Fat D’s Sweet & Sassy (4/5)

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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

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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 Blend: Sweet Meets Heat – Traditional with a Kick

It sounds great to me and tells me it’s going to be sweet with a little heat.   In this sauce, I’m not so sure of the use of traditional because the base of the sauce is so unique and tangy – in a good way.  It’s just that I’m not sure the word traditional really captures the essence of this sauce.

Inside the bottle

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The first sniff is intoxicating and makes me want to just take a swig of it.  You can smell the salty sweet apple base and the onion & garlic flavors.

The ingredients look a lot like their Southern Gentlemen  sauce. –  ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and apple cider vinegar base – with oinoin powder, garlic, mustard  powder,  allspice, and a bucket of ingredients under “spices.”  I’m sure they added more pepper under there to add some heat.

Uncooked the flavor was really nice – tangy and not as sweet as your average BBQ sauce with a little bit of heat and an apple-vinegar aftertaste (a great thing).  The mustard powder and allspice also add a third dimension of flavor.

I enjoyed the flavor very much but was hoping for a bit more in the heat department.  Believe me, it’s a great sauce but to me seemed a little too close to Southern Gentlemen in terms of overall flavor / heat profile.

Bottom Line

This is also a very tasty and unique flavor that BBQ lovers will enjoy.  I wanted a bit more heat but I’m getting older and maybe I’ve burnt off a few heat sensors on my tongue.

This is a nicely executed, NC-style thinner sauce that would be perfect with pulled pork, would be awesome on brisket, and was decent on grilled boneless chicken (the food I use for every review).

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