This sauce is all about the sweet and spice. It is a Kansas City Style through and through. It is a sauce that is great on just about everything. Meat Mitch Whomp. Competition BBQ Sauce is sweet, with a combination of brown sugar and ketchup as the primary ingredients, and a spicy kick to it. The vanilla extract is the secret to this and not what you would normally find in barbecue sauce. When you taste it, you'll recognize a very subtle, sweet vanilla flavor that comes along with the spice kick. As a competition sauce it will definitely raise some eyebrows.