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Blends and Rubs

Rubs and spice blends—what’s the difference? In simplest terms, every rub is a spice blend, but not every spice blend is a rub.

Rubs are an intensely flavored blend of spices and herbs, often mixed with some salt and sugar, that are created to season meat. They can be used for things other than meat or barbecue, but that’s not their common use. Spice, or seasoning, blends are just that—blends, of all kinds. It’s the umbrella category that “dry rubs” lives under, and many blends that aren’t designated as rubs work equally well on either meat or vegetables. They can be peppery and bold or herbaceous and delicate, and are not necessarily enhanced with sugar or salt. There are numerous established spice blends, but they are wildly versatile and can be adapted to specific tastes. You can also dive into your cabinet and mix your favorite herbs and spices for a blend that embodies your favorite flavors.

18 Spice Chicken Rub
18 Spice Chicken Rub
One of the most common questions we receive from our customers is "What are the best seasonings or spices for chicken?"
8 Pepper Chili Seasoning
8 Pepper Chili Seasoning
You might expect something called 8 Pepper Chili Seasoning to be a heat bomb, ready to light your hair on fire. You’d be wrong.
Adobo Lime Rub
Adobo Lime Rub
The aromas of garlic, cumin, and lime rise off our Adobo Lime Rub in waves.
Adobo Seasoning
Adobo Seasoning
Adobo is a seasoning blend with a south of the border flair and it is generally rubbed or sprinkled on seafood and meat before grilling or frying.
Advieh
Advieh
Advieh is a sweetly fragrant, cozy blend of spices with Persian roots. It is also called Persian spice mix, Persian spice, or adwiya. What is Advieh 
Ajika Seasoning
Ajika Seasoning
Spicy, earthy, and complex, Ajika (ah-JEE-kah) Seasoning is a peppery blend that’s predominantly found in the Caucasus, the mountainous region that stretches between Turkey and Russia.
Al Pastor Taco Seasoning
Al Pastor Taco Seasoning
Al Pastor Seasoning (pronounced ahl-pahs-tohr), is also called pastor seasoning, al pastor spices, or al pastor rub.  
All American Dry Rub
All American Dry Rub
We can't imagine anyone that doesn't love a good barbeque or something hot off the grill.
Andouille Sausage Seasoning
Andouille Sausage Seasoning
Andouille, pronounced "an-DOO-ee", is also called andouille sausage seasoning and andouille spice.
Applewood Chipotle Rub
Applewood Chipotle Rub
The dominant characteristics of our Applewood Chipotle Rub are smoke, from smoked salt and chipotle chiles, and sweetness from granulated honey.
Austin Steak Rub
Austin Steak Rub
The United States is obsessed with beef. This started in the 1800s, with the introduction of refrigeration to the market and the expansion of railroads across the country.
Bahamian Chicken
Bahamian Chicken
Friendly and fruity paprika is the first flavor that greets you when you taste our salt-free Bahamian Chicken seasoning blend.
Baharat
Baharat
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Barbacoa Rub
Barbacoa Rub
Pronounced "bar-bah-COH-ah", Barbacoa is popular in Mexico and commonly involves the slow cooking of various parts of cows, goats, lamb or pork over a smoldering fire.
Beef Brisket Rub
Beef Brisket Rub
Great beef brisket is built on layers of flavor and those layers start with the barbecue rub.
Berbere
Berbere
Berbere (pronounced “bar-bar-EE"), is also called berbere spice, berbere seasoning, or berbere spice mix.  
Biryani Masala
Biryani Masala
Biryani Masala (pronounced "bee-ree-aa-nee"), is also called biryani spices, biryani seasoning, or biryani spice mix.
Black Bean Burger Seasoning
Black Bean Burger Seasoning
Wrapped in the aromatic pungency of garlic and onion, our salt-free Black Bean Burger Seasoning is an umami-rich blend that will help you create crave-worthy dinners.
Blackened Seasoning
Blackened Seasoning
Peppery and sweet, our salt-free Blackened Seasoning embraces classic Cajun flavors in a versatile blend that’s not just for blackening.
Bourbon Maple Hops Blend
Bourbon Maple Hops Blend
The sweet, rich flavor of our Bourbon Maple Hops Blend, comes from the surprising fusion of the deep aroma of maple and the sultry pine flavor of hops.
Breakfast Sausage Seasoning
Breakfast Sausage Seasoning
There are as many recipes for sausages seasonings as there are for barbecue, chicken rubs or curry powders.
Brewpub Garlic Fries Seasoning
Brewpub Garlic Fries Seasoning
Our Brewpub Garlic Fries Seasoning, with the pungent aroma and flavor of garlic at the front of this blend, is a compendium of kitchen aromatics and a shortcut to great-tasting food.
Bristol Bay Salmon Seasoning
Bristol Bay Salmon Seasoning
Named for our friends at Wild for Salmon and their fishing expeditions to Bristol Bay, Alaska, our Bristol Bay Salmon Seasoning aims to bring the bold,
