Well, it’s been a very long time since I’ve reviewed something from E.Z. Earl. To be exact, it’s been almost two years! Well, that’s about to change because Earl’s product has been signed to some very large name grocery stores and he’s brought out a “mild” BBQ sauce for them to stock their shelves with. Does it live up to his name? Let’s find out.
E.Z. Earl’s Spicy-Hot Sauce Ingredients: Pure white vinegar, filtered water, diced tomatoes in juice, English-Style Worchester sauce (no anchovies), secret blend of 12 natural herbs and spices, brown sugar, Oregon Clove Honey, concentrated lemon juice, x-hot horseradish, salt, natural hickory smoke, precooked food starch, hot chili extract, natural xanthan.
When you compare the ingredients between his other products, the only difference you’ll notice is that he’s added brown sugar. Aside from that, the tastes all hit in the order that I listed in my previous review. For all intensive purposes this really is just a “mild” version of his regular sauces.
Why do I keep putting “mild” in quotation marks? Because this is definitely not mild. Would you have really expected something with “hot chili extract” in it to be mild? Didn’t think so. The heat on this is a little bit of a creeper and doesn’t start to hit you until about 10 seconds after you have tasted it. The brown sugar helps to tone it down but for an over the counter, grocery store “mild” sauce, this thing’s got a nice heat to it. It definitely lingers for a bit too!
In the interests of keeping things constant, I once again used grilled pork and marinated it in the sauce for a little bit then made a Famous Passow Pizza out of it! The results were the same as last time. FANTASTIC!
The sauce really re-hydrates the pork and the sweetness is just spot on for a BBQ sauce. The heat did seem to intensify a little bit, but not much. Earl’s products have always been the best BBQ sauce out there on the market and this new sauce is no exception. Absolute perfection with not one single compliant or problem found. Hat’s off to you, again, Earl!
Taste: 10, Heat: 3.4