Salt Lick Spicy BBQ Sauce Review

Salt Lick Spicy BBQ Sauce Review
Salt Lick Spicy BBQ Sauce

Product Name: Salt Lick Spicy BBQ Sauce

Product Description: 12 ounce bottle of sauce from the famous Salt Lick barbecue restaurant.

Brand: Salt Lick

Offer price: 5.49

Currency: USD

  • Healthy
  • Spicy
  • Overall Flavor
2.2

Summary

The Salt Lick Spicy BBQ Sauce is a thin, sweet mustard sauce with no spiciness.

When they developed this sauce they left out the heat and replaced it with calories and fat.

No thank you.

Pros

Nice Mustard Flavor

Cons

High Calories

High Fat

Not Spicy

The Salt Lick is one of the most famous barbecue restaurants in Texas so I was excited to find their Spicy BBQ Sauce for sale in my local grocery store.

I had high hopes for this product but my hopes were soon crushed.  This sauce is a disappointment.

Salt Lick Spicy BBQ Sauce

Spicy BBQ Sauce Nutrition and Ingredients

Let’s take a closer look at what you get with this bottle of sauce.

Nutrition Facts

You get 12 ounces of sauce per jar.  One serving is two tablespoons and there are about 12 servings per jar.

The nutritional facts for a single serving are:

  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 14g (18% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Sodium: 380mg (16% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 5g (2% DV)
  • Protein: 0g

The amount of calories and fat in this sauce is ridiculous.  This sauce has an equivalent calories count to Sweet Baby Ray’s and that sauce is simply a High Fructose Corn Syrup delivery system.

Spicy BBQ Sauce Nutrition

Ingredient List

The sauce has the following ingredients:

  • Soybean oil
  • Sugar
  • Vinegar
  • Prepared Mustard
  • Habanero pepper sauce
  • Mustard seed
  • Salt
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Xanthan gum

The ingredient list is actually very confusing with its use of parenthesis.  If I am reading the label correctly the habanero sauce is actually a component in the Prepared Mustard.

How Does Salt Lick’s Spicy BBQ Sauce Taste?

I tried this sauce on some chicken and some pork and was completely underwhelmed.

This sauce has a strong mustard base that is slightly sweet and not spicy at all.  Come on, this is a sauce out of Texas that calls itself “Spicy”?  What a joke.

Chicken Wing with Salt Lick Spicy BBQ Sauce

On a positive note, if you simply look at this sauce as a thin coating mustard sauce it is not bad, unlike Kinder’s Zero Sugar Jalapeno sauce which is inedible.

If I wanted a sweet mustard sauce from Salt Lick then I would go with their Honey Pecan which is much healthier.

Reviews From Amazon Customers

I wanted to see what other people thought about this sauce so I checked out the customer reviews on Amazon.  There were only 15 reviews for this sauce on Amazon as of November, 2021 so it is far from being a robust data set.

The takeaway from this limited data set is that people are split on whether this is a good sauce or not.

Amazon Reviews of Slat Lick Spicy BBQ Sauce

Some of the Positive comments left by Amazon customers include:

  • Love this barbecue sauce. Really not spicy but interesting complex flavors, mustardy and not sweet or gloppy at all.
  • I put the stuff on everything, a little bit high in calories but worth it!

Many of the negative comments were about bottles arriving broken but there were some negative comments about the sauce itself which are given below.

  • Be warned it is not typical BBQ sauce! It is soybean oil based high fat slime that contains 14 grams fat per two tablespoons! 
  • I have an original bottle from the Actual Spot in Driftwood, TX. NOT THE SAME SAUCE AT ALL. I mean it is sold as so, but this one is much sweeter, not spicy, and leaning towards a stronger honey mustard flavor.

Between both the positive and negative comments there appears to be agreement that this is a high calorie, slightly sweet mustard sauce that is absolutely not spicy.

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