Mr. Singh’s is a family success story, one that started in a garden shed and now has it’s products in stores such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, and Ocado. It seems now that Mr. Singh’s is going from strength to strength and is planning to release more sauces and products later in the year.
First of all, I was struck back by the fantastic packaging and bottle design of Mr. Singh’s BBQ Chilli Sauce, a real gem on the shelf this one. Twisting the lid off for the first time, a big, rich aroma hits me – dark soy and sour fruit notes makes my mouth water.
Mr. Singh’s BBQ Chilli Sauce has a lovely smooth, thick consistency; it appears to the eye as sticky but actually it’s just got a glossy shine to it – a real good looking sauce that is great for pouring or dipping.
On my first try of Mr. Singh’s BBQ Chilli Sauce I immediately get a dark, sour, soy taste, a strong tamarind flavour is present. A sharp yet warming heat makes it’s presence, followed by a long after burn. The sauce is finished with subtle sweetness, which compliments the sourness perfectly. Really big flavours going on here.
The heat lasts but is not unpleasant; it’s a complex chilli profile and clearly comes from fresh chilies rather than an extract, lots of layers to the heat.
This BBQ Chilli Sauce is so far proving to be a versatile sauce; amazing with rice, noodles, and roasted meats, and also goes well with eggs, vegetables, and in sandwiches.
Mr. Singh’s BBQ Chilli Sauce is not a standard tasting American style barbecue sauce – it’s more soy flavoured than ketchup & sugar, and has much more sourness than sweetness. In fact, I’d be happy to say this seems like a successful experiment between a chilli-barbecue sauce, and a HP style brown sauce.
A huge, dark monster of a sauce, Mr. Singh has torn-up the Barbecue sauce rule book and delivered a unique and standout sauce. I’m really enjoying the sauce and look forward to using it each time.