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Thu Aug 27, 2015

Sauced: Hot Alaskan Umami Sauce

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Hot Alaskan Umami Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Hot Alaskan Umami Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$13.95 for 16oz at Sweet & Spicy Sauces
Ingredients
Brown Sugar, Cayenne Pepper Sauce, Vinegar, Minced Garlic, Pure Sesame Oil, Cayenne, Unsulphured Molasses, Granulated Garlic, Granulated Onion, Pepper, and Sea Salt
Color
Dark Reddish-Brown
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A very sweet brown sugar base balances well with an equal amount of heat while still allowing spices like garlic and onion to play a strong supporting role in this unique, multi-purpose sauce from Alaska.

Thu Jun 18, 2015

Sauced: Hunt's Original BBQ Sauce

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Hunt's Original BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Hunt's Original BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$1.12 at Amazon.com
Ingredients
Tomato Juice from Concentrate, Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Molasses, Less Than 2% of: Salt, Mustard Bran, Tomato Fiber, Natural Flavors Including Smoke, Spices Including Paprika, Guar Gum, Pectin, Carob Bean Gum, Citric Acid
Color
Rusty Red
Meatwave Rating
210
out of 10
Take a Pass
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Hunt's Original BBQ Sauce suffers from a blandness that's an oddity in the realm of barbecue sauces. This leaves the sauce almost devoid of the more bold tangy, sweet, and fruity layers of flavor that you'd normally be looking for in quality 'cue.

Thu Jun 4, 2015

Sauced: Jack Daniel's Spicy Original Barbecue Sauce

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Jack Daniel's Spicy Original Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Jack Daniel's Spicy Original Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2 for 19oz at your local grocery store
Ingredients
Tomato Concentrate, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Distilled White Vinegar, Molasses, Water, Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavoring, Mustard Flour, Caramel Color, Spices, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate as Preservatives,, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Flavoring, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Xanthan Gum
Color
Reddish-Brown
Meatwave Rating
210
out of 10
Take a Pass
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Too much smoke and sugar is this sauces downfall, creating an unbalanced flavor out of the jar and easily susceptible to burning on the grill.

Thu May 21, 2015

Sauced: Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce

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Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.49 for 18oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Sugar, Tomato Puree, Vinegar, Molasses, Apple Cider Vinegar, Modified Food Starch, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% Of Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Dried Onions, Dried Garlic, Spice, Mustard Flour, Paprika, Potassium Sorbate
Color
Rusty Red
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
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Relying too heavily on sugar is this sauce's downfall, whose redemptive vinegar and spice gets drowned out completely by sweetness after being cooked.

Thu May 7, 2015

Sauced: Yuengling Bacon Flavored Barbecue Sauce

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Yuengling Bacon Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Yuengling Bacon Flavored Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$4.99 for 20oz at Yuengling
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Sugar, Robust Molasses, Vinegar, Natural Hickory Smoke, Yuengling Larger Beer, Modified Cornstarch, Salt, Worcestershire Sauce, Natural Bacon Flavor, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Natural Caramel Color, Potassium Sorbate, High Fructose Corn Syrup
Color
Brownish Marooon
Meatwave Rating
310
out of 10
Only in a Pinch
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A standard mixture of barbecue flavors is taken down a notch with an artificial bacon undertone that clouds this sauce's potential.