NBBQA Recognizes Iowa Made Cookies Wings-N-Things Hot Sauce as “Award of Excellence” Winner

Posted By: Cookies Sauces & Seasonings / March 18, 2015 / Category: Awards

Wings-N-Things Takes Home First Place Honors at NBBQA National Conference

The National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) recently announced that Cookies Wings-N-Things Hot Sauce was among the top winners in this year’s Awards of Excellence competition, earning first place in the Hot Sauce category. The award was announced at the organization’s annual conference held March 4-7 in Nashville, TN.

The annual competition recognizes the very best barbecue products in a number of industry categories, and the winners were selected from among 450 total submissions. Cookies also received accolades in the “Barbecue Gift Pack” category, taking home fourth place honors for their Cookies Gift Box, a popular combination of the company’s sauces and seasonings.

“BBQ enthusiasts from all over the country come here to measure their products against their peers,” said Roy Slicker, association president. “It’s a competitive field with top-notch products, and a NBBQA Award of Excellence medal is quickly becoming one of the most coveted awards in the foodservice industry.”

“We’re honored to be recognized in this way by an association comprised of leaders in the BBQ industry,” said Speed Herrig, President of Cookies Food Products. “While awards aren’t everything, it is one way we can ensure that we are producing a high quality, first-rate product for our customers and this makes us feel like we are doing our job.”

In addition to the annual competition, the 2015 NBBQA conference featured an array of valuable seminars led by well respected BBQ standouts. Attendees learned from the best at presentations such as Where Barbecue Means Business, Creating Sauce and Rubs, Marketing & Promotions, Science of Meat and Taste and many others. Larry Winget, TV personality, author and BBQ enthusiast, served as the conference’s keynote speaker. The conference also featured an impressive gathering of grills, smokers and BBQ equipment and accessories at the trade show as well as a celebrity steak cookoff competition.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL BARBECUE ASSOCIATION (NBBQA) Founded in 1991, the National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) is the only trade association dedicated to the business of barbecue. The NBBQA’S goals are to promote the recognition and image of the industry, facilitate effective networking and alliances of industry resources, provide informational and educational resources that foster new business opportunities for its members. For more information, visit