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Thu Dec 4, 2014

Sauced: Kansas City's Cowtown Bar-B-Q Sauce

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Cowtown Bar-B-Q Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Kansas City's Cowtown Bar-B-Q Sauce
Cost
$3.99 for 18oz at The Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Tomato Paste, White Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Water, Sugar, Spice Blend (Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Ancho Chili Powder), Mustard Flour, Natural Smoke Flavor, Salt, Onion Powder, Molasses, Garlic Granules, Tamarind Concentrate, and Spices
Color
Rusty Red
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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Cowtown Bar-B-Q Sauce delivers all the ubiquitous barbecue flavors—sweet molasses, tangy vinegar, fruity tomato, and a light smokiness—in a robust, but balanced manner that makes it a great all-purpose sauce for your grilling and barbecue needs.

Thu Nov 20, 2014

Sauced: Arthur Bryant's Original Barbeque Sauce

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Arthur Bryant's Original Barbeque Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Arthur Bryant's Original Barbeque Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$4.99 for 18oz at the Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Water, Seasoning (Sugar, Mustard Flou, Spices, Dried Garlic, Dried Onion, Soybean Oil), Vinegar, Salt, Tomato Paste, Lard, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate
Color
Rusty Orange
Meatwave Rating
310
out of 10
Only in a Pinch
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A barrage of spices give this sauce an earthy and spicy flavor that's overly tart, crying out for sugar to bring a cohesiveness to the off balance.

Thu Nov 6, 2014

Sauced: Blues Hog Smokey Mountain Sauce

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Blues Hog Smokey Mountain Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Blues Hog Smokey Mountain Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$4.50 for one pint at blueshog.com
Ingredients
Ketchup, Brown Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Water, Spices, Worcestershire Sauce, Hickory Smoke Flavor, Chili Powder, Paprika, Dried Garlic, Dried Onion, Flavoring, Chipotle Pepper
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
More Sauce Reviews

Delivering the great sweet, tangy, and fruity balance of the original Blues Hog with added depth by way of smoke and spice, Smokey Mountain Sauce has a whole lot of good going on.

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Sauced: Hak's Habanero Pineapple BBQ Sauce

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Hak's BBQ Sauce Habanero Pineapple

Sauce Stats

Name
Hak's Habanero Pineapple BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$8 for 15.5oz at Hak's BBQ
Ingredients
Apple Cider Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Molasses, Brown Sugar, Pineapple, Onion, Garlic, Chiles, Less Than 2% Of: Salt, Spices, Natural Flavors, Acetic Acid
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
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An overwhelming heat is this sauce's downfall, as it comes in so quickly and so strongly that any enjoyment all the other good things going on here are incredibly fleeting.

Thu Oct 9, 2014

Sauced: Garland Jack's Secret Six Country Honey Barbecue Sauce

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Garland Jack's Secret Six Country Honey Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Garland Jack's Secret Six Country Honey Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.19 for 18oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Sugar, Tomato Puree, Vinegar, Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Modified Food Starch, Molasses, Honey, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% of Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Mustard Flour, Dried Garlic, Spice, Potassium Sorbate, Dried Onion, Paprika
Color
Reddish-brown
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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Its "Country Honey" label lets you know upfront that this is one sweet sauce, but it's not overpoweringly sugary, making it a decent supermarket choice for those needing to feed their sweet tooth in barbecue sauce form.