The Top 6 Artisan Brands For All of Your Meat-Loving BBQ Fans

The Top 6 Artisan Brands For All of Your Meat-Loving BBQ Fans

Here at Mahalo, we know there’s nothing quite like the act of dusting off the ‘barbie’ as the very first ray of sunshine pokes its jolly face through the thick, white clouds that line the British sky. But what’s even more crucial, is having the best products that get everyone’s taste buds tingling. Did you know it’s National BBQ Week on the 4th-10th July? 

With the summer months fast approaching, more customers are looking to add newer, more exciting flavours to their classic barbecue favourites; be it a little spicy kick, restaurant-inspired quality, or the flavours of some of the tastiest overseas cuisines. For those wanting to provide the best artisan condiments and sauces to their meat-loving customers’ barbecues but don’t know where to start, fear not, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite BBQ products so that you and your customers are ready for the sunny weather and get-togethers. 

We have selected a range of our suppliers that will provide something for everyone - everything from vegan, non-vegan, organic, award-winning, world-first, and family-inspired recipes, so these products are sure to be a hit! 

MAY-OH: Award Winning Artisan Mayonnaise

For classic condiments with plenty of twists on the originals, be sure to stock MAY-OH’s delicious range of award-winning artisan mayonnaise this summer. Not only is the range a great accompaniment to any BBQ dish, their mayos are the first to be made from eggs sourced from RSPCA’s higher welfare standards! While they are never completely white, they are completely unique (just like their consumers) and contain a range of health benefits. Each of the mayos are naturally high in Vitamin E, rich in Omegas 3, 6 & 9, and low in cholesterol, so they’re good for the environment and for your health. 

In the 2022 BBQ Heroes Show at Chef Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park, Tom Kerridge and fellow chef Simon Rimmer enjoyed MAY-OH’s condiments alongside juicy burgers and meat-filled sandwiches. Having been created on a hot summer’s day in 2020, their range of condiments were quite literally born for the BBQ season. 

Prairie Fire BBQ: Authentic Kansas City Barbecue Sauces & Rubs

For smokey, sweet BBQ sauces and meat rubs with flavours from across the pond, be sure to stock Prairie Fire BBQ’s range for your meat-loving customers. You will find no brand more dedicated to a good barbecue quite like Prairie Fire, who provide the very best of the authentic, slow-smoked ‘heavy Kansas City-style’ BBQ from founder/ Chef / ‘Pit Master’ Michael Gratz’s hometown. The delicious sauces and rubs originated from a humble smoked brisket sandwich, which developed into a restaurant, and was swiftly bottled up for customers to enjoy at home. 

Blanco Niño: Authentic Mexican Tortilla Chips

For an authentic Mexican, award-winning, crispy snack, look no further than Blanco Niño’s delicious tortilla chips. Originating from founder Phil's love for Mexico’s famous taquerias, he set up his first Mexican restaurant in Dublin so that he could provide his customers with the same high-quality corn tortillas. These snacks are the perfect accompaniment to any barbecue as just one bite of the Mexican-inspired flavours will immediately remind your customers of the warm and sunny streets of Southern-America (even though the Great British weather can’t always guarantee it!). 

Not only are their tortilla chips delicious, winning 5* at the Great Taste Awards, but Blanco Niño is also the first tortilla brand in the UK and Ireland to switch to fully recyclable packaging and the bright colours are sure to put a sunny smile on everyone’s faces. They are great for sharing with friends and family and can be eaten with anything and everything so don’t hesitate to stock these for all your BBQ-loving customers.

CHIMI: South American Chimichurri

To add a little South American kick to your BBQ meats, give the chimichurri sauces from CHIMI a try. Created by Colombian Karen, who loves a party, sun, beaches and dancing, and her husband Jacques, who ‘loves a good Braai’ (BBQ) - this husband and wife duo are the perfect BBQ couple, and bring their passions to their products. 

CHIMI’s aim is to share the love of experimenting in the kitchen and enjoying great-tasting food, and with their range of mouth-wateringly good artisan sauces winning a number of stars from the Great Taste Awards (notably a three star award for their Hot Chimichurri sauce), your customers can do exactly that this BBQ season. If your customers are looking to add a spicy kick or simply a fresh, cool taste to their barbecued meats and veg, CHIMI has it all, so be quick to try it now - after all, it is ‘possibly the most addictive thing from South America!’

The Wilder Kitchen: WilderBee Hot Honey

If you’re looking for a restaurant-quality, sweet and spicy sauce for all meaty BBQ dishes, and even your summery sweet treats, take a look at the WildeBee Hot Honey sauces from The WilderKitchen. Created by chef Dan Sherman on board his street food truck in 2014, the original Hot Honey received a Great Taste Award in 2022, and his korean-inspired gochujang hot honey sauce is a world first, so will add a level of uniqueness that has long been missing from the Great British barbecue, without getting rid of those classic family-favourites. 

These sauces go great with all meaty dishes, but they can also be drizzled on your cocktails (or mocktails!) and have the perfect ‘sweet heat that has the UK buzzing’ - just like our fast-approaching summer sun.

Graham’s Mustard:Traditional Condiments

If your more traditional customers tend to reach for the much-loved BBQ classics, choose the hearty range of artisan condiments from Graham’s to fill your shelves this summer. If any brand emanates the family BBQ vibes, where the whole family gets involved, it’s Graham’s. 

The Mother and Son team humbly began their range with Grandma’s traditional wholegrain mustard recipe, and swiftly developed into a five-strong range - this includes their Dijon Mustard which won a Silver medal at the World Mustard Awards, and their Horseradish Sauce, which is the only horseradish to have won three stars at the Great Taste Awards in 2017. These traditional family favourites will pair perfectly with all your customers’ meaty bbq dishes - because what’s a hot dog (or sausage) without mustard?