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Phubar
09-09-2009, 09:01 AM
Today I went to the city center and walked passed a small American delicacy shop where I haven´t been in ages.
I used to buy Oreos there because that was the only place in Utrecht where you could buy them.
Now that I´m in the Q biz I thought about American sauces,so I went in to take a look.
Oh yeah,they had a modest selection of rubs and sauces.
These are some bad pics cause I feld a lil´ bit uncomfortable taking pics in a small store like that.:-D
It was forbidden to take pics but when I asked her that I allready took some.:twisted:
Pics,so it did happen!:-D

smknhotmama
09-09-2009, 09:05 AM
I may get chastised for this but I really love Stubbs Beef marinade…that’s the only variety I care for, but it’s great when you have a larger piece of meat that might be on the tougher side.

Desert Dweller
09-09-2009, 09:05 AM
Try the Stubbs line of goodies. I have never been disappointed by heir products.

Phubar
09-09-2009, 09:06 AM
Thanks,forgot to ask what you guys would recommend.

smknhotmama
09-09-2009, 09:06 AM
Try the Stubbs line of goodies. I have never been disappointed by heir products.


I like our line of thinking.

Dr_KY
09-09-2009, 09:09 AM
Only goes to show how far behind we are on this island. We cant even get Skippy let alone products like Stubbs. !!

I do a bit of online shopping at American Soda.
www.americansoda.com (http://www.americansoda.com)

ljh34465
09-09-2009, 09:12 AM
Interesting to see what "American" products they stock. Stubbs is a country western Q place in Austin that is quite popular but I have not tried any of their sauces.
Have been told "no photos" at a large market in Austin, TX. Cannot understand why. Took some at another large market in Charlotte, NC and had the manager and asst. mgr there in a minute asking why I was taking pics. Maybe they figure I was going to open my own market and copy their displays:confused:

Grillman
09-09-2009, 09:14 AM
It's interesting to see things that we use all the time here in America,
and; in other countries the foods are almost unknown...and Vice-versa.

Sometimes I go to an Oriental market and look at the countless bottles
of sauces that I wish I knew what to use them for and enjoy all the
wonderful flavors that Oriental people have enjoyed for a couple
thousand years.

You could probably go to your regular Grocery store and take pictures
of sauces and things that we here in the US don't know anything about.

Thanks for sharing.

Grillman
09-09-2009, 09:24 AM
Only goes to show how far behind we are on this island. We cant even get Skippy let alone products like Stubbs. !!

I do a bit of online shopping at American Soda.
www.americansoda.com (http://www.americansoda.com)


I just did a quick search and it looks like you can get Skippy Peanut Butter,
a bottle of Jack Daniels BBQ sauce; and probably some other food items
from Amazon.co.uk

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_1_7?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=skippy+peanut+butter&sprefix=skippy+

Phubar
09-09-2009, 09:25 AM
It's interesting to see things that we use all the time here in America,
and; in other countries the foods are almost unknown...and Vice-versa.

Sometimes I go to an Oriental market and look at the countless bottles
of sauces that I wish I knew what to use them for and enjoy all the
wonderful flavors that Oriental people have enjoyed for a couple
thousand years.

You could probably go to your regular Grocery store and take pictures
of sauces and things that we here in the US don't know anything about.

Thanks for sharing.


I just heared from Noskos that there´s a Oriental franchise and that there´s one in Utrecht.
My Mom said a while ago that I should take a look there cause they have a wide variety of sauces.
Last week I was in an Oriental store and saw a big bottle of Todd´s Dirt,well...not really Todd´s Dirt but it looked like it.
Dried herbs and stuff.
Definitely gonna buy that one to test.
Just test some stuff out I would say,if I come across something I´ll take a picture of it and show it to you guys,that way you can check if they have it in an Oriental store near you.

Bushwacker
09-09-2009, 09:31 AM
I also like Stubbs sauces. I just recently got some "Cattlemans" brand sauces, Damn, they are tasty,..... I used to live in New England, and they don't have certain things here in Florida. But doing some searches on the internet, I was able to find a lot of NE stuff online. to buy and ship here.

