best-selling barbecue sauces for 2009 at the Carolina Sauce Company online store:
1. The runner-up from 2 years ago is 2009's best-selling BBQ sauce, Wells Hog Heaven Barbecue Sauce. Made in the tiny eastern NC town of Burgaw (about 30 minutes from Wilmington), Wells Hog Heaven BBQ Sauce is an authentic eastern NC vinegar-based barbecue sauce without tomatoes and with a pleasant peppery kick.
2. Our very own Carolina Sauce Company Eastern NC Barbecue Sauce, which we introduced last year, made an impressive debut by finishing as the second-best selling barbeque sauce for the entire year. This genuine eastern NC sauce is made with the traditional vinegar base, but the addition of apples and just a touch of tomato helps to round out the sharp edges of the vinegar, for a mellow and tangy BBQ sauce that the whole family will enjoy -- and it comes with a free recipe flier for making real NC style pulled pork BBQ!
3. Another new product, Outta the Park BBQ Sauce, also made a strong debut last year in third place overall. This award-winning, all-natural tomato-based barbecue sauce is delicious on pretty much everything, and has just the right touch of jalapeno zip to add zing without a burn. And it's currently on sale at the Carolina Sauce Company!
4. For the second year in a row, Scott's Barbecue Sauce from Goldsboro NC came in as our 4th best-selling BBQ sauce. This traditional eastern NC vinegar barbecue sauce can be traced back to 1917, and it's made with a hefty dose of red pepper and no sugar, making it ideal for folks who like their pulled pork BBQ savory and spicy, with no carbs!
5. Continuing the theme of impressive debuts, our own Carolina Sauce Company Eastern NC Hot BBQ Sauce finished the year in fifth place. As the name states, this is the hot & spicy version of our traditional eastern NC vinegar-based BBQ sauce -- and like the Mild version, it comes with a free recipe for making genuine North Carolina pulled pork barbecue!
6. Another eastern style vinegar based BBQ sauce, Carolina Cupboard Eastern NC Bar-B-Que Sauce, took sixth place honors for 2009.
7. Carolina Treet is unique among NC barbecue sauces in that you use it for cooking, rather than adding it to prepared food like pulled pork. Carolina Treet is especially good with chicken, and because you use it on the stovetop or in the oven you don't need to wait for nice grilling weather to enjoy it!
8. The mild Homestyle version of Jim's Own Bar-B-Que Sauce from Durham NC finished eighth for 2009. Jim's Own BBQ Sauce is a tangy-sweet Piedmont style BBQ sauce (vinegar, tomatoes, sugar & a touch of pepper) that comes in three convenient sizes (pints, quarts and adorable mini-jars that make great party favors). Not just for pulled pork BBQ, Jim's Own is also great as a marinade for chicken and ribs -- plus you get free recipes when you buy it from the Carolina Sauce Company!
9. J.T. Pappy's Flamin' Gator Sauce is a tangy mustard-tomato barbecue sauce with spicy medium heat, and was the 9th best-selling BBQ sauce last year. All-natural and great with all sorts of meat and chicken, rumor has it that it's also tasty on alligator (but I confess I haven't tried that yet).
10. Rounding out our list of 2009's top ten best-selling BBQ sauces is the original Bone Suckin' Sauce, a western NC style barbecue sauce featuring plenty of tomatoes along with tangy vinegar and a touch of spice. It comes with free recipes, too!