Memphis Style Spicy Bar-B-Q Sauce
The bottle is a nice size. But a gallon size would be better as you are going to go through this pretty quickly. My only beef is (ya ya bad joke) is the sticker on it. I almost feel sorry for that poor little piggy (I said almost). It is kind of like biting the heads of chocolate bunnies or going to Le Bifteque and seeing the cows out front. Anyways it does it’s job and spells out the ingredients for you.
Ingredients: Tomato Concentrate, vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, salt, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, habanero peppers, water, brown sugar, natural smoke flavor and natural spices.
As soon as I opened it I was reminded of Uncle Pappy’s White Lightning, and that is a good thing as I was looking for a decent replacement for my defunct bottle. The first test was the finger test (kind of like putting your big toe in the water first). Well let me tell I was ready to dive in. The field test is some marinated chicken breasts and noodles.
*Note – I forgot to take a picture of the finished meal. As soon as it was done I just started eating it and forgot to take any pictures.
The sauce itself is an incredible reddish brown with little specks of seeds and peppers. The consistency is a perfect slow crawl and the stickiness is like gum on the sidewalk in the middle of July. Where this sauce really shines is the taste. It takes you on a bunch of different levels. At first it is sweet, but not to sweet, then it mellows into a nice smoky flavour before delivering a perfect amount of heat. It would be a perfect sauce for that family bbq where someone may not be into any heat and has just enough kick for the chili head. You don’t believe me……… then try it. It is quite incredible how they managed to balance everything and make all the parts equal a whole.
Honestly, you could put it on your dirty laundry and it will still taste great. I wouldn’t let BBQ season pass you by without giving this one a try.
Packaging – 8/10
Aroma – 9.5/10
Appearance – 9.5/10
Taste – 9.5/10
Heat – 4/10
Overall – 9.5/10