Thursday, September 6, 2007

REVIEW: CattleBoyz Gourmet BBQ Sauces

CattleBoyz Honey Hot BBQ Sauce

Manufacturer Cattle Boyz Foods Ltd.


Quality ***** (5 out of 5)

Heat *** (3 out of 5)

I have to make a brief confession before I discuss the sauce. I love spicy foods. Always have. I am usually disappointed by foods that are advertised as 'hot' or 'spicy'. I wasn't disappointed here.

It's a bit strange to me that a Canadian manufacturer makes my new favorite sauce, but it's true. I would expect that I would most enjoy a sauce from Carolina, Kansas City or Texas; but so far this sauce has them all beat.

The sauces is definitely sweet, but not cloyingly so. The heat mellows slightly with cooking, but remains enjoyable. I don't know what reference point to use to describe the sauce. It's not K.C., tomato based sauce. It's not a Carolina honey mustard sauce. It really belongs in it's own category.

On the 1 to 5 scale, the heat starts at a 3 when used for dipping straight from the bottle, but dips to a 2 when cooked.

I highly recommend this sauce and I'm not looking forward to my own stock being depleted. Maybe a trip to Canada is in order. : )