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Thu Jul 3, 2014

Sauced: Absolutely Perfect Blue Ribbon St. Louis BBQ Sauce Plus Giveaway

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Absolutely Perfect Championship Blue Ribbon St. Louis BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Championship Blue Ribbon St. Louis BBQ Sauce
Cost
Ingredients
Tomato Paste, Light Brown Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cane Sugar, Water, Honey, Orange Juice Concentrate, Worcestershire Sauce, Kosher Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Modified Food Starch, Xanthan Gun, and Spices
Color
Orange-Red
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
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Calling a sauce "Absolutely Perfect Blue Ribbon" takes a whole lot of confidence, and luckily this sauce lives up to its name with an incredibly well balanced bright and tangy all-purpose barbecue sauce flavor.

Thu Jun 19, 2014

Sauced: Garland Jack's Secret Six Original Recipe Barbecue Sauce

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Garland Jack's Secret Six Original Recipe Barbecue Sauce Review

Sauce Stats

Name
Garland Jack's Secret Six Original Recipe Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.19 for 18oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
High Fructose Corn Syrup, Tomato Puree, Vinegar, Molasses, Apple Cider Vinegar, Modified Food Starch, Contains Less than 2% of Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Dried Onions, Dried Garlic, Spice, Mustard Flour, Paprika, Potassium Sobrate
Color
Reddish-brown
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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Deserving it's "Middle of the Road" badge, this sauce neither impresses or lets you down, it merely delivers a standard barbecue flavor that doesn't do much to go beyond the basics.

Thu Jun 5, 2014

Sauced: Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

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Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Appx. $3.49 for 18 oz.
Ingredients
High Fructose Corn Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Chipotle Pepper Sauce, Modified Food Starch, Contains Less Than 2% of Honey, Salt, Worcestershire Concentrate, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Spice, Natural Smoke Flavor, Caramel, Sodium Benzoate As A Preservative, Red Bell Pepper, Natural Flavor, Garlic
Color
Deep brown-red
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
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A pleasing progression of flavors that goes from sweet to tangy to spicy to smoky are ultimately lost after being grilled, making Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce a mighty fine condiment, but not great baste.

Thu May 22, 2014

Sauced: Memphis Barbecue Co. Original BBQ Sauce

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Memphis Barbecue Co. Original BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Memphis Barbecue Co. Original BBQ Sauce
Cost
$6.50 for 16oz at Memphis BBQ Co.
Ingredients
Ketchup, Brown Sugar, Worcestershire Sauce, Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Tomato Paste, Sugar, Prepared Mustard, Salt, Distilled Vinegar, Spices, Monosodium Glutamate, Paprika, Dehydrated Garlic, Dehydrated Onion, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Refined Soybean Oil, Natural Char Flavor, Spice Extractive, and Oleoresin Paprika
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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Hitting the Worcestershire, this sauce has a lot of depth that's a pleasing mixture of sweet and tangy out of the jar, but even better after being grilled.

Thu May 8, 2014

Sauced: Eat Barbecue The Next Big Thing

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Eat Barbecue The Next Big Thing

Sauce Stats

Name
Eat Barbecue The Next Big Thing
Produced by
Cost
$7 for 16oz at Eat Barbecue
Ingredients
Sugar, Water, Tomato Paste, Molasses, Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salt, Spices Including Paprika, Natural Smoke Flavor, Horseradish, Ancho Pepper, Tamarind Concentrate, Onion Powder, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Dehydrated Onion, Garlic, Garlic Powder
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
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Eat Barbecue's The Next Big Thing hits all the notes a great barbecue sauce should—sweet, tangy, fruity, spice, earthy, smoky, etc.—and does it in a robust, yet balanced, manner that makes it a clear stand out in the crowded field of sauces.