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Bottled Barbecue Sauce

Last year Americans spent more than $700 million on supermarket barbecue sauce. Did any of those bottled sauces earn a spot on our grocery list?

What We Learned

There are many styles of barbecue sauce, each with its own regional riff, but the most ubiquitous of the bunch hails from Kansas City. Most supermarket sauces are modeled after this thick, sweet, and tangy tomato-based style.

Since we last tested supermarket barbecue sauces, our former winner, Bull’s-Eye Original BBQ Sauce, changed its recipe to include high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS...

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