Carolina Sauce Company for 2009:
1. Castle Sauce: No surprise here, as this classic steak sauce and condiment from Greensboro NC is also our all-time best selling product
2. Walkerswood Traditional Jamaican Jerk Seasoning: This authentic Jamaican jerk paste or wet rub was our second best selling product last year. With an intensely aromatic and spicy flavor, a little goes a long way in seasoning meats, poultry and seafood
3. Busha Browne's Pukka Sauce is also from Jamaica, but it's not a jerk sauce. Based on a traditional colonial recipe, Pukka Sauce is a spicy-hot and versatile table sauce for adding fiery heat to any savory dish.
4. Matouk's West Indian Hot Sauce from Trinidad and Tobago finished in 4th place, and is a thick, rich scotch bonnet pepper sauce that's tempered with a touch of naturally sweet tropical fruit
5. Wells Hog Heaven BBQ Sauce is an authentic vinegar-based eastern NC barbecue sauce that's ideal for pulled pork BBQ and also works as a marinade for chicken and meat
6. Buderim Ginger Bears are a grown-up gummy candy from Australia that's made with real ginger, and is addictively zippy and tasty
7. Matouk's Calypso Sauce is an authentic West Indian hot sauce made with aged scotch bonnet peppers in a traditional mustard base with just a hint of sweetness
8. Georgia Peach & Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce: Gently spicy and packed with luscious ripe peaches and mellow Vidalia onions, this mouthwatering hot sauce was our 8th most popular product in 2009 and it pairs beautifully with everything from grilled meats to roast chicken to broiled seafood and even veggie dishes
9. Scorned Woman Hot Sauce is a classic vinegar based hot pepper sauce made with a variety of chili peppers as well as black pepper, for a fiery-hot burn that's perfect for adding heat without altering the flavor of food
10. Capsicana Zing Gourmet Sauce completes our list of the top ten best-selling products for 2009. This North Carolina favorite is spicy without being hot, and its sweet-tangy flavor makes it great as a table sauce as well as a cooking ingredient -- and it comes with free recipes!
PS: Stay tuned to this blog as I'll soon be posting the category-specific lists of best-selling products (e.g., hot sauce, BBQ sauce, mustards, etc.) for 2009, as well as updating those lists on the Carolina Sauce website