Best-selling sauces etc. at the Carolina Sauce Company online store to reflect year-to-date totals for 2011. As usual, I'll highlight some of the interesting results here, with links to the mentioned products and also to each of the specific best-seller lists, for your convenience.
Three different super-hot varieties of Dave's Insanity Sauce are currently on our list of the best-selling hot sauces, including the original Dave's Insanity in 10th place, the relatively new Dave's Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce (made with the world's hottest hot pepper, the Naga Jolokia) in 9th place, and the hottest hot sauce regularly available from Dave's Gourmet, the ultra-hot Dave's Ultimate Insanity Sauce in 7th place so far for 2011.
Tamer tastes are prevailing on our list of best-selling barbecue sauces, with the classic Piedmont NC (western style) Thomas Sauce breaking in at #9. Another western NC barbecue sauce, the nationally-popular Bone Suckin' Sauce, has also begun the year strongly, currently sitting 8th on our list of Best Selling North Carolina Products.
Bad Byron's Butt Rub is a Texas-style BBQ seasoning rub with a funny name and a big, bold flavor. Bad Byron's is presently our 5th best-selling dry rub. If you're looking for more of an exotic flavor burst, check out Dave's Gourmet Soyabi Sauce, a savory blend of wasabi and soy sauce that's currently in 5th place on our list of best-selling marinades & dressings.
Continuing with the exotic theme are the rich and creamy Nando's Curry Coconut Cooking Sauce from South Africa (our best selling curry sauce), and the aromatically spicy Busha Browne's Authentic Jerk Seasoning from Jamaica (in 6th place on our list of best-selling jerk sauces & products).
Two radically different condiments are featured on our list of best-selling salsa & relish: The ridiculously hot and aptly-named Dave's Insanity Salsa sits in 7th place on this list, while one of my personal favorites, the mild but zesty Chicago-made Capone Family Secret Giardiniera is now 10th. And in 3rd place on our list of best-selling mustards & ketchups you'll find the sweet & spicy Bone Suckin' Mustard, which comes with FREE recipes when you order it from Carolina Sauce.
Two unique, flavor-packed wing sauces are doing quite well on our list of best-selling wing sauces for 2011: In first place as our top-selling wing sauce is Tony's Birdland Sweet & Sour Wing Sauce, which is also quite good as a marinade, stir-fry, grilling or dipping sauce. In 4th place you'll find The Distillery Garlic Cajun Wing Sauce, a medium-hot Buffalo wing sauce with plenty of zesty pizazz.
If you're in the mood for steak, you can't go wrong with Burning Asphalt Sweet Pepper Steak & Dipping Sauce (on sale!), a rich and robust gourmet steak sauce from upstate NY that has just a touch of peppery heat, and which currently occupies 10th place on our list of best selling steak sauces. And if you enjoy a burst of savory Caribbean flavor to accompany your steak, burgers, roasts and other hearty fare, you're probably quite familiar with our 2nd-best selling steak sauce, the versatile Pickapeppa Brown Sauce (also known as the original Pickapeppa Sauce).
Breaking into the top ten best-selling snacks & sweets list for the first time are two varieties of our old-fashioned Pepper Jelly, made on a family farm in the North Carolina mountains: The hot red pepper jelly is presently in 5th place, while the mild red pepper jelly is in 9th place--and both are on sale!
Finally, if you need a tasty gift for someone who enjoys hot sauce, grilling, cooking, or simply eating well, you're sure to find the right gift on our list of the best-selling sauce gift sets, which includes our Hot Wings Gift Set in 4th place and our Tailgating Gift Set in 6th place.