Bull’s Eye Steakhouse Barbecue Sauce with A1 (3/5)

“A bold blend that demands attention. Bring that classic A-1 ® sizzle to your burgers.”   Bold statement.  So for a sauce of this variety (a tribute sauce / cross marketed / hybrid sauce), the question is whether or not the BBQ sauce lives up to the name on the label.   Although it does taste like they took Bull’s-eye and mixed it with a bit of A-1 steak sauce, I didn’t think the A1 steak sauce flavor pops out as much as it should.  Like any Bull’s-eye variant, the texture is thick and rich and loves holding on the barbecued meat products. The way the sauce chars slightly when grilling is also a sight and taste to behold while other sauces simply thin up, burn off completely, or evaporate!

So did they add real A1 or a similar mix? Let’s compare ingredients:

Bull’s-eye Steakhouse BBQ Sauce with A1 Ingredients:
Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Vinegar, Raisin Paste, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% of Spice, Natural Flavor, Dried Garlic, Xanthan Gum, Dried Onions, Potassium Sorbate as a Preservative, Caramel Color.

A-1 ingredients:
Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), Distilled Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Salt, Raisin Paste, Crushed Orange Puree, Spices and Herbs, Dried Garlic and Onion, Caramel Color, Potassium Sorbate (to Preserve Freshness),  Xanthan Gum.

In the end, who cares?  Mixing A1 with Bullseye can be tasty if you like both of those ingredients. For my money/effort, I’d rather take A1 steak sauce and mix it myself and directly control the amount of raisin-tinged A1-ness instead of having to settle with someone else’s mix.

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