May 29, 2013

BBQing With Stubb's

Summer is just around the corner! It already feels like summer her in Texas though. Summer + BBQing go hand in hand. My hubby LOVES to BBQ! When I told him that I got an e-mail to sample Stubb's BBQ products to review you should have seen his face! 
Stubb's BBQ is based here in Austin,TX and was founded by Texas King of Blues & BBQ C.B "Stubbs" Stubblefield. The entire line of authentic sauces, marinades and rubs is steeped in the rich food and music culture of Austin. If you are from Austin or have ever visited chances are you've heard of Stubb's. Even the president ate at Stubb's while visiting here...
All of Stubb's products are certified gluten free, In fact, Stubb's is the only mainstream national barbecue brand to carry the Gluten-Free Certification Organization seal on it's entire line! All of Stubb's products use only pure cane sugar and molasses for sweetness and contain no high fructose corn syrup! So you know this stuff is not only good as in "yummy" it's good as in it's got no fructose and it's gluten free!

So we got try out five of Stubb's products:
-Smokey Mesquite BBQ Sauce
-Chicken Spice Rub
-Pork Spice Rub
-Chicken Marinade
-Pork Marinade

We tried it all. We don't eat pork but my husband bought a couple steaks and we tried the pork rub and marinade on them. We used the chicken spice rub on asparagus along with olive oil...
and grilled it...
My husband marinated the chicken overnight using the chicken marinade + rub...
and grilled that along with some potatoes...
We had a super yummy dinner...
(please excuse the  paper plates, I didn't feel like washing dishes)

Here's my honest to goodness review of Stubb's products. The chicken marinade + rub were AWESOME! The rub has sea salt, honey, garlic & mustard. You can taste the honey for sure but it's not super sweet, just the right amount for chicken. It was also very good on the asparagus but it was way better on the chicken. (I guess that's why it says "chicken" on the label huh?) The pork rub & marinade I did not like. Maybe because it's meant to be for pork and it didn't quite go well with beef or maybe because the marinade contains ginger and I just don't like ginger. My husband on the other hand seemed to like it. The bbq sauce was really good! Not THE BEST but it's on my TOP 5 list! (I love bbq sauce so I've tried quite a few!) Stubb's bbq sauce has a unique flavor. As I dipped my finger to try it for the first time I thought "this tastes familiar" and it hit me it taste like tamarindo (tamarind). I'm mexican so I KNOW my tamarindo! Sure enough I turn the bottle around and I find TAMARIND as an ingredient! I love it, it's unique and very tasty! My kids loved it too, especially my son who kept asking for more and I didn't even feel guilty giving him more especially since it's got no high fructose corn syrup!

Now Guess What? You get a chance to try out some of Stubb's BBQ products!
I am giving away THREE Stubb's coupons. Each coupon is good for one FREE Stubb's product!You get to pick whatever product you want! I would pick the BBQ sauce! You don't have to be from Austin to enter. Stubb's brand is available in 85% of grocery stores nationwide so chances are your local grocery store carries it! Enter for a chance to win a coupon below...

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THANK YOU SO MUCH STUBB'S for the opportunity to try out your products!
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This post is sponsored by Stubb's, but all opinions are 100% my own.

6 comments:

  1. I've always been a fan of their original bbq sauce.

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  2. Oooh... they all look so good! I'd try the hickory bourbon although my husband would want the honey pecan!

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  3. i have been a stubbs fan for years, their spicy bbq sauce is my favorite!

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  4. we love their spicy bbq too! their sauces are the best. i'd love to try the marinades or rubs though - never have!

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  5. I'd like to try the chicken rub too, for sure. I hope they have these near me!

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