The best condiments have a perfect balance of salty, sweet, and spicy flavors and short ingredient lists with few or no preservatives. Such high-quality mustards, relishes, and dressings are widely available, but sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between ho-hum products with low-quality ingredients and the perfectly balanced topper. Here are 11 easy-to-find replacements for the condiments you'll find in any fridge.
Pork Barrel Original BBQ Sauce
Supermarket barbecue sauces can be so sweet they overwhelm what they're meant to complement. The trick is finding one that's more savory than sweet. Pork Barrel's Original BBQ Sauce does just that; ribs on the grill and chicken wings will love the robust tomato-based recipe and vivid peppercorn kick inspired by Kansas City and Memphis barbecue flavors. Every barbecue region skews the sauce differently; for a taste of South Carolina, try Pork Barrel Mustard BBQ Sauce, with a sweet, smoky bite that's delicious on pork or pretzels. Pork Barrel barbecue sauces, believe it or not, also score high in healthfulness: All are gluten free and contain no high-fructose corn syrup, preservatives, or MSG. [$5 for 12 oz; porkbarrelbbqstore.com]