BramBBQ
09-09-2009, 09:42 AM
I know that store. It's very small, but they have a lot of goodies. Nice pictures ;-)

Phubar
09-09-2009, 09:45 AM
Now that we´re on the subject,my buddy is in the States right now (I was supposed to be there with him) so I asked him if he could bring some rubs and sauces with him if he found any.
What can he find in "normal" supermarkets and which ones should he buy for me?

cowgirl
09-09-2009, 09:58 AM
How about some Head Country products? They seem to sell well around this area.
Glad to see you have at least a small group to choose from Phubar. Do you make your own rubs and marinades?

ljh34465
09-09-2009, 10:03 AM
Sweet Baby Rays Sauce is available in most markets here and is quite popular even with the Brethern, I think. Several varieties available. Bone Sucking Sauce is also well reviewed - might be a little harder to find.

Most major markets, at least here in Florida, do not have any or very few rubs. Lots of sauces and marinades though.

If he is going to be here for a while and has an address that could be shipped to, I would definitely recommend going on the internet and getting some of Plowboy's Yardbird, several Dizzy Pig rubs or their sampler, the real Todd's dirt - now in three varieties. All these people ship really fast or check out Great Lakes BBQ - he might be able to get some of the stuff they handle really quickly - they sort of specialize in really fast shipping:-D

Hope this helps a bit. One of the problems is that all the stuff has to be packed in checked luggage - tell him to get lotsa bubble wrap - clothing does not do well with bbq sauce:mrgreen:

Phubar
09-09-2009, 10:29 AM
How about some Head Country products? They seem to sell well around this area.
Glad to see you have at least a small group to choose from Phubar. Do you make your own rubs and marinades?


I'll look for Head Country products next time I'm there.
Yes I do make my own rubs and marinades,just harvested my pear tree and gonna make some jars of Sweet Heat Pear Pepper Jelly.
Never made that before,I'm somebody who loves to experiment and often gets away with something tasty.:grin:
I like homemade/homegrown stuff but if I don't use a homemade marinade/sauce I'm using something Oriental.
In Suriname we use a lot of Oriental herbs and spices in the kitchen cause there are a lot of Chinese,Indian,Indonesian people living there.

Phubar
09-09-2009, 10:31 AM
Thanks for the tips LJ!

cowgirl
09-09-2009, 10:37 AM
I'll look for Head Country products next time I'm there.
Yes I do make my own rubs and marinades,just harvested my pear tree and gonna make some jars of Sweet Heat Pear Pepper Jelly.
Never made that before,I'm somebody who loves to experiment and often gets away with something tasty.:grin:
I like homemade/homegrown stuff but if I don't use a homemade marinade/sauce I'm using something Oriental.
In Suriname we use a lot of Oriental herbs and spices in the kitchen cause there are a lot of Chinese,Indian,Indonesian people living there.

Yum!!
I bet you could sell some of your homemade products to that little grocery store! :-D

Bill-Chicago
09-09-2009, 10:37 AM
Phubar,

Beware of the Stubb's line of products.

Satan incarnated on an electric cart:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14822

Phubar
09-09-2009, 10:53 AM
Phubar,

Beware of the Stubb's line of products.

Satan incarnated on an electric cart:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14822



:lol:

Got it!
For baked beans only!

JamesTX
09-09-2009, 11:21 AM
Today I went to the city center and walked passed a small American delicacy shop where I haven´t been in ages.
I used to buy Oreos there because that was the only place in Utrecht where you could buy them.

Not sure I'd ever consider Oreo's an American delicacy.

I like Stubb's, by the way. If you like your sauce sweet, you probably won't like it. It's worth a try.

Rich Parker
09-09-2009, 07:21 PM
I like Sweet Baby Rays. If I could make better I would but until I can I will enjoy it!

Abelman
09-09-2009, 07:21 PM
I don't use BBQ sauce that often but when I do, the Stubbs stuff is pretty good.

One I do really like is Famous Dave's Sweet and Zesty. Try that if you ever run across it.

MOS95B
09-09-2009, 07:39 PM
My daughter grabbed me a bottle of Sweet and Zesty. Next best thing to his Texas Pit...

Steve_B
09-09-2009, 08:25 PM
I like some of Sweet Baby Rays stuff, but not all varietys. Zesty Italian is good for quick and easy on some meats. The best is home brewed sauce! Lots of recipes out there, and if they include Bourbon Wiskey, as an ingredient, they're on the right track!
Just my $.02

HumboldtSmokeBBQ
09-09-2009, 08:41 PM
nice recon work

Phubar
09-10-2009, 05:09 AM
Yum!!
I bet you could sell some of your homemade products to that little grocery store! :-D


I/they wish!:-D
Think I'm gonna use those jars to trade other sauce and rubs.
The first one who gets one is Noskos.
Tomorrow I'm gonna cook my firts pulled pork but I still don't have wood.
Noskos told me that he could send me some Hickory.
Next day there was a little package waiting for me with some nice chunks and a nice sample of The Dizzy Pig Jamaican Firewalk!:grin:
Gotta love your brothers!
Thanks Nozzie!

