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Tue Dec 12, 2017

Sauced: 17th Street Apple City Red

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17th St Barbecue Sauce: Apple City Red

Sauce Stats

Name
17th Street Barbecue Sauce: Apple City Red
Produced by
Cost
$18 for 3 18oz bottles at 17th Street Barbecue
Ingredients
Ketchup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Cane Sugar, and Natural Spices
Color
Rusty Red
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
More Sauce Reviews

A truly excellent balance of bright and sweet tomato with tangy vinegar and a complex, yet harmonious mix of spices that worked both on and off the grill, makes Apple City Red a go-to choice for just about any application.

Tue Nov 28, 2017

Sauced: Foster's Market Memphis Style BBQ Sauce

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Foster's Market Memphis-style BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Foster's Market Memphis Style BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$7.00 for 16oz at Foster's Market
Ingredients
Crushed Tomatoes, Tomato Puree, Apple Cider Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, Brown Sugar, Lemon Juice, Molasses, Kosher Salt, Mustard Powder, Black Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper
Color
Rusty Orange-Red
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
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A chunky tomato base brings a unique and fresh stamp to this sauce's otherwise highly tangy character.

Tue Nov 14, 2017

Sauced: Skylight Inn BBQ

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Skylight Inn BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Skylight Inn BBQ Eastern NC Style Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$7.00 for 17.25oz at Skylight Inn BBQ
Ingredients
Water, Distilled Vinegar, Hot Sauce, Tomato Paste, Spices, Corny Syrup, Salt, Modified Food Starch, Soybean Oil, Spices, Artificial Color
Color
Rusty Orange
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
More Sauce Reviews

Skylight Inn BBQ delivers the spicy tang you'd expect from an Eastern NC sauce, but adds in a few extra layers and complexity of spices that makes it really stand out.

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
More Sauce Reviews

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.