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Sweet Baby Ray’s – Honey Barbecue Sauce

Thursday, 1 October 2009 06:37 by nico and marie

Yiiiiihaaaaaaa, we’re back on track ! Sorry for having been away the last 3 months but we've had a very busy summer (see previous post) Wink

Friends of us brought us back some bbq sauces from holidays that we hadn't the time to taste yet, so let’s start with the sauce that our mate Fix brought us back from NY last spring: Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue Sauce !

Sweet Baby Rays 
When I read the review of this sauce (well, the regular one) on bbqsaucereviews, I was quite impatient to tasting it because of its great score of 4/5.

Its smell reveals a delightful smokey and vinegar aroma… what a good start ! (Marie : and a SO sweet aroma as well !!!).
And its taste is really sweet (well, I just told you the smell was too sweet Wink), it’s almost like maple syrup barbecue sauce, but still has a good tangy/spicy aftertaste. The sauce is also very thick and sticky.

I wanted to try it hot, so I poured it on sliced chicken breast when they were grilling in the pan… oh gosh, it turned into caramel, I also had the feeling of eating asian-style caramel chicken; it was perfect with some “Ranch Style” baked beans and oven-cooked tomatoes.

Grilled Chicken 
Even if this sauce is apparently a mass market product, you can read its story on the back label: “In 1985, my brother, Chef Larry Raymond perfected the family’s recipe and entered our sweet and tangy barbecue sauce into the country’s largest rib cookoff. He named it after the nickname I got while playing basketball on Chicago’s West Side - “Sweet Baby Ray”. The sauce is so fine, the taste beat out nearly 700 entries in the riboff. Within a year, Larry and I, along with our high school friend Mike O’Brien, formed a company around our award-winning sauce and our simple philosophy about barbecue “The Sauce Is The Boss.

Sweet Baby Rays Cap 
Oh and by the way, you can now access the site also via ! Cool


High Fructose Corn Syrup, Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Honey, Modified Food Starch, Contains less than 2% of: Salt, Natural Flavor, Caramel, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Spices, Sodium Benzoate as a preservative, Natural Smoke Flavor, Molasses, Garlic, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Taramind.

Nutrition information per serving (37g):

  • Calories: 70
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 17g
  • Sugars: 15g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
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