Slatherin' Sauce from Charleston, SC- The BEST BBQ Sauce in America!

March 1, 2012

I'm down here in Charleston, SC for the Wine/Food Festival and I must share with you one of my discoveries.  Slatherin' Sauce.

Sure, a couple weeks ago I wrote about how delicious this sauce is in a cocktail.  You haven't lived the barbecue life until you Slather It On with this amazing sauce.  You can slather some chicken, or ribs or even meatballs.  In fact if you are going to be in the Piggly Wiggly tent tomorrow, you can try some yourself!  And please tell Robin that I sent you!

  I prefer the spicy, but you might like it a bit sweet

There are two sauces- the spicy and the sweet. 

 One of the very best, if not the very best barbecue sauces in America in my opinion is-

Slatherin' Sauce, from Charleston, South Carolina.

As I said...  I love Slatherin' Sauce, especially the spicy version- for the tangy, tomato driven aroma and sweet hit of the spices- along with pineapple and honey.   (This sauce just ROCKS!)

This “anything but traditional” barbeque sauce is a natural for all kinds of foods that need a bit of perking up. 

Charleston has become a veritable Mecca for barbecue heads of all ages.  I think that Robin Rhea's sauce (Robin owns the company) is just marvelous. 

The Slather Brand Story (graciously lifted from their website)

Early one Sunday morning while musing over ideas and dreams for the future while drinking a cup of coffee, I decided that the time had come for me to pursue a career path that involved my true passion – sharing my love of wholesome, healthy, and delicious food with others.

As a proud native of Johns Island, South Carolina I grew up eating foods that my family raised and grew in our backyard. We raised chickens, pigs and goats, and grew summer and winter vegetables that would feed our family of eight. My passion for cooking began at the age of three when, with supervision of course, I cooked my first meal. My Uncle Willie said it was the best eggs and toast he had ever eaten. I am not sure if it was my cooking or the fact that those delicious eggs had come from our yard and were so rich in nutrients that the yolks were orange, not the pale yellow you find today.

After mastering scrambled eggs, I learned to cook my mother’s down-home Southern recipes. Most of her recipes had been passed from generation to generation, but none were actually written down anywhere. It was the “a pinch of this and a bit of that” cooking method. Later in life, I developed a deep appreciation for gourmet cooking and ethnic foods. My love of entertaining family and friends while delighting their tastebuds resulted in years of being encouraged to market some of my treasured recipes. My passion for food, culinary skill and career background; first as an educator then as a sales executive, has turned my dream into reality. In October 2009 Slather Brand Foods™ was officially born.

I began researching and developing a roadmap for entering the specialty food market. My goal was to create a product line made with the same natural ingredients I used in my own kitchen. The Slather Brand Foods’™ philosophy is to provide products that we are proud to serve our family, our friends, and just as importantly, our customers. Listen to Robin Rhea as she shares her story with Mike Switzer of South Carolina Business Review.

In May of 2010 Slather Brand Foods™ launched its flagship product, Slather Brand Slatherin’ Sauce™, Original Recipe. Touted as The Cure for Boring Food™, this gourmet cooking and finishing sauce is a unique blend of all natural ketchup, gobs of natural honey, sweet pineapple, crushed red peppers, garlic, and other spices. It is gluten free and contains no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial sweeteners, no preservatives, and no artificial coloring or flavors. It is a delicious remedy for fowl, pork, beef, game, seafood, and anything else worth eating, even tofu.

In addition to our online store, Slather Brand Foods’™ products will soon be appearing in retail stores and specialty markets where premium products are featured. If you don’t see it on the shelves of where you shop, please be sure to ask your favorite retailer to contact us. It is our sincere hope that you will enjoy the Slatherin’ Sauce™ varieties and share with us your own special ideas and recipes on how you and your family slather it on™.



While you are freezing it out in NJ or on the West Coast, know in your heart that this intrepid reporter, eater, photographer, drinker is doing his best to eat, drink and tell all he knows about some of the fabulous foods discovered down here in the Low Country.  Slather It On is just one of many interesting products born in the low country, but in my heart, they are only one that really matters to me.

You have my word on that!  And that means something!

Cheers!  wb



Matthew Dukes Hanna's picture

Congratulations Robin. See you tomorrow in the Tasting Tents. Let's get saucy!