Review: Borderline Gourmet Chipotle Sauce and Marinade
Overall: It’s pretty good, I’m feeling it. Not as ridiculously unique or elite as they would have you believe, but still an impressive showing of flavor. I can’t wait to get my rooftop grill up and running so I can use it appropriately. I marinated some chicken legs in it, baked them, and garnished the whole thing with some homemade salsa that I made the night before and was equally proud of. Twas a satisfying meal of BBQ goodness, indeed. I really want to try this stuff on ribs, beef or pork, it don’t matter.
Oh man, then they have to go and defeat that argument by getting carried away on the back blurb: “Created with the most selective of palates in mind and the most dedicated grillers to heart, we have taken the taste of an outdoor feast to new heights”¦When they ask where you found such a unique flavor simply say ‘From the Borderline!”
Ingredients: Water, tomato concentrate (water, tomato paste), corn syrup, vinegar, onions, red wine vinegar, white vinegar, honey, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, chipotle peppers, sugar, brown sugar, mustard, lemon juice, salt, garlic, cumin, soy sauce, jalapeno peppers, chile arbol, black pepper, onion powder, and spices
Smell: It smells warm and sweet, with a tanginess that tickles the nose a little, but I can’t imagine something like this being very hot, and I don’t think it will be. It’s a complex smell, but a very recognizable BBQ smell at the same time. I can look at that list of ingredients and visualize about half of them as I sniff the contents of the bottle. The tomato, the garlic, the mustard, the smoke, and the brown sugar stand out especially well.
Heat: Just a bit, middle of the tongue. I think it could be even better with a lot more intensity, but it also doesn’t need it. This is more of a flavor sauce, and I can accept that.
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