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2014 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

The 2014 BBQ Awards of Excellence Winners

The following results were announced on March 6, 2014, during the
Awards of Excellence Luncheon at the National Barbecue Association’s
Annual Conference & Trade Show in San Marcos, Texas.


Barbecue Sauce – Tomato Mild
First Place: Steve’s Oink-N-Squeel – Steve’s Oink-N-Squeel Barbecue Sauce
Second Place: Big B Barbecue – Sweet Barbecue Bones
Third Place: Bayou Born BBQ Sauce – The Meat Pleaser
Fourth Place: Yah Butz – Big Butz B-B-Q Sauce Cranberry
Fifth Place: Southern Belles Gourmet BBQ – Original Belle

Barbecue Sauce – Tomato Spicy
First Place: Porky’s Place BBQ – Smoke, Spice and Everything Nice
Second Place: Victory Lane BBQ – Mild BBQ Sauce
Third Place: Famous Dave’s of America – Pineapple Rage
Fourth Place: Steve’s Oink-N-Squeel – Steve’s Oink-N-Squeel Barbecue Sauce
Fifth Place: Cattle Boyz Foods – Chipotle Maple Bacon

Barbecue Sauce – Mustard Mild
First Place: Central Oregon Sauce – Carolina Mustard
Second Place: Cookies Food Products– Cookies Country Blend BBQ Sauce
Third Place: Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q – Honey B-B-Q Sauce
Fourth Place: Wilcox’s – Harold’s Hog Wash
Fifth Place: Ole Ray’s Sauces – Classic Gold Barbeque & Cookies Sauce

Barbecue Sauce – Mustard Spicy
First Place: SuckleBusters – Mustard BBQ Sauce
Second Place: Famous Dave’s of America – Georgia Mustard
Third Place: MonkeySpit – Monkey Mop BBQ Sauce
Fourth Place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Spicy Mustard Sauce
Fifth Place: Pratt’s BBQ – Pratt’s Signature Sauce

Barbecue Sauce – Fruit Mild
First Place: Ole Ray’s Sauces – Blackberry Wine Barbeque & Cooking Sauce
Second Place: Sweet Swine O’ Mine– Sweet Sauce O’ Mine Original
Third Place: Ole Ray’s Sauces – Peach-a-licous Barbeque & Cooking Sauce
Fourth Place: J. Lee’s – Gourmet BBQ Sauce
Fifth Place: Hoosier Daddy – Sweet and Sassy BBQ Sauce

Barbecue Sauce – Fruit Spicy
First Place: The Rib Doctor – Honey Classic Barbeque Sauce
Second Place: Sweet Swine O’ Mine– Sweet Sauce O’ Mine Sweet 2
Third Place: JoeSauce – Mango Habanero BBQ Sauce
Fourth Place: Kaban Brand Sauces – Raspberry Chipotle
Fifth Place: Porky’s Place BBQ – Cherry “La Bomba” Habanero

Barbecue Sauce – Vinegar Mild
First Place: SuckleBusters – Honey BBQ Sauce
Second Place: Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q – Roasted Garlic B-B-Q Sauce
Third Place: Saucy Wench Barbecue Sauce – Mild BBQ Sauce
Fourth Place: Hoosier Daddy – Smokehouse Hickory with Lime
Fifth Place: SuckleBusters – Original Sauce

Barbecue Sauce – Vinegar Spicy
First Place: SuckleBusters –Chipotle BBQ Sauce
Second Place: Elmer’s Original Barbecue Sauce – Original Hot
Third Place: TWG BBQ Company – High Heat Spicy Sauce
Fourth Place: Sweet Swine O’ Mine – Sweet Sauce O’ Mine Sweet & Spicy Vinegar
Fifth Place: The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Spicy Vinegar

Barbecue Sauce – White Sauce
First Place: Hickory Prime – White Lightning
Second Place: Firebud Brands – Alabama Salvation Sauce
Third Place: Smokey C’s BBQ & Wings – Spicy White Sauce
Fourth Place: Jack’s Bar-B-Que – Jack’s Music City White Sauce
Fifth Place: Torchbearer Sauces – Oh My Garlic Sauce

Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – All Purpose
First Place: Sweet Swine O’ Mine – Sweet Rub O’ Mine
Second Place: Famous Dave’s of America – Rib Rub
Third Place: Pratt’s BBQ – Brisket & Butt Rub
Fourth Place: Gary’s Seasoning – The Original
Fifth Place: Eroc’s U-Betcha – Smokey Maple

Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Southwest
First Place: Central Oregon Sauce Company – Southwest Rub
Second Place: Victory Lane BBQ – Sweet BBQ Rub
Third Place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Southwest Seasoning
Fourth Place: LA Spice House – Texas 1 Spice Chipotle
Fifth Place: Smackers BBQ – Smackers BBQ Seasoning

Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Cajun
First Place: L A Spice House – Texas 1 Spice
Second Place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Cajun Seasoning
Third Place: Top Secret Gourmets – Cajun Gator Bite Spice Rub
Fourth Place: Victory Lane BBQ –All Purpose BBQ Rub
Fifth Place: LA Spice House – Texas 1 Spice

Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Caribbean/Jerk & Mediterranean/Herb
First Place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Mediterranean Seasoning 3
Second Place: LA Spice House – Texas 1 Spice
Third Place: Gary’s Seasoning – Sweet for Mama
Fourth Place: Top Secret Gourmets – Pirate’s Gold Spice Rub
Fifth Place: Top Secret Gourmets – X Hot Jamaican Habanero & Lime Jerk Rub

Hot Sauce
First Place: Yah Butz – Big Butz “No Butz” B-B-Q Sauce
Second Place: Black’s Barbecue – Hananero Pepper Sauce
Third Place: Smackers BBQ – “Smack Me Hard” Sauce
Fourth Place: 3 Taxi Guys – Budda Bing Wing Sauce
Fifth Place: Famous Dave’s of America – Pineapple Rage

Barbecue Marinade – Citrus/Fruit
First Place: The Rib Doctor – Honey Classic Barbeque Sauce
Second Place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Smoky Jon’s Fruit Marinade
Third Place: Famous Dave’s of America – Beef Marinade
Fourth Place: Mr. G’s Teriyaki – Hawaii-Style Plum and Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce
Fifth Place: Famous Dave’s of America – Pork Marinade

Barbecue Marinade – Oil & Vinegar
First Place: The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Hoggin’ It All
Second Place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Smoky Jon’s Oil & Vinegar Marinade
Third Place: The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Beef Blaster
Fourth Place: Fireman John’s BBQ – Fireman John’s Marinade
Fifth Place: Famous Dave’s of America – Chicken Marinade

Barbecue Marinade – Caribbean
First Place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Smoky Jon’s Caribbean Marinade
Second Place: Louisville Sauce Company – Original Jerk Sauce
Third Place: Soggy Sandals – Guava-Jalapeno-Pineapple Rum Island Marinade
Fourth Place: Soggy Sandals – Mango-Adobo Chipotle-Lime Rub Island Marinade
Fifth Place: Victory Lane BBQ – Baste & Marinade

Barbecue Marinade – Asian
First Place: JoeSauce – Original BBQ Sauce
Second Place: Mr. G’s Teriyaki – Hawaii-Style Spicy Apple Ginger Teriyaki Sauce
Third Place: Famous Dave’s of America – Teriyaki Marinade
Fourth Place: Mr. G’s Teriyaki – Hawaii-Style Spicy Garlic Teriyaki Sauce
Fifth Place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Smoky Jon’s Asian Marinade

Barbecue Marinade – Mustard
First Place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Smoky Jon’s Mustard Marinade
Second Place: Squealers Award Winning BBQ – Mustard Madness Sauce

Barbecue Condiment or Accompaniment
First Place: Famous Dave’s of America – Signature Spicy Pickle Spears
Second Place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Sweet Fire Table Sauce
Third Place: Famous Dave’s of America – Georgia Mustard Kettle Chips 4
Fourth Place: Bayou Born BBQ Sauce – Bayou Born Jam Fiesta Pepper
Fifth Place: The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Mississippi Kumbac Sauce

Barbecue Gift Pack
First Place: Big B Barbecue – Gift Pack
Second Place: Famous Dave’s of America – BBQ Variety Pack
Third Place: TorchBearer Sauces – Best Seller Sample Pack
Fourth Place: Cookies Food Products –Wings-N-Things BBQ Kit
Fifth Place: Jack’s Bar-B-Que – Jack’s Four Pack

Barbecue Label
First Place: Cattle Boyz Foods – Chipotle Maple Bacon
Second Place: The Shed Saucery – The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint
Third Place: Backwoods Premium Sauces – Sweet Whiskey Habanero Hot
Fourth Place: Soggy Sandals – Guava-Jalapeno-Pineapple Rum Marinade
Fifth Place: Sweet Swine O’ Mine – Sweet Sauce O’ Mine Original

Barbecue Tool or Accessory
First Place: Cenzo – The Ribalizer
Second Place: GrillGrate – The Grate Tong
Third Place: Mack Daddy’s – Mack Daddy’s Blackener
Fourth Place: GrillGrate – The Grate Griddle
Fifth Place: BBQ Kansas City – Injector

Barbecue Apparel
First Place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Camp Shirt
Second Place: Sweet Swine O’ Mine – “Real Lives of BBQ Wives” T-Shirt
Third Place: Wilcox’s BBQ – Harold’s Hog Wash T-Shirt
Fourth Place: Twyford BBQ & Catering – Twyford BBQ T-Shirt
Fifth Place: Boar’s Night Out – Boar’s Night Out T-Shirt

Barbecue Book or Publication
First Place: Chef Events / Ted Reader, Inc. – Gastro Grilling
Second Place: Chef Events / Ted Reader, Inc. – The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Smoking Foods
Third Place: Chef Events / Ted Reader, Inc. – Beerlicious
Fourth Place: Famous Dave Anderson – Famous Dave’s Barbecue Party Cookbook
Fifth Place: Cookies Food Products – Cookies Favorite Recipes

People’s Choice Sauce Tasting
First Place: D&W BBQ Co. – Blue Ribbon BBQ Sauce
Second Place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Smoky Jon’s BBQ Sauce
Third Place: Porky’s Place BBQ – Smoke, Spice and Everything Nice
Fourth Place: Popa Sisco’s – Arkansaw Hog Sauce
Fifth Place: Yah Butz – Big Butz B-B-Q Sauce Cranberry