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Date Posted: 06/25/21

NCP Blog: What Are Your BBQ Flavor Favs?

Readers of the NCP Blog know how much we love to talk about BBQs. I for one live for a perfectly grilled, mouth-watering piece of meat (or vegetables or fruit). Ah, nothing better than that! With pandemic conditions around the country getting better, more people will be visiting friends and family to enjoy a tasty BBQ. So with that, I was wondering, what are American’s favorite BBQ flavors?


First of all, grilling is BIG. According to, 56% of US adults cook outdoors at least once a week while 20% cook outdoors 2+ times per week.


Flavor Favs

According to a survey conducted by Mintel in July 2019, these were the most popular BBQ flavor combinations in the U.S.


Spicy and smoky and savory
Smoky and savory
Sweet and fruity
Spicy and savory
Sweet and salty


In the U.S., BBQ is usually associated with Southern cuisine and varies by region. Carolina, Texas, Memphis, and Kansas City are known as the “barbecue belt” and each area offers its own regional style and flavor, according to


Each of these common BBQ styles offer slightly different taste sensations. According to, some favor slow-and-low smoking, while others prefer to fire up the grill. Where one style wants sweet molasses sauce, another swears by using mustard.


Fav Flavors Across The U.S.

Using search data and Google Trends, BBQ Revolution was able to determine the most popular BBQ styles across the country.




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Related Links
No Matter What, It’s Always Great To Have A BBQ (July 30, 2020)

Throw It On The Grill! (July 21, 2017)

It’s Grilling Time! (June 3, 2016)