Smoke Master BBQ Sauce – Roasted Onion & Pepper
Trying to find that right BBQ sauce can be a pretty arduous task. As adventurous as I am I usually take the safe route and go with the tried and tested. There is so much variety and competition out there it can be as confusing as trying to pick a cell phone plan. Chef endorsements, organic, super organic, genetically modified you name it you can find a BBQ sauce catered directly to your tastes buds. It is kind of like going to Hallmark to find that special card just for your Aunts 3rd cousin’s lesbian dog.
Then I had this bottle appear in front of me. It was like a breath of fresh air. No Chef smiling at me, no all organic blurb telling me no vegetables were tortured during the process of making this BBQ sauce. Just a nice bottle with homely pleasant graphics and a great view of the sauce inside. This BBQ sauce begs look at me, taste me.
The ingredient list is fairly extensive. It seems like a lot of work was put into it.
Ingredients: roasted onion, roasted bell pepper, tomato concentrate made from red ripe tomatoes, apple vinegar, corn syrup, soybean oil, vegetable oil, salt, pepper, spice, water, brown sugar, molasses, mustard flour, xanthan, natural flavoring.
The initial smell is very sweet and after the pour you can see chunks of onion, pepper and various spices. Even though you can see the pieces this is no way close to the consistency of a salsa, it is a true BBQ sauce. It pours out smoothly and slowly enough with a nice medium consistency. Enough to coat meat without it being sticky on the hands or running right off the desired food.
My first taste was to add this to some New York Strip Loins. But hunger and time got the better of me so I settled on some hot dogs with regular buns. As it smelt, it tasted as well. Fairly sweet with a zesty aftertaste. There was no noticeable heat. But this never claimed to have any so all is good. It complimented the hot dog very nicely. Also it was the only condiment I used and the great flavour compensated for all the other things I usually top my dog with. Thankfully it didn’t soak right through the bun creating a big mess. It did drip out a bit but I considered that a bonus to sop up with the bread.
I recommend this sauce simply for its great taste and no gimmick factor. It tastes, smells and looks exactly as it is advertised. The next time you are standing in the condiment aisle, skip the grinning Chef, the ultra organic super pasteurized sauce and give this one a try. Great Stuff!
Packaging – 8/10
Aroma – 8/10
Appearance – 9/10
Taste – 8/10
Heat – 1/10
Overall – 8.5/10
Smoke Master Barbeque
12311 Confederate Dr. West
Glen St. Mary, FL