In a previous BBQ Sauce Review, I’ve tried to advise others to avoid the Christmas Tree Shoppes when purchasing BBQ sauces. I should take my own damn advice. I don’t even know why I bother to review this stuff. I guess it shows a nice balance of the good and the really bad. Not everything can be a 3, 4, or a 5.
I don’t give 1 star reviews often, especially if I know the sender is a one-man operation and I’m going to do real damage to someone’s operation. At first I thought Country Bob was a small operation until I checked his website. Then I had no problem slamming em. I know that goes against the promise of being 100% objective, but I guess I do have a feeling or two and this internet stuff is permanent. To these small manufacturers, sometimes my comments are more important than the score, UNLESS we are talking about 1 or 5 star reviews. I stand behind and defend my one and five star reviews like a pit bull holding onto human flesh.
So for this one – I went through the standard routine as I do with each sauce. I take the smell. I taste it cold. Evaluate consistency. Then I cook with it. Then I evaluate the after cooked flavor. Then I look at the packaging and see if there’s anything that stands out to me that they might be able to change to be able to enhance sales (after all, my day job is marketing).
But taste is such an important factor it is almost counted 100 times in the weighted score, if you will. Whether or not the company is tiny or huge, if I feel the sauce tasted so bad it could make you gag, I will provide a 1 star review.
Basically I am saying this stuff tastes so bad, it’s not even worth sticking in your mouth to prove me wrong. Even after shaking it up, the flavors were so uncomplimentary and so dissonant that I couldn’t believe someone actually stuck in a bottle.
No high fructose corn syrup but no good for your BBQ.
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