Sunday, October 5, 2008

Country Bob's Steak Sauce

How many times have I chatted up condiments and their virtues on my blog? As weird as it may seem, the answer is six times, according to a search of my blog! But that was just the word "condiment". I am sure if we dug deeper by searching specific condiments the list would grow. So when Country Bobs All Purpose Steak Sauce contacted me about doing a taste test on their bottled all purpose sauce, I was all to happy to agree....on one condition, I give them my honest opinion. I am a condiment connoisseur after all (hee, hee, snort..) that wouldn't be a problem for my family.
This past weekend with fall in the air and college football on television, we felt it was the perfect time for my family to conduct our unbiased taste test. We even recruited a friend of Bama's. Teenagers, as you may or may not know, can be brutally honest. My family circus conducted our own "highly advanced" taste test by using a group of diverse taste buds, some of which are very picky.

For testing purposes, we grilled up a package of hot dogs and some burgers to go along side a batch of good ole french fries. When all was ready we began our condiment preparation, by adding a nice layer of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce to the buns. Because I do not eat meat, I used my french fries as my test sticks. And the testing commenced. Gulp, Dunk. Dip.

YUM! An honest to goodness YUM. The sauce has a bold, yet sweet flavor to it. My husband expected a Heinz 57 taste...but that was not it at all. It was...different. We began to dip and dunk our french fries into the sauce some more.
"Mommy! Can I have some more fries? I want to dip some more into the sauce..."
And so for a through testing purposes we dipped some more. Did I say Yum?
It is a sauce that is unique in taste and bold in flavor. It was well received by my entire family, which is unusual because there are a few picky folks (I won't name names....). Big Daddy's only thought would to be to add some heat to the sauce for a spicier flavor variety that he favors and in further investigation of the country Bob's web site, we found that the company does offer a Spicy Flavor. We will be trying that next time! I can say with certainty that from this day forward Country Bob's will be a regular on our supper table. It was a great compliment to our grilled meal. The website has a vast collection of great recipes using Country Bob's sauces and spices in food. This is just the beginning, the tipping of the bottle, if you will, on a wealth of new undiscovered dishes using Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce.
Allow me to tell you a little about the company. It was 1968 when Country Bob Edson perfected his steak sauce recipe and he called it an All Purpose Sauce. To him, it was more than just a steak sauce-and he was right! Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce has remained the flagship item since 1982 when Country Bob's, Inc. was established. In addition to the All Purpose Sauce Country Bob's has expanded their product line to include BBQ Sauce, Seasoning Salt and Spicy All Purpose Sauce. With a fully automated bottling line they also have the capability of producing Private Label products for stores or restaurants.
In 1982, when Country Bob, Inc. became the company, Bob Edson, Terry Edson, Al Malekovic and Reed Malekovic formed a corporation with equal ownership. The company took off with it's well recived and highly requested sauces. Ask the owners about their success, however, and they will say that they "fully give credit must be given where credit is due". "Proverbs 16:3 says, "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." We have placed true ownership of Country Bob, Inc. in the hands of God. "Christ is our CEO" and He is an Awesome Boss!"
Country Bob’s is in the process of setting up a new website and plans are in the works to host their very own “Country Bob’s blog”. I hear from company owner, Al Malekovic, that they are planning to give away some “Country Bob BBQ tool sets and cookbooks” to people who subscribe to the blog.
Finally, I want you to try out Country Bob's for yourself....and so does Country Bob's. For a limited time Country Bob's is offering a free standard size bottle of their All Purpose Sauce for you and your family to try. Go here to register and be sure to comment back on this post and let me know what you thought of the sauce. I would be interested to hear if you enjoyed Country Bob's sauce as much as my family.
Country Bob's All purpose Sauce....the golden award winner.

211 S. Lincoln
Centralia, IL 62801
(800) 373-2140


ThursdayNext said...

I am all about highlighting condiments at any time! There is a BBQ sauce we have here that I love. I know its Yankee BBQ sauce, but its so damn good...and very popular!

"J" said...

I went over to check out their site! Let me know when they get their blog up and running! I also signed up for the free sauce!!!!

I must agree with big daddy...I'm a bold and spicy girl! I would like the SPICY one!!!! I can't wait to try it out!

We are a BIG grilling family!!!! This weekend we grilled steak, shrimp, chicken and boudin!!!!! YUM-O! =) Shad had a friend over that is here from Ohio working to help Houston get cable tv after Ike! I had to show that boy what some REAL Texas cooking was like!!!!!!! =) We had a GREAT time!!!!!!!