For the first time ever, I’m jazzed about a Walden Farms product. After bad moments with the onion dip and then with the caramel dip, what made me take a chance on the Thick and Spicy Barbecue Sauce? Hope.
With the amount of corn syrup found in many other brands of barbecue sauces, finding something that sticks to the ribs without sticking to your gut in the process is tricky business. Leave it to Walden Farms Calorie Free Thick and Spicy Barbecue Sauce to deliver on several levels: It flows beautifully (though faster than you might expect, so be careful), it’s spicy, and it tastes great, darn it.
With cayenne, dijon mustard, two kinds of vinegar and Worcestershire sauce among its ingredients, you’d think you’d walked into the condiment aisle, but for a 2 Tbsp servings you’re looking at a power packed lip filled with flavor, and for 0 carbs. It’s sweetened with sucralose (think Splenda), so no unpleasant side effects await its use, save for being tempted to drink the stuff out of the bottle or dab a little behind your ears if you want the boys to follow you home.
I sampled a small amount with steak and I’m still tasting the amazing kick of spice on my tongue followed by the vinegar undertones (in a pleasant way). This sauce would rock hard for everything from steak to chicken to ribs or anywhere else you need a wild punch in the taste buds without crying about the carb or calories afterwards. There’s just no remorse here.
This product wasn’t as big a hit with the people in the house used to eating corn syrup in steak sauce or for people who aren’t avid fans of sucralose, since the taste is in there however subtly; but for people used to making do with dreams for sauce, Walden Farms has delivered a winner in a glass bottle.
Walden Farms Thick and Spicy Barbecue Sauce
Cost: $3.79 for 12 ounces (12 servings)
Carb/Calorie Count: 0/0
Ingredients: nothing crazy
Flavor: Spicy with acidic undertones (not unpleasant)
Texture: Pourable from the bottle but adheres
Usefulness: For all meats for baking, roasting or as a side
Found at: netrition.com