Saturday, September 12, 2009

Samson's Town & Country Sauce

A little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, a little bit bold and a little bit thick, Samson's Town & Country Sauce is the delightfully delicious younger sibling of the original Samson's Sauce, a North Carolina favorite since 1925. Samson's Town & Country Sauce is a cross between a regular all-purpose hot sauce and a flavorful mild steak sauce, which means it's perfect for adding a touch of sweetness and spice to steaks, burgers and other sandwiches, french fries, baked potatoes, scrambled eggs, pork chops & barbecue, chicken, fried fish, and all sorts of main courses. Town & Country Sauce is also a great way to add flavor to recipes like meat loaf, chili, baked beans, omelets, and more. I've been told it's even good on fruit salad, but I must admit I haven't personally tried that yet. What I have tried is splashing this versatile sauce into a mess of collards, and boy was that tasty! I'm sure it would be mighty fine with turnip greens, mustard greens, and other cooked greens too.

Like the original Samson's Sauce, Samson's Town & Country Sauce is made from the original hand-written family recipe. Specifically, Town & Country Sauce was created in 1986 by Gurney S. Boren, whose father developed the original Samson's Sauce back in 1925. Both sauces were commercially produced and sold by the family for 10 years, but then unfortunately the hand-written recipe for Town & Country Sauce was lost and this sauce disappeared from the marketplace. Luckily, the recipe was recently found in a box of old papers, and Samson's Town & Country Sauce is once again being produced and is available for purchase for the first time since 1996. And like the original Samson's Sauce, Town & Country Sauce has the famous "comic label" that dates back to the 1940s and is reminiscent of old "patent medicine" labels, with claims that the sauce can cure everything from baldness to amnesia and insanity, and might even be an aphrodisiac. Regardless, Town & Country Sauce is sure to make you smile, both when you read the amusing label and when you experience its food-friendly, palate-pleasing flavor. And at only $3.99 a bottle from the Carolina Sauce Company, you can't go wrong treating yourself to some Town & Country Sauce!

Zestfully yours,

PS: Samson's Town & Country Sauce is also low carb, with only 1 gram per teaspoon - not bad at all for a steak sauce & all-purpose table sauce & cooking sauce!

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