EPS (justeps) wrote,

Food for Thought

Two supermarket products can share the same brand name, yet be radically different. For example, Tony Roma's Restaurant Style "Original" Barbecue Sauce has High Fructose Corn Syrup as its second ingredient. (It could be worse: the "Carolina Honeys" flavor has HFCS as its first ingredient, and corn syrup as its sixth ingredient.) How is that "original?"

Over in the refrigerated section, Tony Roma's Pulled Pork in BBQ Sauce (which says it's Premium Restaurant Quality) contains no corn syrup at all: it's made with real sugar. (And it tastes fantastic!)

Why the difference? The bottled sauce is manufactured by Greystar Products, while the 18 oz. tub comes from Rupari Food Services — a company whose primary business is supplying restaurants.

What do you get if you order BBQ sauce online? Hopefully, the real deal.

(Looking for a decent BBQ sauce on store shelves? Try Bulls-Eye, although their current "original" isn't the same as it was a year or two ago: they've upped the sodium content.)

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