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JR Okie Smokie’s Chipotle BBQ Sauce finished second out of 369 entries in the 2019 “Best Sauce on the Planet.” Despite a tie with BONZ Barb BQ Sauce Bold Flavor, who won the title of “Best Sauce on the Planet”, with a total of 177.1428 points from six judges, JR Okie Smokie Chipotle BBQ Sauce was awarded second place after the tie was broken by the taste score, and then by the computer score if a tie still remained.
JR Okie Smokie Chipotle BBQ Sauce also finished second out of 85 entries in the Specialty category, while BONZ Barb BQ Sauce Bold Flavor out of West Lafayette, Indiana won first place due to the tiebreaker. Both sauces received the highest total score of any bbq sauces in the contest with a 177.1428 score.
JR Okie Smokie Gourmet BBQ Sauce’s other two flavors placed in the top 100 sauces in the “Best Sauce on the Planet”. JR Okie Smokie’s Hot BBQ Sauce held down the 14thspot out of 82 entries in the Hot Tomato category and finished 49thof the 369 overall entries. In the Mild Tomato category, JR Okie Smokie Original BBQ Sauce took home a 29th ranking out of the 122 entries submitted and was ranked 95th overall.
The 32nd Annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue Sauce Contest is the largest BBQ sauce contest in the world with nearly 400 entries from 36 states and 8 countries and is sanctioned by the KCBS (Kansas City Barbeque Society). Competition for five categories for the “Best Sauce on the Planet” include: Mild Tomato, Hot Tomato, Mustard, Vinegar and Specialty. For each category, 1st place took home $500.00, 2ndplace received $250.00 and 3rd place was awarded with $125.00. The “Best Sauce on the Planet” was presented with $1,000.00 plus a special trophy and a package to the American Royal World Series of Barbecue. Each entry was judged in a blind tasting on its appearance, texture, taste alone, and taste on unseasoned barbecue meat.
You can purchase JR Okie Smokie Gourmet BBQ Sauce at these retailers: https://jrokiesmokie.com/find-our-sauce and is available at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=jr+okie+smokie&ref=nb_sb_noss
For more information and results on the 32nd Annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue Sauce Contest, the following links are provided:
American Royal Sauce Contest Website - http://www.americanroyal.com/bbq/may-events/sauce-contest/
Best Sauce on the Planet Results - http://www.americanroyal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tally-Sheets-Overall.pdf
Mild Tomato Results - http://www.americanroyal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tally-Sheets-Mild-Tomato.pdf
Hot Tomato Results – http://www.americanroyal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tally-Sheets-Hot-Tomato.pdf
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.