Tuesday, January 15, 2008

REVIEW: Malibu Rum BBQ Sauce

Malibu Flavored BBQ Sauce

Manufacturer Shonfeld’s Inc.


Quality **** (4out of 5)
Viscosity *** (3 out of 5)
Rum Flavor ** (2 out of 5)
Appearance **** (4 out of 5)

This sauce was used with pulled pork that was slow cooked at 225 degrees over cherry. It was used as a dipping sauce, in the pork and on a sandwich with a Kaiser roll.

I’m happy that I’m able to give this sauce a positive review. We were disappointed by Shonfeld’s Sauza tequila flavored sauce and were a bit apprehensive about this, their second alcohol influenced sauce we are reviewing.

The sauce has an appealing, light citrusy flavor that works well with any BBQ, but would certainly enhance more delicate flavors, such as chicken. Although sweet, the sauce is neither cloying nor overpowering.

The color is a lighter red, about middle of the road for BBQ sauces. It comes in a hefty glass bottle with a standard opening, which avoids the problem of the Sauza sauce of stoppering the sauce and inhibiting the flow of liquid. The thickness of the sauce is about average, and does an average job of adhering to the meat.

The sauce has a nice aroma that is indicative of the taste. The taste of rum is very mild, but that works. Oddly, the sauce has a taste of pineapple without pineapple being listed among the ingredients. I will definitely be using this sauce again and would be willing to try more Shonfeld products based on this sauce.

The sauce is available online and through specialty stores.

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