Originally Posted by Bourbon Barrel BBQ
Commercial BBQ sauces started the sweet trend IMO. Go look at your local grocery store shelf and check the labels. The majority of them have lots of high fructose corn syrup. Sweet isn't just a product of competition BBQ.
Bigmista first off great video, I spent all night last night on a slow night at work catching up on your videos I enjoyed everyone of them.
I agree with the above statement I think the sweetness first came into the picture when bbq sauce became commercialized. But I also think the popularity in competition BBQ has a part in it as well.
I think another factor is how peoples taste have developed over years. Back when BBQ was nothing but savory rubs and minimal sauces sweets were not as popular in peoples diets as they are today. In society today sweets are such a big part of people diets, they have aquired a need for sweetness in other foods as well.
Personally I prefer the savory BBQ, if I eat it sweet at all its only on ribs. I wouldnt even eat ribs with a sweet sauce if it wasnt for my wife loving sweet bbq.