Primal Kitchen BBQ Sauce Review (1)

Primal Kitchen BBQ Sauce Review

Of all the different types of sauce that exist, BBQ sauce reigns supreme. There is nothing quite like the tangy flavor of BBQ sauce to add to pretty much any meal.

It tastes great with chicken, it tastes great with pork, and it even tastes outstanding on a pizza. That’s not to mention the different styles of BBQ sauce that exist.

Primal Kitchen BBQ Sauce Review (1)

If you look on the condiments aisle at any grocery store, you will find that there are lots of different brands of BBQ sauce out there.

From authentic Southern brands to cheaper alternatives, there are lots of options to choose from.

But, you will often find that there are very few options available if you want a BBQ sauce that is both organic and unsweetened.

Organic diets are followed by many people now-a-days, so it can be very frustrating that there aren’t many companies which cater to this lifestyle.

However, there is one company that produces lots of different authentic sauces. This company is Primal Kitchen.

Among their wide ranges of sauces, there are quite a few different styles of BBQ sauce. In this guide, we’ll be reviewing Primal Kitchen BBQ sauce.

So, if you want to find out if this BBQ sauce is any good, keep on reading.

What Is Primal Kitchen BBQ Sauce?

First things first, let’s take a look at what Primal Kitchen BBQ sauce is. As we have said, Primal Kitchen is a company that produces organic sauces.

The company started out with a very small product range, but as their popularity grew, so did their product range.

Now they not only produce a massive list of different sauces, they also produce oils, protein powders, and frozen plates that simply need to be cooked before eating.

Even though they produce a lot of different products, one of their most popular ranges is their BBQ sauces.

At the heart of their BBQ sauce range is their Classic BBQ Sauce, and it is the popularity of this sauce that has allowed them to expand their range of BBQ sauces.

The Primal Kitchen Classic BBQ Sauce is outstanding because it is completely organic, and it is also unsweetened.

This makes it a lot healthier than a lot of competitor brands because many companies overload their BBQ sauce recipes with sugar.

Of course, the fact that it is organic isn’t the only thing that is appealing about Primal Kitchen BBQ Sauce.

As well as being totally organic, this sauce is also keto and paleo certified. In addition, it is also gluten-free and approved by the Whole30 program.

But what is it made of? Let’s take a look.

What Is Primal Kitchen BBQ Sauce Made Of?

One of our favorite things about the products that Primal Kitchen offers is how transparent the company is with their ingredients list.

Some cheaper manufacturers of BBQ sauce will hide ingredients that make their sauces look less favorable in the small print.

But Primal Kitchen is completely open about their ingredients. So what is in their BBQ sauce?

Well, you only have to taste their BBQ sauce to be able to identify some of the ingredients that are front and center in it.

From cumin to Dijon mustard, there are some ingredients that simply stand out.

But if you want to find out the entire ingredient list for this sauce, you can do so by checking their website.

As you would expect from a BBQ sauce, some of the main ingredients in this sauce are vinegar. Primal Kitchen uses both apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar as key ingredients in their BBQ sauce.

This is then mixed with tomato paste, Dijon mustard, and water to form a base. Then all that is left to do is flavor the sauce.

As we have said cumin plays a big part in the flavor, alongside black pepper, chipotle pepper, and lots more.

But how does this impact the overall flavor of Primal Kitchen BBQ sauce? Let’s take a look.

What Does It Taste Like?

The flavor of a sauce is hugely affected by the ingredients that are used to prepare it.

However, when you describe the flavor of a BBQ sauce, we do not speak specifically about the ingredients used to prepare it.

Instead, the flavor is described using words such as ‘smoky’, ‘spicy’, and lots more. So what does Primal Kitchen BBQ Sauce taste of?

Primal Kitchen Classic BBQ sauce is designed to have a classic flavor. In order to achieve this, the company has focused on the classic flavors that you associate with BBQ sauce.

For many people, classic BBQ sauce has a tang to it, and that is exactly what Primal Kitchen have gone for with their classic BBQ sauce.

So, you shouldn’t expect spice when you taste this sauce. Instead, you should expect the classic tang that everybody associates with BBQ sauce.

