American Royal Association awards Cookies Tangy Mustard BBQ Sauce 1st Place in Mustard Category, 5th Place Overall out of 388 Sauces
(Kansas City, Missouri) – National Barbecue Month would not be complete without the world’s largest BBQ sauce contest. The American Royal Association recently held their 31st annual 2018 World Series of Barbecue Best Sauce on the Planet Contest and barbecue sauce was submitted from all over the world to be judged in their “Best Sauce on the Planet” contest.
Sauces are judged in a blind tasting on their appearance, texture, taste alone, and taste on unseasoned barbecue meat. Entries are judged in 5 categories including Mild Tomato, Hot Tomato, Mustard, Vinegar, and Specialty. The top awarded sauce in each category is crowned first place in that category and the overall highest score is named the 2018 Best Sauce on the Planet.
With 388 entries from 35 states and 8 countries, Cookies BBQ competed with the best of the best from around the globe and received some impressive accolades. Cookies’ Tangy Mustard BBQ sauce was crowned first place in the Mustard Category and placed 5th overall out of the 388 sauces being judged. Cookies’ Sweet Hickory BBQ sauce also made an impression on judges, placing 8th in the Mild Tomato category out of 134 sauces.
“The American Royal World Series of Barbecue Sauce Contest is the largest sauce contest in the world and we continue to see the event attract more international participants each year,” said Lynn Parman, president and CEO of the American Royal.
The complete list of results and contest winners from the 2018 World Series of Barbecue Contest can be found here.
About the American Royal Association: Woven through the history of Kansas City since 1899, the American Royal provides opportunities for youth and adults from around the country to compete in our Livestock Show, ProRodeo, Horse Shows, and the World Series of Barbecue®. These events allow the American Royal, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, to give over $1 million annually for youth scholarships and support agriculture education programs. In 2017, over 104,000 attendees attended American Royal events generating over $60 million of economic impact.