Bonus Map: Uniquely Searched BBQ, By State

It’s not Monday, but in honor of July 4th, we bring you Google‘s look at uniquely searched BBQ sauces, by state:

BBQ Trends BY State

BBQ Trends By State

As you can see, Minnesota’s unique search trend is Korean BBQ.  Wisconsin and our Dakotan neighbors want homemade sauce. And Iowa? Sugar free. (All righty then, although part of the point of barbecue sauce is the carmelization, and that requires sugar unless one is on a restricted diet. But I went to school in Iowa and have attended the Iowa State Fair, and trust me, the state as a whole is not on a restricted diet. It’s a percentage.) Of course, Massachusetts wants “calorie free” BBQ, and… no.

As a reminder, everyone is welcome to bring barbecue, beans, or diet-friendly dishes to the picnic on July 13. We’re looking forward to seeing you!


About Julie Kosbab

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005, and is no longer lonely in that calling. A past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association, she has 2 children and a garage full of bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, or read her (seldom updated) blog at Ride Boldly!