Sauce Contest

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 [email protected].


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