Old No. 1 Sweet + Heat + Tangy Seasoning & BBQ Rub

Old No. 1 Sweet + Heat + Tangy Seasoning & BBQ Rub


Old No. 1 is universally delicious with the seductive heat of smoked paprika, brown sugar, and earthy notes of clove, cinnamon, and licorice. Use it in BBQ, Asian dishes, and even apple pie!

SKU# 10170 | UPC: 852397006154 | Size: 4 oz pouch (6.75” H x 3.825 L x 1.25 W)

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Certified Gluten-Free® Natural Ingredients No MSG No Preservatives Made in the USA


  • Heat level: Mild-Medium

  • Flavor Profile: Smoky, warm, sweet, savory, nutty, licorice

  • Delicious on: Anything BBQ - especially pulled pork, chicken, beef, homemade BBQ sauce, vegetables, salads, apple pie, stir fry, teriyaki, use your imagination!

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About Old No. 1

Close your eyes and imagine this: it’s a warm summer day. You’re on your back porch, enjoying your favorite BBQ dish with your family. This is what Old No. 1 smells and tastes like.

As we discovered our love for outdoor cooking, Old No. 1 was designed for those casual gatherings on the patio or those dedicated to long hours of slow cooking. It’s equally great on chicken, pulled pork, and even Asian-inspired dishes like Korean-style short ribs.

Old No. 1 adds a seductive warmth to the sweetness of brown sugar with smoked paprika, anise, cinnamon, cloves and oregano. The perfect amount of kosher salt balances the warm, nutty heat to leave your tongue wanting more.

Small-Batch Blended with Natural Ingredients

No MSG | No irradiated spices, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, artificial colors, or preservatives | Certified gluten-free by GFCO (what does this mean?)

The story behind the name: Old No. 1

After we purchased our first smoker, we began making our own seasonings and rubs. Old No. 1 is based on our very first homemade rub recipe.

It’s named after the Old No. 1 vintage trolley car in Butte, Montana, which traversed the hilly streets on tours of of this melting pot of a mining town. Our seasoning blend’s vibrant and diverse flavors reflect the bright colors and cheerful nature of that old trolley car as its little kick of heat reflects Montana’s rugged, can-do spirit.