Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Apple Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Trader Joe's Apple Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Price: $2.99
Rating: 6.5/10

I'm a huge fan of apple flavored things, as well as barbecue, so when I saw this sauce, I was super excited. Unfortunately, after trying it, I was a lot less excited. The good news: this sauce is AWESOME if you want to eat it with pork. The bad news: this sauce is only okay if you want to eat it with chicken. I originally tried it on chicken and was disappointed by it. There was something about it that was too sweet, without much smokiness, tanginess, or spiciness that I could get into. I actually considered throwing it away, but I kept the bottle around, and a few weeks later when I had some pork I ended up deciding to try it again. I actually really liked it on the pork. It didn't seen as sweet, and the pork seemed to bring out some of the smokey flavor from the bourbon. I think if I'd have tried it on pork to start out, I'd have liked the sauce a lot more overall, but I didn't. That being said, while I'd buy it again if I was making a lot of pork, my odds of realistically buying it any time soon are low considering there are more versatile sauces I could opt for instead.

Trader Joe's Apple Bourbon BBQ Sauce

1 comment:

  1. Four years later now ... and for most, it's a distant memory. But I saved a few bottles, and am now just about to finish the final one. Why? Because I discovered it made the best-ever turkey meatloaf! Use it in place of beef meatloaf's ketchup. Add-ins: sauteed onions, cranberries, diced apples, chopped pecans, smoked cheddar. Wish TJ'S would bring it back ... But they never do. Too damn fickle about their "seasonal" hits.