Colman's recently sent me through a bottle of their Smokey BBQ sauce to try out. Yesterday, I decided to give it a try alongside roast chicken and rice with roast carrots, mushrooms and onions. Today I squeezed some on the side of my plate of steak, salad and couscous. It went really well with both.
It's a thick sauce that has about the same consistency as ketchup so it is perfect as a condiment but could also be used as a dip, glaze or marinade - especially handy for giving a nice smokey flavour to meat as the weather certainly isn't conducive to having barbecues at the moment !
Unlike some BBQ sauces, it's not at all spicy. It has a lovely sweet, smokey flavour that is perfect for jazzing up bland dishes like rice, mashed potato or couscous. It goes really well with hot or cold meats or even as a replacement for mayonnaise in sandwiches with bacon or chicken. I think it'll try it mixed with cheese as a baked potato topping later in the week too.
The ingredients list doesn't appear to contain anything much that you wouldn't find in a regular kitchen, which is always a good sign - Water, Sugar, White Wine Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Molasses, Modified Maize Starch, Salt, Smokey Flavourings, Worcestershire Sauce (1.2%) (Water, Glucose Syrup, Malt Vinegar (BARLEY), Sugar, Salt, Flavourings, Onion Extract, Anchovies, Olive Oil, Vinegar, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Spices, Herbs, Sunflower Oil, Spices, Mustard, Flour, Thickener (Xanthan Gum), Preservative (Sorbic Acid),Flavourings.
A 15g serving contains 21 calories, less than 0.5g fat, 3.9g of sugar and 0.26g of sugar. The squeezy bottle is really easy to control so you can serve as little or as much as you want and there are no messy drips to clean up.
I can see this becoming a regular staple in our fridge, especially over the summer months.
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £1.69
RRP : £1.69
for more information : http://www.colmans.co.uk/our-range/sauces/smokey-barbeque-sauce/
Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.
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