King James BBQ Sauce (4/5)



Guest review: Matt Walt

As an avid sports fan my initial reaction was one of consternation about the name choice and self proclamation.  But I suppose as time passes and “The Decision” gets further in our rear view, I will no longer rue the makers of “King James” – and the sauce makers themselves do help their own cause.  After all, unlike the “The Decision,” I do not regret the hour of my life that I lost while enjoying this meal.

The first whiff all I could smell was mustard seed – and that, IMO, is always a good thing.  As I poured a spoonful, the sauce was thick not watery.  The taste had a mild spice – with hints of onion, pepper, paprika – and thankfully was not too sweet.  All in all, I was most pleased.

The one downside I’d say – though common among sauces – was that the spicy flavor diminished when cooked on chicken, leaving my wife with the impression that her meal was bland (something no Grillmaster ever likes to hear – especially when she is right).  But when I poured some fresh sauce onto the plate for dipping, the spicy flavors complimented my perfectly cooked bird, and I was very satisfied.

Final assessment: the King James is a better dipping sauce than marinade or glaze, but that’s all right with me.  4 stars for taste, 4 stars for texture.  And unlike the other self appointed “King,” I look forward to seeing this James again.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Calcium, Cane Molasses, Corn syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Mustard Seed Salt, Natural Flavoring, Onion Powder, Paprika, Red Pepper, salt, soybean Oil, Spice, sugar, Tomato Concentrate, Tomato Paste salt, Water


King James BBQ Sauce

Site Editor, BBQ Sauce Lover, Family Guy, Hi Tech Marketer by Day. He recently wrote the Ebook “How to Market Your BBQ Sauce” which can be purchased on this site.



  1. dude i love king james when I lived in Pittsburgh PA I would go to king james the real live grill in resturant ribs, chix, with texas toast to soak up all the leftover sauce Damn! I ate there all the time. But to my suprise I found out I could get it online yeeeeessssssssssssssss! it goes great with crabs and fish it is very versitile. One of my top 5 sauces ever no doubt enjoy.

  2. James Francis says

    I love King James barbeque sauce

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