Sauce Contest

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Now is your chance to prove you have the recipe for the best BBQ sauce on the planet. Enter your products now and prove you can compete with the best of the best!

The 2021 American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Sauce Contest will be held May 4th, 2021. Deadline for entries to arrive to the American Royal is Friday, April 23rd, 2021.

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 will be 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 2021 Best Sauce on the Planet
  • All Entries must be commercially available (through wholesale, retail or direct marketing generally available to the public.) Working Universal Product Code MUST be provided (or the regional equivalent)

 

2021 ENTRY FORM

2021 SAUCE CONTEST INFORMATION

SAUCE CONTEST JUDGING APPLICATION

2020 Contest Results:

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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