My favorite mail order sauce of all time

In the early 2000’s, I had a boss named Dieter. And a great boss at that … we had many times together hanging around a grill or a barbecue talking about my love of meat. He understood well. There are few things in life better than having an employer than understands your personal quirks.

One summer, he vacationed with his family in Arkansas. Upon returning, he called me up.

“Jason, I’ve got something for you.”

“What is it?”

“Something important. Get to the office now.”

Being a Sunday, I was extremely curious. I hopped into the car, tore across town, and met him in our office parking lot, mafia style.  He handed me a paper bag.  In it was McClard’s BBQ Sauce.

“This is the shit. This is what you’ve been looking for. This is what I’ve been looking for. Hell, this is what the world has been looking for.

I took it home, cracked the bottle, and tasted it. Yes, it was the single best commercially produced barbeque sauce I’ve ever had.


The McClard’s Sauce is like a perfectly balanced wine from the Rhone Valley of France: spicy, but not too much so; fruity, but not too much so; and with lip smacking acidity. It’s a wonderful thing, and it SINGS with pork in particular.

I have no affiliation with McClard’s. They have no idea who I am or that I exist. And I’m happy to say you can order a case of this sauce HERE.

Also please take the time to read the history of McClard’s Bar-B-Q. I haven’t been there myself but I hope to make it down there soon.

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