Mad about BBQ sauce !
Trying to make you enjoy barbecue sauce as much as we do

Tiptree Barbecue Sauce

Thursday, 27 May 2010 06:06 by nico

A new sauce to taste, finally !

By seeing the bottle and label, we instantly noticed that this English sauce would be really different from what we’re used to taste and buy.

Tiptree Barbecue Sauce 
The glass bottle lets you see the sauce’s deep red colour and by flipping it, it becomes clear that the sauce is mainly made of tomato puree.

The label at the back is as simple as the front one, showing the list of ingredients… and no sign of preservatives, modified corn starch, artificial colors and flavors etc.. All natural and GMO free !

Opening the bottle reveals a sweet smell of peppers, vinegar and tomato. The sauce really tastes sweet and sour at the same time, and leaves a slight tangy feeling on the tongue. Really excellent with potato croquettes Kiss

No super sweet, sticky and smokey flavour but rather the type of sauce you could cook yourself at home with fresh and natural ingredients !

It's a really good surprise and I would be curious to taste their other sauces.

More info on Tiptree on http://www.tiptree.com

And thanks to Cha & Alyne for finding this one at Rob Gourmets’ Market (posh supermarket in Brussels) Wink

Ingredients:

Sugar, red and green peppers, honey, wine vinegar, onion, gelling agent: pectin, tomato puree, spices, salt, garlic, chilli, mustard powder
 
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T-shirts are coming

Wednesday, 5 May 2010 06:31 by nico

If you want to feel the barbecue sauce around your body, we’re working on some t-shirts designs.

Here’s a sneak peek at a first test we’ve made some weeks ago, hope you’ll like it !

bbqsauce tshirt test

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Better Tuesday Sandwich

Wednesday, 5 May 2010 06:21 by nico

When you’re feeling a bit off-colour, there’s nothing like eating some barbecue sauce !

Introducing the Better Tuesday Sandwich:

  • 2 slices of homemade whole wheat bread with cereals
  • 2 slices of melted cheddar cheese
  • 1 big slice of roasted ham
  • LOTS of Hunts barbecue sauce
  • Put everything in the oven around 5-10 min at 175°C
  • Add some gherkins and salad

Better Tuesday Sandwich

I’m feeling better now ! Cool

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Morten Heiberg Barbecue Sauce

Monday, 18 January 2010 04:56 by nico

Hej og godt nytår ! *

Long time no see… Let’s hope that we will be able to write more reviews in 2010 than in 2009 EmbarassedSealed

Last time, we reviewed a sauce our friend Fix brought us back from New York, and last summer our friends Ingrid and Lionel brought us back a sauce from Danemark, that’s the one we’re going to talk about today: Morten Heiberg “Original Dansk Kvalitet” Barbecue Sauce.

Morten Heiberg Barbecue Sauce

First of all, the packaging is really cool and eye candy. Simple, sober, original with a shiny flame standing in the middle of the label.
Its deep red color is not bad either and the logo+color's combination makes you think that it’s spicy inside.

The sweet and vinegar smell is also great and the sauce is not really thick. Unfortunately, it doesn’t taste like expected: it’s rather bland; the only thing that stands out is a shy spicy kick.
Maybe that it would be a better sauce for grilling than for dipping.

In the end, we could say that Danish people are better in making Lego’s than barbecue sauces !

Sorry about the ingredients but they’re only listed in Danish and I’m not that good at Danish... so here’s the picture:

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* Hello and happy new year

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wednesday, 17 June 2009 07:01 by nico

This evening, we organised a death match between 3 sauces you can find in junk food restaurants in Belgium: 

#1: McDonalds barbecue sauce

McDonalds barbecue sauce

#2: Quick barbecue sauce

Quick barbecue sauce 
#3: Hector Chicken barbecue sauce

Hector Chicken barbecue sauce
They fought bravely against each other, a gang of homemade nuggets playing the sheriffs.

Homemade Nuggets
And the winner is *drum roll*, McDonalds barbecue sauce !

Why that ? 

The Hector Chicken smells like an ashtray and tastes like a juice made out of old socks. Ugh !

The Quick one is made by the same company as the Hector one, Gyma, but it’s not the same; and even if it’s not as disgusting, it smells the vinegar too much and tastes nothing but sour.

In comparison, the McDonalds one has a good smokey and sweet smell, a great colour and a really sweet taste and it has the best packaging amongst the three: simple, clean, nice color and shiny helvetica bold. Too bad they don’t sell it in bottles, we would definitely buy some !

Watch out for more death matchs ! Maybe against Dominoes Pizza barbecue sauce or Burger King barbecue sauce. By the way, the best bbq sauce we’ve tasted so far was in Burger King in Nyugati tér station in Budapest Wink

Quick sauce ingredients:

Water, sugar, tomato puree, vinegar, plant oil, salt, mustard (water, mastard seed, vinegar, salt, E330, E224, spices), modified maize starch, onion, flavourings (flavouring, salt, water, dextrose, color: E150d, dextrose, maltodextrin), acid: E330, conservatives: E202 and E270, spices.
Contains sulphites.

Hector chicken sauce ingredients:

Water, sugar, tomato puree, vinegar, red wine vinegar (conservative E220), modified cornflour, salt, worcestershire sauce, colour: E150a, spices, acid: E330, flavourings.
Contains suphites, soya

McDonalds sauce ingredients:

Sugar syrup, tomato puree, water, glucose-fructose syrup, vinegar, red wine vinegar, salt, modified cornflour, caramel syrup, spices (mustard, celery), plant oil, thickener E415, smoke flavour.
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