Sunday, March 9, 2008

REVIEW: Rufus Teague Touch of Heat BBQ Sauce









Rufus Teague Touch of Heat BBQ Sauce







Manufacturer
Rufus Teague

Website
www.rufusteague.com

Quality **** (5 out of 5)
Viscosity ***** (5out of 5)
Aroma **** (4 out of 5)
Appearance *** (3.5 out of 5)

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

I feel compelled to include an explanation with this review. This is the first sauce that I have given a ‘5’ to for quality. That doesn’t mean that it is a perfect sauce. It does mean that the sauce is damn good. Personal taste is subjective and I’m sure that I will find another sauce that I like just as much or even better, but for now this gets a ‘5’.

As with their other products Rufus Teague’s Touch of Heat bottle is sparse on the verbiage. Thankfully, their naming of the product is right on the money. In general I’m a student of the ‘hotter the better’ school, but I recognize that this sauce strikes the perfect balance between mild and hot. It adds an enjoyable kick while allowing the meat to be the star of the show.

The sauces by Rufus Teague all have the same viscosity and coloring. The thickness is fine and does the job. It adheres to the meat well and isn’t overly thick. The coloring is a deep red and is consistent throughout. It might have been nice to see some variation in hue.

The sauce comes in a flask like bottle with a nice heft. There were no corners cut in the packaging of this sauce.

What can I say? If I am too lazy to make some sauce on my own, this is going to be one of the bottled sauces that I reach for.

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