Jack Daniel's Barbecue SaucesToday we have two sauces from Jack Daniel’s both are Barbecue sauces, both look very similar, I have a couple of question when we get products like this in for review.

  • Are they any good…
  • What is the difference between them

The first one we are going to try is:-

Jack Daniel’s Hot Pepper Sauce

On popping open the bottle the initial smell is a slightly sweet vinegar mixed with tomatoes and I think I can smell the tamarind, but that soon makes way for a more fruity smell. The sauce is thick, thicker that tomato sauce and slower to pour from the bottle.

First taste is a type of sweet and sour feeling that makes way for the heat from the chilli, then in the background there is the hints of the Jack Daniel’s whiskey giving a little dryness to the back of the throat. A second spoonful and I can taste the fruit and tomatoes. Not bad, a much more complicated taste that I expected.

Ingredients: Water, Brown Sugar, White Wine Vinegar,Tomato Paste, Dextrose, Concentrated Orange Juice, Salt, Molasses, Dates, Mango Puree, Modified Maize starch, Chilli Powder, Colour (Ammonia Caramel), Jack Daniel’s Tennessae Whiskey (1%), Onion Puree, Maize starch, Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum), Concentrated Tamarind Extract, Red Chillies, Ground Ginger, Preservative (potassium Sorbate), Sprit Vinegar.

I am quite enjoying this sauce, it is sweet and sticky as I would expect from this type of BBQ sauce, but with a more grown up flavour..

Flavour
(7/10)
Heat
(1.5/10)
Packaging
(6/10)
Value (9/10)
Overall
(7/10)

Now for the second sauce, will this be just a copy of the first with just a little extra heat from the now named chilli variety.

Jack Daniel’s Extra Hot Habanero BBQ Sauce

The smell is completely different, much more earthy and dark. I am not getting the sweet vinegar as I did from the first one. Lie the first this is thick sauce that seems to take ages to pour. First taste is not as instantly sweet, much dryer. There is not a lot more heat, but this one is making my mouth water (May have to have ribs later).

No where as sweet, and even a little bit more grown up than the first, once I have swallowed, I can taste the some residual flavour from the lemon and the whiskey. Of the two this is the one for the ribs and the bbq’d beef, while the first was much more what I expected for chicken and burgers.

Ingredients: Water, Dextrose, Tomato Paste, Concentrated Raisin Juice, White Wine Vinegar, Concentrated Orange Juice, Salt, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Onion Puree, Habanero Chilli Powder (1%), Jack Daniel’s Tennessae Whiskey (1%), Modified Maize starch, Colour (Ammonia Caramel), Dates, Flavouring, Concentrated Tamarind Extract, Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum), Preservative (potassium Sorbate), Chilli Powder.

I am a little surprised how much I enjoyed these, neither are hot sauces in the terms of chilli sauces, but they are much much better than the standard fare BBQ sauces you are offered at this price range.

Flavour
(7.5/10)
Heat
(2/10)
Packaging
(6/10)
Value (9/10)
Overall
(7.5/10)

Did I forget to mention this are about £1.99 for a 260g bottle and are available in most major supermarkets. Given a choice of supermarket sauces, I would put both of these in my basket, they may not be quite up the of the artisan products we normally try, or what I can make given a few hours in the kitchen but at only £1.99 they are a bargain

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All the way from New Zealand we review this American Hickory Chili sauce made by Culley’s. Based in Auckland Culley’s make there own range of sauces also now stocking other sauces from around the world.

So lets see how this Hickory chilli sauce tastes.

Ingredients: Tomatoes, Tomato juice, Acidity regulator(citric acid), White wine vinegar (wine, antioxidant (224)), Capsicum, Onion, Chillies (NZ grown), Sugar, Garlic, Liquid smoke flavouring, Salt & Pepper.

Culley’s story:- ‘Chris Cullen, or “Culley”, has always had a passion for food, and in particular the odd chilli here and there! Chris was a successful Chef in both Auckland and Melbourne for over 10 years, focusing primarily on corporate catering and private dining. During this time he was using only the highest quality ingredients, a mantra he has maintained to this day.’

Made and available by Culley’s
http://www.culleys.co.nz
Bottle 150ml
Priced at NZD $8.90 (Price correct at time of publishing)

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Two events coming this Saturday 23rd May 2015:-

London Wing Fest 2015If you are near London there is the London Wing Fest celebrating the humble chicken wing covered in a rich sticky chilli sauce… Tickets for this event may have already been sold out, but it is worth checking the web site

In Warrington there is the Chilli Village as part of the Warrington Food Festival. Organised by Chilli Junkies. They plan to have a selection of the best artisan and passionate UK based chilli producers as well has holding a regional heat of The Official UK Chilli Cook-off Association

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If you have ever wanted to have a little help when starting a new business then a franchise may be the way to start. A franchise gives you a tried and tested range of products and access to expertise in selling and marketing your business.

Upton Cheyney Chilli Compaany FranchiseWell The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company has been running for the past 8 years and they are now looking to expand further afield. They are offering franchises that get your setup with your own chilli sauce retailing business. The Franchises sets you up with a your own mobile retail outlet ready to help service the growing number of Farmers Markets, Food Festivals, Christmas Markets and Summer Fetes that are popping up.

There are also oppotunities to find other outlets like pubs and restaurants, farm shops where a commission could be paid on sales.

Upton Cheyney Chilli Company Fruity Chilli SauceThere are two franchise packages available the “Ghost Pepper Package” includes everything you need to get started including:- gazebo, tables and rustic table covers, display boxes, branding, banners, heat mat, tasting sticks. While with the “Jalapeño Package” you would be responsible for sourcing these items yourself.

Both franchise packages come with enough stock (over 300 bottles) to cover the costs of the franchise once sold, leaving you with a small profit, after that you just pay for the stock at trades prices keeping all your profits, less your expenses.

The costs of these franchises are within the budgets of most budding entrepreneurs, but it is best to contact The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company direct by email and they will send you more information.

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