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Hi, we’re Jon and Karolina, the Smokin Jon’s Team, and whatever you’re eating, we’ve got a sauce or spice for that!
Ok, let’s take a step back from where we are now …
Jon always had a passion for delicious food and has been cooking since he can remember. From the days when he helped his nan in the kitchen of his grand-parents motel in St. Anthony (NL), to later when he went to culinary college in Edmonton (AB), to today where he still creates the best dishes – food has been a big part of his entire life.

Karolina always loved baking, but cooking has been less of a passion for her – although she enjoys eating Jon’s creations. Yes, lucky girl, she knows! From helping to bottle the sauces or fill the spices, and label the products, to facing all the paperwork that arises, she is involved in pretty much every part of the business.
Although our company was officially founded in May 2021, Jon has been making his Smokey Maple BBQ sauce already for the past 12 years for friends and family. In the spring of 2021, a lot of friends kept asking if he had more of his BBQ sauce and so we ended up making 60 bottles one day at our house in Richibucto Road, NB. This was the first and last time we had made a batch at home … From needing to pull out our lobster gas cooker on the patio to being able to handle the large pot of BBQ sauce, to ruining our dining room table with the boiling hot bottles of sauce after they came out of the canner, to our less than impressed dog and cats needing to get banned from our kitchen during this whole process.
Now, we rent a licensed class 5 kitchen to produce our BBQ sauces and spices, where we are glad to be able to support the Greener Village food bank as well.
All our sauces and spices are handcrafted in small batches, and we pride ourselves in using only natural ingredients, no MSG, and no preservatives.
We hope to make every bite of whatever you’re creating more delicious!

Find us in storeS!

Briggs Maples

Hillsborough, NB

Bliss Gift Boutique

Fredericton, NB

Classic Stoves & Fireplaces

Fredericton, NB

Cochran's Country Market

Rothesay, NB

Douglas Country Market

Douglas, NB

Gallant Entreprises

Edmundston, NB

Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park Gift Shop

Hopewell Rocks, NB

Huttges General Merchants

Saint Martins, NB

Maritime Texture

Deer Island, NB

Masstown Butcher

Masstown, NS

Mexi's

Moncton, NB

Moxon's Country Pumpkin

Maugerville, NB

My Home Mercantile

Moncton, NB

Pepper Creek G-Mart

Fredericton, NB

Pete's Frootique

Saint John, NB

Rebel Coffee House

St. Anthony, NL

Rinzler's Market

Moncton, NB

Route 118 Convenience

Doyle’s Brook, NB

Smokin Good Wood

Calgary, AB

The NB Box

Saint John, NB

The Oromocto Galleria

Oromocto, NB

Tony's Prime Cuts

Maugerville, NB

UA Honey

Sackville, NB

Whimsy on Main

Fredericton, NB

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