Richard called himself a “backyard cook,” and experimented with different grills and smokers to perfect the meats he loved to prepare. Once, at a weekend gathering with friends, a local chef challenged Richard to a “rib throw down.” Three judges were selected from the gathering and the contest was on. At the final tasting all three judges agreed, Richard’s ribs excelled in all three categories: presentation, tenderness, and taste. When asked what made the difference in his ribs, one of the judges said, “The ribs were really good, but that was some Kickin A$$ barbecue sauce!” With an appropriate change in spelling, Kickin Ash BBQ Sauce was born.
Accept no substitutes when it comes to your barbeque sauce. Kickin Ash sauces are authentic, sourcing the highest quality ingredients along with our passion for creating incredible BBQ sauces.