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Mel’s “Famous” Barbeque Sauce Review

I grilled a combination of chicken thighs and wings with Mel’s “Famous” Barbeque Sauce. They turned out delicious! I actually began the process by marinating the chicken in Mel’s overnight then, basting continuously while cooking to keep the chicken moist. Mel’s is a thin, vinegary sauce that has red chili pepper flakes and some other seasoning and spices. It isn’t what I’d call a hot sauce; it’s just a vinegary, liquidy sauce that’s packed with flavor! The predominant ingredients are apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and spices. It complimented the chicken perfectly! The label says it’s best with poultry, pork, seafood, sliced cucumbers, squash, French fries, cream potatoes, and any type of greens. I can imagine that it is really good all of these ways. I would also think this is a good sauce to use while baking. So, rather than using chicken broth, water, vinegar, etc. in the bottom of your baking dish, use Mel’s to get an extra punch. This sauce is a winner! Here’s the breakdown of my review:
OVERALL rating: 5 stars (1 being horrible and 5 being terrific)
HEAT level: not hot
SWEET level: not sweet
SALT level: I didn’t notice it being overwhelmingly salty (I did not salt and pepper the meat before cooking)
TOMATO level: no tomatoes and certainly no tomato paste
ZIPPINESS: very zippy, bright, sparkling flavors
FLAVOR intensity: very flavorful
COST: between $3.00 and $4.00 per 16 oz bottle





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