A good item to have on hand during the summer barbecue season!
Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.
We go through BBQ sauce pretty quickly during the summer months. Today I’m reviewing the Costco Heinz Pitmaster Collection Barbecue Sauce.
There are two barbecue sauces that come in the pack and they’re both different from one another! Both the Texas Bold & Spicy and Kansas City Sweet & Smoky sauce are really tasty! I think I prefer the Kansas City sauce over the Texas sauce. The Kansas City is a pretty standard tasting, tomato based slightly sweet barbecue sauce with a bit of smoky flavor added to it. The Texas Bold & Spicy Barbecue Sauce is tangy, slightly sour, less sweet and packs some HEAT! Yep, the Texas BBQ sauce is definitely a little SPICY (in a good way)! The Texas sauce is more unique tasting than the Kansas City. In my opinion the Kansas City goes well with pulled pork or on hamburgers or hotdogs. Texas Bold & Spicy would be amazing on grilled ribs or grilled chicken and works well as a dipping sauce.
I purchased the 2-pack Heinz Pitmaster Collection Barbecue Sauce for $8.99 Canadian. I did see it on sale this week for $6.99 Canadian. Both prices are reasonable for two bottles of pretty tasty barbecue sauce!
The barbecue sauce needs to be refrigerated after opening. The best before date is over a year from the date I bought it. Both of these sauces are pretty versatile and are convenient to have on hand during the summer grilling season.
The Texas sauce has 60 calories in two tablespoons, zero grams of fat, 310 mg of sodium, 13 grams of sugar, one gram of protein and 15 grams of carbohydrates. The Kansas City sauce has 45 calories in two tablespoons, 9 grams of sugar, one gram of protein, 390 mg of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrates and zero grams of fat. I was surprised to find anchovies on the ingredients list!
Overall I’m happy with this purchase for all of my summer grilling season foods! Having two different kinds of sauce to choose from is nice and in my opinion, both taste just as good as the fancier barbecue sauces I’ve sampled at Costco.
Taste: Kansas City Sweet & Smoky – 8.5/10; Texas Bold & Spicy – 8/10
What’s your all-time favorite barbecue sauce?