Product Review - Georgia Smokehouse Foods
Nessa Robins Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I don't often use jars of sauces for cooking, as quite often they aren't as flavoursome as I would like. I have also found it to be cheaper to have the ingredients for basic sauces in the press and then throw one together when needed. However sometimes a product comes along that I like to have stocked in my press which makes for a speedy dinner. I recently tried two of Georgia Smokehouse Foods Ltd sauces- the No Cry Babies Bar BQ Sauce and the Dark, Sweet & Smokey Bar BQ Sauce and I really enjoyed them both. The No Cry Babies Bar BQ Sauce is a spicy sauce that works perfectly as a marinade for meats. I tried it with some strips of beef and loved the level of spice without being too spicy. Even the children enjoyed it! On another occasion I mixed a spoonful of the sauce with some mayonnaise and served it as a spicy dip to accompany a chicken wrap which was very tasty.
My favourite of the two sauces was the Dark, Sweet & Smokey Bar BQ Sauce. I marinaded some chicken fillets over night in the sauce and then griddled it the next day. The sauce is fairly thick so half a jar with a little added water was sufficient sauce to cover four chicken fillets. Normally with a typical bbq flavoured sauce the smokey flavour is artificial and the level of sweetness is overpowering. This is the first bought bbq sauce that I have really liked. It's smokey flavour tastes natural which probably comes from the fact that it is produced using tradition methods.
Georgia Smokehouse Foods, specialise in authentic Southern Style Bar BQ sauces and are based in Birr Co. Offaly. You can check out their Facebook page for more details. I'm sure you'll be seeing these sauces in a supermarkets near you very soon!