Dealer Joe’s Natural Candy & Spicy Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Trader Joe's Organic Sweet & Spicy Pineapple BBQ Sauce

At all times gotta be looking out for a brand new barbecue sauce round these elements. At all times, however particularly this previous spring and summer time, as a result of, properly, you realize. All this additional “free time” at dwelling has meant my grill and smoker have gotten extra of a exercise since March than all earlier years amassed in totality. Not a lot else to actually do, you realize, aside from sit exterior with a chilly beer or three and watch the youngsters within the sprinkler whereas prepping some tasty, homecooked meals. It is not that dangerous.

And seasonings and flavors? You gotta do them proper. Granted, a bit S&P is the selection for me for steaks, that are a (medium) uncommon deal with, however stuff like pulled pork or ribs or grilled rooster want a bit saucy motion extra occasions than not…

…which makes them good for Dealer Joe’s Natural Candy & Spicy Pineapple BBQ Sauce.

Adore it! That is one fairly terrific sauce, and fairly new except I’m one way or the other mistaken. Do you want pineapple? Do you want barbecue sauce? Does the concept of the 2 of them collectively sound even remotely appetizing? You then’ll love these items, I can (virtually) assure it.

On the base is a fairly robust, conventional model BBQ sauce. Dare I even say Kansas Metropolis-esque model? That sounds about proper. It is thick and goopy with a chunk of tang however a bit heavy on the black pepper for a bit additional kick. All that’s scrumptious, after all, however a bit plain by itself…

Enter pineapple.

Granted, it isn’t overflowing with citrusy pineapple style, nevertheless it’s positively there, as a balanced additional dose of sweetness and tang that mingles in properly with the remainder of the sauce. If attempting the TJ sauce by itself, the pineapple would not stand out as greater than a touch or two, however when heated and basted it positively expresses itself extra strongly, however by no means an excessive amount of. Certainly, the sauce sides extra in the direction of spicy than candy, as our kiddos will positive attest to.

Winner winner. We prefer it, and it serves as an ideal summery combine as much as certainly one of our nonetheless standing all time favorites. Gonna fill up on this whereas we are able to…by no means know what’s gonna occur subsequent. Til then, we grill. Double fours.


Backside line: Dealer Joe’s Natural Candy & Spicy Pineapple BBQ Sauce: 8 out of 10 Golden Spoons