Culinary — 11 May 2017
Pour on the flavor.

By Hope S. Philbrick

The makers of Moore’s Marinades & Sauces, based in Jasper, Alabama, say, “The barbecue is a summer staple for any household, but it doesn’t matter what kind of meat you cook if you don’t have the perfect sauce to go with it.”

Sauce can elevate a ho-hum meal. Why have bland when you can have zing?

Does Moore’s deliver on its claim? We grilled up some chicken to find out.

The sample bottle we received to test was Moore’s Buffalo Wing Sauce, the company’s take on the iconic sauce from Buffalo, New York. The product lineup also includes teriyaki, spicy habanero, creamy ranch buffalo, honey barbecue and other flavors.

The Claim: “Whether you’re cooking up some ribs, steak, or wings, this perfectly spicy wing and hot sauce will be your go-to BBQ buddy to add extra flavor to all your favorites.” Also, “No matter what you’re cooking, throw Moore’s Marinades & Sauces on your favorite summer snacks for that extra punch of flavor!”

First Impression: The color and aroma of the Moore’s Buffalo Wing Sauce are authentic and inviting, compared to the New York original buffalo wing sauce. The label suggests that the sauce can be splashed onto sizzling hot wings, so application is very easy: There’s no need to marinade and thus no need to plan ahead.

Road Test: Not a fan of chicken wings, we grilled some boneless skinless chicken breasts, plated them, and then sat down with the bottle of Moore’s already on the table. Each diner simply poured his/her preferred amount of the sauce onto the meat. The “medium” rating on the bottle was accurate: The sauce was full of flavor, packed a just-right level of spicy heat that danced on the tongue but didn’t burn. The buffalo flavor accurately measured up to memory of the New York original. Among our side dishes we served a crisp summer salad with blue cheese dressing, a nod to the traditional pairing of spicy buffalo sauce and cool blue cheese.

Final Analysis: This sauce is great when convenience is key, e.g., you lack time to make a sauce from scratch at home or are on the road tailgating or picnicking. Moore’s Buffalo Wing Sauce is yummy on chicken; I’d also like to try it on shrimp.

Get It: Visit Moore’s Marinades & Sauces online to find a retailer near you.

Before purchase, read the ingredient label to ensure the sauce aligns with your overall dietary goals.

– Photo Credits: lineups courtesy Moore’s Marinades & Sauces, sample bottle © HSP Media LLC

Featured products, services and/or travel arrangements may have been complimentary in part or in full; this affords the research opportunity but does not sway opinion.

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