un·for·get·ta·ble: [uhn-fer-get-uh-buhl] . impossible to forget; indelibly impressed on the memory. Unforgettable is a very bold claim when it comes to a BBQ sauce. I'm always skeptical of products that boast of being "world-famous" or "world's best" so David's Unforgettable Balsamic Barbecue Sauce was a product I just had to try it. And I was skeptical of the unforgettable claim...at least until the sauce arrived. I love balsamic vinegar and if you think about it the sweet and tart vinegar taste should be perfect for BBQ. And the Balsamic Barbecue Sauce from David's Unforgettables is a sauce that I am looking forward to using again. There are two "flavors" of "David's Unforgettables Balsamic Barbecue Sauce,": Mild and Spicy. I gave both a try and for my tastes the Spicy is the only way to go. The combination of pepper along with the some mustard enhances the tang of the balsamic vinegar. The vinegar flavor is not overpowering, but you are able to taste it. Balsamic vinegar is normally made by aging unfermented grape juice in barrels for several years. The aging process concentrates the flavors and not only produces a vinegar flavor but because of the aging process the sweetness of the grapes is increased. It's this sweetness, when combined with some added molasses, gives the barbecue sauce a unique flavor that will enhance almost anything you have on your BBQ pit or grill.
The sauce not only tastes good, but it looks good on ribs too. I know for a lot of people the look of the food put on the table is important. The eyes “taste” the food before the taste buds do and the balsamic BBQ sauce from David’s Unforgettables provides a nice caramelized look (and flavor) when cooked. One of the next things I’m going to do is onions caramelized in this sauce on a grilled burger. I’m pretty confident this is going to taste as good as the ribs do.
Is the balsamic vinegar BBQ sauce from David’s Unforgettables actually unforgettable. It’s pretty darn close. Every since using it I’ve thought about it a lot. There aren’t many sauces in my sauce refrigerator that have been good enough to get to thinking of interesting ways to use it. So I guess in a manner of speaking it is…unforgettable.
David’s Unforgettables Balsamic Vinegar Barbecue Sauce is available online.