I may be biased, but I think it is obvious that Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania in general have some of the best, most unique foods anywhere in the United States. Last year I discovered The Pennsylvania General Store. Not only are they located in The Reading Terminal Market, but they also provide Pennsylvania’s finest confections to folks throughout the country with their e-commerce site.
This Father’s Day Basket and the story of Bob’s Best BBQ seems like the perfect gift for Dad’s everywhere….
This Father’s Day gift box is filled with great summertime Philly treats and comes with a 18oz bottle of Bill’s Best BBQ Sauce. This box also includes: Tastykake Peanut Butter Kandykakes, Pa. Dutch Licorice, Keystone Crunch Popcorn Mix, Nine Variety Pretzel Mix, Herr’s Potato Chips, and Goldenberg Peanut Chews.
Here’s the story behind Bill’s Best BBQ Sauce:
On March 23, 1954 William Charles Fehon was born in Tallahassee, Florida to parents Jack and Peggy. Bill spent the majority of his childhood in Charlotte, North Carolina, before attending the Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania for high school. As a senior, he met his future wife Diane Morey. They wed in 1975 and now have five children: Aaron, Jason, Anders, Jeremy and Garrett. Bill has always enjoyed the outdoors, with fly fishing and bow hunting as two of his favorite activities. In fact, Bill helped found the United Bow Hunters of Pennsylvania and was the president of the organization for many years. In addition, he was an avid vegetable gardener, cook, and handyman. In the spring of 2009 he retired from 32 years of teaching human anatomy and biology at the Academy of the New Church
At some point in Bill’s journey (sometime in the early 90s) he created the recipe for what is now Bill’s Best Original Organic BBQ Sauce. He started making it for his family and friends. The sweet and tangy flavor, combined with a mild kick appealed to everyone. Unfortunately, in the fall of 2009, Bill was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Degeneration and can no longer make his sauce. To honor him, his family has decided sell his sauce and donate 10% of the profit to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.
To Order for Father’s Day click HERE.