Stubb’s Barbecue Sauce Review

BY: Richard Wachtel
Published: June 29, 2011


For this barbecue sauce review, we had a chance to try Stubb’s barbecue sauce. Going into this week, I was really looking forward to trying this barbecue sauce. I had some high exceptions with the barbecue sauce and I didn’t want to be let down. After my last two barbecue sauce reviews, I was excited to try some non-gourmet barbecue sauce. But before we start the review, like we always do let’s get some background on the barbecue sauce.

Stubb’s philosophy was to love people and feed people. And he did both with this sauce. Born from the original recipe and made with all-natural ingredients, Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q sauce is made for sharing. So pour it on thick and enjoy it with family and friends.
Whether you’re grilling chicken, pork or beef, it’s hard NOT to make it right with Stubb’s. For an extra kick, start with Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Spice Rub, then baste the meat with Stubb’s Moppin’ Sauce to add flavor and keep it moist. Toward the end, slather on Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q Sauce. You’ll be lookin’ and cookin’ like a pro.

The Full Line of Stubb's Barbecue Sauce

Okay now that we have the history of Stubb’s out of the way, its time for the review. The two barbecue sauces that I tried out was the Original Barbecue Sauce and the Smokey Mesquite barbecue sauce.

Original Barbecue Sauce – This barbecue sauce had some great flavor profiles and also great texture. One thing that you taste when you try Stubb’s Original barbecue sauce is the heat and also the pepper but it doesn’t over power the rest of the sauce you definitely will taste the heat as it goes down. An additional thing that I really enjoyed was also the coloring of the sauce. Since I have tried many sauces, I am getting a good feel on some of the great coloring of the barbecue sauces. Stubb’s barbecue sauce had some nice coloring and you can really see that the sauce was tomato based.

Smokey Mesquite – This was my favorite of the two sauces that I tried. This sauce had a great combination of sweetness and also smokiness in the barbecue sauce flavor profiles. But what I really liked about the sauce was that neither the sweet or smokiness over powered each other it had a perfect balance between the two flavor profiles. Another reason why I liked this barbecue sauce was because even though you can taste the smokiness of the barbecue sauce without the spiciness that usually a companies a good smoky barbecue sauce. I also think that this barbecue sauce would be perfect with your grilled chicken, hamburgers, and even for those vegetarians out there it would work perfectly with a veggie burger.

The Bottle – I really liked the bottle and the amount that was provided in the bottle. What I am saying that it was nice to see that they bottled a lot! Another aspect of the bottle that I enjoyed was the use of the brown colors in contrast to both the coloring of the smokey mesquite and the original that it looked great and worked very well together.

Overall Impressions – I really enjoyed both the Smokey Mesquite and also the Original Barbecue sauce, I could really see how Stubb’s has become a household name in the barbecue world. Their product is really good and even though I am into “craft barbecue sauces,” this is one big brand that I can fully get behind and see myself purchasing for my next great grilling summertime adventure.

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Richard Wachtel

Richard Wachtel

Editor and Chef and Founder at Grilling with Rich
Born and raised in Long Island, New York Richard Wachtel has developed a passion for all things about barbecue and grilling and sharing this love with the world through social media, digital marketing and blogging about his cooking adventures on his website www.GrillingWithRich.com. Richard has interviewed the top names in barbecue and grilling such as four-time BBQ Grand World Champion Chris Lilly, and other world class pitmasters such as Myron Mixon, Melissa Cookston, and Tuffy Stone... just to name a few. In addition, GrillingwithRich.com has become a BBQ authority for media outlets and has been citied in many online publications such as: Yahoo News, Freinds Eat.com and USA Today’s Men’s Health. Rich lives just outside the nation's capital in Virginia with his wife, and #1 tastetester - his beagle, Cooper.
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