When I was growing up in Hudson MA, there was short time right after we got a huge-ass freezer in the basement that we’d get shipments of food delivered to us in bulk for the purposes of stocking MEGA FREEZER. It was called Hill Food Service and I forget if my parents saved money on it or not, but it was a fun process. On a monthly basis, the six of us would sit at the dinner table and each get to pick some items from a giant print out. At that time (I was only about 10 years old), I was more focused on sugary cereals – so what I really wanted was Cocoa Puffs (for the free Ovaltine packets) to stock our huge ass pantry. At the same time, there was a large sale on … you guessed it… Open Pit Barbecue Sauce. A lot of it. So, I may be rating this a little more harshly because we had to go through about 100 bottles of this crap in a bottle.
Tangy and sweet. To me it just doesn’t taste like a BBQ sauce should. It’s got the most bizarre, unnatural smell and the flavor is more like French dressing than BBQ sauce. It goes on anything… meaning that you can add this to just about anything (pork, chicken, ribs, burgers, seafood) and it will be sure to ruin it. Trust me, we went through a lot of this stuff.
Unnaturally smooth and somewhat on the watery side. Clings well to meat – probably due to a chemically produced reaction/effect from the titanium dioxide mixing with the hydrolyzed corn and soy protein. Yum.
High fructose corn syrup, water, distilled vinegar, tomato puree (water, tomato paste), salt, modified food starch, contains less than 2% of: soybean oil, hydrolyzed corn and soy protein, spice, onion powder, dehydrated garlic, artificial tomato flavor, natural and artificial flavor, colored with (yellow 6, red 40, blue 1, titanium dioxide), caramel color