I was fortunate to have a bottle of sent to me by its creator a few months back before they went retail with the KLB’s BBQ Sauce
As a matter of fact the bottle I received was before the regular bottles were on the market.
I appreciated that I was one of the first people to try out the Mustard based sauce, I am only sorry that it took me this long to write the review.
As we all know there are regions in the USA that have their own types of sauce, parts of North Carolina like their Vinegar based sauces with a hint of Red to it, Deeper in the south a Sweet Georgia based sauce rules and we know that Kansas City has their Sweet Tomato style of sauce and Alabama likes the white sauce. South Carolina is more of a Mustard type of region. and Other parts of the States and in Canada we like to mix it up.
After opening the bottle of KLB I could see that it was darker than regular prepared mustard so it did have some extra ingredients to it that gave it a little extra kick but it is still more mustard than anything else. and that is the way it tasted out of the bottle.
But I had plans for the sauce and tried a couple of ways of using the sauce.
First off I wanted to try some KLB BBQ Sauce on some grocery store bought Bacon from Lou’s that I wanted to try which was an interesting type of bacon that was not as greasy or fatty as what you would expect bacon to be. cooked it up on my gas BBQ Grill for just a few minutes on each side using the KLB as more of a dipping sauce. It worked well will the pork loin/bacon.
Next up was making myself a Pulled Pork sandwich with cheese on the bottom on a toasted bun with some KLB dripped on top, I normally like my pulled pork with more of a Sweet Georgia style sauce but once again it was a nice flavour combination with the pork.
Then I thought of a great idea. I was going over to a friends place for our regular Saturday night get together and some weeks I will bring them something to munch on as a late night snack. We sometimes have a steak on the BBQ or cut up some sausage and cheese or something along those lines.
Earlier in the day I had found in the grocery store some little cocktail smokies that in the past we would just throw in the microwave and eat as is.
But the KLB BBQ Sauce gave me inspiration. I brought my Cast Iron Dutch oven with me and using Herman’s BBQ cooked up the Smokies using the KLB.
I just threw the whole pack of smokies into the pot and added the sauce to them and let them simmer on the BBQfor maybe 20 minutes stirring often.
Once they started cooking the KLB Mustard BBQ Sauce started to steam and cook the Smokies very nicely.
I took the pot off the BBQ and brought it in to the house where the entire pot was emptied in no time and what was great was we used tooth picks to grab the smokies and use the sauce in the pot as a hot dipping sauce. really good snack! This flavour of Mustard based BBQ sauce was perfect with the Smokies.
The sauce thickened while being heated, one of the best snacks we had had in months!
KLB is new to the game but I believe they have a decent product and is worth trying.
at a price of only $4.99 for a large 17 oz. bottle and a chance to save on shipping charges when ordering 3 bottles at a time, I believe the sauce is very cost effective.
You can also contact KLB directly by phone calling 843-801-6597
KLB is located in the Charleston South Carolina area.