Location: Charlotte, NC
At the 2014 Q City BBQ Championship I came across Triple Whammy Sauces selling their sauces. The samples they had were good so I got a bottle of each.
The sauces were created in 2007 by Tyler Fraiser. He started with a honey mustard sauce, then created an all purpose sauce for other foods. Each sauce has a unique flavor and works well on a variety of foods. Each one has a little sweet, a little savory and a little heat giving you the Triple Whammy.
The first sauce I tried was the the BBQ Sauce. This is a nice well rounded sauce that plays very well with smoked and grilled foods. The first thing I made to try it out was a grilled chicken. The sauce is a great consistency for brushing on meat without needing to be thinned and creates a nice glaze.
When you taste the BBQ Sauce you get a sweet flavor that hints at strawberries or raspberries, but not too much to be off putting for a savory sauce. Then you get the savory and saltiness that makes your mouth water followed by spicy heat, but not overpowering. My wife and girls liked the heat on this and never said it was too hot like they do with other sauces I have tried or things I have made.
|Grilling the chicken with the BBQ Sauce.|
This sauce is really good and makes for some good chicken wings too. It would be a good sauce to use on ribs as the sweet and savory would complement the meat well.
All Purpose Sauce
I think the all purpose sauce is my favorite of the three sauces. It has a nice sweet vinegary taste to it with a kick of heat at the end. It lends itself well to a variety of dishes.
I have made stir fry, wings and used it as a dipping sauce for homemade chicken tenders. The All Purpose Sauce is really good and lends itself to a variety of uses. It would be awesome on grilled shrimp, fish or just about any other meat you were to cook up.
This sauce is a bit thinner than the BBQ Sauce but packs just as much punch. It works well as a marinade on meats before you cook them to add some flavor and then a finishing sauce to round out the flavors created when cooking.
|Triple Whammy All Purpose Sauce stir fry.|
|Homemade chicken tenders and fries with a side of All purpose sauce for dipping.|
The Honey Mustard sauce was the one that started the sauces. It is a good mustard sauce. It has that sweet flavor from the honey followed by the tang of the mustard with a follow up of heat. It is a good BBQ sauce for pulled pork, eating sausage or dipping pretzels in and eating.
The sauce is nice and thick, but as it warms up it thins out a little to give a nice even coat to the meat your cooking. This is a little spicier than my family likes, but for me it has a nice heat.
It goes well with pork chops, on sandwiches, honey mustard chicken, and I used in in a pan-dang style sauce and curry. It is another solid sauce in the Triple Whammy Sauce line up.
I like these sauces. I need to get some more. Each one is a balanced blend of sweet, savory and heat. The wings I made with the BBQ Sauce are some of my favorite and, as a dipping sauce for chicken tenders, the All Purpose Sauce is my go to. the Honey Mustard sauce is one I would keep on hand for pork or sausage and other cooking uses. You can see the spice suspended in each bottle of sauce and when you open them the aroma gives you a good idea of the flavor. The berry hints in the BBQ Sauce are really nice and add to the whole flavor. On the Gibbs Ribs scale* these sauces get a solid full rack, dripping with Triple Whammy BBQ Sauce. Give them a try and let me know what you think.
*When I do reviews, books or otherwise, I rate the items with ribs (they are my favorite BBQ dish). A full rack is great and a single rib is poor. I will tend to stick to a full rack, half rack or one rib.