25 March 2009

BBQ SAUCE OF THE WEEK: EJ's Gourmet Mombo Sauce and Giveaway



Mombo sauce? At first I thought this might just be a catchy name used for marketing purposes. But after a little bit of Googling, I discovered that there is definitely such a thing as "Mumbo sauce" (the sauce is alternately referred to as 'Mumbo' on the Galloway Gourmet Foods website). Apparently Mumbo sauce is a regional specialty of Chinese takeout shops in the Washington D.C. area, often applied to chicken wings.

While I can't be sure that Galloway's Gourmet Mombo Sauce has any direct connection to the Mumbo sauces of the D.C. area (Galloway is a small California company), their sauce sure would be good on some chicken wings!

It's a thick sauce with bits of onion and garlic suspended throughout. Right off the bat, it's sweet - brown sugar sweet - and savory, with big flavor from the bits of onion and garlic. There is also a definite dose of cumin involved, and a hint of celery flavor. The heat kicks in shortly after and burns just enough to leave your lips tingling.

Grade: A

This week we are starting a new feature to the BBQ Sauce of the Week...

WIN a FREE BOTTLE of the BBQ SAUCE OF THE WEEK!

We have a bottle of EJ's Gourmet Mombo Sauce to giveaway to one of our readers. This sauce is the reigning 2009 Scovie Award winner for all-natural barbecue sauces. All you have to do is visit the website and post a comment here. One winner will be randomly selected on the following Tuesday night (3/31) and sent a free bottle of sauce. Just leave an email address so that we can contact the winner.

18 comments:

Nichola said...

I would love to try this. I went to the site (http://www.thesauces.com/documents/28.html) and were very interested in the Sweet Garlic Chile Sauce. Thanks for the chance.

nicholakleyle at hotmail dot com

Keeping up with the Kennedy's said...

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Thanks;-)

PolishNate said...

No lie, I've heard of this sauce from some friends....looks like I need to invest and do some research of my own

baggypants said...

The Hawaiian BBQ Salmon sounds so-o-o-o-o good!

Thanks
baggypants

barbara said...

Mombo sounds good;great giveaway.

Sarah Elyce said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Renee G said...

Oh I would love to try their Smokin Habanero Mombo sauce. These sound yummy.

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techyone said...

Yum, I love trying new sauces.

GriffinGaDawg said...

Any hope of seeing a review of different dry rubs?

Katie said...

This sauce sounds amazing!

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Kim said...

I'd love to try this - my hubby would looooove

MaddyRu said...

Sweet Chile Garlic Mombo sauce sounds delish!

Tamara B. said...

Their Sweet Chile Garlic Mombo hot sauce sounds so delicious. I bet that would be so great on some ribs or chicken on the grill.
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Andrew J. said...

I'm salivating all over my keyboard...

Atomic Eh? said...

I would love to try your sauce. I do reviews at three different websites!

Meryl said...

The sauce sounds great.

Karen Quincy Loberg said...

This would be on my list of what I'd take with me if trapped on an island for life.

Mary said...

we bought a bottle of this sauce and a home and garden show, just finished it and want more... any idea where I can fine it?

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