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KLB’s “That’s Good Mustard” BBQ Sauce

A couple of months ago I won a bottle of KLB’s “That’s Good Mustard” BBQ Sauce in a Twitter giveaway.  I finally had the chance to do a big product test cook this past weekend, so let’s take a look at this mustard sauce from South Carolina!

KLB's "That's Good Mustard" BBQ Sauce

KLB's "That's Good Mustard" BBQ Sauce

The BBQ sauce is the creation of Kevin Bobo.  As a lot of you may know, a good portion of South Carolina is known for their mustard-based BBQ sauce, and Kevin’s creation embodies that style.  The sauce claims to work on virtually any meat — chicken, pork, beef, venison, even mahi mahi!

Naked Observations

The sauce comes in a 17 oz. bottle, so you definitely get your money’s worth from the bottle.  It is a golden color, leaning more towards yellow that some other mustard-based BBQ sauces I have used.  It pours out nice and thick, and you can easily see the various herbs and spices that are used throughout the sauce.

Sauce Swatch

Sauce Swatch

When I took a taste of the sauce, there was no doubt whatsoever that this was a mustard-based sauce.  This sauce is really bold by itself.  The mustard is predominant, but it isn’t completely mustard.  The other spices help mellow out the sauce and take a little bit of the “zip” out of the sauce.

To the Meat of the Matter

Chicken.  Lots of chicken.  With my wife being out of town for the evening, I decided to do a product review test cook.  Overall, I ended up using 6 chicken thighs and used 3 different sauces on the meat.  The thighs were trimmed and seasoned with chicken seasoning from Bandiola Spice Co.

Chicken Thighs seasoned with Bandiola Spice Chicken Rub

Chicken Thighs seasoned with Bandiola Spice Chicken Rub

The thighs went on the 18 1/2″ Weber kettle grill where I grilled them for 10 minutes skin-side down.  Then I turned them and applied the sauce.  As you can see in the picture below, I reviewed three different sauces.  You can probably guess which ones had the mustard-based sauce.

Thighs on the grill

Thighs on the grill

Twenty minutes later, I pulled the thighs off of the grill and let them sit for between 5 and 10 minutes.  You can see below how the color of the sauce darkened some, and it looked quite nice on the meat.

Yummy thighs

Yummy thighs

I took a bite, and it was simply amazing!  The mustard flavor blended perfectly into the chicken.  No one particular spice overpowered another, and everything worked in perfect harmony.  This sauce is the real deal!

The “That’s Good Mustard” BBQ Sauce can be ordered for $4.99 plus shipping from the company’s website (KLBFoods) at http://www.klbinc.ws/KLBs_BBQ_Sauce.  If you are in the Charleston area, you can find this sauce at a few local retailers.

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Review: Country Chef Mustard Grilling Sauce

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As you may recall, I recently reviewed two of the six sauces in the Country Chef Grilling Sauce line.  Today’s review is the third sauce in the Country Chef Grilling Sauce line — mustard.

Country Chef Mustard Grilling Sauce

Country Chef Mustard Grilling Sauce

To refresh you, Country Chef Grilling Sauces are the brainchild of Mike Espey.  They are heart-healthy sauces with no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or colors, or MSG.

Naked Observations

Looking at the packaging, the jar gives me that home-made impression.  The initial scent reinforces the freshness portrayed in the packaging.  The sauce pours out thick, and the texture is uneven with the fresh ingredients that are used.  It is a golden color.

Sauce Swatch -- Country Chef Mustard Grilling Sauce

Sauce Swatch -- Country Chef Mustard Grilling Sauce

When taking a taste, the theme for this sauce is very similar to the other 2 sauces I’ve tried — an emphasis in fresh ingredients.  There was a flavor of mustard on the back end, but it was more of a sweet honey mustard flavor rather than a traditional mustard.

To the Meat of the Matter

For this test run, I decided to use the sauce as a condiment on a pulled pork sandwich.  The pulled pork was courtesy of a company BBQ.

Mustard grilling sauce on a pulled pork sandwich

Mustard grilling sauce on a pulled pork sandwich

Like the other Country Chef Grilling Sauces I’ve reviewed, the mustard sauce does not add an extraordinary amount of flavor.  However, it brings out the other flavors that are present in the pork while making it all seem just a bit more fresh!  The mustard flavor was just barely noticeable, but not in a bad way.

I could not find a website for Country Chef Grilling Sauce, but they do have a presence on Facebook.

Review: Uncle Kenny’s Mustard BBQ Sauce

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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.

Mustard-based BBQ Sauce from Uncle Kenny's BBQ

Mustard-based BBQ Sauce from Uncle Kenny's BBQ

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!

Naked Observations

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.

The sauce

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.

Grilled Chicken Breasts -- bookend pieces have BBQ sauce from Draper's BBQ, middle piece uses mustard based sauce from Uncle Kenny's BBQ

Grilled Chicken Breasts -- bookend pieces have BBQ sauce from Draper's BBQ, middle piece uses mustard based sauce from Uncle Kenny's BBQ

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.