Tag Archives: Kansas City BBQ

Meat Mitch HFCS Free BBQ Sauce

Meat Mitch is a BBQ Competitor and they have the sauces to prove it. We have just added Meat Mitch Whomp! BBQ Sauce and Meat Mitch Naked Whomp! BBQ Sauce to the BBQ Pro Shop and as per usual, I cannot truly review them, but we can provide you with some background on what our thoughts are and why we felt it our duty to carry these new sauces. There is a great review at Grilling With Rich that we would highly recommend you check out. At 23.5 Ozs per bottle these are great sauces at a really great value.

Meat Mitch Whomp! Competition BBQ Sauce

Meat Mitch Whomp! Competition BBQ Sauce Contains Vanilla, A Unique Flavor Profile for sure!

Meat Mitch Whomp! BBQ Sauce

This sauce is all about the sweet and spice, it is a Kansas City Style through and through. It is a sauce that is great on just about everything. Meat Mitch Whomp! Competition BBQ Sauce is sweet, with a combination of brown sugar and ketchup as the primary ingredients, with a spicy kick to it. The vanilla extract is somewhat the secret to this and not what you would normally find in barbecue sauce. When we tasted it, you can recognize a very subtle, sweet vanilla flavor that comes along with the spice kick. As a competition sauce we have a lot of hopes for it as it will definitely raise some eyebrows. This is the one to get if you like a little heat on the tongue, and the flavor profile is something that will differentiates this from other KC style sauces we have tried.

Meat Mitch Naked Whomp!

Meat Mitch Naked Whomp! is 100% HFCS Free and All Natural!

Meat Mitch Naked Whomp! BBQ Sauce

This one was a great find, we are always looking for sauces and rubs that are All Natural. We find them to be a welcome change and have a unique flavor that only comes from less chemicals and more goodness. If you have someone in your family or you yourself has food allergies this is the sauce you should try! Meat Mitch Naked Whomp! BBQ Sauce  is a refreshing new product to see in the world of BBQ Sauce. It is a truly ALL Natural High Fructose Corn Syrup Free or HFCS Free and 100% Gluten Free. Mitch puts it well on the label “No Fruc’n corn syrup” which is the first of it’s kind at BBQ Pro Shop. This the sweet and lovable brother of the Meat Mitch Whomp! BBQ Sauce is all about sweetness and natural goodness. The story behind this is that a local store decided to ban HFCS from it’s shelves and Mitch rose to the occasion. He made the decision to create a barbecue sauce that they would be able to carry and got his sauce back on the shelves.

Have you tried the sauce? Post some comments below and let us know what you think!

Gates BBQ: A Kansas City Classic

Gates_BBQ_Kansas_CityWell I have returned safely from a business trip to Kansas City, MO and after sending out a Twitter post asking people what they thought the best places in KC were, the results are in. Some suggested Oklahoma Joes in downtown Kansas City and of course, the KC Classic, Arthur Bryants, Danna Kriser, a KC native called Bryants “an institution”. Monte brough in a wilde card, suggesting Danny Edwards Blvd Barbeque, which we later learned has a back story which made it the most intriguing of the bunch.

Thanks to all the Facebook friends who helped create this list. This is all great research for a return trip, we were on official business and after a long delayed flight, Gates BBQ showed up an exit on the way to our first meeting and within one hour of being on the ground, we were ordering gates famous Beef on Bun and fries! My partner Steve and I sampled each of the sauces and had to agree that the Gates Extra Hot Sauce, was the best sauce on the planet. It had that classic KC taste and when served with their brisket it was just perfect.

Now being from Chicago, fast food to me is a char grilled kosher hot dog, maybe an Italian Beef sandwich or a good italian sausage, but in KC, they have the luxury of fast food BBQ.  Many turned up their noses at the thought of us having Gates, but many years ago in college, I fell in love with the “Hi, may I help you?” greeting that everyone gets when you cross the threshold at Gates.  This was an absolute treat! Next time I will make sure that the schedule is cleared so that I can take up the suggestions of our friends, and enjoy a tour of KC BBQ!