Derrick from the competition bbq team 'Son of Smoke' gifted me a bottle of Kinder's Sweet Sriracha BBQ Sauce. Kinder's is a popular chain deli/meat market located in the Bay Area. Kinder's specializes in catering, sells quality meats and has a bustling lunch business. Their catering usually involves bbq which is very decent as far as cater's can produce. We sampled this bottle with some meaty chicken thighs cooked in a covered bbq. Let's check out the ingredients.
Ingredients: On second thought, this ingredient list is massive. The short version is there is whole lot of organic ingredients. Tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, sugar, molasses, vinegar, habanero powder and a whole LOT more of ingredients are listed. Natural Hickory Smoke flavor is a listed ingredient. Liquid smoke is not one of my favorite animals.
Straight out of the bottle, the flavor is very sweet tomato base with a mild earthy jalapeno kick. In the background is the influence of the hickory smoke. It is used in restraint and seems to be a welcome flavor component. This is a good balanced sauce. It has all the right components of sweet, heat, spices and dare I say it; liquid smoke. This should work well on our barbequed chicken.
Ms. Goofy and I give this sauce a thumbs up. The balance of flavors complemented and enhanced our chicken experience. There is an added bonus of organic ingredients in Kinder's sauce. This will appeal to the Bay Area hipster's and anybody that is socially conscious and concerned about the origins of their food. In our case it just tastes good.