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AMERICAN ROYAL ANNOUNCES 2019 “BEST RUB ON THE PLANET” WINNER IN THE 2019 WORLD SERIES OF BARBECUE® RUB CONTEST

Kansas City, Missouri – The American Royal is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Rub Contest presented by Old World Spices & Seasonings, Inc. The “Best Rub on the Planet” winner will be presented with the legendary globe trophy during the Invitational awards ceremony at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue September 12-15 at the Kansas Speedway.

Congratulations to the following 2019 First Place Winners and the 2019 Best Rub on the Planet Winner:

Chipotle Seasoning Hot (Loubier Gourmet) – 2019 First Place Hot

Pork, Ribs & Chicken BBQ Seasoning (Master Que) – 2019 First Place Mild

Chipotle Seasoning Hot (Loubier Gourmet) – 2019 Best Rub on the Planet

On May 11, a group of 40 Certified Barbecue Judges assembled at the American Royal to participate in a blind tasting of over 150 barbecue rub entries. The assembled judges evaluated barbecue rubs submitted from 29 states and 9 countries including Australia, Canada, Finland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, the U.K., and the U.S.A.

Prior to judging, each rub was cooked onto a pork tenderloin provided by Prairie Fresh in an identical manner. Judges based their scoring on appearance, texture, taste alone, and taste after being cooked onto pork tenderloin. Entries were judged in 2 categories, Hot and Mild. Full results from the contest can be found at AmericanRoyal.com/bbq/may-events/rub-contest/.

This year, presenting sponsor, Old World Spices & Seasonings, Inc. is offering a potential marketing opportunity to qualifying contestants. Old World Spices & Seasonings has worked with many of the American Royal winning BBQ teams to blend, bottle and distribute their BBQ rubs to retailers in the hardware, outdoor living, sporting goods and BBQ specialty arenas. Top 10 finishers in either category (Hot or Mild) will be eligible to engage in further discussion and development of a plan for their products to be presented to buyers of national retailers such as Lowe’s, Bass Pro, Academy Sports and Ace Hardware

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