The Bay Tree – Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

by Hot Juan on May 23, 2011 · 0 comments

in Bar-B-Que, Product Reviews

The Bay Tree -Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

The Bay Tree -Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

The Bay Tree all started in 1994 after a meeting between Emma Macdonald and Lucie Lewis, Emma’s Sweet and Sour Cucumber Relish so impressed Lucie that she went into business with Emma. Lucie  introduced the products to some ex colleagues at Harvey Nics and Fortnum’s and orders soon followed.

The business has since gone from strength to strength with a nice new factory just up the road from us here at the ChileFoundry, their products are in all the local deli’s and specialist shops, the range is now massive and spreads from condiments to biscuits and snacks.

This BBQ sauce is a dark brown colour, on opening there is a sweet smell from the mixture molasses and soy sauce, the sauce is thick and sticky with some texture from the onions flesh in the mix.

Ingredients: Brown Sugar (Sugar, Molasses), Soy Sauce (Water, Soya Beans, Wheat Flour, Salt), Balsamic Vinegar (White Vinegar, Concentrated Grape Must, Colour: Caramel (E150 (d)), Onion, Water, Tomato Puree, Ginger, Starch, Rapeseed Oil, Garlic, Chipotle (<1%>).

The flavour is a definite mixture of the sweeten Soy sauce and Balsamic Vinegar, while it is sweet, it is not as sweet than the normal super market sauces, unfortunately there is only the mildest hint of smokey flavour from the Chipotles and for me an almost complete lack of warmth. This sauce needs a bit more Chipotle before it is named a Smokey Chipotle BBQ sauce.

But at only £2.50  for a  275g  bottle, it is a much better value/flavour combination than the cheaper BBQ sauces found in your local supermarket, but like them as it still has a high sugar level and should only be added to the BBQ foods in the last few moment of cooking, else it will burn and turn bitter.

This plus the rest of the range is available at www.thebaytree.co.uk where you can also find a massive list of their stockists.

Flavour
(5/10)
Heat
(0.5/10)
Packaging
(7/10)
Value
(7/10)
Overall
(6.5/10)

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