Bruschetta Seasoning
Bruschetta Seasoning
Bruschetta Seasoning (pronounced "Broo-sket-ta"), is also called bruschetta spice mix, bruschetta spices, or dried bruschetta mix.  
Buffalo Wing Rub
Buffalo Wing Rub
We have had numerous requests for a quick and easy buffalo wing recipe and have tested this one thoroughly in our kitchen.
Burger Blast
Burger Blast
This is our first burger seasoning and was developed for us by one of our favorite Competition Barbecuers who happens to love a good burger too!
Butchers Best Chicken Rub
Butchers Best Chicken Rub
The local neighborhood butcher is a distant memory, a relic of yesteryear for most Americans.
Cajun Maple Seasoning
Cajun Maple Seasoning
With the resonant flavors of maple syrup and sweet, dried bell peppers leading the way, our Cajun Maple Seasoning delivers great Cajun flavors with a northern twist that echoes back through their h
Cajun Seasoning
Cajun Seasoning
Today, to many Americans, Cajun and Creole cooking is mistakenly thought of as interchangeable, and while there are indeed some similarities between the two cuisines, there are also pronounced diff
Cajun Turkey Rub
Cajun Turkey Rub
Are your tired of the same old turkey and stuffing recipe you've been having for years and years? Are you wishing for something with a more more modern and unexpected flavor explosion?
Cape Malay Curry Powder
Cape Malay Curry Powder
Cape Malay Curry Powder is a fragrant, profoundly earthy, salt-free curry blend that brings deep flavor to the kitchen.
Caribbean Spice
Caribbean Spice
Caribbean cuisine is like the ultimate melting pot of flavors. The meal influences go back to the islands early role given their ideal location on the spice trade routes into the Americas.
Chakalaka Seasoning
Chakalaka Seasoning
For one brief moment, the graceful verdancy of cardamom and the maple-like sweetness of fenugreek step forward from our salt-free Chakalaka Seasoning blend, an initial greeting that’s flavorful, bu
Chermoula Seasoning
Chermoula Seasoning
Pronunced "chehr-MOO-lah", Chermoula is also known as chrmla and is sometimes spelled as Charmoula. This is a traditional seasoning used for grilling fish and meat in Moroccan cuisine.
Chili Con Carne
Chili Con Carne
Our salt-free Chili Con Carne chili powder has deep, balanced flavor and resonant color, borne from roasted chile peppers and an invigorating medley of spices and herbs.
Chili Lime Seasoning
Chili Lime Seasoning
Our South American inspired chili lime seasoning stars the Mexican chile, the Guajillo Chile, and you can use this blend to add authentic South Am
Chili Powder Mild
Chili Powder Mild
Chili powder is the signature seasoning of Chili Con Carne (chili with meat), the classic cowboy chuck wagon trail stew.
Chimichurri Seasoning
Chimichurri Seasoning
Our salt-free Chimichurri Seasoning starts low and ends on a high note.
Chinese Five Spice
Chinese Five Spice
Mouth-watering and assertive, our salt-free Chinese Five Spice powder is dominated in aroma and flavor by the licorice-y depth of star anise.
Chipotle Rub
Chipotle Rub
Heavily influenced by the subtle flavor and heat of several Mexican chiles this is not considered a smoking hot rub but features deep complexities that one would expect from the smoky flavor of Chi
Chop House Burger Seasoning
Chop House Burger Seasoning
There aren't many things more American than a great hamburger. But knowing how to actually create the perfect burger has bewildered many a cook for more than 100 years.
Citrus Ginger Stir Fry
Citrus Ginger Stir Fry
Combining sweet, sour, salty, and savory with just a bit of heat, our Citrus Ginger Stir Fry is a balanced seasoning blend that perks up food with its relentless brightness.
Citrus Seasoning
Citrus Seasoning
We are constantly searching for new taste sensations for those watching their weight and looking to cook lighter.
Citrus Steak Seasoning
Citrus Steak Seasoning
Latin Caribbean cuisine is a diverse blend of both traditional tropical tastes and multicultural influences.
Colombo Powder
Colombo Powder
Colombo is a type of curry found on the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe and the seasoning in this dish is known as Colombo Powder.
Corn On the Cob Seasoning
Corn On the Cob Seasoning
Smoky hickory leads the way to a delicious summer side dish with our Corn on the Cob Seasoning blend.
Cow Tippin Steak Seasoning
Cow Tippin Steak Seasoning
Since cattle were first domesticated in Turkey more than 10,000 years ago man has been in search of the culinary answer to one of the great mysteries of universe - How do you make the best steak?
Creole Seasoning
Creole Seasoning
There are subtle differences between Cajun seasoning and Creole seasoning.
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