Phubar
09-10-2009, 05:13 AM
Not sure I'd ever consider Oreo's an American delicacy.

I like Stubb's, by the way. If you like your sauce sweet, you probably won't like it. It's worth a try.


Probably the rest of the stuff they sell in that store aren't delicacy's either.
It's all stuff what you guys can buy in the supermaket but out here it's import.....probably 3 times more expensive too.

Phubar
09-10-2009, 10:32 AM
Pics or it didn't happen!:-D
Also got some apple wood today from a colleage,wood has been laying for 9 months.

Bill-Chicago
09-10-2009, 11:56 AM
Thats a nice looking log you got between your legs there, Phubar!

Phubar
09-10-2009, 01:24 PM
Thats a nice looking log you got between your legs there, Phubar!


There's more where that came from!:-D

Hugh Jorgan
09-10-2009, 02:26 PM
I like the Stubbs story, don't like the sauce, wish I could have tried it from the man himself. Isn't that usually the way when things go big?

Bill-Chicago
09-10-2009, 02:32 PM
There's more where that came from!:-D

Does your wood feel harder in the morning?

Maybe you could snap a picture of your cat scratching it.

Phubar
09-10-2009, 03:14 PM
I could.
I think the cat will give my wood a burning sensation.

noskos
09-10-2009, 03:35 PM
Thats a nice looking log you got between your legs there, Phubar!

This is heading to the woodpile fast :-D

Phubar FYI, they have bone suckin' sauce at the bigger Sligro wholesales, so LMK if you need anything from there!

Phubar
09-10-2009, 03:40 PM
I'll let you know!
All this talk is getting me hungry.
I'm gonna rub my meat allready for tomorrow.

noskos
09-10-2009, 03:52 PM
And on Saturday you will show us your balls?!? ;-)

Phubar
09-10-2009, 05:02 PM
All 100 of em!

Phubar
09-24-2009, 12:26 PM
I just heared from Noskos that there´s a Oriental franchise and that there´s one in Utrecht.
My Mom said a while ago that I should take a look there cause they have a wide variety of sauces.
Last week I was in an Oriental store and saw a big bottle of Todd´s Dirt,well...not really Todd´s Dirt but it looked like it.
Dried herbs and stuff.
Definitely gonna buy that one to test.
Just test some stuff out I would say,if I come across something I´ll take a picture of it and show it to you guys,that way you can check if they have it in an Oriental store near you.



Today I went to that Oriental store and did some groceries,the big bottles are the (not really) Todd's Dirt that I was talking about.
Bought two chicks at a Moroccan Butcher,this weekend I want to try Beercan Chicken and Spatchcocked Chicken with my Sweet Heat Pear Pepper Sauce.
The powder in the front is a seasoning as well,bought that one from a guy who sells fish.
Discovered a while ago that the seasoning he uses on baked fish does well on chickenwings too.:-D
Bought some American mustard (our mustards differ) and a bottle of BBQ marinade based on soja sauce.

Bill-Chicago
09-24-2009, 12:28 PM
That stuff looks "smokeable"

Phubar
09-24-2009, 12:37 PM
That stuff looks "smokeable"


Does it look a bit like Todd's Dirt (close up pic)?

thedirtman
09-24-2009, 05:30 PM
There is only one Todd's Dirt!!!! There is a reason why so many people love the REAL Dirt.
Todd

Phubar
09-24-2009, 05:43 PM
Ofcourse there is one Todd's Dirt and yes,probably many people love it but I'm not one of them cause I don't know how it tastes.

Phubar
09-24-2009, 06:41 PM
Just googled the brandname and this is what I found: http://www.badia-spices.com/cooking/cooking_where_usa.cfm

Arthur D
09-25-2009, 10:51 AM
That's amazing that Stubb's is on the shelf. That company came out of no-where for large distribution. I used to go to stubbs in Austin all the time ten years ago. Amazing.

I like their products just fine. Not bad at all.