Jared Slater / Aunt Caroline's BBQ Sauce

specialty foods

Hometown: West Conshohocken, PA

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Jared Slater has enjoyed his Great Aunt Caroline’s BBQ sauce on hundreds of chicken dinners since he was a young child.

As an adult, occasionally while enjoying the magical molasses, brown sugar and spice concoction, he would think to himself, “I should bottle this stuff!” While working an unfulfilling warehouse job in the early 2000’s, the idea of running his own business kept coming back. Finally in 2005, he decided he was ready to make a go of it and see how it turned out.

He asked for and received his great Aunt Caroline’s blessing. She passed on before he starting selling to the public but he hopes she is watching with approval from above.

Today, Jared sells his aunt’s Original Recipe as well as nine other flavors, including two for dipping. Among the ten flavors are a Holiday sauce, brimming with nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, a BBQ Pickle, great on burgers, and the Blue Flame Hot BBQ. His sauce stands out from other BBQ sauce brands with its unique mason jar container.

Sample a few flavors of this small batch sauce at an upcoming Sugarloaf Crafts Festival and see which one is your favorite!