Geronimo’s Tangy Barbeque Sauce (3/5)



Initial Impression:

Cool label.  Obviously someone has put a lot of thought into it.  American Indian inspired and great causes listed on the label: National Kidney Foundation of Southern California and American Cancer Society.  This is obviously a sauce-maker with concern for his society both locally and globally.

Aroma: 4

A pleasantly intoxicating blend on tomato, spices, and apple cider vinegar.  Slightly smoky but nothing really exciting.

Consistency: 2

This was a little surprising. Although the color was right and the appearance was natural and filled with specks of spice, the sauce was way too watery.  I don’t like cooking things where I am asked to marinate items for 30 minutes prior to cooking – as mentioned on the side of this bottle.   I prefer slapping the barbeque sauce across my beautiful grill masterpieces (MeatHenge!) versus marinades and thin saucery that is best left for inside the house.

Taste: 3

After the impact of the watery sauce, it was a little hard to focus on the taste.  But after rubbing some nice breasts and taking quick break… I returned to the task at hand.  (get your mind out of the gutter, I had to get chicken breasts at the store so I could grill).    It was a bit challenging to keep this sauce on the breasts, so I had to apply liberally like one of the Jersey Shore guys would do with gel in their hair.  The sauce is decent – without any real standout ingredients and for the most part – nothing challenging either. I get a blend of tomato/vinegar with good strong onion and garlic notes.  So it could be a crowd pleaser and useful for occasions and people that require a BBQ-flavored marinade sauce.

Ingredients: 5

Water, Tomato concentrate, Apple cider, Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Liquid Smoke, Onion Powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, chipotle peppers, natural flavor.

Can’t ask for much more that than.  Only questionable component would be liquid smoke (because liquidized smoke doesn’t isn’t really found in “nature”).  But – in my mind, this doesn’t affect the score one iota.

Sauce Score: 3

Geronimo – you really had me at the label.  The ingredients further connected me to the sauce and what it “stood for”.  But it fell down (in my book) because of the (unexpectedly) watery nature of the sauce, and a flavor that didn’t necessarily offend but also didn’t take the chance to stand out either.

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  1. Sorry you didn’t like the review… it happens.

  2. Alice Hernandez says

    I think part of the reason it was watery is because you let it sit around too long i sent this to you a long time ago. By the way thanks for letting me know you reviewed it.

  3. Where can you buy it?

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