5:26 PM Derek , 2 Comments
Stubb's all natural Bar-B-Q Sauces are produced in Austin, Texas. Their Original recipe, like all Stubb's sauces, is packaged in stout 18 oz. bottles. It's got a great looking vintage label with a smiling Stubb (C.B. Stubbfield). In my opinion, Stubb's has the best packaging among the national brands.
With a great look, quality ingredients and reasonable price tag, I really wanted to like Stubb's Original. Unfortunately, something about the flavor just rubs me the wrong way. The thick brown sauce is a tomato, vinegar mixture. Though the sauce contains both brown and white sugar, there is very little sweetness. There's a strong vinegar, pepper tang. Typically, I enjoy a tangy vinegar kick in tomato sauces, but Stubb's is missing the sweet, balancing element. The flavor just comes off as harsh and bitter.
Texans will probably claim that I'm simply not man enough to handle their bold, tangy sauces. Perhaps they're right. However, I've sampled and reviewed other products of Texas and enjoyed them a great deal. In fact, one of my favorite sauce makers, SuckleBusters, hails from the Lone Star state.
I would never discourage anyone for purchasing any product. Sauce makers work hard to create and distribute their products. I wish them all the best of luck. Unfortunately, I can't personally recommend Stubb's Original.