Wells Barbecue Sauce, and they're once again available for purchase, just in time for the holiday season! Wells Pork & Beef is based in the little town of Burgaw NC just before you get to Wilmington, and is known far and wide for their high-quality meat products--they raise, slaughter and butcher their own pigs and cattle, and operate their own meat market in Burgaw as well as a stand at the State Farmer's Market in Raleigh. But perhaps their biggest claim to fame is their Wells Hog Heaven BBQ Sauce (in the black label), an authentic vinegar-based eastern NC barbecue sauce with no tomatoes, developed especially for making genuine North Carolina pulled pork BBQ. This thin, tangy sauce has just the right touch of spice to enhance the flavor of pork barbecue, as well as collards and other greens. Wells Hog Heaven Sauce also works quite nicely as a marinade for chicken, and as a table sauce for fried catfish or other fried seafood, French fries, hushpuppies and onion rings.
Also in stock again is Wells All-Purpose Rib & Chicken Sauce (in the yellow label). This thick, rich sauce is made with plenty of tomatoes but isn't overly sweet like your everyday grocery store BBQ sauces. Don't let the name limit your creativity: Wells Rib & Chicken Sauce is made for slathering on anything you grill, including portobello mushrooms and other vegetables, shrimp, fish, pork chops and more. You can also use it indoors as a finishing sauce with broiled and baked foods, and as an alternative to tartar sauce or ketchup for a more grown-up flavor.
You can buy both flavors of Wells BBQ Sauce from the Carolina Sauce Company's North Carolina Products page: Look for the link at the bottom of the page because the products are arranged alphabetically. And if you order by October 31st and use the coupon code Halloween10, you'll get 10% off the entire product total (not just Wells products) when you shop at the Carolina Sauces online store.