Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q Championship Red Sauce (2/5)

Bob Gibson was big… around 6 foot 3 and weighed between 275 and 295. Nowadays, he’s dead, but oh boy back in the day, growing up in rural Alabama as a rail line worker, he’d invite folks over to his house where he’d barbecue practically all weekend long. Hell yeah! They say he never met […]

Out of Afrika Safari Select BBQ Sauce and Dip (1/5)

It’s funny when a company wins an award and then slaps a proud emblem “Multi Award Winner” on all of their brands. The only award this particular one should win is “Most Grotesque BBQ Sauce Ever.” Negative One – The Smell Smells like someone puked up sweet-and-sour-sauce. Negative Two – The Taste Just odd and […]

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Sensous Slathering Sauce (5/5)

Clearly marketed towards big loud chopper owners, the references aren’t too strong enough to turn off those of us who aren’t bikers. How many references to Harley’s can you find on this bottle? I found 5 The manufacturer describes this as “an aggressive, crimson-red, tomato-based sauce riddled with spices you can see, smell and taste,” […]

Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Lemon Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce (2/5)

Never buy barbecue sauce at Border’s book stores. For one, they are a friggin book store – they shouldn’t be selling barbecue sauce. And number two, it’s expensive. I picked up this large brown cylinder-jar of sauce in the hip neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA – setting me back $8.99 for 18 ounces. Worth […]

Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce (4/5)

Positives: Awesome flavor, recommended replacement for the good ole big cookout standby that you use today. Negatives: Mass market ingredients, might be considered too sweet, squeeze bottle. Sometimes the stories behind the sauces are as tasty as their sauces. Here’s the Sweet Baby Ray’s story (from SBR website): “It all began back in 1985 when […]

Charley Biggs’ All Naturals Sweet Bourbon Barbeque Grilling and Dipping Sauce (3/5)

Positive: High scores due to creative use of natural ingredients and flavor. Negative: Similar taste can probably be achieved by adding a little Worcestershire Sauce to a giant national brand. Marketed as natural, gluten-free BBQ Sauces, Charley Biggs’ has several flavors to choose from, including Hot Pepper, Sweet Bourbon, and Maine Apple, which pays respect […]

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