Regional Bull's-Eye Barbecue Sauces. Memphis, Texas, Kansas City, and Carolina Style. $2.49 per 18-ounce bottle.

Bonnie: Bull's-Eye has gone regional with these interpretations of barbecue sauces used in different parts of the country: Memphis (tomato-based with mustard and brown sugar), Carolina Style (vinegary with sweet and spicy mustard), Kansas City (tomato-based with hickory and molasses sweetness) and Texas (tomato-based with mesquite smoke and hot peppers).

They're all tasty and, like most barbecue sauces, a bit too salty (from Texas' 270 to Carolina's 360 milligrams sodium per 2 tablespoons) and sweet (with 9 to 11 grams sugar).

That sugar is the reason you should slather your food with one of these sauces only during the last five to 10 minutes of cooking, or use on already grilled foods — otherwise, the sugars will burn before your dinner is done.

Carolyn: Barbecue is one of those foods that garner myriad, heated (pun intended) opinions.

Here's mine, handicapped by never living in any part of the country known for great barbecue: Kraft's regular and Bull's-Eye brand barbecue sauces are surprisingly tasty.

But these new Regional Bull's-Eye sauces take that excellence to the next level — especially the Kansas City and Texas ones.

The Carolina Style tastes mainly of sugar and mustard, but with none of the vinegar that I remember from my visit to Bubba's in the Outer Banks. The Memphis is mainly sweet, although I have it from someone with Memphis dry-rub experience that its spices are apt.

It's the Texas and Kansas City flavors that truly shine. The Texas is tomato-tangy as well as truly hot. The Kansas City has a rich, dark flavor and, if anything, is even more complex.

As a New England native and Mid-Atlantic resident, I can't vouch for their authenticity, but I can tell you that they taste great.

French's Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce. $2.49 per 12-ounce squeeze bottle.

Bonnie: "The primary carrier food this was intended for was chicken nuggets, but feel free to use as a dipping sauce," the publicist for this new French's Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce e-mailed me. Thank you, Captain Obvious!

However you use it, this sauce is very sweet, with a hefty 7 grams of sugar in just 2 tablespoons. The sauce's sugar sources include high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar, corn syrup solids and later down the list (after salt) the "real honey" touted on the label.

May I suggest something else fairly obvious? Combine Dijon or other mustard and honey to taste, to yield a much more natural and potentially less sweet dipping sauce.

Carolyn: How often do you make chicken nuggets versus get them from the drive-through at McDonald's? My first thought on seeing French's new Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce was that it would have to be really good to justify crowding the fridge with yet another condiment.

That was before I tasted this. French's Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce is creamier, sweeter, less vinegary — in short, so all-around more appealing than regular mustard that I could imagine making it part of an appetizer spread alongside cheese and veggies, and putting it on the lunchtime sandwich of anyone who thinks regular mustard is too harsh.

Polaner All Fruit With Fiber. Blueberry, Apricot, Strawberry, Seedless Strawberry, Grape, Raspberry, Seedless Raspberry, Orange Marmalade, Seedless Blackberry, Peach, and Black Cherry. $2.89 per 10-ounce jar.

Bonnie: Not many Americans get the recommended daily 25 grams of fiber. Polaner is just one of many companies to add fiber to its products.

Polaner's All Fruit With Fiber has 3 grams of fiber per tablespoon, or 12 percent of what's recommended daily. The added isolated fiber is from the water-soluble, digestion-resistant maltodextrin, which also aids in the sweetness.

In addition, Polaner sweetens each jar of All Fruit with grape and pear juice concentrate (even in the grape one) plus two pounds of the fruit named on the label.

These sweet spreads do provide fiber, but not the health benefits of fiber naturally occurring in whole grains, fruits and veggies, which lower cholesterol and blood sugar and also have vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. I recommend you get your fiber from those natural foods.

Carolyn: Almost a quarter-century ago, mainstream company Polaner pioneered the idea of clean labels with preserves sweetened only with fruit juice. They're breaking new ground again by offering the first jam and jelly aisle line with added fiber.

The good news is that maltodextrin does not hurt the taste of these products in any way. But considering Polaner's heritage of naturalness, I was surprised that none of that fiber comes from the fruit. At least, that's my assumption, considering that the original Polaner All Fruit had no fiber and that these reformulations with fiber have 3 grams — including the few varieties featuring pieces of naturally fibrous fruit or rind like the Peach, Apricot and Orange. Even without the expected extra fiber, the textural interest of those pieces made these my favorites.

Bonnie Tandy Leblang is a registered dietitian and professional speaker. She has an interactive site ( about products she recommends. Follow her on Twitter: BonnieBOTB. Carolyn Wyman is a junk-food fanatic and author of "The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book" (Running Press). Each week they critique three new food items.