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Best BBQ Sauce – Taste Test Results Reveal Top Barbecue Sauces in the Nation

Washington, DC, July 14, 2011

After months of tasting and testing samples of barbecue sauces from across the nation, Country Living magazine has named Pork Barrel BBQ’s Sweet BBQ Sauce as one of the “Best Barbecue Sauces in the Country.”

In its search from coast to coast to find the best barbecue sauces that everyone can enjoy, including its 11 million readers, the Country Living critics sampled a variety of barbecue sauces – everything from bottled sauces found in smokehouses and restaurants to those on grocery store shelves.

In the end, Pork Barrel BBQ’s Sweet BBQ Sauce was one of the chosen few Country Living is recommending to its readers and featured in their “Best Barbecue Sauces in the Country.”

In naming Pork Barrel BBQ’s Sweet BBQ Sauce the Best Barbecue Sauce in the Country, the magazine praised the use of nearly 40 ingredients to make the sauce including chipotle, ginger and cayenne.

Barbecuing with family and friends is a mainstay of American pastimes, from weekend grilling, to family reunions, to tailgating. According to Country Living, “Food delivers more than mere sustenance; it strengthens our bond with family and friends.” The co-founders of Pork Barrel Barbecue said they could not agree more.

“It is a tremendous honor to have Country Living name our BBQ sauce one of the best BBQ sauces in the country,” said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “We take pride in making our Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce from all natural ingredients with no preservatives and hope Country Living readers enjoy its award winning flavor.”

“As the fastest growing BBQ sauce company in the nation, being chosen by Country Living as one of the best BBQ sauces in America is a huge deal for our company,” said Brett Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “This is the same sauce we use to win BBQ competitions and we are especially excited that folks across the nation can pick up a bottle of our Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce at their local grocery store, including Whole Foods, Safeway, Schnucks, Kings, Harris Teeter, Gelson’s Markets, Cost Plus World Market, and many others.”

Pork Barrel BBQ, the nation’s fastest growing BBQ sauce company, has expanded from creating BBQ sauces and spice rubs in the home kitchens of co-founders Heath Hall and Brett Thompson to selling their national award-winning BBQ products at over 1,300 stores across America including Whole Foods, Safeway and Costco. In addition to their inaugural cookbook, the free Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating, which is receiving praise from food and sports fans across America, their Original BBQ Sauce was recently named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine.

For more information, visit the Pork Barrel BBQ website http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on FacebookTwitter and the company’s blog.

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 products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 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 2011 Perdue National Chicken Championship, the 2011 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visithttp://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter.

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