Pork Barrel – Original BBQ Sauce

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3/ 5



he first sauce we tried from Pork Barrel BBQ was their “Original.” I was anxious to try all of the Pork Barrel BBQ products because they have a laundry list of awards attached to their name, being named one of the Best BBQ Sauces in the Country by Country Living Magazine, Best Tailgating BBQ Sauce by Men’s Health Magazine and the People’s Choice Winner for the 2010 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle. It was even named in Men’s Health Magazine as one of the top 125 Best Foods for Men.

When we opened the package that it arrived in, I was impressed with the labeling on the sauces. It was simple (with a pig holding a fork on what looks like a trophy), but for whatever reason it sent a strong message in my book. It is a national award winner across the board for many reasons.

You can definitely smell a different scent when opening the bottle, a combination of the garlic, spices and the ketchup. I noticed when I sampled the BBQ sauce on my finger that it was very runny and wasn’t thick like a lot of BBQ sauces, but I never hold that against anyone. It is their style, and it obviously works. All of the ingredients together give it a tangy and salty flavor, which is a good thing for me.




I tried the Original Sauce on a pulled pork sandwich and it was even better than I anticipated. It gave the sandwich a great taste and you quickly realize why Pork Barrel has won so many awards with their sauces and rubs. I highly recommend this on any pulled pork or chicken, and I think it could even go well on a burger or anything on the grill.

From the Creator:
It’s the right way or the highway, in your opinion. And that means pouring on the Pork Barrel BBQ sauce, allowing it to trickle down to enhance the flavor of all your meats, fish and veggies. Gather your conservative pals (and, perhaps, your yellow-dog, tree-huggin’ neighbors) and have a Grand Old Party with what you can happily call our Tea Party BBQ Party Pack, guaranteed to give your (right) wings and pork butts a tangy taste of free-market success.

Don’t sling mud; sling Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce!

About the Author


Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and have lived here primarily my entire life. Just like all of you, I am an avid hot sauce and BBQ sauce fan and have made my priority in life around it (some may think that is sad, but so what!).


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