Published: February 10, 2015
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For our latest barbecue sauce product review, I am going to review and rate the Rattler BBQ sauce which was created by Chef Chris Santos, judge on Food Network’s popular “Chopped” series and chef and partner of Beauty & Essex and Stanton Social, collaborates with Steve Seabury of High River Sauces to launch Rattler Barbeque Sauce – the barbeque sauce with a bite!
After graduating with honors from Johnson & Wales University and traveling extensively through Europe, Chef Chris Santos honed his craft, palette and style in various restaurants around New York City. In 2005, Santos introduced the world to his unique brand of communal dining with his debut restaurant, The Stanton Social, which took the New York City dining scene by storm and has since become a true culinary institution. In December of 2010, Santos introduced Beauty & Essex to the Lower East Side, and this multi-level restaurant and lounge once again revolutionized dining in this trendy neighborhood and is one of the highest grossing restaurants in New York. In addition to these two restaurants, Santos is also is a judge on Food Network’s wildly popular show “Chopped.” His life out of his chef whites includes a love for boxing, rock n’ roll and tattoos.
High River Sauces was created in 2011 by spicy food junkie, music industry veteran and cookbook author, Steve Seabury. His cookbook, entitled Mosh Potatoes (Simon & Schuster), showcases his obsession with good food and love of heavy metal music. This passion drove him to create one of the most buzz-worthy hot sauce companies in the country. In his short time in the fiery foods industry, Seabury has garnered numerous accolades including four coveted Golden Chile Awards at the world championships in Dallas, Texas. After traveling across the country showcasing his hot sauce, Seabury was inspired to create the NYC Hot Sauce Expo. Now in its third year, the expo has quickly become one of the biggest spicy food events in the world with over 10,000 attendees in 2014. High River Sauces is currently in over 500 grocery and specialty foods stores in the United States, as well as internationally, and has been featured on the Cooking Network, Good Morning America, Fox News, CBS News and other national media outlets.
If you are into spicy and hot barbecue sauces then this barbecue sauce is for you! When I tasted the sauce it started with a little heat and as the sauce went down your mouth it got really hot and spicy but not not burning your mouth spicy. The sauce had a nice bite to it and wasn’t over powering at all.
Another great aspect to the sauce was its consistency. The sauce wasn’t so thin but wasn’t thick it was really perfect and would be great on either a perfectly smoked rib or that barbecue chicken that you have slaved all afternoon
Overall, I really liked the Rattle Snake and it is another perfect barbecue sauce to have in your kitchen if you like adding a mild to hot barbecue sauce to your perfectly smoked ribs or smoked chicken.
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