Love it, Like it, Hate it: BBQ Sauce!

With football and tailgating in full swing, it’s the perfect time to fire up the grill, but even if we’re grilling lean protein and veggies, our choice of BBQ sauce can make it or break it, quickly adding up to a day’s worth of added sugar or sodium -- so today we’re Getting the Skinny on best and worst store-bought BBQ sauce!

Looking to make your own homemade BBQ sauce?  Check out this no-sugar-added BBQ sauce recipe by Swerve!

 

LOVE IT!

Whole Foods 365 Organic Texas True Barbecue Sauce

  • Per 2 tablespoons: 25 calories – 0 fat – 80 mg sodium – 8 grams carbs – 5 grams sugar
  • Organic tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, cane sugar, molasses, vinegar, tamarind, soy sauce, spices…

That Sauce Barbeque Sauce

  • Per 2 tablespoons: 22 calories – 0 fat – 74 mg sodium – 6 grams carbs – 6 grams sugar
  • Tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, garlic, onion, paprika, salt…

 

LIKE IT!

Annie’s Natural’s Organic BBQ – Original                               

  • Per 2 tablespoons: 35 calories – 1 gram fat – 200 mg sodium – 6 grams carbs – 4 grams sugar
  • Apple cider vinegar, tomato paste, molasses, cane sugar, stone ground mustard, oil…

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce – Original

  • Per 2 tablespoons: 25 calories – 0 fat – 240 mg sodium – 6 grams carbs – 4 grams sugar
  • Tomato paste, sugar, vinegar, molasses, tapioca dextrin, salt, brown sugar, spices…

 

HATE IT!                   

Just two tablespoons packs in 50-75% of a day’s worth of added sugar, plus ~20% of upper limit for sodium

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce – Smokey Mesquite

  • Per 2 tablespoons: 40 calories – 0 fat – 350 mg sodium – 10 grams carbs – 8 grams sugar
  • Tomato paste, cane sugar, molasses, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, honey, corn starch, spices…

KC Masterpiece Sweet Honey & Molasses

  • Per 2 tablespoons: 60 cals – 0 fat – 250 mg sodium – 13 grams carbs – 11 grams sugar
  • Tomato puree, molasses, high fructose corn syrup, hone, vinegar…

Kraft Barbeque Sauce - Original

  • Per 2 tablespoons: 70 cals – 0 fat – 300 mg sodium – 18 grams carbs – 13 grams sugar
  • Sugar, tomato puree, vinegar, apple cider vinegar, molasses, modified food starch….

Heinz BBQ Sauce – Classic Sweet & Thick

  • Per 2 tablespoons: 70 cals – 0 fat – 300 mg sodium – 18 grams carbs – 16 grams sugar
  • Sugar, vinegar, tomato paste, molasses, corn starch….

Sweet Baby Ray’s Original Barbecue Sauce

  • Per 2 tablespoons: 70 cals – 0 fat – 320 mg sodium – 18 grams carbs – 16 grams sugar – 0 protein
  • High fructose corn syrup, vinegar, tomato paste, pepper sauce, modified food starch….

 

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