I’m forever scanning bbq forums and surfing the internet for the latest and greatest in bbq. Recently, during a lengthy lurking session on one of those forums, I came across a sauce called Purple Pork Masters Competition Grade Barbecue Sauce. I just had to give this sauce a try!
Label: A yellow pig sits atop a purple tie-dye background. The surrounding lable is white with purple lettering. Simple, bright and appealing. The pig sure looks happy…what has he been doing
Smell Test: The pungent scent of vinegar gives way to a smokey, deep bouquet.
Viscosity Test: More on the thin side than thick, yet in clings to the plate rather well.
Straight From The Bottle: Tastes similar to the smell. Vinegary initial hit followed by a deep, smokey flavor…perhaps molasses? The finish has a nice little bite without being overly spicy. Very balanced.
On Some Chicken: Clings nicely to a little yardbird which I rubbed down with a little Drapers AP, then glazed with Purple Pork Masters during the last 10 minutes of cooking. The vinegary and smokey flavors are tempered a bit while the tomato flavor shines through. Very good!
On Some Pulled Pork: I had a little leftover from last weekend’s comp practice so I thought I’d give it a go. WOW!!! The vinegar cut the fattiness of the pork very well, while the smokey, slightly spicy finish rounded out the flavor profile. This is AMAZING on pork!!!!
Summary: While good on chicken this sauce was made for pork. The next time you’re in the market for a pork sauce, this is one sauce you do not want to pass up!!