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North Carolina Barbecue Company Review

Growing up in the South….I consider myself a barbecue “expert” which means I know good barbecue! North Carolina Barbecue Company is darn good barbecue……..and whether you are a fan of Piedmont or Eastern style doesn’t matter because they have mastered both styles of barbecue.

Thanks to North Carolina Barbecue Company you don’t have to live in North Carolina to experience their succulent hickory smoked pork shoulder, delicious slaw and barbecue sauces because you can have it delivered straight to your doorstep.

When your package arrives it couldn’t be easier to create a hearty and delicious barbecue dinner for your entire family. The meat arrives frozen in a boil bag which takes just a few minutes to be ready to eat. Add your choice of Eastern or Piedmont barbecue sauce and a side of slaw and you are set for a delicious taste experience.

I was really impressed with the delicious barbecue sauces since I prefer a vinegar based sauce as opposed to a tomato based sauce. Both sauces were delicious and certainly one of the best sauces I have ever tasted for barbecue. Even my husband who likes tomato based barbecue sauces said that the sauces from North Carolina Barbecue Company were very tasty.

Both styles of pork are hickory smoked and though I enjoyed both, I prefer the Eastern style which uses a combination of pork shoulder and the leaner ham so it does not have as high of a fat content. As for the slaws, my husband absolutely raved over the Eastern style traditional sweet white coleslaw. I personally do not care for mayo based salads so I was thrilled to try the Piedmont style which is made from a vinegar and pepper base… was delicious!

North Carolina Barbecue Company’s mail order operation makes it so easy to experience top notch barbecue no matter where you live and you can feel confident that it is going to arrive fresh and ready to eat. If you are a fan of North Carolina styles of barbecue or have never tasted traditional Piedmont or Eastern style barbecue then I highly recommend giving it a try because it truly is a fantastic meal. What a fun and tasty way to surprise someone you love this Valentine’s Day with a delicious barbecue gift idea… no messy pots or pans to clean up either.

So which style of NC BBQ won the battle in our house? My family and I enjoyed both styles equally so you could say it was a tie……regardless, it was a fantastic dinner.

To order your North Carolina Barbecue Company feast head over to their website and simply select your favorite package. May I recommend the Battle Box which includes both the Piedmont and Eastern styles to try?

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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