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Review: Better Than Bad Sex BBQ Sauce

 


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Posted August 21, 2007 by

My 13-year-old daughter takes the pictures for me when I do reviews so you can imagine my astonishment when this sauce arrived in the mail.

Better the Bad Sex BBQ Sauce
I would imagine the name is intended to get the consumers attention and it does do that. The label is paper and doesn’t appear to have any type of coating to prevent staining or ink run off. The label itself is not bad but just plain. I guess the name of the BBQ sauce makes up for that. There is no bar code.

Ingredients: Tomato Sauce (water, tomato paste, salt, high fructose corn syrup, citric Acid, garlic powder, spices) Brown Sugar (sugar, molasses) Honey, Vinegar, molasses, Spices and Coloring, Worcestire Sauce (vinegar, Molasses, high fructose corn syrup, anchovies, water, onion, salt, Garlic, tamarind extract, cloves, natural flavorings, Chile pepper extract,Hydrolyzed soy and corn protein) Soy Sauce (water, wheat, soybeans, Salt, sodium benzoate: less than 1/10 of 1% as a preservative) liquid smoke,(Water, natural hickory smoke concentrate) salt, granulated garlic, xanthangum, lime juice (water, lime concentrate) lemon juice (water, lemon juice concentrate)

The list of ingredients is rather long due to in part listing the ingredients that are within ingredients. Notice that the common denominator in all of these ingredients is sugar. Whether its’ called corn syrup, honey or molasses, it’s still sugar and lots of it.

The sauce itself is really not bad. The aroma matches the taste. What I mean is that by smelling the sauce, you just know how it will taste. The thickness and color are good.

Better the Bad Sex BBQ Sauce
A couple racks of baby back ribs, a hot grill and my secret Blue’s BBQ way of cooking ribs and Dinner is served.

Better the Bad Sex BBQ Sauce
Better the Bad Sex BBQ Sauce
Better the Bad Sex BBQ Sauce
Better Than Bad Sex BBQ Sauce comes in a generous, 12 ounce bottle, with a nice large lid that pours well. This sauce could be used on just about anything that you would normally use a barbecue sauce on. It worked well on the ribs.

Appearance: 8/10

Smell: 6/10

Taste: 6/10

Label: 5/10

Heat: not applicable

Overall: A lot of times I find that keeping things simple is better. I have had some extremely good Barbecue sauces that had very few ingredients. I personally don’t want complex sauces to alter the meats that I am grilling. I liked this sauce, but I think some adjustments to the ingredients could really make this sauce a winner. 6/10

Rick’s Test Kitchen TM
1415 S. 11th St.
Lincoln, NE 68502-2203
Rick@rickstestkitchen.com


Steve

 


18 Comments


  1.  
    Buddah

    Man those ribs look scrumpdillicious. Nice review Steve. Did your 13 year old take the pic of the bottle this time?




  2.  
    DK

    I’ve never had bad s e x, guess I’ll go out get me some. 😉




  3.  
    DK

    LOL! Pretty bad when you can’t even post the name of the sauce in the comments! It took me three tries before I figured out that the word S-E-X was preventing my comment from posting! LOL!!! Just an FYI for anyone posting. 🙂

    This has been a public service announcement. 150.




  4.  
    BLANE

    WOW, I could have several comments here, but I guess some people’s opinions just matter on which way the wind blows….

    Nice review though.




  5.  

    Nice thing about Rick’s Test Kitchen is they donate a percentage of their sales to end domestic violence. A company with a cause!




  6.  
    generallee

    [Comment ID #109252 Quote]

    i just past wind 😀




  7.  
    Bret

    I need some sex




  8.  
    generallee

    good or bad? 🙂




  9.  
    Bret

    I thought I smell something rotten




  10.  

    Rick has also supported the Step Up Charities as well. He’s occasionally gotten his chiles from a good source 🙂 Nice guy.

    You ought to have mentioned what the changes you thought needed were.

    Great looking ribs!!




  11.  

    On an off note…can’t bad sex lead to domestic violence? Just a question.




  12.  
    Steve

    Rick has also supported the Step Up Charities as well. He’s occasionally gotten his chiles from a good source Nice guy.

    You ought to have mentioned what the changes you thought needed were.

    Great looking ribs!!

    Hey Jim:

    As I gain knowledge and suggestions from folks like you, Jim, my reviews will only get better. I am hesitant to contact the manufacturers because sauce people, for the most part, are great people and a negative review is much harder to do to a new friend. Critiscim without solution, is a point well taken. Thanks!

    Steve




  13.  
    DK

    [Comment ID #109306 Quote]

    Ummm, there’s no such thing Gildo. Worst i ever had was good! 😀




  14.  
    DK

    Comment by Steve (9) – 8/21/2007 @ 10:34 pm | [ Quote ]

    As I gain knowledge and suggestions from folks like you, Jim, my reviews will only get better. I am hesitant to contact the manufacturers because sauce people, for the most part, are great people and a negative review is much harder to do to a new friend. Critiscim without solution, is a point well taken. Thanks!

    Steve

    Hey Steve. Just a little hint of a suggestion from a guy like me, a run of the mill consumer. A little less self promotion wouldn’t hurt. The review is supposed to about the sauce being reviewed. You’re comment “Blue’s BBQ way of cooking ribs” in a review about another manufacturer’s product could cause someone to question the validity of the review. Seems to add a little bias. I’m sure it wasn’t intentional, but the review WAS about Better than Bad Sex BBQ, right? Also, the review says “by Steve” , so any new readers that do not know who you are may be confused by the reference. Other than that, nice review.

    L8R G8R




  15.  

    [Comment ID #109308 Quote]

    Oh DK, you should NEVER leave a door open like that. Nope, not gonna go there, a reply is just tooooooo easy. :).




  16.  
    Gildo

    [Comment ID #109317 Quote]

    Amen to that!




  17.  
    Sam

    I also would have liked to know what you would have liked changed to improve the sauce. I know it smells like it tastes but you didn’t describe either the taste or smell. I think the Blues BBQ way of cooking comment was fine, as long as you describe the technique, parboiled?, dry rubbed? The review doesn’t give me enough info to decide whether this product is worth buying. I certainly wouldn’t buy it for the name of the sauce alone.





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