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How We Selected the 7 Brands

There are a lot of different kinds of bottled BBQ sauce. There's the
vinegary kind, the Kansas-city style, and BBQ sauce that has lots of
tomato. How are you to decide between the three? I decided not to parse
out the various kinds and just go for the best based on taste. It's just
the way it is.

I chose these seven brands of BBQ sauce because they are widely
available in the United States. I also noted that when Serious Eats did
a similar taste test, they included many of these brands.

1. Trader Joe's Kansas City BBQ Sauce ($2.69/ 18oz)
A couple of my colleagues are from Texas and have feelings about BBQ
sauce. This one did not disappoint! In fact, one of them said it tasted
just like home.

2. Sweet Baby Ray's Original ($2.59/180z)
Overall this BBQ sauce was very well-balanced. A lot of the testers
noted it was peppery, sweet, and tangy all at once.

Best Kansas City-Style (Tie: 5.7): TJ's Bold & Smoky

This is a touch less sweet than the Bulls-Eye brand. Vinegary, tangy,
and some sweetness to be sure, but with enough bitterness to keep it
balanced. We really liked the smooth texture€”it wasn't gloppy or runny.
It could use a little more heat but had a pleasant balance nonetheless.
We liked it much better than Trader Joe's other available barbecue
sauce: Trader Joe's All-Natural Sauce

Or just go traditional and make:

1 gallon cider vinegar
1 1/3 cup crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons black pepper
1/4 cup salt

But there's more at your local grocer, in fact a very tasty new
contender at Kroger is "Mustard On My Mind".

A commendably short ingredients list and zingy sweet/tangy mustard
flavor makes this one to consider for all things porky.

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On 9/10/2015 5:45 AM, Shalako wrote:
Mmmm hmmm...


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