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Judas Pig BBQ Sauce

I live in North Carolina, a state that takes its barbecue VERY seriously. There are barbecue joints every five feet, and the debate over eastern vs. western NC barbecue has occasionally claimed lives.* And every one of these places has a sign out front with a grinning pig on it, frequently licking sauce of its fingers, advertising just how great their pulled pork is.

Every time I see one of these pigs, I wonder at the kind of animal that can sell out its species and dine with such cruel cannibalistic glee. Treacherous swine!

On the other hand, way back in the day, many slaughterhouses employed a "Judas Goat." This goat lead the panicked sheep inside, secure in the knowledge that it would come out the other side. Which it did. The sheep, by contrast, came out as lamb chops.

I figured it was time that we had a BBQ sauce label that did not gloss over the treachery of the pigs in question. (To my knowledge, there will not ever be a Judas Pig BBQ sauce available, although if anybody wants to license it...)

Prints in regular and jumbo are available for the BBQ lover, or just those who, like me, have questioned the motives of all those grinning pigs. They can be ordered for $10 and $20 from Red Wombat Studio at [link]

*Far as I'm concerned, it's ALL weird, and Memphis-style is the only true BBQ. I mostly keep this opinion to myself when out in public.
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BigMac1212's avatar
As a Memphis-born deviant, I love the comment that Memphis-style is the only true BBQ.  Headbang!

Great looking label.
NickMaster64's avatar
neat it could go great on baby back ribs :)
Luckysweep's avatar
So I could eat a cannibal pig with this? Cool!
The evil pig looks delicious.
Trully, pigs are evil.
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Angel-with-a-Flower's avatar
I, too, am always questioning those happy pigs that advertise BBQ joints...why do those sell-outs smile?! 0o

Glad to see that someone can finally put some truth in advertising! :D
Crafty-Witch's avatar
And there you have the true marketing genius of Chick-Fil-A. Nobody's shocked when cows sell out chickens. OTOH, after all the chickens have done for them [link] you'd think they'd be grateful.
Wyrdhaven's avatar
You know where I live....And Kansas City is the only REAL BBQ style. I likewise keep my mouth shut.
Weavrrcat's avatar
What?! Memphis-style is just too watery and thin. You need a sauce with body. Something that can stand up to the pork.

Anyway, absolutly wondeful label. :D I would buy this.
BadOnion's avatar
hahahaha great!! :)
the-wee-me's avatar
A very neat picture, but a scary-ish looking piggy.
Odin-the-Allfather's avatar
Pure genius! I'm from Texas, and we have our share of BBQ shacks. Seems like they're every 40 feet, and twice as many on Sundays: :nod: However we don't have quiet so many pigs. Mostly it's rather suspicious cows, smiling and pointing the way to the carnage contained within.

I would love the see the bovine version of this.
LAGiampietro's avatar
Memphis is the best! Good point about the pigs though. I always found it kind of creepy too. Hardees once had a commercial where a farmer was dancing around shaking up a cow to the "Milkshake" (my milkshake is better than yours)and I think they've used the judas cow, but I'm not sure. Anyway, Judas pig is much creepier. Good job.
LAGiampietro's avatar
P.S. I've developed an allergy to red pepper...sigh. :(
Apollyna's avatar
The silver coins are a nice touch. ;3 <3
SkycladGypsy's avatar
Hmmm... I actually DO make my own sauce at home .... :plotting:
Toxikomani's avatar
very clever ^^
Gynne's avatar
I live in North Carolina too. I stay out of the BBQ arguments. I just know that there are some I like and some I don't. It's scary how seriously a large portion of the state takes it. @_@

I live in a teeny county with only 1 red light, no fast food, no major grocery store chains, 1 high school...but TWO BBQ joints that I'm aware of.
xcrowell's avatar
Sweeney Todd and Ms. Lovett's pies come to mind C:
geho's avatar
This picture gave me a craving for some good home-style barbeque.
I'm from Florida.
I am presently nowhere near Florida.

MetalSpork's avatar
I thought they still used Judas Goats? Not just 'back in the day'. Maybe I'm wrong...?
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