Saucekers 2017 Winners

We just had a great event here in Boston, and we got a smaller number of entries than usual but instead of splitting the judges into smaller subsections, we had everyone rate EVERY sauce.   It took a little longer, and those tastebuds were certainly put to the test, but I think we landed on […]

Hole in the Wall “Bullwhacker” BBQ Sauce Review (4/5)

Late this summer, I was out in Seattle for a work trip and I had a couple hours to kill.  I hadn’t eaten lunch so I decided to check out the area near the hotel in a section called Pioneer Square.  Saw a couple of places on Yelp but nothing really stood out except Il […]

Downback BBQ Sweet & Tangy (4/5)

  Downback BBQ is the tasty creation of New England native Joe Mendello after realizing his passion for cooking for others – including his specialty – roasting pigs. Joe says this about his sauce: “My sweet and tangy barbeque sauce goes great on pork, chicken and beef. I have spent years perfecting the flavors in […]

Fat D’s Sweet & Sassy (4/5)

BBQ Sauce Review of Fat D’s Sweet & Sassy (4/5) This Fat D’s sauce from Orlando Florida promises “Sweet with Heat.”   Let’s put it to the test! Outside the bottle Like all of Fat D’s bottles, it is professional quality with great design and feel. The tagline is nicely written: Fat D’s Sweet & Sassy Southern […]

Fat D’s Southern Mischief (5/5)

BBQ Sauce Review of Fat D’s Southern Mischief (5/5) Southern Mischief is a well-designed mustard sauce from Orlando Florida.   Let’s put it to the test! Outside the bottle Like all of Fat D’s bottles, it is professional quality with great design and feel and meaningful, yet understated taglines: Our Carolina Twist: An Old Favorite with a […]

Fat D’s Southern Charm (4/5)

A nice looking mustard-based sauce from Orlando Florida.   Let’s put it to the test! Outside the bottle Like all of Fat D’s bottles, it is professional quality with great design and feel and meaningful, yet understated taglines: Not Your Normal Mustard-Based Sauce – A Southern Version of an Old Carolina Favorite This is my favorite […]

Fat D’s Southern Gentleman (5/5)

BBQ Sauce Review of Fat D’s Southern Gentleman (5/5) Fat D’s sent me 4 sauces for review (all of them very good) and I’d put this specific sauce into the thinner, tangier NC sauce category. Outside the bottle The first thing I noticed after opening the box containing the sauce is that it’s pro quality.  I […]

The Sauce California Style Spicy BBQ Sauce Review (4/5)

OUTSIDE THE BOTTLE Please see review of The Sauce original flavor for a rundown of the outside the bottle characteristics (which are the same as this one). INSIDE THE BOTTLE OK let’s open the bottle and taste it! This rusty colored sauce has a great color and consistency were spot on – slightly redder than the […]

The Sauce – California Style BBQ Sauce Review (4/5)

The name “The Sauce” is just about as nondescript as you can get, but don’t be fooled – the sauce flavor itself is much more than just a generic store-bought sauce. OUTSIDE THE BOTTLE I love the oversized flask-shaped bottle with the EZ Cap bottle top – made somewhat famous by Grolsch beer and the […]

Birky Family Farms Country Gourmet BBQ Sauce (4/5)

After a long absence, here’s a sauce review for you all! Outside The Bottle Like anyone looking at the shelves of BBQ Sauce in the grocery store, the first thing people see is the label and the bottle.  The bottle is the salesman when you aren’t there. As people scan the bottle, their brains are […]

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