May 292013
 

 

Swamp Boys are proud to offer a 25% standing discount to all U.S. Veterans and current military personnel at our online store. Applies to all regularly priced items; already discounted and bulk quantity items not included.
Follow this link for details.

ABOUT: Swamp Boys are a Winter Haven FL based team, and now also championship BBQ sauce and rub producer. I began competing as a “pro” in 2004, was a Top 5 team in the Florida BBQ Association (FBA) in 2006 and 2007, was Team of the Year in 2008, 2009, and 2017. I was inducted into the Florida BBQ Association Hall of Fame and awarded Lifetime Membership. We were ranked the #1 team in the country for all of 2009 by the National BBQ Rankings, and again in 2013. We compete primarily in the southeast – FL, AL, GA, SC, NC and TN in both FBA and KCBS contests. We have won 64 professional Grand Championships and 52 Reserve Grand Championships. I was hired to go to Brazil to train and help open that country’s first ever American-Style Barbecue restaurant. I have taught professional BBQ classes from FL to IL to AZ, to The Hague, Netherlands. Hundreds of people from all over the World have attended. I’ve been a spokesman for Kingsford Charcoal. I’ve competed on the TV shows BBQ Pitmasters and Big Bad BBQ Brawl. We’ve been blessed.

CATERING: Besides competing, we also offer world class barbecue catering. Let me provide the best barbecue you’ve ever had for your next event. All of our meats are slow smoked the old fashioned way on wood & charcoal burning pits. I use combinations of pecan, cherry, oak, & hickory to smoke the meats from 4 to 16 hours, depending on the cut. The end product is far above & beyond anything you’ve ever had at a “BBQ” restaurant. Guaranteed.

Call or email me today to reserve your date & discuss your menu. Or better still, come visit me at a Barbecue Competition & you can sample some.

My BBQ Catering mission is not to be the cheapest.
It is to be the BEST.

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Rob ‘Rub’ Bagby
rub@swampboys.com
863-206-9363

 

*Scroll Below For Current Events*

 Posted by at 9:29 am
May 232021
 

Although the worst of the global pandemic is apparently behind us, some unlikely trickle down effects are causing problems in the barbecue sauce world for us little guys. Plastic is in short supply.

When COVID hit, supply chains became screwed up worldwide. This affected plastics production along with most everything else. Then add in the winter storm that hit Texas in February, which shut down many petroleum based plants, and we have an even bigger problem. According to this article in the Harvard Business Review, it may take up to a year to get everything in the plastic supply chain back in balance.

What does this have to do with Swamp Boys BBQ Sauces? It means your favorite retail store may run out for a bit. It means that there are going to be times when we can’t get plastic bottles. It means sometimes when we can get plastic bottles, they may look different than our traditional bottle. It means our glass jars and lids may change – and they have. All nightmares for brands that count on continuity.

Thanks for your patience while we work through some changes. It’s frustrating to not be able to provide our products to everyone who wants it. But we’re trying. And like the rest of the world, we are really looking forward to life being back to normal again. Please stay with us and thanks for your continued support.

-Rub

 Posted by at 10:10 pm
Mar 312021
 

Is there a barbecue sauce that tastes so amazing that it helps win professional bbq championships all across the world, and is a healthier alternative to most other barbecue sauces? Yes there is!!

Since the beginning, every Swamp Boys BBQ product has been All Natural, Gluten Free, and contains No HFCS. We use simple ingredients and are proud of our clean label. Publix Supermarkets recognized this early on when we were brought into their stores by tagging Rub’s Original BBQ Sauce with their leaf tag, signifying that “…it is made without artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors…”.

Now it looks as though they are introducing a new tag, “made without”, indicating the product is made without certain ingredients. It has a link to their website where they discuss helping the customer reach their wellness goals by avoiding certain ingredients. It also discusses the requirements to meet their strict in-house “GreenWise” product line, which our sauce also meets. To be clear, we are not labeled as a GreenWise product. But we do meet the criteria.

So the next time you’re buying some barbecue sauce, please consider ours. Not only does it have a great taste that’s loved the world over, it’s also a healthier choice! Not to mention you’ll be supporting a very small family  business. Thank you!

 

 

 Posted by at 12:43 pm
Feb 012021
 

Are you looking for a cool place to check out the Chiefs vs Bucs game Feb. 6-7? Head over to St. Pete to Al Lang Stadium for a great party featuring great BBQ and live music! My boy Richard Fergola of Fergolicious BBQ (KC) and I will be smoking up some killer Q and viewing the “big game”. There’s also a Saturday evening social with BBQ. We have the ENTIRE STADIUM! Bucs and Chiefs Fans are welcome. A portion of the proceeds will go to the KCBS Scholarship Fund, and the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts.

Follow this link for ticket info: https://tinyurl.com/y3cnzylm

Here’s a TV news interview we did: FOX 4 KC Interview

And here’s a second one: FOX 4 KC Story

 Posted by at 12:28 am
Nov 162020
 

When I first brought my rub to market I had just planned on bbq teams using it, so I only had the one size which is 10.5oz. Now that it’s spread to backyard bbq’ers and into the everyday kitchen, I’ve been asked to offer a smaller size. So here it is, the 5oz bottle! You can find it where Swamp Boys products are sold, and right here at my online store. Enjoy!

Rub's Original Rub 5oz

 Posted by at 4:22 pm
Feb 132020
 

Calling on the Swamp Boys Nation!   kidspack

It’s time for #SwampBoysNation to start collecting Chef Boyardee 7.5oz cans to give to kidsPACK!

KidsPack is an “organization dedicated to feeding homeless and hungry Polk County school children by providing them a backpack of nutritious food each Friday to sustain them on weekends.” What better way to make the World a better place than to start right here at home where we have far too many hungry kids. Polk County has one of the highest homeless kids percentages in the country. For many the only meals they get are the free lunch and free breakfast at school. The weekend presents a hungry time for these kids, and Kidspack helps fill it. I’m a newly retired 30 year teacher here in Polk County and I see directly all of the good that Kidspack does for our community.

Follow the Amazon link below (or find your own for 7.5oz can of Chef Boyardee, any flavor) and order what you can to help out. You can have it shipped directly to me, see graphic below for my address. I need to have all deliveries at my house by Feb. 20 so I can load them up and deliver to the Haines City Ribs on the Ridge bbq contest. Thank you for your support!

Amazon Link

 Posted by at 11:17 am