What about all that barbecue sauce that arrives weekly at our office?
Every so often, a product comes along and stands out from the rest. In the past, we’ve written them up as a group:
The Best Barbecue Sauce: 2006
The Best Barbecue Sauces: 2007
The Best Barbecue Sauces: 2008
The Best Barbecue Sauces: 2010—this review includes an explanation of the seven different styles of barbecue: East Carolina, Kansas City, Kentucky, Memphis, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas
You may have noticed that we didn’t do a “Best” review in 2009. What happened? Not enough contenders for an article.
But we do have a nominee for 2011: King Brothers.
In 1986, the King Brothers—George, Barry and Darryl—plus Daddy King had a friendly family barbecue cook-off. The winner continued to make his sauce for his family and friends.
The fan base grew, and wanted more barbecue sauce than King could supply. Friends said that they would gladly buy it. One sauce-addicted friend referred to the sauce as “The GOLD,” which became the name of the first sauce produced under the label Brothers Sauces.
“The GOLD” was followed by “The HEAT,” a wing sauce, and Spicy Brown Mustard “GOLD.” Whether on beef, chicken, pork or seafood (some people use it as salad dressing, too), the multi-layered tastes shine through. Sweet and tangy flavors join the rich tomato base to create a noteworthy suite of sauces.
You can purchase Brothers Sauces from the company website.
The brothers also make Granny Georgia’s Brown Suga Dessert Sauce. It’s a bit sweet for us, but our neighbor, to whom we gave the jar, was thrilled.