News & Recipes

A Note for Our Canadian Customers

During a recent audit of our Canadian packaging (with bilingual French/English text), we noticed that mustard was not declared on three of our items that contain trace amounts of mustard. We have corrected our packaging, but if you have any old packaging, either throw it out, or return it to your place of purchase. If you […]

Char Crust Wins Gold and Bronze at National Competition

Char Crust Inc. won first and third place for two of its dry-rub seasonings in the National Barbecue Association’s (NBBQA) annual Awards of Excellence (AOE) competition held in Nashville, Tennessee, March 5, 2015. “We’ve placed well in past AOE competitions, but this is our first gold medal. When we got the news, my jaw hit my keyboard,” said […]

Southport Grocery likes our “Juicy” History

Southport Grocery and Cafe is both our neighbor and a fellow champion of specialty foods. We were delighted when they featured us in their recent blog post Visit Southport Grocery and Cafe for delicious made-from-scratch breakfast or lunch, sumptuous party platters, and be sure to shop their shelves of carefully curated specialty foods (including Char […]

Blogger Picks Char Crust® rubs for Father’s Day Gift Guide 2013

Amber MacDonald, author of the blog DragonFlySweetNest, picked Char Crust® dry rubs for her Father’s Day Gift Guide 2013. She and her famliy tried All American Barbecue on ribs, and Roasted Garlic Peppercorn on a T-bone steak. They loved the taste and aroma, plus discovered for themselves that Char Crust® definitely sealed in the juices. […]

WGN-TV: “Mrs. Char Crust” Shares Tailgating Tips

Char Crust® was the focus of a fun "Tailgating Tips" feature on the Midday News on WGN Television, October 23, 2012. Tune in (click the link below) and see "Mrs. Char Crust," with WGN anchor Dina Bair, share some great ideas for your next tailgating party, whether it’s indoors or out!,0,6450744.story

Blogger says Char Crust® is “Delectable”

Alaina Bullock, author of Bullock’s Buzz blog, says Char Crust® Ginger Teriyaki dry rub seasoning on pork chops and veggies, "has the most incredible taste… not too sweet, nor did it have too much of a bite of ginger." When she used Char Crust® Original Hickory Grilled on chicken breasts, cooking them in her broiler, […]

Chicago Tribune Says “Rub It In”

The "Good Eating" section of the April 18, 2012, issue of the Chicago Tribune featured Char Crust® rubs. The Tribune staff not only said, "rub it in," but they also, "liked how Ginger Teriyaki played with a rib-eye [steak], and how Hickory & Molasses sealed in juices on a boneless pork roast."

Char Crust® now in Sur La Table® stores

We are thrilled that our Char Crust® dry rubs have been selected to be among the fine items featured at Sur La Table (pronounced "sur-la-TAHB") stores nationwide. Known for their upscale cookware, tableware, cutlery and specialty food items, from the moment you enter a Sur La Table store or visit their website, you are inspired […]

“BITE THIS” Pick of the Day on

Char Crust® dry-rub seasonings were named a "BITE THIS" Pick of the Day on, the consumer website of the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT). Editor Nicole Denis writes that, with Char Crust®, you never have to settle for dry meat again. Check it out at and rate us, add us […]

Char Crust® Spotted on ABC-15 TV in Phoenix

 We were delighted to see a box of Char Crust® Original Hickory Grilled included in the "Summer Fancy Food Show Finds" on the "DISH!" segment of ABC-15 TV news in Phoenix, Arizona. The segment featured foodie blogger Susie Timm, who selected Char Crust® from among 80,000 products she saw at the Summer Fancy Food Show, […]