Product Reviews: Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce


Not all barbecue sauces are created equal.  It’s as simple as that.  Although I grew up on Kraft sauces (and pretty much just the Original) at that, I am so glad that my husband introduced me to a variety of sauces.  We like Sweet Baby Ray’s and he likes it when we make our own.  Most recently, he gave me a sauce and asked me to tweet its taste.

I was sent some gluten-free barbecue sauce to review.  No, not all barbecue sauces are gluten-free or allergy-free.  I am happy to report back with some thoughts.

Allergy-Related Information: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Appearance

Pros:  I love the appearance of these jars. :)  They’re so rugged and country. I have to admit: I found myself reading the labels, the stories, everything.  Very appealing.

Cons: I can’t say anything negative, except that the glue to the label on the jar came off – simple issue to fix – and the neck of the jar is a little too narrow for getting my rubber spatula in there to get the last few drops! :)

Taste

Pros: I really like the Stubbs Original sauce. :) I’m a big fan of the classic sauce that’s not too sweet and not too spicy! :)

Cons: I also tried the Hickory Bourbon sauce, but I have to be honest that I’m not a fan of bourbon, and Adam wasn’t a fan either, so that was unfortunate.  The combination of the hickory, which is a strong flavor, with the strong flavor of the bourbon is a little overpowering.

Moisture/Texture

Pros: Smooth and delectable.  I can say nothing negative about the sauce texture.  I don’t like grainy, stiff sauces that I need to water down or thin sauces that run off the meat, so that it doesn’t correctly season the meat I’m barbecuing.  No issues here! I love the consistency!

Cons: I repeat: I can say nothing negative about the sauce texture. :)

What I Love

This company has a lot of respect in my mind.  There’s something natural and wholesome about their packaging, something that appeals to the ideals of cooking and barbecuing.  As silly as that sounds, I feel like I’m opening up a product I know is natural, nothing something that looks and tastes like it was processed in a factory.

What I’d Improve

I would say that I’m not a fan of bourbon, but I know that’s preference.  On a more practical note, the shape of the bottle is not conducive for scraping out all the yummy sauce out of the bottom of the jar! :)

Overall Rating: B

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