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Tue Aug 8, 2017

Sauced: Grilla Grills Thick & Bold BBQ Sauce & Giveaway

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Grilla Grills Thick & Bold BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Grilla Grills Thick & Bold BBQ Sauce
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Cost
$7.99 for 19.75oz at Grilla Grills
Ingredients
Ketchup, Honey, Molasses, Apple Cider Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Water, Worcestershire Sauce, AP Rub, Spices, Dehydrated Onion and Garlic, Natural Smoke Flavor
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A good representation of barbecue sauce norms out of the jar becomes really exemplary and incredibly flavored and balanced after being cooked.

Tue Jul 25, 2017

Sauced: Heinz Classic BBQ Sauce

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Heinz Classic BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Heinz Classic Sweet and Thick BBQ Sauce
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Cost
Approximately $2.19 for 19.5oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Cane Sugar, Distilled White Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Blackstrap Molasses, Corn Starch, Salt, Water, Natural Smoke Flavor, Spics, Tamarind Concentrate, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder,
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
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Heinz Classic BBQ Sauce hits familiar bold sweet, spicy, tangy, and smoky flavors that puts it on par with other supermarket sauces, but without anything special to make it rise above those crowded ranks.

Tue Jul 11, 2017

Sauced: Mike D's Spicy BBQ Sauce

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Mike D's Spicy BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Mike D's Spicy BBQ Sauce
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Cost
$5.00 for 16oz at Mike D's BBQ
Ingredients
Ketchup, Honey, Worcestershire Sauce, Hot Sauce, Light Brown Sugar, Apple Juice, Onion, Apple Cider Vinegar, Prepared Mustard, Liquid Smoke, Spice and Coloring, Salt, Honey Powder, Garlic Powder, Chili-lime Powder, Chili Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Onion Powder, Italian Seasoning, Black Pepper, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate
Color
Rusty orange
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A bright and balance mixture of tomato, vinegar, and honey start this sauce off right, but it's the waves of spices and subsequent heat that really make it something special.

Tue Jun 27, 2017

Sauced: Kingsford Honey Jalapeño Mesquite

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Kingsford Honey Jalapeño Mesquite

Sauce Stats

Name
Kingsford Honey Jalapeño Mesquite
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.98 for 18oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Sugar, Molasses, Vinegar, Honey, Natural Mesquite Smoke Flavor, Salt, Cayenne Red Peppers, Spices, Dried Jalapeño, Dried Onion, Dried Garlic, Natural Flavor, Turmeric, Paprika Extracts
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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Kingsford Mesquite delivers on the strong smokiness you would expect from its name, but also brings along a very good balance of sweetness, tang, and heat to form a bold profile that's more balanced and nuanced than the standard supermarket sauce.

Tue Jun 13, 2017

Sauced: Old Mule Original (Half Kick)

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Old Mule

Sauce Stats

Name
Old Mule Original (Half Kick)
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Cost
$5.50 for 18oz at Old Mule
Ingredients
Tomato Paste, Vinegars, Water, Brown Sugar, Corn Syrup, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, Spices, and Natural Flavors
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
More Sauce Reviews

A hearty amount of Worcestershire sauce gives Old Mule an extra savory and complex flavor whose uniqueness is a boon both on and off the grill.