2014 NBBQA Awards of Excellence Winners

Each year, the National Barbecue Association has its Awards of Excellence competition, recognizing the best products in barbecue across 25 different categories.  For the 2014 Awards of Excellence, over 500 entries were received!  Results were announced at the 2014 NBBQA Conference in San Marcos, TX.  Below are the top 5 entries in each of the 25 categories.  Congratulations to all who placed!!

This info (along with links to the winners) can be found on the NBBQA Awards of Excellence website.

Barbecue Sauce – Tomato Mild

  1. Steve’s Oink-N-Squeel – Steve’s Oink-N-Squeel Barbecue Sauce
  2. Big B Barbecue – Sweet Barbecue Bones
  3. Bayou Born BBQ Sauce – The Meat Pleaser
  4. Yah Butz – Big Butz B-B-Q Sauce Cranberry
  5. Southern Belles Gourmet BBQ – Original Belle

Barbecue Sauce – Tomato Spicy

  1. Porky’s Place BBQ – Smoke, Spice and Everything Nice
  2. Victory Lane BBQ – Mild BBQ Sauce
  3. Famous Dave’s of America – Pineapple Rage
  4. Steve’s Oink-N-Squeel – Steve’s Oink-N-Squeel Barbecue Sauce
  5. Cattle Boyz Foods – Chipotle Maple Bacon

Barbecue Sauce – Mustard Mild

  1. Central Oregon Sauce – Carolina Mustard
  2. Cookies Food Products– Cookies Country Blend BBQ Sauce
  3. Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q – Honey B-B-Q Sauce
  4. Wilcox’s – Harold’s Hog Wash
  5. Ole Ray’s Sauces – Classic Gold Barbeque & Cookies Sauce

Barbecue Sauce – Mustard Spicy

  1. SuckleBusters – Mustard BBQ Sauce
  2. Famous Dave’s of America – Georgia Mustard
  3. MonkeySpit – Monkey Mop BBQ Sauce
  4. Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Spicy Mustard Sauce
  5. Pratt’s BBQ – Pratt’s Signature Sauce

Barbecue Sauce – Fruit Mild

  1. Ole Ray’s Sauces – Blackberry Wine Barbeque & Cooking Sauce
  2. Sweet Swine O’ Mine– Sweet Sauce O’ Mine Original
  3. Ole Ray’s Sauces – Peach-a-licous Barbeque & Cooking Sauce
  4. J. Lee’s – Gourmet BBQ Sauce
  5. Hoosier Daddy – Sweet and Sassy BBQ Sauce

Barbecue Sauce – Fruit Spicy

  1. The Rib Doctor – Honey Classic Barbeque Sauce
  2. Sweet Swine O’ Mine– Sweet Sauce O’ Mine Sweet & Spicy Vinegar  2
  3. JoeSauce – Mango Habanero BBQ Sauce
  4. Kaban Brand Sauces – Raspberry Chipotle
  5. Porky’s Place BBQ – Cherry “La Bomba” Habanero

Barbecue Sauce – Vinegar Mild

  1. SuckleBusters – Honey BBQ Sauce
  2. Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q – Roasted Garlic B-B-Q Sauce
  3. Saucy Wench Barbecue Sauce – Mild BBQ Sauce
  4. Hoosier Daddy – Smokehouse Hickory with Lime
  5. SuckleBusters – Original Sauce

Barbecue Sauce – Vinegar Spicy

  1. SuckleBusters –Chipotle BBQ Sauce
  2. Elmer’s Original Barbecue Sauce – Original Hot
  3. TWG BBQ Company – High Heat Spicy Sauce
  4. Sweet Swine O’ Mine – Sweet Sauce O’ Mine Sweet & Spicy Vinegar
  5. The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Spicy Vinegar

Barbecue Sauce – White Sauce

  1. Hickory Prime – White Lightning
  2. Firebud Brands – Alabama Salvation Sauce
  3. Smokey C’s BBQ & Wings – Spicy White Sauce
  4. Jack’s Bar-B-Que – Jack’s Music City White Sauce
  5. Torchbearer Sauces – Oh My Garlic Sauce

Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – All Purpose

  1. Sweet Swine O’ Mine – Sweet Rub O’ Mine
  2. Famous Dave’s of America – Rib Rub
  3. Pratt’s BBQ – Brisket & Butt Rub
  4. Gary’s Seasoning – The Original
  5. Eroc’s U-Betcha – Smokey Maple

Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Southwest

  1. Central Oregon Sauce Company – Southwest Rub
  2. Victory Lane BBQ – Sweet BBQ Rub
  3. Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Southwest Seasoning
  4. LA Spice House – Texas 1 Spice Chipotle
  5. Smackers BBQ – Smackers BBQ Seasoning

Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Cajun

  1. L A Spice House – Texas 1 Spice
  2. Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Cajun Seasoning
  3. Top Secret Gourmets – Cajun Gator Bite Spice Rub
  4. Victory Lane BBQ –All Purpose BBQ Rub
  5. LA Spice House – Texas 1 Spice

Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Caribbean/Jerk & Mediterranean/Herb

  1. Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Mediterranean Seasoning  3
  2. LA Spice House – Texas 1 Spice
  3. Gary’s Seasoning – Sweet for Mama
  4. Top Secret Gourmets – Pirate’s Gold Spice Rub
  5. Top Secret Gourmets – X Hot Jamaican Habanero & Lime Jerk Rub

Hot Sauce

  1. Yah Butz – Big Butz B-B-Q Sauce Hot
  2. Black’s Barbecue – Hananero Pepper Sauce
  3. Smackers BBQ – “Smack Me Hard” Sauce
  4. 3 Taxi Guys – Budda Bing Wing Sauce
  5. Famous Dave’s of America – Pineapple Rage

Barbecue Marinade – Citrus/Fruit

  1. The Rib Doctor – Honey Classic Barbeque Sauce
  2. Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Smoky Jon’s Fruit Marinade
  3. Famous Dave’s of America – Beef Marinade
  4. Mr. G’s Teriyaki – Hawaii-Style Plum and Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce
  5. Famous Dave’s of America – Pork Marinade

Barbecue Marinade – Oil & Vinegar

  1. The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Hoggin’ It All
  2. Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Smoky Jon’s Oil & Vinegar Marinade
  3. The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Beef Blaster
  4. Fireman John’s BBQ – Fireman John’s Marinade
  5. Famous Dave’s of America – Chicken Marinade

Barbecue Marinade – Caribbean

  1. Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Smoky Jon’s Caribbean Marinade
  2. Louisville Sauce Company – Original Jerk Sauce
  3. Soggy Sandals – Guava-Jalapeno-Pineapple Rum Island Marinade
  4. Soggy Sandals – Mango-Adobo Chipotle-Lime Rub Island Marinade
  5. Victory Lane BBQ – Baste & Marinade

Barbecue Marinade – Asian

  1. JoeSauce – Original BBQ Sauce
  2. Mr. G’s Teriyaki – Hawaii-Style Spicy Apple Ginger Teriyaki Sauce
  3. Famous Dave’s of America – Teriyaki Marinade
  4. Mr. G’s Teriyaki – Hawaii-Style Spicy Garlic Teriyaki Sauce
  5. Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Smoky Jon’s Asian Marinade

Barbecue Marinade – Mustard

  1. Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Smoky Jon’s Mustard Marinade
  2. Squealers Award Winning BBQ – Mustard Madness Sauce

Barbecue Condiment or Accompaniment

  1. Famous Dave’s of America – Signature Spicy Pickle Spears
  2. Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Sweet Fire Table Sauce
  3. Famous Dave’s of America – Georgia Mustard Kettle Chips  4
  4. Bayou Born BBQ Sauce – Bayou Born Jam Fiesta Pepper
  5. The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Mississippi Kumbac Sauce

Barbecue Gift Pack

  1. Big B Barbecue – Gift Pack
  2. Famous Dave’s of America – BBQ Variety Pack
  3. TorchBearer Sauces – Best Seller Sample Pack
  4. Cookies Food Products –Wings-N-Things BBQ Kit
  5. Jack’s Bar-B-Que – Jack’s Four Pack

Barbecue Label

  1. Cattle Boyz Foods – Chipotle Maple Bacon
  2. The Shed Saucery – The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint
  3. Backwoods Premium Sauces – Sweet Whiskey Habanero Hot
  4. Soggy Sandals – Guava-Jalapeno-Pineapple Rum Marinade
  5. Sweet Swine O’ Mine – Sweet Sauce O’ Mine Original

Barbecue Tool or Accessory

  1. Cenzeo – The Ribalizer
  2. GrillGrate – The Grate Tong
  3. Mack Daddy’s – Mack Daddy’s Blackener
  4. GrillGrate – The Grate Griddle
  5. BBQ Kansas City – Injector

Barbecue Apparel

  1. Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Camp Shirt
  2. Sweet Swine O’ Mine – “Real Lives of BBQ Wives” T-Shirt
  3. Wilcox’s BBQ – Harold’s Hog Wash T-Shirt
  4. Twyford BBQ & Catering – Twyford BBQ T-Shirt
  5. Boar’s Night Out – Boar’s Night Out T-Shirt

Barbecue Book or Publication

  1. Chef Events / Ted Reader, Inc. – Gastro Grilling
  2. Chef Events / Ted Reader, Inc. – The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Smoking Foods
  3. Chef Events / Ted Reader, Inc. – Beerlicious
  4. Famous Dave Anderson – Famous Dave’s Barbecue Party Cookbook
  5. Cookies Food Products – Cookies Favorite Recipes

 

  • http://www.nibblemethis.com Chris

    I need to get my hands on some SuckleBusters, love those vinegar sauces.

    • http://www.bigwaynerbbq.com Wayne Brown

      No doubt!!