Barbecue sauce

Posted on: Sun, 09/17/2000 - 11:00am's picture
Joined: 06/23/2000 - 09:00

Can anyone recommend a safe barbecue sauce that is sold in the supermarket? I read the ingredients but I am suspect of "natural flavorings". You would really make my day if you could suggest one that you have found to be safe. Thanks!

Posted on: Sun, 09/17/2000 - 11:16am
canada's picture
Joined: 02/19/2000 - 09:00

Personally I use the Kraft stuff, if i'm in a pinch. But, to tell you the honest truth I'd rather make my own, it is easier and cheaper.
These are the basic ingredients for BBQ sauce:
white vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, tomato paste, salt, garlic powder (not salt) and black pepper and some poeple like to use ketchup and corn syrup and apple sauce..
The vinegar is for the tartness, the tomato/apple for the enzyme that will soften the meat, the brown sugar and molasses are for both taste and colour. The spices are for taste. The corn syrup adds consistancy and acts as a great binder. Play around with the amount, boil it if you want too, it all depends on your patience and time. Save on your pocket book too.

Posted on: Sun, 09/17/2000 - 1:24pm
Helen's picture
Joined: 05/05/2000 - 09:00

We also use Kraft--mainly because I feel comfortable with Kraft's answers on flavorings. I contacted KC Masterpiece because we like the taste better but they hemed and hawed when I asked about flavorings and finally said we recommend you do not use our products.

Posted on: Sun, 09/17/2000 - 11:55pm
Linda-Jo's picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

We use "Sweet Baby Ray's" BBQ sauce. It's really good and doesn't have a strong tomato taste.

Posted on: Sun, 09/17/2000 - 11:56pm
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

I spoke with the makers of Annie's BBQ sauce and they told me their sauce is nut free and made in a nut free facility. They do make a salad dressing that was some kind of nut flavor but it's made in a separate facility. So in my house, we always use Annie's and haven't had any trouble. Just had it last night, in fact.
Please note this is Annie's Naturals [url=""][/url] not the Annie's that makes the mac and cheese that someone metioned somewhere on this board as having a reaction to.
[This message has been edited by Heather (edited September 26, 2000).]

Posted on: Sat, 09/14/2002 - 10:52pm
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

I called Kraft about their BBQ sauce and they had two seperate reps call me back and both told me that it was best if I did not use their BBQ sauce. They were vary evasive and wouldn't answer specifics w/ me. I was so disappointed that a major company would treat a customer like this.

Posted on: Sun, 09/15/2002 - 12:33am
PattyR's picture
Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

I emailed about Sweet Baby Rays and they clain to be peanut/tree nut free. My PA son has had it with no problem.

Posted on: Sun, 09/15/2002 - 4:12am
AJSMAMA's picture
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

We also use the Sweet Baby Rays although I know that I read somewhere on here that Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce was safe too. (please check for yourself though)

Posted on: Mon, 09/16/2002 - 12:44am
Heather2's picture
Joined: 09/25/2001 - 09:00

Have to make an ammendment here. When I called Annie's a second time some time later, the lady told me I had been given the wrong information and that indeed there was a chance of cross contamination with their sauce.
We like Lloyds BBQ sauce made by General Mills.

Posted on: Sun, 06/22/2003 - 2:19am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42


Posted on: Mon, 04/19/2010 - 1:53pm
StinaC raig's picture
Joined: 07/13/2009 - 07:33

My daughter had a reaction today and the only thing I can think of is the BBQ sauce. It's Kraft! I'll be phoning them in the morning. I'm super bummed! We had been doing so well. I wish I would have read this first or called first. I'll be calling a lot more often now. You're right, it's terrible that a major company would treat a customer that way!


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