This is the sister sauce to the Kissimmee Red Original Grillin’ & Dippin BBQ sauce. This sauce is built from the same foundation as their original sauce, with 2 subtle differences: the label has a darker theme (an orange background vs a green background), and it’s spicy (the Spicy variant adds ground red pepper and black pepper to the ingredients list).
Let’s take a closer look.
Outside the Bottle
The label is professionally designed and looks great. Like the original sauce, the spicy sauce brings you to a great scene starring the the Kissimee Red Gator.
The copy writing is good and recommends pulled pork, but I’d prefer to see a different label from the original sauce which calls out the spicy flavor of this sauce.
I also think the tagline “Award Winning Sauce with a Bite” could use a reference to a competition that was won in order to validate the claim but it’s not a showstopper.
Inside the bottle
The color is good – a dark reddish brown. Definitely pays off the red in the name of the sauce. The consistency is a bit on the thin side which but it still sticks to the meat quite well.
The flavor uncooked is nice it has a sweet, sharp, and spicy flavor – familiar, but with a nice dose of heat.
Ingredients include ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire, mustard, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke, and some additional spices. The spicy sauce adds ground red pepper and black pepper to the ingredients list and makes it more interesting and complex.
This central Florida BBQ sauce jumps out at you from the shelves and delivers a strong bite against the store-brand competition.