(KLTV/KTRE) - Cindy and Bill Ellman's barbecue sauce is a new favorite among barbecue lovers. Made from an old family recipe, the Ellmans have won numerous prizes for their sauce at competitions.
"You're getting to try the all-natural on the cream cheese!"
Now, not everybody pours barbecue sauce over cream cheese for a quick party dish, but Bill and Cindy have found a variety of foods that go hand-in-hand with their sauce.
Cindy actually developed her prize-winning barbecue sauce from a family recipe, and she's been cooking it up for friends for decades; but now, after a string of wins in food competitions, the sauce is flying off grocers shelves as fast as they can stock them.
Landing in HEB. Grocery's top 25 in their annual cooking competition has given even more credibility to the product. So what makes the Ellmans' barbecue sauce stand out from all others? Well, Cindy says natural flavors are the key. The sauce has some honey and a touch of molasses that add to the sweetness.
The jalapeno, the original recipe, and the maple-flavored sauce have all proved to be favorites with customers..
Cindy says their products, selling under the names of Southern Blend and Uncle Phattys, have been a family affair in development. Daughter Andrea Wofford has been what the Ellmans call their chemist. However, Bill Ellman says he does his part in the family food business as a "sampler."
Whatever role Bill, Cindy, and Andrea are filling with their barbecue sauce and other foods, they're a winning combination.
The Ellmans' sauce is available at Sweet Gourmet in Tyler.