Ol West BBQ & Dippin Sauce (4/5)

Ol West BBQ & Dippin Sauce (4/5)

This is very good BBQ from South Dakota… it has got to be close to one of the sweetest sauces I think I’ve ever had. Brown Sugar is ingredient numero uno. But hey, people might be looking for that, so I didn’t mark any points against them for that. What I really liked about the sauce was it’s chunkiness. Dip your finger in and your finger will be speckled with a gooey BBQ sauce filled with chunks of pepper and garlic – nice!

If this were a beer it would be something like a Corona… very sweet, almost bordering on novelty, but it could also be very popular and fun.

One funny factoid is that the same company that produces Ol West BBQ Sauce (James Valley Company) also produces dog treats and … deer scents. How is that for authentic outsdoorsman condiments! Check it out here: http://www.jamesvalleycompany.com/

They also have a celebrity testimonial on their website:

This primo ooze from the Gods of erect tastebuds will turn bad road kill into gourmet delight. I travel far and wide to discover the very best chow upgrade and John Collins over at The James Valley Company in South Dakota has the best of the best here folks!

– Ted Nugent

Very interesting – but let’s get to the review shall we?

Nice smell – mostly the scent of “Natural Smoke Flavor” which I highly recommend for those moments when your own cooking needs “something else.” Natural smoke flavor always does it for me.

Flavor is nice, a good strong BBQ conconction that will stick to the meat and really add a nice smoky BBQ touch to almost any type of meat.

Consistency – good movement, but I will have to reference Ted’s comment about Ooze. This stuff is really like that. It moves more like a syrup than a BBQ sauce.

Ingredients and Nutrition Рstandard fare. Very sugary, no FAT (which is kinda funny because the overwhelming presence of carbs makes up for the lack of fat).  Sugar lovers rejoice.

Marketing and Packaging РA fun looking package that almost promises to take you back in time to when cowboys and indians roamed the earth and occasionally stopped for BBQ and beans Рcooked while hanging on sticks (of course).


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  1. Just had some this weekend and it was soooooooo good, not too sweet. Love the chunky bits and spice, I just ordered some.

  2. peter snortum says

    I have been doing beef brisket for a few years for parties, graduations etc, people keep asking me to do this, and I believe it is as much to do with the ol west that I send with the brisket as anything. It is absolutely awesome with a good, long smoked brisket.

  3. I loved this sauce it went perfect with my moms chitterlings it makes everything good.

  4. The very best we love it, I’d like to buy a case of it!!!!

  5. I tried this for the first time this past weekend at a BBQ Cookoff and won First place in Ribs and Chicken Thigh categories. I believe that the win was a combination of my Dakota Grill AND the flavors and rich look of the Ol West BBQ sauce upon presentation. Great product, give it a try.

  6. Sandie Deloy-Henery says

    We enjoy a good BBQ sauce and this far exceeds Cookies and other brands we tried in taste and texture. It’s sweet and unique. Perfect! We don’t need to look any further because we’ve found the sauce that’s just right. We rate it a 10!
    Sandie Deloy-Henery

  7. Edward Smith says

    We just tried your BBQ.sauce for the first time at a bar and campground in Wisconsin,it was so good we had to ask for more to dip our chicken ,fries, and burgers in it . What a great taste it is just right. PERFECT!!! We all asked where we can get some.Great product needs to be on shelves in stores. Rich flavor with sweet and smoke, and thick, we are hooked. Can i buy by the case or gallons? Fell in love with it .

  8. kathy sonderup says

    do any NE store carry this kathysonderup@gmail.com 308-536-2994

  9. Judy Embleton says

    I visited SD, bought bottle of Old West. Love it. I was close to Mellette but didn’t realize until I got home how good the sauce is. Wish I had known I would have bought more.
    How and where can I buy Old West?

  10. Bought this BBQ when we were in Sturgis and Love this BBQ sauce I’m gonna order online, Best BBQ sauce I have ever had!

  11. randy wright says

    I have won every bbq contest I have entered now no one will cook against me thanks ole west its all your fault

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  13. michael shaver says

    best ever

  14. Love this sauce. Bought a bottle at the Mt Rushmore gift store and waited a week after I got home to open it. Absolutely phenomenal and wish that I had bought a few more bottles!

  15. 2 parts Ol West and 1 part apple cider vinegar is a killer rib spritz

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