Annie’s Smokey Maple BBQ Sauce (3/5)

This is a sauce I wanted to love.  It’s healthy, all-natural, organic, and pretty cheap – about $3.29 for 12 oz. at our local grocery store.  It has an incredibly rich aroma that intoxicates you as you prepare to taste what could possibly be the world’s most incredible BBQ sauce, but then… when you bite into it… like some flavored seltzer water products, the smell is only a tease, and your taste-buds are left wanting more. This is an example of an incredibly healthy product that leans a bit too far in the healthy direction and forgets to make sure the sauce remains flavorful and rich.


Amazing smell – maple, bacon, bbq sauce flavor.  If only it tasted like that.  Like a breakfast buffet meeting a BBQ pit.


Starts strong and then fades away quickly like Lindsay Lohan.


Extremely thick.  If the bottle were standing upright and you flipped it over completely, it would take about 30 seconds before the majority of the sauce was moved to the other side of the bottle.  Glop!


Water, *Brown Rice Syrup, *Tomato Paste, *Apple Cider Vinegar, *Molasses, *Stone Ground Mustard (*Apple Cider Vinegar, Water, *Mustard Seed, Sea Salt, *Clove), *Maple Syrup, *Expeller Pressed Vegetable Oil (*Canola, *Soy, And/Or *Sunflower), *Cornstarch, Sea Salt, *Tamari Soy Sauce (Water, *Soybeans, Salt, *Alcohol), Natural Smoke Flavor, Natural Maple Flavor, *Cane Sugar, *Chili Pepper, *Celery Seed, *Black Pepper, Xanthan Gum, *Garlic, *Allspice, *Clove.  *Organic Ingredients

Sauce Score: 3

The sauce is marketed beautifully but the product’s flavor needs to catch up to the other promising health benefits (or lack of negative ingredients).


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  1. Steven Paul Smith says

    tasted like pork and beans. sorry had to throw this out.

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