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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
Produced by
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
Produced by
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.

Tue Jul 23, 2019

Sauced: Savannah Bee Company Habanero Honey BBQ Sauce

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Habanero Honey BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Habanero Honey BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$8.99 for 10 oz at Savannah Bee Company
Ingredients
Prepared Mustard, Savannah Bee Pure Wildflower Honey, Tomato Paste, Distilled White Vinegar, Raw Cane Sugar, Pepper, Habanero, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Chili Powder, Clover Powder
Color
Mustard Yellow
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A strong mustard base is balanced with a quality honey, given many layers of barbecue complexity, and then embedded with a mouth burning heat to deliver a wide range of flavors that makes this a sauce worth seeking out.

Tue Jul 9, 2019

Sauced: Weber Smoky & Thick Hickory BBQ Sauce

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Weber Hickory

Sauce Stats

Name
Weber Smoky & Thick Hickory BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Appx $4.49 at your local grocery
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Sugar, Vinegar, Salt, Food Starch-Modified, Caramel Color, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Molasses, Spices, Xanthan Gum, Red Pepper, Onion, Garlic
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
More Sauce Reviews

A brand that makes grills just as you imagine they should be also makes a barbecue sauce that tastes just as you would expect with a bold smoky flavor that sits a notch above other supermarket staples.