Sunday NFL Taste Test: BBQ Sauce

We put the biggest brands of BBQ Sauce against each other to see which sauce is the perfect fit for your tailgate!

Sure, you’ve got the 116″ flat screen that hasn’t even been released yet, the speakers that have already caused your elderly neighbors to call the police, and the oversized couch made from the skin of only the cutest of baby seals, but have you thought about what’s really important: What snacks are you going to put on the table? We hit the supermarket and put our editors through a rigorous blind taste test of snack foods to help you decide what to bring home for the big game on Sunday. Check back every Friday throughout football season for a new snack-food face-off.

Brand: Dinosaur Barbeque

Price: $3.99

Score: 5.64

Dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago and the taste for this tangy sauce seems like it might have gone with it.


“Watery, needs more flavor.”


“Tastes like ketchup and salsa.”

Brand: Sweet Baby Ray’s

Price: $1.88

Score: 6.57

There’s nothing Sweet about Baby Ray – the sauce had the right zing flavor but couldn’t win over all the hearts of all of our tasters.


“Good tang!”

“Not a fan.”

“Best of 3 – but not saying much.”

And The Winner Is…

Brand: Jack Daniels

Price: $3.42

Score: 6.8

Smoky and distinguishable, this weeks winner has all the factors for perfection. Good job, Uncle Jack.


“Love the smokiness!”

“Is this that Jack Daniel’s shit?”

“My favorite. Smoky, full of flavor.”