You may be surprised to hear, that Bear & Burton's W Sauce was not originally created by Bear or Burton. In fact, no one truly knows who was the evil genius behind this crazy good brown gold in a bottle. But we do know how it came to be.
What we can tell you is that Burton's mom and dad have been making it for years from a recipe handed down from her mom, known as Nana, and she claimed her mom and her mom's mom had it before her. But we know when winter would creep into St Petersburg, Florida, Suzie and George would open all the windows and break out a huge pot. This was important because the smell of its cooking would seep into anything permeable and destroy the house for months. They would go to the store and buy gallons of vinegar, bags of onions, fresh tomatoes, and exotic spices from around the world. Then they would prepare and combine it all, after days of preparation a fresh batch would be born. Friends and family would fight to make sure they could get their bottles filled before it was gone but they would always make another batch to make sure everyone got their fill.