Wednesday, March 26, 2008

REVIEW: Blaze Orange Sauce

Demon Pig Blaze Orange BBQ Sauce

**IMPORTANT NOTE** I mistakenly reported that the sauce costs $8.50 a bottle. That is incorrect. The sauce is $4.75 or two for $8.50. The error is entirely mine.

Demon Pig

Quality **** (4.5 out of 5)
Viscosity *** (3 out of 5)
Aroma *** (3.5 out of 5)
Appearance **** (4 out of 5)
Packaging ***(3 out of 5)

This sauce was used on pulled pork, pulled chicken and brisket that were all cooked low and slow over cherry wood. The opinions are both mine and Will Breakstone’s, owner and pit-master of Willie B’s Award Winning BBQ.

There is a style of sauce that is heavily influenced by catsup. That may come across as denigrating, but it’s not intended too. It’s simply a neutral descriptor of a sauce that, like any other, can be excellent and can be horrible. Both of Demon Pigs sauces have a taste that seems to be strongly reminiscent of catsup. Both of the sauces transcend their origins.

The aroma of the Blaze Orange sauce eerily parallels the taste experience. The initial aroma is that of sweet tomato and it is followed by a feisty spice aroma that lingers in the nose.

The sauce comes in a 13 oz. glass bottle and pours easily. The Blaze Orange sauce retails for $4.75 and can be purchased on their website.

I have mentioned before that I have a natural inclination towards sauces that tend towards the hot. Unfortunately, many sauces that are labeled as ‘hot’ or ‘spicy’ simply aren’t. Demon Pig has found an amazing compromise between spice and sweetness with their Blaze Orange sauce. The first thing that hits you is the sweet tomato flavor and it is followed by a significant, but not overwhelming kick. The heat lasts but doesn’t overpower the rest of the food.

Both of Demon Pigs sauces can hold their own against the very best sauces out there. Within their specific niche, they may be the best sauces made. Without a doubt, their sauces are highly enjoyable and well worth the effort to find and purchase.


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