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Product Review: KYVAN Sweet BBQ Sauce

Posted By: Seth Mellin
Published: August 21, 2014

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I am fortunate that I get to try many unique BBQ Sauces, Spices and rubs from all sorts of companies. The one thing that seems to be consistent with the bulk of these companies is a true passion for the grill. KYVAN Soul Food Selections is no different from any of these other companies.  KYVAN was founded by former NFL player Reggie Kelly who played for 13 years between the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons.

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However, Reggie’s love of BBQ started not in the NFL but much earlier in life, like it does for most of us. It was instilled by love of cooking as a family as a young boy and matured from there over the years. Through, cooking at his football camps for attendees, teammates and more, Reggie got the motivation, encouragement and inspiration to share his sauces with the masses Reggie’s company KYVAN, is a tribute to his children, Kyla and Kavan, has a full range of products including sauces, salsas, rub and jellies.

Today, I am going to focus on the KYVAN Sweet BBQ Sauce a tomato based sauce with a touch of sweetness and a hint of smoke.  With a tomato base, vinegar, brown sugar and other spices it has a very nice blend and is very tasty.  I would recommend using it with some simple grilled chicken or better yet a personal favorite BBQ Chicken Pizza.

The folks at KYVAN also sent me a jar of their Hot Honey Apple Salsa, I am no salsa expert by any means but this stuff is delicious. I have been using it on scrambled eggs and it has a nice blend of flavor and veggies and is just right.

KYVAN is doing right by me in the sauce department and the salsa department, their products are tasty and full of flavor. I can’t wait to slowly explore more of their robust product line and tell you all about it in time.  Plus, they believe in giving back and do a lot of community service and other activities through their KYVAN Kares program.  Lastly, they also have a robust website full of great recipes and uses for their wide arsenal of products so check it out at

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