Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mid-Year Best-Selling Sauces & Zesty Products

The numbers are in as of July 1 for each product category (BBQ sauce, hot sauce, etc.), and all Top Ten Best Sellers lists have been updated at the Carolina Sauce Company online store. Check out the most popular sauces and seasonings for 2009 as of the midyear point - you'll find some old favorites, and some new rising stars! For your convenience, here are quick links to each category-specific top ten list, together with the top seller for each and some other interesting highlights:

*Best-Selling Hot Sauces: As usual, the ubiquitous Busha Browne's Pukka Sauce from Jamaica is our best-selling hot sauce so far for 2009 -- and, in fact, it's also our all-time best-selling hot sauce!

*Best-Selling BBQ Sauces: No surprise here either, as our all-time best-selling barbecue sauce, Wells Hog Heaven Barbecue Sauce, is in first place for the year. But it's getting stiff competition from our very own Carolina Sauce Co. Eastern NC BBQ Sauce, especially the Mild version!

*Best-Selling Steak Sauce & Pasta Sauce: A local favorite for generations and also our all-time best-selling product across ALL categories, the classic steak sauce called Castle Sauce is at the top of this list -- and rounding out the list is Santo & Josie's Tomato Eggplant Pasta Sauce, a thick and hearty old-world Sicilian style spaghetti sauce that is fabulous in all Italian dishes (and it's on sale!)

*Best-Selling Marinades & Dressings: Made in North Carolina and with a rapidly growing fanbase around the country, the versatile and flavorful Big Daddy's Marinade is presently our best selling marinade - and it comes with recipes!

*Best-Selling Dry Rubs & Seasonings: The best-seller so far has been Calhoun's Charcoal Grill Seasoning, which is made with real charcoal and adds great "char-grilled" flavor to steaks cooked on a gas grill -- and making the best-seller list for the first time is the feisty and tasty Dinosaur BBQ Cajun Foreplay Spice Rub from the famous Dinosaur Bar in upstate NY, currently in 9th place for 2009

*Best-Selling Gift Sets: The ever popular mild version of our NC BBQ Sauce Gift Set is our most popular gift set so far this year, and rounding out this list is our amazingly delicious Kosher Sauces Gift Set featuring 5 all-natural gourmet sauces created by an Israeli chef

*Best-Selling North Carolina Products: No surprise here - the number one best-selling NC product continues to be Castle Sauce, an old-fashioned steak sauce inspired by the original from the old Boar & Castle Restaurant in Greensboro, NC

*Best-Selling Wing Sauces: The mother of all wing sauces (literally!), Anchor Bar Original Buffalo Wing Sauce is the best-selling wing sauce so far for 2009

*Best-Selling Jerk & Curry Products: Regularly featured as our best-selling Jamaican jerk product, Walkerswood Traditional Jamaican Jerk Seasoning continues to hold the top spot on this list - and all 3 of Pluto's Certified Organic Jamaican Sauces are also among the top ten best-selling jerk & curry products this year!

*Best-Selling Snacks & Sweets: An Australian original that's made with real ginger and is my favorite candy, Buderim Ginger Bears are our best-selling snack/sweet - and making the list for the first time is the exotic and delicious Thomas Gourmet Peach Chutney, currently in 9th place for the year (and it's on sale!)

*Best-Selling Mustards: Our top-selling mustard is the sweet & spicy Bone Suckin' Mustard from NC - and for folks who prefer a mild but rich flavor, there's the elegantly delicious and versatile Burning Asphalt White Wine Dijon Dipping Mustard rounding out the list

*Best-Selling Salsa & Relish: The unique Pepper's Original Blue Crab Salsa (made with real Maryland crab!) is currently the best-selling salsa this year - and making the top ten for the first time is the velvety-rich and zesty Thomas Gourmet Crab Cake Sauce, the perfect accompaniment for crab cakes and all other sorts of fish and seafood (and it's on sale!)

Zestfully yours,

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