"Down East" vs. West. North Carolina vs. South Carolina. Whole hog vs. pork shoulder. Vinegar, tomato, or mustard based sauces. Everyone in the Carolinas has an opinion about what "real barbecue" is but the region has distinct preferences for pork and thin sauces made with vinegar. Sweeter than other rubs to balance the vinegary sauces, our Tarheel BBQ Rub contains hints of clove and is perfect with any cut of pork. Also contains Ancho Chiles, Hungarian Paprika, Cumin, Onion, Garlic, Cayenne and salt.