29 April 2009

BBQ SAUCE OF THE WEEK: Grendeddy Dave’s Hot BBQ Sauce

When you think of Wake Forest, you probably immediately think of Wake Forest University. The university is known for its high academic standards and sub-par athletic programs, but no one really associates it with bbq. Well the Merritt brothers are working on changing that. The three brothers are carrying on a family tradition by making Grendeddy Dave's BBQ Sauce.

Today BP gave me the opportunity to review Grendeddy Dave’s Hot BBQ Sauce. This is the spicy version of their traditional sauce that has won several awards including 1st Place at the 2007 Hot Pepper Awards and 3rd Place in the American Style Hot Category of the 2009 Scovie Awards.

Grendeddy Dave's Hot BBQ Sauce is a tomato and vinegar based sauce. The combination of the tomato sauce and three types of vinegar give this sauce a really good consistency. What I particularly enjoy about this sauce is the layers of flavor. At first taste you pick up on the sweetness that comes from honey and orange juice. Now oj is not a common bbq sauce ingredient, but I feel that the acidity helps balance out this sauce. Once the initial sweetness is absorbed, the heat really kicks in for a wonderful bite. If you like a hot bbq sauce you should definitely give this sauce a try. Be on the look out for it at your local Fresh Market.

Grade: A


We have a bottle of Grendeddy Dave's Hot BBQ Sauce to giveaway to one of our readers. 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 and sent a free bottle of sauce. Just leave an email address so that we can contact the winner.


barbara said...

Free sauce, really? I hope I win.

Longstick said...

I am interested in trying this BBQ sauce. If you recommend it, it must be good.

Anonymous said...

Sounds great.