However, as we said earlier, Primal Kitchen doesn’t only produce just one type of BBQ sauce.

Instead, the company produces a couple of different styles of BBQ sauce, so let’s take a look at the different product variations that they have to offer.

Product Variations

Classic BBQ Sauce

At the time of writing, Primal Kitchen offers 4 different types of BBQ sauce.

They are the classic BBQ sauce that we have spoken about so far, golden BBQ sauce, Hawaiian style BBQ sauce, and mango jalapeño BBQ sauce.

So, let’s just take a brief look at the different flavors in these sauces.

Classic BBQ Sauce - A classic BBQ sauce recipe made completely with organic ingredients for a tangy, unsweetened BBQ flavor.Golden BBQ Sauce - An unsweetened, organic BBQ sauce cleverly designed using ingredients that give it a sweet flavor without any sugar or sweeteners being added to the recipe.Hawaiian Style BBQ Sauce - An organic, unsweetened BBQ sauce inspired by traditional Hawaiian BBQ sauce, and all the different flavors this style of sauce includes. Mango Jalapeño BBQ Sauce - An organic, classic BBQ sauce recipe, modified to include both mango and jalapeños. These ingredients combined mean that this sauce is equal parts sweet and spicy, making it an outstanding marinade for many sauces. All of these sauces are great, but for the purpose of this review, we have focused exclusively on their Classic BBQ sauce. So, now let’s take a look at the benefits and drawbacks of this type of sauce.


Firstly, let’s take a look at some of the main benefits of this delicious BBQ sauce.

Creamy Texture

Often the healthier alternatives of classic dishes have poor texture. This is simply because of the ingredients that are substituted to make the dish healthier.

However, this is not an issue with Primal Kitchen’s Classic BBQ sauce. In fact, the texture of this sauce is better than some of the traditional BBQ sauces on the market.

While some sauces can be thick and clumpy, Primal Kitchen Classic BBQ sauce is creamy and soft. This texture makes it perfect as a side dish, but also great for marinating food too.

Delicious Flavor

If you aren’t a fan of the spicy BBQ sauces that are flooding the market, then this is the perfect sauce for you.

Primal Kitchen Classic BBQ sauce really does go back to the roots of this style of sauce, and it gives you classic flavor without burning your taste buds in the process.

Keto-Friendly And Organic

One of the main selling points of this sauce is that it is entirely organic. This makes it incredibly attractive to those who follow an organic lifestyle.

But, this sauce is also completely keto and paleo-friendly, making it perfect if you follow either of these diets too.


Finally, Primal Kitchen Classic BBQ sauce is incredibly attractive because it is made entirely sugar-free.

This is a major selling point for the company because lots of cheaper BBQ sauce manufacturers flood their recipes with sugar to give their BBQ sauce flavor.

However, this sauce is completely sugar-free, but still full of flavor.


However, no company is perfect. So, let’s take a look at some of the drawbacks of Primal Kitchen BBQ sauce.

Small Bottles

One of the biggest drawbacks of this sauce is that it isn’t available in large bottles.

This means that you will end up having to order multiple bottles if you fall in love with this sauce.

Having to do this isn’t ideal for the environment, and it isn’t cost-effective for you as a consumer either.


Finally, this BBQ sauce is pretty expensive. Especially when you compare it with some of its competitors on the shelf at the grocery store.

However, this sauce is unsweetened and made using only the best, organic ingredients.

Likewise, it is also suitable for those on paleo and keto diets, and it tastes amazing too.

So, it is more expensive, but it has a higher price point because you are paying for all the things that we have just listed.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, we would say that Primal Kitchen BBQ sauce is a great product.

This sauce was created to cater to a very specific customer base, but its outstanding flavor and high-quality ingredients mean that it can be enjoyed by all.

Yes, this BBQ sauce is considerably more expensive than some of the other brands on the market.

However, you are paying for a BBQ sauce that is made with care to ensure that it is suitable for those following a paleo or keto diet.

So, if you are happy to pay a little extra for a BBQ sauce that is guaranteed to be outstanding quality, we would definitely recommend giving Primal Kitchen BBQ sauce a try.

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