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Pulled Pork Seasoning Blends that Guarantee Smash Results

Adnan Ahmad
Pulled Pork Seasoning Blends that Guarantee Smash Results

A well-made pulled pork does exactly what its name implies – it is tender, juicy, and falls apart. The best pulled pork seasoning packs the meat with flavor and makes you relish every bite. The seasoning blends include paprika, onion and garlic powder, and a host of other herbs and spices, most of which you’ve probably not tried before. So, if you want to attempt smashed pulled pork for your friends, use our guide to find the top products to buy.

Pulled Pork Seasoning Ingredients

Brown Sugar

Brown sugar adds sweetness, which balances the heat in spicy and savory ingredients. Apart from this, sugar allows caramelization and is vital in the formation of a tasty crust.

Chili Powder, Cayenne Pepper, and Chipotle Chili pepper

All of these spices provide heat to the mix. Apart from this, they add an earthy flavor. Depending on the level of kick you want, you can use one or all. Chipotle chili adds smokiness, which goes well with smoked paprika and gives the dish more flavor.

Smoked Paprika

Paprika gives the pork a red hue that enhances the overall aesthetic appeal. Apart from this, smoked paprika adds a smoky flavor without the actual need to smoke. As a result, the meat tastes like barbecue.

Onion and Garlic Powder

Onion and garlic provide savory and aromatic notes. The two ingredients add depth and complexity to the meat. Meanwhile, the absence of the texture of garlic and onion ensures even distribution.


Cumin gives the pulled pork an earthy and warm flavor. This explains why most people use it in BBQ. It further adds a slightly nutty flavor and complements other spices.

Salt and Pepper

Salt and pepper are essential seasonings that enhance the overall pork taste. Salt complements and brings out the natural flavors of the meat, while pepper introduces subtle heat.

Best Pulled Pork Seasoning

Now that you know the top ingredients for pulled pork seasoning, let us introduce you to the best pulled pork seasoning to buy. The products feature more herbs and spices than the ones above. Hence, it is more convenient to shop and season pulled pork. Check them out below:

  1. BBQ Bucket & Pit Master Gift Set

The BBQ Bucket and Pit Master set is perfect for all BBQ pulled pork lovers. It features 8 gourmet seasonings, rubs, and salts. Each artisanal spice blend will bring out the best in your protein and make it a bold, delectable epicurean delight. Apart from pulled pork, you can use the seasonings to enhance the flavor of veggies, mains, and sides.

Ingredients in the Collection

  • Montreal Steak Seasoning: Garlic, Crushed Black Pepper, Coriander Seed, Dried Chili Peppers, California Sea Salt, Paprika.
  • Taste of Cajun Seasoning: Oregano, Thyme, Black Pepper, Ground Celery Seed, Red Pepper, Paprika, California Sea Salt, Onion and Garlic.
  • Hickory Smoked Pork Seasoning: California Sea Salt, Hickory Smoke Powder, Spanish Paprika, Cayenne, Cane Sugar, Garlic.
  • BBQ Sea Salt: California Sea Salt, Garlic, Thyme, Oregano, Black Pepper, Cumin Seed, Cinnamon, Allspice, Ginger, Red Pepper, Nutmeg, Sage, Onion, Paprika, Sugar, Salt, Jalapeno.
  • Chipotle Sea Salt: California Sea Salt, Dried Chipotle Peppers.
  • Ultimate Gourmet BBQ Seasoning: California Salt, Garlic, Black Pepper, Ancho Chili, Red Bell Pepper, Oregano, Thyme, Ground Celery Seeds, Red Pepper, Paprika, Onion, Parsley.
  • Smoked Prime Cut Seasoning & Rub: Smoked Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Sugar, Celery Seed Powder, Salt, Black Pepper Ground and Arrowroot Powder.
  • Garlic Pepper Rub: California Salt, Garlic, Black Pepper, Red Bell Pepper, Parsley.


  1. Asian BBQ Seasonings Collection

If you want to create authentic Asian-inspired pulled pork, try this Asian BBQ seasoning collection. It contains three packs of gourmet BBQ rubs and seasonings for adding depth and complexity to your meats, veggies, soups, stews, and side dishes. Apart from this, you can use them as marinades, sauces, and dressings. The collection offers sweet, tangy, spicy, and savory flavors to cater to different preferences.

Ingredients in the Collection

  •  Spicy Korean BBQ Rub: Garlic, Sea Salt, Red Chili Flakes, Onion, Paprika, Cane Sugar, Chili Powder, Sesame Seeds, Ginger, Black Pepper, White Pepper, Mustard Seed, Chives, Red Cayenne Pepper.
  • Japanese Teriyaki BBQ Rub: California Sea Salt, Chili Peppers, Garlic, Onion, Sesame Seeds, Cane Sugar, Poppy Seeds, Ginger, Chili Powder, Worcestershire (Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Onion, Tomato and Apple, Natural Caramel Color)​, Dehydrated Orange, Hickory Smoke Powder​, Shiitake Mushroom, Wasabi Root.
  • Fancy AF BBQ Rub: Garlic, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Cane Sugar, Rosemary, Paprika, Worcestershire (Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Onion, Tomato and Apple, Natural Caramel Color, Yeast Extract, Maltodextrin), Celery Seed, Lemon Zest, Red Pepper Flakes, Butter (Sweet Cream, Salt, Annatto Color, Non-Fat Milk Solids) Black Truffle, Natural Carob Powder, Natural Truffle Flavor, and Habanero Peppers.


  1. BBQ Pit Master

The BBQ Pit Master set is perfect for grilling pulled pork. It contains four small-batch, all-natural spice blends with magnetic tins that stick to metal surfaces. Apart from pork, the seasonings are versatile for use on proteins, sides, and veggies. Plus, they are compatible with cooking, grilling, frying, searing, and BBQ.

Ingredients in the Collection

  • Ultimate Gourmet BBQ Seasoning
  • Smoked Prime Cut Seasoning
  • Hickory Smoked Pork Seasoning
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning


  1. Home Cooking & Entertaining Gift Set

This gift set is perfect for someone who cooks a lot. It contains gourmet spices, seasonings, and rubs for simple nighttime staples and elaborate meals. The hickory smoked pork seasoning and rubs are ideal for seasoning pulled pork, while the farmhouse perfect protein seasoning does an equally fantastic job.

Ingredients in the Collection

  • Extra Fancy Veggie Seasoning
  • Hickory Smoked Pork Seasoning
  • Farmhouse Perfect Protein Seasoning
  • French Onion Seasoning


There you have it – the best pulled pork seasonings to try for an unforgettable meal. The products are sustainably sourced and contain natural ingredients. Plus, there are more herbs and spices in each pack than you have the luxury of shopping for.



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