best-selling sauces & seasonings at the Carolina Sauce Company online store have been updated for October. These lists are a great starting point for your holiday shopping if you're looking for a zesty Christmas gift, or for a delicious new condiment to spice up your Thanksgiving dinner. Here are links to each list plus some highlights in each category:
*Best-Selling Hot Sauces: Two of the hottest hot sauces available, Dave's Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce made with the world's hottest pepper, and the infamous Dave's Ultimate Insanity Sauce spiked with capsaicin extract, finished in 9th and 10th place respectively last month.
*Best-Selling Barbecue Sauces: If you enjoy Carolina pulled pork or chopped pork BBQ, you can't go wrong with Well's Hog Heaven BBQ Sauce, an eastern NC vinegar sauce that's our top-selling barbecue sauce. If you prefer a thicker, richer BBQ sauce for ribs and chicken, you'll love our all-natural Apple Butter BBQ Sauce (5th best-selling sauce), which is perfect for the Fall.
*Best-Selling Marinades & Dressings: Made in Israel using the finest all-natural ingredients, Olio & Spices Pomegranate Teriyaki Sauce was our 7th best-selling marinade and adds Mediterranean pomegranate to traditional Asian teriyaki for an exotic twist of fruit. In 8th place was Mama T's Olive Oil Vinaigrette, a classic herb vinaigrette that's hand-made on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
*Best-Selling Rubs & Seasonings: Our best-selling rub once again was Calhoun's Charcoal Grill Seasoning, a favorite of fans of the old Durkees charcoal seasoning which has been off the market for years. Moving up to 2nd place was Pig Pen's Original Seasoning from Salisbury NC, which is excellent as a BBQ rub for ribs, pork butt, chicken, shrimp and even veggies.
*Best-Selling Salsa & Relish: If you like crab and enjoy a fresh-tasting tomato salsa, you'll love Peppers Original Blue Crab Salsa, made with real Maryland blue crab and our 2nd best-selling salsa last month. And if you're looking for a savory, fiery hot pepper relish for subs, sandwiches, burgers and more, you need to try Mama T's Hot Pepper Relish, a classic deli-style pepper relish from Kitty Hawk NC and our 5th place finisher.
*Best-Selling Jerks & Curry: Our best-selling Jamaican jerk continues to be Walkerswood Traditional Jerk Seasoning, an intensely aromatic and flavorful jerk paste from Jamaica. In 5th place was one of my personal favorites, Nando's Curry Coconut Cooking Sauce, a rich & creamy tropical curry sauce from South Africa.
*Best-Selling Mustards & Ketchups: Our best-selling mustard is made in North Carolina, Bone Suckin' Sweet Hot Mustard, and it comes with a FREE recipe brochure. If you prefer a less spicy, more elegant mustard, you'll love Burning Asphalt White Wine Dijon Mustard from upstate NY, our 6th best-selling mustard last month.
*Best-Selling Wing Sauces: This list was dominated by wing sauces from upstate NY, including the Original and Hot varieties of The Distillery Buffalo Wing Sauces in 6th and 10th places respectively, and the Hot and Sweet & Sour varieties of Tony's Birdland Wing Sauces, in 7th and 8th places respectively.
*Best-Selling Gift Sets: This list is full of tasty Christmas gift ideas ranging from mild to wild. Last month our 9th most popular gift was the Hunter's Gift Set featuring marinades, sauces & a spice rub that complement venison and other game. In 6th place was our Lawyer's Gift Set featuring four hot sauces with legally-themed names like "So Sue Me" and "Lawyer's Breath."
*Best-Selling North Carolina Products: Holding on to 2nd place is Castle Sauce, a classic mustard-ketchup burger & steak sauce from Greensboro NC. Making its first appearance on the top-ten list (in 7th place) is Ole Time Hot Sauce, a vinegar & pepper BBQ sauce from Ole Time BBQ in Raleigh NC that's excellent on pork BBQ and in baked beans and collards.
*Best-Selling Snacks & Sweets: Made from an old family recipe, Lilly's Maple Butter was our 3rd most popular sweet product last month, and it's sublimely delicious on pancakes & waffles, in hot cereal, on toast and even drizzled over apple slices or ice cream. If you like pickles and enjoy spicy foods, our Hot Dill Pickle Chips (5th place) are sure to please -- and a dollar from every jar we sell is donated to Operation Sauce Drop, our nonprofit program that sends free gift boxes of sauce to deployed troops!
*Best-Selling Steak Sauces & Pasta Sauces: One of our newest products, Pickapeppa Brown Sauce, had an impressive debut as our 2nd best-selling steak sauce. And in 5th place was Olio & Spices Red Wine Onion Sauce, a lusciously savory gourmet sauce from Israel that's wonderful with steak, roasts, grilled foods and more.