I've been a fan of the Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce Facebook page for quite some time now, and every time they've done a giveaway I've entered... and lost. I had never tried their product and yet I was desperate to do so. Recently they put out a call to bloggers, and I leaped at the chance! Why? Because EVERYTHING I had personally read so far on their Facebook page was nothing but compliments, and raves about how amazing this sauce is. A product has to be good if that many people say it is, right?
RIGHT! Al from Country Bob's sent me two bottles of their All Purpose Sauce. (You can tell from the photo that the bottle on the right is just about gone.) We don't cook often, and when we do we don't usually eat meat, and I really didn't want to wait to try it until we happened to pick up steak at the store. I opened the bottle, and dipped my finger in. *Cue Angelic Music* My taste buds were in heaven! I like BBQ sauce, and I like steak sauce, and to me, Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce was the perfect combination of both. It was a little tangy, a little spicy, and perfectly sweet. It has a kick, but not one that's going to take your mouth off.
Of course I made my husband try it. If you've read some of my previous reviews you'll remember that he is a picky eater. There is ONE brand of BBQ sauce he will buy, and ZERO brands of steak sauce. He loved it! He told me it was one of the best products I've reviewed so far, and actually thanked me! He did mention one thing we both noticed; that it wasn't as thick as we expected it to be. Not that it matters in the slightest, except it may be harder to keep the sauce on while BBQing if you don't generally marinade your food first.
They aren't kidding when they call it All Purpose Sauce either. We have been putting it on EVERYTHING; french fries, chicken fingers, pizza, corn dogs, Taco Bell, etc. We figure if it tastes that good on pre-made crappy fried food as a dipping sauce, it has to taste good on everything else. They even sent along a pamphlet with recipes. I am actually anxious to try the meatloaf recipe. I hate meatloaf. I turn into one of those 2-year-olds who shake their heads vigorously back and forth, press their lips shut, and start whining if you try to make me eat it. However, I can just imagine how great it would taste with Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce. Heck, put Country Bob's on liver and I would probably eat that too. (Did I mention I hate liver more than meatloaf?)
One thing I really liked is that I know what all of the ingredients are and I can pronounce them. I think that's a very important quality. And, even though I can't buy the sauce in any of my local stores (as far as I know), I can purchase it online! Which, I will most likely do in the near future since we've powered through 1 bottle already. Make sure you check out their other products as well. They sell BBQ Sauce, Spicy All Purpose Sauce, Seasoning Salt, and Apparel.
I also loved the Country Bob's story. How it began as 1 man in 1968 trying to make the perfect sauce, something he would like. To learn more about the history of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce, watch their video [HERE].
Also, you can follow them on Twitter!
There is most definitely a giveaway with this review. (Thank you Country Bob's!) Two winners will each receive 2 bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce. Giveaway will run from 6pm EST 03/03/12 to 12am EST 03/11/12.
*I received a product for free in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.