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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
More Sauce Reviews

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
More Sauce Reviews

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.

Tue Jan 24, 2017

Sauced: HT Traders Memphis Barbecue Sauce

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HT Traders Memphis Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
HT Traders Memphis Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$2.99 for 18oz at Harris Teeter
Ingredients
Water, Tomato Paste, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Brown Sugar, Molasses, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Caramel Color, Spices, Natural Smoke Flavor, Dried Garlic and Onion, Sugar, Molasses, Anchovies, Natural Flavor, Tamarind, Xanthan Gum, Paprika, Sodium Benzoate, Monosodium Glutamate
Color
Dark maroon
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
More Sauce Reviews

A well balanced and layered barbecue aroma doesn't translate to the most robust flavor or great grilling performance in this Memphis-style sauce.

Tue Jan 10, 2017

Sauced: Pork and Peck'r BBQ Sauce

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Pork and Peck'r BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Pork and Peck'r BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Broadway Sauce Company
Cost
Approximately $3.69 in North Carolina local grocery stores
Ingredients
Ketchup, Mustard, Sugar, Worcestershire Sauce; Wine, Peppers, Lemon Juice, Salt, Black Pepper
Color
Rusty Orange
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
More Sauce Reviews

A play between mustard and ketchup gives this sauce its unique stamp that's backed up by the clean barbecue sauce flavors of sugar, vinegar, and Worcestershire.