KING’S HAWAIIAN Launches New BBQ Sauce Line

KING’S HAWAIIAN® Introduces New Line of BBQ Sauces at South by Southwest 2016

Four new Hawaiian-inspired BBQ Sauces bring a taste of the islands to your grill

KING’S HAWAIIAN Launches New BBQ Sauce LineKING’S HAWAIIAN® announced today a brand new product line of four Hawaiian-inspired BBQ Sauces at its South by Southwest interactive media lunch hosted by Mark Dacascos. Hawaiian-native Mark Dacascos is an actor, director, martial artist, and chairman of the Food Network’s hit show, Iron Chef America®. The new BBQ sauces further expand the company’s product portfolio of well-loved products available to consumers nationwide.

KING’S HAWAIIAN Launches New BBQ Sauce Line“At KING’S HAWAIIAN, we take pride in our rich heritage of delivering irresistible Sweet Bread that truly embodies the Aloha spirit. Since the 1950s, KING’S HAWAIIAN has brought a taste of the islands to consumers,” said Erick Dickens, Vice President of Marketing. “We are thrilled to announce this unique line of KING’S HAWAIIAN BBQ Sauces inspired by our Hawaiian roots, especially on a stage as prominent as South by Southwest. We’re pleased to provide BBQ enthusiasts with the opportunity to liven up their favorite family recipes with a twist of Hawaiian flavor.”

The four Hawaiian-inspired BBQ Sauces include:

  • Original Sweet Pineapple – Nothing says barbecue Hawaiian-style like the legendary pairing of tangy BBQ zest and sweet pineapple. The Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Sauce delivers bold BBQ flavor with a sweet, pineapple bite.
  • Smoked Bacon –Made with chunks of rich smoky bacon in a tangy sweet sauce. The result is not only a bacon lover’s dream, it’s the perfect crowd pleaser for your next grill out.
  • Big Island Lava – With Big Island Lava, it’s all about the heat. Turn it up for your taste buds, with the boldness of red Jalapeños, spicy island flavor, and a hint of sweetness.
  • Kona Coffee – A match made in Hawaii, this light blend of real Kona coffee is designed specifically to enhance the natural flavors of barbecued meat. It is a true chef’s choice.

All four KING’S HAWAIIAN BBQ Sauces are currently available on and will be available in select retail locations this summer.


Founded more than 60 years ago in Hilo, Hawaii, by Robert R. Taira, KING’S HAWAIIAN is a family-owned business that for three generations has been dedicated to providing irresistible, original recipe Hawaiian foods made with Aloha Spirit. A priority for the company is sharing the Hawaiian Way – a uniquely Hawaiian approach to hospitality based on graciousness, generosity, and a commitment to making everyone feel a part of the KING’S HAWAIIAN ‘ohana’ (extended family). KING’S HAWAIIAN makes the #1 branded dinner roll in the United States, along with other great Hawaiian foods. The company operates baking facilities in Torrance, California, and Oakwood, Georgia. For more information visit the company’s website at, “Like” KING’S HAWAIIAN on Facebook and Follow KING’S HAWAIIAN on Twitter.