If the name of today’s product rings a bell to you it might because they had an appearance on a show called Shark Tank. The appearance on the show did get my wife and me to buy the original BBQ sauce, which was solid. I have noticed that I am seeing Pork Barrel products everywhere now. If you have learned anything at all about me so far from reading these reviews, it’s that I’m not a big fan of heavily vinegar-based products. Living in North Carolina, it’s been rather difficult to find anything other than vinegar-based BBQ, especially here on the coast. Occasionally I do find a product that I like that is heavily vinegar-based. I’m not sure if this will be one of them, but let’s find out!
Distilled Vinegar, Ketchup (Tomato Concentrate, Sugar, Vinegar, Salt, Onion Powder, Spices, Natural Flavorings), Brown Sugar, Apple Juice Concentrate (Apple Juice, Water), Salt, Spices, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Aged Red Peppers, Black Pepper and Garlic Powder
When I opened the bottle, the smell of vinegar hit me like a freight train. It seriously almost torched my nose hairs. I honestly can’t detect anything else. The smell of vinegar is THAT strong! This has a very thin consistency as you can probably imagine. I don’t ever remember being more terrified to try something in my life, so here goes nothing… It actually tastes pretty good by itself, surprisingly. I get the vinegar, of course, but the next ingredient to hit me was the ketchup, then brown sugar, garlic, salt, and finally pepper. Heat-wise I give it a Mild, Flavor I give it a Nominal. I used this as a dipping sauce for pork chops a little later and it was still pretty good. Still a touch too much vinegar for my taste, but overall like the original BBQ sauce I had earlier from them, this is a very solid product.