Sauce Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Best Sauce on the Planet Contest!

The 33rd Annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Sauce Contest was held on August 18, 2020 at the American Royal. The contest is the largest BBQ sauce contest in the world with entries competing from 35 states and 7 countries. Each entry was judged in a blind tasting on their appearance, texture, taste alone, and taste on unseasoned barbecue meat.

Sauce Entries Information:

The contest is the largest BBQ sauce contest in the world with nearly 400 entries from countries across the world. Each entry was judged in a blind tasting on their appearance, texture, taste alone, and taste on unseasoned barbecue meat.

  • Categories: Mild, Hot, Vinegar, Mustard and Specialty
  • Each sauce was judged in a blind tasting on unseasoned pulled pork
  • The top awarded sauce in each category is crowned first place in that category and the overall highest score will be named the 2020 Best Sauce on the Planet

 

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

Congratulations to the 2020 “Best Sauce on the Planet” Winner, “On The Bay Beast from Bar-B-Que Beast, LLC and all of the 2020 Sauce Contest winners.

Category Winners:

Mild Tomato

1st Place – Smokey KC, Burnt Finger BBQ – Lees Summit

2nd Place – Triple Crown Organic BBQ Sauce Classic, Acme Organics LLC – Minneapolis, MN

3rd Place – BP Smokehouse BBQ Sauce, BP Smokehouse LLC – Tomah, WI

Hot Tomato

1st Place – Patriot Sauce Spicy, Code 3 Spices – Collinsville, IL

2nd Place – Hutch’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce “Hot”, Hutch's Gourmet BBQ Sauce – Friant, CA

3rd Place – Pine Ridge Jalapeno Barbecue and Dipping Sauce, Herbadashery LLC – Casper, WY

Mustard

1st Place – A Touch of Smoke Mustard, American Outdoor BBQ & More – Warsaw, IN

2nd Place – Uncle Kennys BBQ Mustard, Uncle Kenny's BBQ & Catering – Clermont, FL

3rd Place – Carolina Yeller, UrbanQ Smokehouse – Waynesville, OH

Vinegar

1st Place – SuckleBusters Original, SuckleBusters – Coppell, TX

2nd Place – G.P.A. Sauce, University of Que – Killen, AL

3rd Place – Mad Moose BBQ Original, Mad Moose BBQ – Merced, CA

Specialty

1st Place – “On The Bay” Beast, Bar-B-Que Beast, LLC – Waynesboro, PA

2nd Place – Smoky Apple, Rufus Teague – Shawnee, KS

3rd Place – Jake & Aimee’s Smokey Apricot, Jake & Aimee's Sauces – Amboy, MN

2020 Results

Full results for the 33rd Annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Sauce Contest by category are below.

OVERALL RANKING VINEGAR MILD TOMATO HOT TOMATO MUSTARD SPECIALTY

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