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Smoky and Spicy! In a blind taste test, our staff compared four N.H. barbecue sauces from around the state. Here’s what they thought.Beasley’s Barbecue SauceThis traditional barbecue sauce has a good balance between heat and a sweet smoky flavor. This is a great sauce if you’re feeding a crowd — great for those who want some spice, but not too hot for everyone else to enjoy.

Beasley’s Barbecue Sauce

Original Chicago Slo-Burn (Medium)

16 Eastern Ave.


(603) 672-4841

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Amelia Maes & Co.Goodies Barbecue Sauce from Amelia Maes has that wonderful homemade taste. For those who like a sweeter barbecue taste, this is the sauce for you. This version has molasses, brown sugar and just a hint of spice.

Ameiia Maes & Co., LLC

Goodies Barbecue Sauce

916 Province Rd.


(603) 664-2472

Ledge Top Sugar HouseThe Maple Barbecue sauce from Ledge Top Sugar House stands out from all the rest. Sweet and spicy, this sauce has a much thinner consistency than the others, making it ideal as a marinade or dipping sauce.

Ledge Top Sugar House

Maple Barbecue Sauce

25 Oak St.


(603) 753-4973

And the Winner Is...Mizuna Market and CaféIt wasn’t easy to pick a winner, but when it came down to it the sauce from Mizuna Café came out on top. It has a little bit of everything — it’s sweet, smoky and packs a nice kick of spice. When heading outside for a backyard barbecue, we recommend you stop in at Mizuna for your sauce supplies.

Mizuna Market and Café

381 Portsmouth Ave.


(603) 436-4002

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