Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 22, 2010
Men’s Health Magazine recently dubbed Pork Barrel BBQ the favorite among bottled barbecue sauces. Taste testers and sauce aficionados picked Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce over several other big name BBQ brands currently available on supermarket shelves.
After sorting through a selection of BBQ brands of best-selling sauces like Bullseye, Sweet Baby Ray's, Annie’s Naturals Organic and Stone Levitation Ale BBQ, the sauce samplers at Men's Health blog selected Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce as their number one go-to grilling favorite.
The judges were split over a sweet or smoky flavored BBQ, ending in a tie between Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original Sauce for its smoky and “aromatic flavor” and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s Sensuous Slathering sweet sauce. Men's Health Magazine Guy Gourmet blogger Paul Kita wrote about Pork Barrel BBQ Original Sauce - "If you like your sauce smoky, go with Pork Barrel ... This is your go-to flovor sidekick for chicken off the grill."
Pork Barrel BBQ is quickly becoming the preferred BBQ sauce for the backyard BBQ’er. Since the company started selling BBQ sauces in 2009, all types of BBQ’ers - from serious smokers to casual grillers – have taken notice of theie gourmet sauces. Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original and Sweet sauces have taken home several top awards at Kansas City Barbecue Society and Memphis in May BBQ competitions, including winning the “People's Choice” award at the prestigious Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in Washington, D.C.
In less than one year since their appearance on the ABC and Mark Burnett reality show Shark Tank, the company has experienced huge growth, and their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub are now carried in 1,000 stores in 38 states. Preparations are underway for opening the first Pork Barrel BQ restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia this fall.
People nationwide can try these award winning sauces for themselves by purchasing them at their local grocery stores, including Safeway, Whole Foods, Schnucks, Harris Teeter and Cost Plus World Market. To find stores near you that carry Pork Barrel BBQ products, visit the online store locator and interactive map at http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/store-locations.
"We are honored to be voted a favorite bottled BBQ sauce by Men’s Health Magazine blog taste testers,” said Brett Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. "Our Pork Barrel BBQ sauces are available at grocery stores nationwide, and we hope folks will continue to make our award winning sauces a part of their backyard BBQ's with family and friends."
" What kind of BBQ sauce a person likes is such an intensely personal decision," said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. "We are thrilled that Men's Health Magazine recognized our Original BBQ Sauce as a favorite of theirs and we hope every fan of BBQ will gie it a chance to become their favorite."
For recipes and BBQ tips, visit http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/recipe.
About Pork Barrel BBQ
Pork Barrel BBQ was founded in December 2008 during the peak of the economic crisis to prove that a company not owned or operated by the federal government could succeed, and that if you had a good idea, it was still possible to grab a piece of the American Dream. Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, ran the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their award winning BBQ one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub are now carried in over 1,000 stores in 38 states. Throughout their journey, they have stayed true to their mission – to unite the nation through the great tradition of BBQ, and bring bipartisan flavor to your next meal. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team entered its first contest, The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, in June 2009, and walked away with two trophies – Second Place in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest. Since then, the team has won multiple awards, including the “People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce at the 2010 Safeway National Capital Bawbecue Battl enad fourth place for their brisket at the prestigious Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest among other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com.