Instacart reveals some surprising data.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
July 1, 2019
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Thanks to Google, we already know The Most Uniquely Searched for Barbecue Sauce Recipes in Every State. But when it comes to grocery shopping, what brands are customers selecting? For National BBQ Day back on May 16th, the data wizards at Instacart — the popular grocery pick-up and delivery service — took a look at the most popular barbecue sauces purchased on their platform. Overall, the top three most popular barbecue sauces purchased in the past 12 months (from the time of the data analysis) on Instacart were Burman’s Honey BBQ Sauce in first, Heinz Original BBQ Sauce in second, and G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce, Hickory in third. 

When they broke things down by state, however, things really got interesting. Below, see Instacart's top barbecue sauces in every Southern state.

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  • Alabama: G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce, Hickory
  • Arkansas: G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce, Hickory
  • Delaware: Burman’s Honey BBQ Sauce
  • Washington, D.C.: Burman’s Honey BBQ Sauce
  • Florida: G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce, Hickory
  • Georgia: Burman’s Honey BBQ Sauce
  • Kentucky: Burman’s Original BBQ Sauce
  • Louisiana: G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce, Hickory
  • Maryland: Burman’s Honey BBQ Sauce
  • Mississippi: G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce, Hickory
  • Missouri: Burman’s Original BBQ Sauce
  • North Carolina: Food Lion’s Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce
  • Oklahoma: Burman’s Honey BBQ Sauce
  • South Carolina: Burman’s Honey BBQ Sauce
  • Tennessee: It’s a tie! G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce, Hickory and G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce, Original
  • Texas: G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce, Hickory
  • Virginia: Wegmans Organic ‘Food You Feel Good About’ BBQ Sauce, Original
  • West Virginia: Burman’s Original BBQ Sauce

We don't know about you, but we're thinking our Alabama friends will never live their lack of white sauce purchases down. And North Carolina not going for a vinegar-based sauce? Say it ain't so!

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