Why make your own barbecue sauce?

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.

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