By Judy Kurtz - 05/09/12 10:50 PM EDT
We’ve heard of official wireless carriers or hotel chains, but the host committee for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, N.C., is slathering on a different kind of “official” product for its September gathering: barbecue sauce.
The Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee announced this week that a team of six judges helped select the best barbecue sauces from among 30 entries to become the big event’s official dressing for grill-cooked food.
Winners in three different categories were chosen for the best mustard-, vinegar- and tomato-based sauces.
The victor in the mustard-based group, Dan Huntley (who’s also known as “Dan the Pig Man”), said in a statement from the host committee, “It’s a high honor in barbecuedom to have my sauce chosen by the DNC. In the Carolinas, the epicenter of global barbecue culture, a good sauce is a holy vestment.”
The set of three official DNC barbecue sauces is being sold online for $25.