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Tue Oct 31, 2017

Sauced: Sweet Baby Ray's Hawaiian Barbecue Sauce

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Sweet Baby Ray's Hawaiian Style Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Sauced: Sweet Baby Ray's Hawaiian Barbeque Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Appx. $2.99 for 18 oz. at your local grocery
Ingredients
High Fructose Corn Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Modified Food Starch, contains less than 2% of: Salt, Spice, Caramel Color, Yeast Extract, Sesame Oil, Sodium Benzoate as preservative, Natural Flavor, Garlic
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
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The addition of sweet pineapple juice creates and extra sugary and fruity flavor profile, but does so at the expense of barbecue sauce complexity and balance.

Tue Oct 17, 2017

Sauced: Hak's BBQ Sauce Thai Chili Tamarind

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Hak's Thai Chili Tamarind BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Hak's Thai Chili Tamarind BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$8.00 for 15.5oz from Hak's
Ingredients
Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Tomato Paste, Cane Sugar, Water, Soy Sauce, Onions, Garlic, Salt, Tamarind Concentrate, Tapioca Starch, Ancho Chili Powder, Spices, Dates, Chile Pepper, Habanero Powder, Sesame Oil, Natural Ginger Flavor. Contains Soy
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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Tamarind lends a unique flavor to this sauce, also upping the sourness to create a very tangy profile that's backed up with a good kick of heat.

Tue Oct 3, 2017

Sauced: Mike D's BBQ Big Sauce

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Mike D's BBQ Big Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Mike D's BBQ Big Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$6.00 for 16oz at Mike D's BBQ
Ingredients
Tomato Concentrate, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Water, Honey, Worcestershire Sauce, Light Brown Sugar, Apple Juice, Onion, Apple Cider Vinegar, Prepared Mustard, Liquid Smoke, Salt, Sazon, Garlic Powder, Chili Powder, Onion Powder, Italian Seasoning, Chili Peppers, Spice and Coloring
Color
Rusty orange
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
More Sauce Reviews

An excellent array of spices, sweetness, tang, and spice make Mike D's Big Sauce a powerhouse out of the jar.

Tue Sep 19, 2017

Sauced: Kingsford Smoked Hickory

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Kingsford Smoked Hickory

Sauce Stats

Name
Kingsford Smoked Hickory
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.98 for 18oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Sugar, Molasses, Vinegar, Natural Hickory Smoked Flavor, Salt, Spices, Onion, Natural Flavor, Turmeric, Garlic, Paprika Extracts
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
More Sauce Reviews

Bold flavors with a strong smokiness puts this Kingsford product in the family of common supermarket barbecue sauces, which is isn't bad, but it doesn't makes it rise up among a crowded field.

Tue Sep 5, 2017

Sauced: Mr. Troy's Carolina Collision

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Mr. Troy's Carolina Collision

Sauce Stats

Name
Carolina Collision
Cost
$7.99 for 16oz at GrillBillies Barbecue
Ingredients
Ketchup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Apple Juice, Molasses, Hot Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sea Salt, Lemon Juice, Red Pepper Flakes, Spices
Color
Rusty orange-red
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
More Sauce Reviews

A bright, clean flavor that strikes a perfect balance between sweet, heat, and tang with a bit of extra barbecue complexity, all combine to make this sauce a real winner.