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Thu Mar 24, 2016

Sauced: Mild Alaskan Umami Sauce

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Mild Alaskan Umami Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Mild Alaskan Umami Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$13.95 for 16oz at Sweet & Spicy Sauces
Ingredients
Brown Sugar, Cayenne Pepper Sauce, Vinegar, Minced Garlic, Pure Sesame Oil, Unsulphured Molasses, Granulated Garlic, Granulated Onion, Pepper, and Sea Salt
Color
Dark Reddish-Brown
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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An excellent sweet, tangy, spicy, and savory flavor out of the jar would make this sauce a perfect choice to glaze a batch of wings.

Thu Mar 10, 2016

Sauced: Wildcard Sauces The Spectre

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Wildcard Sauces The Spectre

Sauce Stats

Name
The Spectre
Produced by
Cost
$7.95 for 15oz at Wildcard Sauces
Ingredients
Ketchup, Honey, Sugar, Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, Soy Sauce, Paprika, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Salt, Ancho Powder, Chipotle Chile Powder, Spices, Garlic Powder, Habanero Powder, Bhut Jolokia Powder, Cayenne Powder, Red Pepper Flakes
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
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Multiple varieties of chilies give this extreme heat barbecue sauce an excellent earthy, smoky depth most pepper-focused sauces lack.

Thu Feb 25, 2016

Sauced: Knota Yankee Rich Smoky Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

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Knota Yankee Rich Smoky Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Knota Yankee Rich Smoky Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$7.99 for 16oz at Knota Yankee
Ingredients
Ketchup, Brown Sugar, Onion Powder, Natural Hickory Liquid Smoke, Garlic Powder, Balsamic Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Natural Bourbon Extract
Color
Reddish-brown
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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A strong smoky bourbon component doesn't quite mesh well with what is an otherwise nicely layered sauce.

Thu Feb 11, 2016

Sauced: John Boy & Billy's Grillin' Sauce

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John Boy & Billy's Grillin' Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
John Boy & Billy's Grillin' Sauce: The Original
Cost
$4.95 for 19oz at John Boy & Billy's
Ingredients
Tomato Paste, Vinegar, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Mustard, Molasses, Onions, Garlic, Peppers, Natural Spices and Flavors, and Xanthan Gum
Color
Rusty Orange
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
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With a great balance between sweet, heat, and tang that's given add depth and complexity by way of mustard, this is a mighty fine sauce out of the jar.

Thu Jan 28, 2016

Sauced: Cackalacky Sweet Cheerwine Sauce

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Cackalacky Cheerwine Sweet Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Cackalacky Sweet Cheerwine Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$6.99 for 16oz at The Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Cheerwine Syrup, Water, Brown Sugar, Worcestershire Sauce, Vinegar, Liquid Smoke Flavor, Spices, Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate
Color
Rusty Orange
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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A true North Carolina marriage, this sauce brings together beloved Cheerwine soda and Cackalacky Spice Sauce to create something wholly unique in the crowded field of barbecue sauces.