Twix N Tween has always been legendary-- Not that I had eaten there, but my whole life I have heard people talking about it. My Great Aunt Bert lived on the main street in Centreville, Alabama, and every time we went to visit we passed by Twix N Tween. Then someone at Aunt Bert's house would always mention about how they had eaten at Twix N Tween. My mom even had a recipe for the Twix and Tween BBQ sauce and started making it, I think Aunt Bert might have made it too.
A decade ago Aunt Bert passed away, and I haven't been back to Centreville or heard much about Twix N Tween since-- Until I was flipping through my Mom's cookbooks and saw the recipe for Twix N Tween BBQ Sauce. I made a batch of the sauce, It's tart dill pickle flavor made me want the real thing, the full Twix N Tween experience.
Today there are a few less than a handful of restaurants in Centreville, I'm sure years ago even less, I'm sure this has something to do Twix N Tween's legendary status. Inside it could be a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting, it's very crowded, old men are sitting at tables drinking their cups of coffee, the old lady at the cash register nodding off to sleep. You get the idea. The food was good-- I might not call it legendary, well maybe the sauce.
Twix N Tween BBQ Sauce
recipe source: Calling All Cooks (the edition with the yellow cover)
2 cups ketchup
1 cup dill pickle juice
3/4 cup mustard
3 tbs Louisiana hot sauce
3 tbs sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
a pinch of garlic salt
Combine all the ingredients in a pot on the stove over a medium-low heat. Let come to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let cool. Stored refrigerated, the sauce should keep several months.
Enjoy with barbecue pork or beef, but I like to use it as a sauce for hot dogs.