That’s right, it’s Scroturday night again!
Today on the review stand, I have for you some Bethany Blues Smoky Homemade BBQ sauce. The bottle comes from Bethany Blues in Bethany beach, DE. The label, complete with what looks like a tidal wave and a fire of some sort, announces itself as a ‘Rich, thick, spicy & smoky award winning BBQ sauce’. We’ll see.
Tomato Puree From Concentrate, Molasses, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar, Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt, Sodium Benzoate; less than 1/10 of 1% as a preservative), Balsamic Vinegar, Spices, Salt, Modified Food Starch, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Worcestershire Sauce Concentrate (Molasses, Vinegar, Water, Spices, Natural Flavor, Garlic Powder, Caramel Color, Salt, Anchovies, Tamarind, Sulfiting Agent), Dehydrated Garlic, Dehydrated Onion, less than 1/10 of 1% Sodium Benzoate as a preservative
Well the sauce looks really thin for a barbecue sauce. Barbecue sauce is supposed to cling, and this sauce looks far too wet to do so. Through the bottle it looks brick brown, no not brick red, brick brown. It sports a striped label that implies the beach, which makes sense since it’s made for/by a restaurant on the beach. Time to chow down!
For a fire rating, I’m giving it a mild because it’s a barbecue sauce, and really isn’t spicy at all. In the flavor department, I’ll give it a nominal. It’s good, but it’s not great, and it really doesn’t really stick to anything but the shirt I dribbled it on. I’d almost say it’s the consistency of a wing sauce. Otherwise it’s tangy, but doesn’t have too bold or strong of a flavor presence.