Thank you to everyone who entered the Sauce King NYC competition in 2022. Congratulations to all of the winners! Go pick up a bottle of some of these favorites sauces and support these great brands!
Sauce King NYC 2022 Champions
Harmacy Hot Sauce Co , “Brimstone Rimjob” Pepper Sauce
Homero Gonzalez | Cookeville, Tennessee
(Texture, flavor, balanced heat. I’d fight over this sauce!)
Top Barbecue Sauce
BBQ Buddha’s Kansas City Sauce
(Mesquite flavors stand out, well made, balanced.
Best Traditional BBQ Sauce
OL’Chefskis BBQ’s Road House BBQ Sauce
(Everybody loves it)
Best Flavor Enhancer
B.T. Leigh’s The Magical Mop
Bowling Green, Kentucky. (classic bbq mop sauce with a Harissa kick)
Best Dipping Sauce
Low Country Sauce , “Bigyia”, food dressing and dipping sauce
“Like a tomato aioli, serve with crab cakes.”
(A new sauce by our 2021 Grand Champion – a completely different style of sauce.)
Best Fruit BBQ Sauce
Linda’s Pineapple Jerk Sauce
“EXCELLENT. Delicious on its own.”
“Little chunks of pineapple. Just a FUN sauce that can inspire even a decent chef’s imagination.”
Noteworthy – Barbecue sauces, Marinades, Dipping Sauces…
Bbq buddha, Memphis Mop
(not fair, it was our 2020 original Grand Champion, still a favorite)
B.T.Leighs, The Clevelander
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Uncle Lucky’s- BBQ Nirvana…
Short Hills, NJ
Pure Grit BBQ, The BBQ Sauce
(Created for plants. Good on everything.)
Father and Sons Kitchen. Sweet and Tangy Barbecue sauce
The Bronx, NYC
(Really nice and smooth.)
Gourmet Road sauce company , Louisiana style original
Cuban Kitchen. Guava-Habanero BBQ Sauce
San Mateo, California
Ass Kicking BBQ , jerk sauce
Staten Island NYC
EROC’S , The Other Sauce, BBQ sauce
Dodge Center, Minnesota
Best International Sauce Family – Spotlight
Firefly BBQ, UK
*the Firefly full lineup of sauces was just such a judges’ favorite. It stood out because:
- unique flavors (even though not always what the bottle titled it)
- unified packaging, making it recognizable and easy to grab off a shelf, whether at store or in your kitchen.
Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce
“VERSATILE: Sweet mustard. Very good and distinctive, as all the firefly flavors are.”
- “For pork shoulder, ribs, porkchops”
- ” Sandwich with ham or lots of sandwich ideas”
- “A mustard vinaigrette dressing”
Caribbean Hot Mango Sauce
“Loved it. Good heat that stays on the tongue. Peppery but not too hot.”
Oaxaca Chilli Ketchup
“Great name. Good heat, and lots of actual tomato flavor, as opposed to ketchup at the grocery store.”
- ” It’s ketchup. Good on so much. Great on EGGS…”
Japanese Yuzu BBQ Sauce
“ginger forward, sweet, just FUN”
- ” Use on salmon, steak, veggies – very WELL BALANCED sauce “
- ” GREAT marinade”
Best Hot Sauce
718 Heat Factory Sweet Heat
Most Versatile Hot Sauce
Rocket Fuel Foods, Fresca Salsa Verde, mild hot sauce
Favorite Hot Sauce Family Pack
Rocket Fuel Foods , Dead Red.
Rocket Fuel Foods, Louisiana Style Red.
Rocket Fuel Foods. Super High Octane.
Rocket Fuel Foods. Liquid Atomic Fire.
Best Farm Sourced Flavor
Morning Glory Pepperworks, Smokebomb wicked hot verde
(smoked green chili.hot sauce)
Morning Glory Farm x Culinary school collaboration!
The Golden Pumpkin,
Mill City Red, Louisiana style.
Pure Grit BBQ, The Hot Stuff, hot sauce.
BBQ Buddha, Mantra hot sauce.
Rocket Fuel , Granny Smith Apple Ketchup.
(“Great for French fries.)
Harissa- El Fassy( metro nyc)
BAYOU BOURRÉ Creole Seasoning & Craft BBQ Rub.
Uncle Tony’s BBQ rub.
METRO NYC START UP CATEGORY
METRO NYC- PROMISING FAMILY OF SAUCES
International Wings Factory
multiple WINGS and dipping sauces….
Deepak Ballaney, Manhattan NYC.
NOTEWORTHY METRO NYC
Sands Jerk Hut
Dirty Jerz BBQ
Craft House Staten Island, bbq sauce
Chef, Kurron Mangin
Staten island NYC
Kikuichi Cutlery – Japanese knives.
Porter Road meat gift certificates.
Prime 6 Charcoal.
Burlap and Barrel.
Taste of the Bronx.