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Tue Apr 4, 2017

Sauced: Country Boy's Hot Num Num Sauce

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Country Boy's Hot Num Num Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Country Boy's Hot Num Num Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$5.99 for 10oz at Num Num Sauce
Ingredients
Tomatoes, Cane Sugar, Mustard Paste, Apple Cider Vinegar, Distilled Vinegar, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salts, Vitamin C, Turmeric
Color
Bright Rusty Orange
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
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An extremely bright and fresh tomato flavor with well balanced sweetness, tang, and spice rocket Country Boy's Hot Num Num Barbecue Sauce into the top ranks of barbecue sauce.

Tue Mar 21, 2017

Sauced: Kingsford Brown Sugar Applewood Barbecue Sauce

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Kingsford Brown Sugar Applewood Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Kingsford Brown Sugar Applewood Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.98 for 18oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Brown Sugar, Sugar, Vinegar, Apple Juice Concentrate, Salt, Natural Applewood Smoke Flavor, Spices, Onion, Garlic, Natural Flavor, Turmeric, Paprika Extracts
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
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A robust tomato-based barbecue sauce with the molasses and vinegar standard bearers gets an upfront, but natural, smoky character that one-ups the competition of similar supermarket barbecue sauces.

Tue Mar 7, 2017

Sauced: Mrs. Renfro's Ghost Pepper Barbecue Sauce

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Mrs. Renfro's Ghost Pepper Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Mrs. Renfro's Ghost Pepper Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$3.95 for 16oz at Mrs. Renfro's
Ingredients
Water, Tomato Paste, Sugar, Molasses, Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Hickory Smoke Flavor, Worcestershire Sauce (Water, Vinegar, Salt, Caramel Color, Malic Acid, Molasses, Citric Acid, Dehydrated Onion, Dehydrated Garlic, Gums [Arabic, Guar, Xanthan, Cellulose], Dextrose Spices, Chili Pepper, Spice Extractives, Smoke Flavor) BBQ Seasoning (Rice Flour, Dehydrated Garlic, Spices, Sucrose, Dehydrated Onion, Salt, Ghost Pepper, Gums (guar, Tragacanth, Xanthan), Canola Oil
Color
Rusty Reddish-Orange
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
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Out of the jar, this sauce has an overpowering intense burn, but after being cooked, it retains its heat, but comes into balance with the other barbecue components to create a profile that would please any heat seeking barbecue lover.

Tue Feb 21, 2017

Sauced: Heinz Kansas City BBQ Sauce

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Heinz Kansas City BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Heinz Kansas City Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.19 for 19.5oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Distilled White Vinegar, Cane Sugar, Tomato Paste, Water, Dark Brown Sugar, Blackstrap Molasses, Salt, Corn Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor, Mustard Seed, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Xanthan Gum, Spices, Natural Flavor, Anchovies, Onion, Garlic, Tamarind Concentrate, Oleoresin Paprika
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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This sauce delivers on its sweet and smoky promise while going even deeper with a nice tang, mustard-y bite, and slight heat that puts it a step above the standard bearer supermarket sauce.

Tue Feb 7, 2017

Sauced: Joe Joe's Hog Shack Blackberry Sauce & Giveaway

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Joe Joe's Hog Shack Blackberry Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Joe Joe's Hog Shack Blackberry Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$6 for 12oz at Joe Joe's Hog Shack
Ingredients
Corn Syrup, Blackberry Preserves, Ketchup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Water, Worcestershire Sauce, Sugar, Apple Juice, Honey, Molasses, Hot Sauce, Prepared Mustard, Garlic Powder, Lemon Juice, Spices, Chili Powder, Liquid Smoke, Chili Pepper
Color
Purplish-Maroon
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
More Sauce Reviews

An upfront sweet, fruity profile is layered with vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire, and mustard to give this blackberry sauce its barbecue stamp.