KC Masterpiece® Tips

Barbecue Sauce FAQs

Where can I buy KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce?

KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce is distributed nationally through Grocery, Mass Retailer (e.g. Kmart, Target, and Wal-Mart), and Warehouse/Club stores. The availability of specific flavors can vary. If your local grocery store does not carry your favorite flavor, they may be able to order it for you.

Do KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauces contain allergens?

All KC Masterpiece® products are labeled in accordance with the FDA food labeling requirements, including the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (Title II of Public Law 108-282) which requires foods to be labeled that contain the major food allergens: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. Although many flavors of KC Masterpiece® Sauce do not contain these ingredients, refer to the ingredients statement on the back of each KC Masterpiece® product to find this declaration.

Do you have a list of ingredients for KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauces?

Specific ingredients are listed on the back label of each bottle.

Should I refrigerate KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce?

We recommend refrigerating KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce after opening.

What should I use KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce on?

You may use KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce with most of your favorite foods, including chicken, steak, ribs, hamburgers, pork, hot dogs, french fries or sausages. You can also use KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce as an ingredient in recipes. Click here for suggested recipes.

When barbecuing or broiling meats, when should you add KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce?

Generally, you should baste foods during last 5-10 minutes of barbecuing or broiling with KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce, as sauce may burn at high temperatures.

Can you use KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce as marinade?

Yes, for low-temperature cooking, such as baking, you may use KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce as a marinade. However, if broiling or barbecuing, we recommend you use KC Masterpiece® Marinades.

How long can I keep KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce after I open it?

After opening, we suggest keeping the sauce for no longer than 6-9 months. Always refrigerate sauce after it is opened.

Do you own KC Masterpiece® Barbecue & Grill Restaurants?

No, the HV Food Products Company does not own these restaurants. Dr. Rich Davis, the inventor of KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce, contracted with our Company to use the KC Masterpiece® name to open barbecue restaurants that feature the sauce. The first KC Masterpiece® Barbecue & Grill was opened in 1987 in Overland Park, Kansas.

Do KC Masterpiece® products contain gluten?

Most of our products do not contain gluten. Products and ingredients made from grains containing gluten—such as wheat, rye and barley—will be clearly listed in the ingredient statement on the package label.

Are KC Masterpiece® products labeled "Gluten Free"?

Only products that have been verified to be gluten free will have a “Gluten Free” statement. However, not all products that are gluten free will have this statement while we are in the process of updating our labels. Please refer to the ingredient statement on package labels or contact us for clarification.

Do you provide a list of products that are gluten free?

We are always striving to improve our products’ quality and nutritional value and ingredient sourcing may change over time. For that reason, we do not provide gluten free product lists as they could quickly become outdated. The most up-to-date product information is on the package the product is purchased in.

How do you ensure your products are gluten free?

We have a program in place to support the use of the “Gluten Free” statement. Products listed as “Gluten Free” undergo scheduled testing. All suppliers provide assurance that there are no ingredients that contain or are derived from gluten-containing grains. Our products are manufactured in facilities with stringent allergen control programs to prevent cross contamination.


To avoid contaminating sauce, never place dirty or used utensils, such as basting brushes, into the bottle and do not pour used sauce back into the bottle.