24 Jan Kieltys Hand Smoked Chipotle BBQ Sauce
Review by Greg Wagenmakers
Product: Kieltys Hand Smoked Chipotle BBQ Sauce
Location of Manufacture: Robertson, NSW
Ingredients: Jalapeño, onion, garlic, lemon zest, tomatoes, treacle, sugar, spices, hickory smoke, coconut
Review: I want to begin this review by saying that this sauce is quite possibly the best sauce I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. Honestly this sauce is just incredible. I’ve enjoyed it with all types of food cooked on the BBQ including steak, sausages, chicken and even lamb chops. I’ve also had it with pies and an addition to noodles. I honestly can’t get enough of this stuff.
As a gold medal recipient at the Sydney Royal 2017 Fine Food Show, this sauce is a worthy place getter. The flavour just explodes from your mouth. I always enjoy a good smoky sauce, but this one is at another level. The hickory smoke aroma, partnered with the tomato base definitely pleasures the olfactory system. Within my nasal cavity and palate, there was a serious party going on and I didn’t want it to end. The sauce certainly has some sweetness to it, which is also welcome. It is like this sauce is my perfect sauce. I could end this review right now… I’m not usually someone who will buy something because it is ‘Hand Made’. I asked myself, “how did they hand smoke the jalapeno’s for this sauce”? It would have been a bit tedious, but this sauce is most definitely different. So perhaps the ‘hand smoking’ is the key ingredient.
All of the ingredients simply worked. They complimented each harmoniously and the result is just excellent. I hope they enter this year’s Mr Chilli awards, I’m keen to see how they place amongst Australia’s best. Let’s just say if I were a judge, I’d be hard pressed putting aside my bias.
For flavour I give this sauce and 11/10… It’s incredible. For heat, I’d give the sauce a 4 out of 10. The heat isn’t dominant, which allows for the flavour to just ring throughout the dish. If you see it, get into it!