Friday, August 6, 2010

Top-Selling BBQ Sauce, Hot Sauce, Condiments & More for July

The category-specific lists of best-selling sauces and seasonings (BBQ sauces, marinades, hot sauce, snacks, condiments, etc.) have been updated for July at the Carolina Sauce Company online store. Here are some notable rankings (at least one per category), with links to each list so that you can see the top sellers:

*Best-Selling Barbecue Sauces: Moving up from 10th to 7th place is our Apple Butter BBQ Sauce, which has a rich, bold flavor with a luscious apple sweetness and a touch of peppery spice. Wonderful on ribs and other meat as well as chicken, shrimp, veggies & more, this is flavorful barbecue sauce the whole family can enjoy PLUS it's all-natural and has no high-fructose corn syrup. For every jar sold, we donate $1 to Operation Sauce Drop, our nonprofit program that sends free sauce to deployed troops!

*Best-Selling Hot Sauces: Spice up your life with our top-selling hot sauce, Capsicana Zing Gourmet Sauce. Gently spicy and subtly sweet, this zesty all-purpose sauce will add a pleasantly peppery kick to breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes AND it comes with free recipes!

*Best-Selling Marinades & Dressings: In fifth place last month was Thomas Marinade, an old-fashioned "soak" or marinade from Greensboro NC that will tenderize even the toughest cut of meat while enhancing its flavor with a secret blend of herbs and spices. Great with everything from beef and pork to chicken, venison and even shrimp and veggie kabobs.

*Best-Selling Rubs & Seasonings: If you're looking for a versatile seasoning that isn't your everyday chili-powder BBQ seasoning, you'll love Big Daddy's Superb Herb Seasoning, our 7th place finisher for July. Made with aromatic herbs including basil, rosemary and thyme, Big Daddy's Superb Herb adds a gourmet touch to anything you cook.

*Best-Selling Salsa & Relish: If you enjoy fiery foods, you'll love our fiery Habanero Pepper Relish from the NC mountains, which was our 2nd best-selling salsa or relish -- and we donate $1 to Operation Sauce Drop for each jar sold! If you prefer a slightly tamer heat, check out our Mixed Hot Pepper Rings, a deli-style condiment that's great on sandwiches, burgers, omelets and even salads, and currently ON SALE (and came in 5th in July).

*Best-Selling Jerks & Curry: In 4th place was Tortuga Jamaican Jerk Sauce, a savory-sweet and spicy all-purpose jerk sauce that you can splash on served food at the table or use as a marinade - the label has an easy recipe for jerk pork - and it's ON SALE for only $3.75 for a bottle!

*Best-Selling Mustards & Ketchups: It was a Melinda's trifecta in July, with all 3 flavors of Melinda's All-Natural Spicy Ketchups taking the top three spots on this list: the fiery Habanero Ketchup in 1st place, followed by the zesty Jalapeno Ketchup and then the smoky Chipotle Ketchup in 3rd (the Chipotle Ketchup is currently ON SALE!).

*Best-Selling Wing Sauces: The tangy-sweet Tony's Birdland Hot Wing Sauce from Rochester NY moved up a spot to #6 on this list. Not only is it delicious on chicken wings but it's also great as a marinade and basting sauce for grilled or roast chicken or pork, in stir-fry recipes, with shrimp, veggies and more.

*Best-Selling Gift Sets: If you're looking for a unique gourmet gift that's sure to bring a smile as well as please the palate, send one of Mrs. Picky Fanicky's Marmalade and Chutney Gift Boxes featuring your choice of the blue ribbon-winning Apple Pie MmmMarmalade, the zesty North Carolina Apple-Peach Chutney, and/or the sinfully rich Peach Cocktail MmmMarmalade.

*Best-Selling North Carolina Products: Back in the top ten is one of my personal favorites, the tomato-rich and feistily flavorful Outta the Park BBQ Sauce, which was our 4th best-selling NC product last month and is ON SALE! For fans of traditional vinegar-based NC barbecue sauces, Shoogs Authentic NC Barbeque Sauce broke into the top ten in July and delivers real tangy, peppery flavor to pulled pork and more.

*Best-Selling Snacks & Sweets: For folks who appreciate old-fashioned foods and mountain recipes, our sweet and spicy Hot Green Pepper Jelly (9th place in July) from the NC mountains is sure to please. Enjoy it with any grilled food, roast beef or pork or chicken, as a condiment with turkey, or with cream cheese and crackers, and more.

*Best-Selling Steak Sauces & Pasta Sauces: Tired of store-brand steak sauces? Try the 6th best-seller, Walkerswood One Stop Savory Sauce from Jamaica, a rich blend of tropical fruit and Caribbean herbs & spices in a traditional steak sauce base. At only $3.99 a bottle, it's a steal!

Zestfully yours,

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