Monday, January 21, 2008

Top 10 Best-Selling Sauces for 2007

It took a while, but we've finally compiled the list of the Top Ten Best-Selling Sauces and products across all categories, for the entire year of 2007. Our customers can't get enough of these! For the sake of "suspense", I've listed them in reverse order, from #10 first to #1 last.

10. Buderim Ginger Bears: Made with real ginger, these Australian gummy bears are zingy, not too sweet, and addictive!

9. Matouk's Flambeau Sauce, a thick, rich West Indies hot sauce that is SERIOUSLY hot thanks to a hefty helping of fiery scotch bonnet peppers

8. Scott's Barbecue Sauce: a spicy-hot vinegar-based eastern NC barbeque sauce made from a family recipe dating back to 1917 (and it's currently on sale!)

7. Matouk's West Indian Hot Sauce, from Trinidad & Tobago, capturing the fierce fire of scotch bonnet peppers and taming it just a tad with the sunny tropical flavor and natural sweetness of papaya

6. Blue Tick Dressing, a NC-made raspberry-red wine vinaigrette with poppyseeds that's not too sweet and makes a wonderful marinade as well as salad dressing

5. Carolina Swamp Sauce, a unique NC grilling sauce that's *not* traditional NC BBQ sauce but rather a gourmet blend of seasonings in a vinegar-tomato-worcestershire base

4. Capsicana Zing Sauce, made in NC, zestfully spicy without being hot, with a slightly sweet finish that makes this one of our most "food friendly" all-purpose sauces (and it comes with recipes!)

3. Wells Hog Heaven BBQ Sauce, a perenially popular eastern NC style vinegar-based BBQ sauce enhanced with just a touch of sugar and smoke to help round out the sharp vinegar edges, and just enough pepper to keep things interesting

2. Matouk's Calypso Sauce, a traditional West Indies caribbean-style hot sauce made with aged, pickled scotch bonnet peppers in a tangy mustard base

...And the Number 1 Best-Selling Sauce in 2007 from the Carolina Sauce Company is:

1. Busha Browne's Pukka Sauce: this Jamaican all-purpose pepper sauce hearkens back to colonial recipes and is a regular on our monthly top-ten lists because it's so good on everything and is just hot enough without being dangerous. Many customers buy it by the case, and use it on everything from scrambled eggs and sausage in the morning, to sandwiches at lunch, to meats and poultry and seafood (as well as side vegetables, soups, stews and more) at dinnertime. If you've never tried Busha Browne's Pukka Sauce, get a bottle today and you'll know with one taste why this is the "king" of hot sauces!

Zestfully yours,

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