - Gold, Bluff City BBQ Supply, LLC - Memphis, TN

VINEGAR
1st Place - FireFly Competition Sauce, Firefly Barbecue Limited - Glossop, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2nd Place - Memphis Mop BBQ Sauce, BBQ Buddha - New Egypt, NJ
3rd Place - Rob's Sweet Sophistication, Rob's Smokin Rub & Frog Sauce - Manteca, CA

SPECIALTY
1st Place - BONZ Barb BQ Sauce Bold Flavor, J Pope Unlimited - West Lafayette, IN
2nd Place - JR Okie Smokie Gourmet BBQ Sauce - Chipotle, JR Okie Smokie LLC - Edmond, OK
3rd Place - Raspberry Tequila Lime, New Venue LLC ( Down Under BBQ) - Fridley, MN

To order winner sauces visit:

BONZ Barb BQ Sauce Bold Flavor, J Pope Unlimited - www.jpopeunlimited.com/bonz
Pine Ridge Jalapeno Barbecue, Herbadashery LLC - www.wyomingbbqsauce.com/
BONZ Barb BQ Sauce Original Flavor, J Pope Unlimited - www.jpopeunlimited.com/bonz
Pine Ridge Sweet Mustard Sauce, Herbadashery LLC - www.wyomingbbqsauce.com/
FireFly Competition Sauce, Firefly Barbecue Limited - www.fireflybbq.eu/

Sauce Entries Information:

  • Entries to compete for the title of “Best Sauce on the Planet” were received by Friday, April 26th, 2019
  • Categories: Mild, Hot, Vinegar, Mustard and Specialty
  • Each sauce will be judged in a blind tasting on unseasoned pulled pork
  • The top awarded sauce in each category will be crowned first place in that category and the overall highest score will be named the 2019 Best Sauce on the Planet
  • Please read and review the Contest Information Packet below prior to registering

 

Sauce Contest Information Packet

If you have questions or would like additional information about the Sauce Contest, please email the BBQ team at [email protected]

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2019 Results

Full results for the 32nd Annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Sauce Contest by category are below.

2019 Sauce Contest Press Release
Overall Ranking Vinegar Mild Tomato Hot Tomato Mustard Specialty

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