Texas is synonymous with barbeque and Fischer & Wieser honors that tradition with the authentic Texas Pit BBQ Sauce. After years of sampling pit barbeque at Texas’ most legendary joints, Fischer & Weiser perfected a sauce that pays homage to those smokehouses while introducing a unique chile, the Pasilla de Oaxaca, that is medium-hot and known for its rich-flavor.
Before this review, I had never heard of Fischer & Wieser, nor saw this product line in the local grocery store. So, I wasn't sure what to expect when I was sent their new sauce, Texas Pit BBQ, which was released last year. Now that the nice weather is here, the grill has been pulled out of storage and is one the back porch. At least once a week we are cooking hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken or steak on the grill. My husband adds a variety of seasonings, rubs and sauces to give the meat and chicken flavor, but we always find ourselves reaching for a bottle of BBQ sauce to give the food moisture when eating. One of the things my husband and I have in common is that we love trying out new foods and restaurants. When traveling a few years back, we tried great BBQ in Texas, the Carolinas and Georgia. No, I am not talking about restaurants that cook their meats on the grill and then add tons of BBQ sauce to the final product. Instead, I am talking about authentic BBQ, cooked over a pit for long hours. As I am writing this review, my mouth is salivating, just thinking about this sticky, tangy goodness! :-)
But, since welcoming our two daughters in 2010 and 2011, we have not been able to travel outside of New England. So, whenever we have a craving for real BBQ, we are limited to a few restaurants, who unfortunately don't use cookers or pits to cook their food on. They lack that smoky flavor you come to expect from pit cooking. Since 2010, I have been trying to find sauces that would give our food a similar taste to pit cooking, as my husband doesn't own a pit or cooker. Unfortunately, I haven't had much success in finding a sauce that really tastes "authentic and rich in flavor." That is, until I tried the Texas Pit BBQ sauce from Fischer & Wieser. This thick and spicy sauce really does add the flavor that we have been searching for. The sauce has the tanginess you would expect from a BBQ sauce, but with the addition of the Pasilla de Oaxaca, you get a spicy kick with each bite.
Since receiving this sample, my husband and I have found ourselves reaching for this sauce with almost every meal. I have even used it as a bread dipping sauce -- it is that good!!! We love it drizzled over grilled steaks, or smothered over chicken legs cooked in the oven. This one bottle offers the heat we love and the flavors of BBQ that we remember about pit foods we enjoyed from the South. In a matter of days, we finished off the bottle, only to want more. Thankfully, when I was shopping at Shaw's, I found this and other sauces from Fischer & Wieser, and stocked up. This unknown sauce has become a staple on our dining room table most nights of the week. I am so happy that I had a chance to review this sauce, and each and every time my husband and I taste this sauce, we remember the great BBQ pit foods we have enjoyed during our travels.
If your dad loves BBQ sauces or grilling out, why not surprise him this Father's Day with this or other sauces from Fischer & Weiser? I couldn't believe all the sauces, jelly, mustard, salsas, etc. that they offer through their online website. These sauces are a great way for dads to experience real BBQ, without the hassle of pit cooking, or slow cooking, which is needed to achieve that rich BBQ flavor. They simply have to grill up their steaks and drizzle this sauce over them. Then, sit back and enjoy a delicious meal, that will have them asking for more.
Click here to order a bottle of Fischer & Wieser's Texas Pit BBQ Sauce for only $9.95, just in time for Dad to use on Father's Day. Don't forget to check out the other sauces and products from Fischer & Wieser.
About Fischer & Wieser:
Established in 1969, and owned and operated by members of the Fischer and Wieser families, the company lives by its motto ―produce a quality product, and loyal customers will embrace it.‖ Fischer & Wieser® Specialty Foods, Inc., which produces the Fischer & Wieser brand, is committed to making high-quality specialty foods using sustainable business practices and environmental consciousness. The company manufactures over a hundred items to ―inspire your culinary adventure,‖ including The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce®, many of them award-winning, and distributes them to specialty food retailers, club stores and grocery markets around the world. Fischer & Wieser continues to produce distinctive and natural flavors, one jar at a time. Visit Fischer & Wieser at www.jelly.com or on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.