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Yulicious sauce starts at mild, moves to spicy and finishes at hot.

Turn up the heat with Yulicious sauces

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 - 9:55 am

At last weekend’s Home & Garden show at Cal Expo, the thousands of curious visitors who packed the exhibition halls could choose from a complete house remodel to a Veg-O-Matic food processor to jars of garlic seasoning, and everything in between.

We stopped by one small stand and chatted with Sylvester Ewell, whose 5-year-old Elk Grove company makes a line of “premium gourmet sauces” (mild, spicy and hot) bottled under the Yulicious label. He bills it as “an alternative to barbecue sauce.” One taste, and then two, convinced us. We’d better taste it one more time. Yow, that’s good stuff!

“It’s made from a family recipe and you can use it on everything — fish, pork, beef, lamb, chicken,” he said.

It’s about $6 a bottle at Nugget Markets, Raley's, Bel Air, Corti Bros. Market and Oaks Hardware. Or order it by the half-case or case at

One reviewer at the heat-centric website noted, “One thing for sure from my personal experience — if you try it, you want to buy it.”

Call The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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