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Today’s review is the final in a series of reviews of sauces from Uncle Kenny’s BBQ. I have been very pleased with his spicy BBQ sauce and his original BBQ sauce. Rounding out the trio is his mustard-based BBQ sauce.
I won’t waste a lot of space introducing the man behind Uncle Kenny’s BBQ, Kenny Nadeau. He has a very good write-up on how he got his start in BBQ. With the products he has put out thus far, I’m very thankful he did!
The first thing I notice before even opening the bottle is the color of the sauce. The color of the sauce does not contain as much yellow as many mustard-based sauces may contain. I look at the ingredient list and see that brown sugar is listed as the second ingredient (behind mustard, naturally), so that explains the coloring of the sauce.
There doesn’t appear to be any specks of pepper present in the sauce. A closer examination of the sauce disproves that, however. I was expecting a tangy taste, but instead got a nice blend of mustard, brown sugar, and tomato flavors. No one flavor profile was overpowering, and the ingredients worked very nicely together!
To the Meat of the Matter
Traditionally, whenever I try out a mustard-based sauce (such as Sam Dog Yellow Dog BBQ Sauce), I like to use chicken as the test meat. So I went and purchased some boneless, skinless chicken breasts to cook on the grill. I cooked three chicken breasts — two of them had Draper’s BBQ sauce while the last one used the mustard-based BBQ sauce. The chicken breasts were similar in coloring when finished.
The sauce worked very well with the chicken. It did not overpower the meat but rather blended in nicely. I let my wife sample a piece of the chicken using the sauce from Uncle Kenny’s BBQ. She was not a fan of the sauce, but that does not surprise me since she does not like mustard-based sauces in general.
I must say that you cannot go wrong with this sauce. While it may not be as rich and bold as the Sam Dog Yellow Dog BBQ sauce, it is a well-balanced sauce that should appeal to most tastes.