1. There is high-fructose corn syrup in everything. Everything. On peapod, five of the top seven brands (not barbecue sauces, brands of barbecue sauce), have high-fructose corn syrup as the first or second ingredient. This doesn’t include Annie’s natural or Bull’s Eye. They use real sugar. Did you know you can now search Peapod for a whole list of things like transfats, sodium, sugar (real), gluten-free, etc.? Way to go, Peapod!
2. There is “natural smoke flavoring” in almost every commercial bbq sauce. I don’t know that much about the health effects of this, but I don’t much care, because I don’t like the taste. Too fake-mesquite for me.
3. I can make my sauce any way I like. I can tweak depending on my mood. Do I want it more tangy? Hotter? Sweeter? Spicier? All those things? My barbecue sauce is bound only by the limits of my imagination and available edible ingredients. Huzzah.