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Tue Oct 1, 2019

Sauced: Vivian Howard Blueberry BBQ Sauce

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Vivian Howard's Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Vivian Howard Blueberry BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$12.50 for 14oz at Vivianhoward.com
Ingredients
Apple Cider Vinegar, Sugar, Blackberries, Salt, Spices, Fruit Pectin
Color
Dark Purple
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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Most fruit barbecue sauces are really "tomato and," but this sauce is comprised of a solely blueberry base, which makes it incredibly unique, while still delivering a comforting sweet, tangy, and spicy barbecue flavor.

Tue Sep 17, 2019

Sauced: Weber Honey BBQ Sauce

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Weber Honey BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Weber Sweet & Thick Honey BBQ Sauce
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Cost
Appx $4.49 at your local grocery
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Sugar, Vinegar, Salt, Food Starch-Modified, Molasses, Honey, Caramel Color, Spices, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Onion, Red Pepper, Garlic
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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Weber Honey delivers extra sugar against a familiar bold barbecue flavor that maybe becomes a tad too sweet for some tastes after being grilled.

Tue Sep 3, 2019

Sauced: Southern Belles Hot N Sassy Peach

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Southern Belles Sassy Peach

Sauce Stats

Name
Southern Belles Gourmet BBQ Hot N Sassy Peach
Cost
$10.00 for 12oz for at Southern Belles Gourmet BBQ
Ingredients
Tomato Paste, Sugars, Corn Syrup, Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Turmeric, Salt, Hickory Smoke Flavor, Molasses, Lemon Juice, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Chili Pepper Extract, Tamarind Extract, Anchovies, Spice, Coloring, Jalapeños, Habaneros, and Peaches
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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A peach component mixes with tomato to amp up the fruitiness of the sauce, which pairs really nicely with a wave of heat, strong tang, and mellow smokiness to make this a well layered and balanced product.

Tue Aug 20, 2019

Sauced: Mac's Western North Carolina BBQ Sauce

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Mac's Western NC BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Mac's Speed Shop Western North Carolina BBQ Sauce
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Cost
$5.00 for 16 oz at Mac's Speed Shop
Ingredients
Apple Cider Vinegar, Tomato Concentrate, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Onion, Chili Sauce, Lemon Juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Molasses, Anchovies, Vegetable Oil, Spices, Salt, Galric
Color
Rusty Orange
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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This sauce delivers the right heat and tang for it to taste uniquely North Carolinian, but with just enough tomato and sugar for an Eastern to cry fowl, making it a pretty exemplary Western specimen.

Tue Aug 6, 2019

Sauced: Sam Jones Sweet BBQ Sauce

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Sam Jones Sweet BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Sam Jones Sweet BBQ Sauce
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Cost
$7.00 for 18.75oz at Sam Jones BBQ
Ingredients
Ketchup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sugars, Water, Butter, Spices, Worcestershire, Onion, Garlic, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate, Calcium Disodium EDTA
Color
Rusty Red-orange
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A strong savory quality gives this sauce a very unique flavor profile that's perfect for enhancing a wide range of smoked and grilled meats.