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Product Review: Black Horse Apricot Sauce – gluten free

Posted on | December 22, 2008 | No Comments

I have so many reviews and so little time! With the holidays and daily life, I have been crazy busy. Who isn’t busy at this time of year?? In the meantime, I have a stockpile of gluten free products waiting for a review in my office- some for weeks. I hate that it is taking me so long to get them done, but I am going to try really hard to get caught up so I can start fresh in the new year. Please be patient with me- if you are waiting for a review- I promise it is on it’s way, and if you have subscribed and get more emails than usual as I post, please be patient with me in that as well.

OK, on to the yummy review pictured above . . . Bank Horse Apricot Sauce by Good & Healthy Foods.  It comes in a bold 12 ounce glass bottle and sells for around $5.45.

This is a sauce that is supposed to go well with everything- beef, chicken, wild game, stews, stir fry and sea food.  Umm, I don’t know of any sauce that tastes good on everything, but I figured I would start out safe and pair it with some grilled chicken, compliments of my husband, the awesome cook and master of the grill. I was also a little wary of putting apricot sauce on my chicken. I admit, I was a little leery of  how it would turn out.

Oh my- I LOVED it. It definitely tasted best brushed onto the chicken a few minutes before it was done cooking on the grill- that seemed to really bring out the flavor. The flavor wasn’t overly fruity like I was expecting ( just a hint of fruit flavor, actually). Instead, it was a flavorful combination of slightly sweet, tangy and rich hickory. This isn’t a spicy sauce at all, so if you are looking for some heat, you will need to look elsewhere.

The consistency of the sauce is very, very thick and hearty, which makes it great for grilling and brushing onto your food since it doesn’t drip off your meats as a thin sauce. Love that.

This sauce is a great alternative to your standard boring BBQ sauce. Overall, this is a tasty product I would be happy to buy for my gluten free pantry.

Pros: yummy original tangy flavor, great for grilling, thick and hearty consistency, “heart healthy”, lower sodium, lower carb option

Cons: no real spice or heat, on the sweet side- I like that, but some may not

Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Ingredients: water, tomato paste, brown sugar, apricot puree, sherry cooking wine, distilled vinegar, apple cider vinegar, salt, natural hickory smoke, spice.

Want to try this sauce in your own gluten free kitchen? Click here to visit Lauren’s Sweet Treats site to order. This sauce is also available locally at Life Source Natural Foods in Salem, Oregon.

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