Grace – Jerk BBQ Sauce

by Hot Juan on April 13, 2012 · 0 comments

in Bar-B-Que, Product Reviews

Grace - Jerk BBQ Sauce

Grace - Jerk BBQ Sauce

With the warm weather coming, and my BBQ having already been cleaned ready for use, it was time to start looking at some of the BBQ products on our reviews schedule, Now you may not of heard of Grace, but they are part of the same group as Encona, Dunn’s River and bring us lots of interesting foods from the Caribbean.

This sauces comes in a big 510g bottle and is described as a combination of Jerk Seasoning and BBQ sauce, I am pleased to read on the bottle they only recommend adding this to things on the BBQ for the last few minutes, It always drives me mad when I see chicken coated in sweet BBQ sauce in the supermarkets as a kind of ready meal for the BBQ, I cannot think of anything worse you can do than burn a sweet BBQ sauce.

Jerk is a traditional BBQ flavouring Jamaica and normally describes a rub or hot spicy mixture, it uses the local Scotch Bonnet Chillies and Allspice berries for it flavour, but oftern you find cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme and garlic, there is no single recipe, everyone seems to have their interpretation.

Well enough waffle, lets see what it is like, the smell is just as you would expect, it is like BBQ sauce spiked with Jerk, the BBQ is winning at this point, but the taste is a different matter, the jerk flavour is bold and and the allspice and chillies are stronger than I expected, I really did not think this would have much go in it, but it has a real bite to it.

Now don’t get me wrong this is no super hot sauce, the heat is medium to mild, but  it is the other ingredients that make this so much better than expected, just a little more heat and this would have got an overall  (8/10) which is unexpected for something I picked up in a supermarket.

Ingredients: Water, Tomato Paste, Cane Sugar, Cane Vinegar, Seasoning (Onion Powder, Modified Corn Starch, Pimento, Mixed Herbs, Salt, Ascorbic Acid (E300), Hydrolyised Vegetable Protein, Citric Acid (E330), Flavourings, Colour (E150a), Yeast Extract, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Anti-Caking Agent (E552), Sodium Bisulphite (E222), Escallion, Scotch Bonnet Pepper, Preservative (E211).

While this is not jerk seasoning, which is normally used to marinate the meat before cooking, this does add that jerk flavour very well and for only £1.99 for a 510g bottle you are getting a lot of sauce for your £££’s

I think I will be adding this to my stock of BBQ sauces for this year, it will be interesting to see what other think of this.

P.S. If you cannot find this in your local supermarket then you can order on-line at the Caribbean Food Centre

Flavour
(8/10)
Heat
(4/10)
Packaging
(7/10)
Value
(9/10)
Overall
(7.5/10)

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