Keto BBQ Sauce | Walden Farms BBQ Sauce Review
Keto BBQ Sauce
Keto BBQ sauce is one of my most sought after low carb items.
I’ve been working on my keto BBQ recipe for awhile now. I won’t release it to you until I think it’s truely great. Thats the way I am with all my recipes.
I’m not there yet.
I am extremely picky when it comes to quality barbecue sauce. I had a secret spicy chipotle barbecue sauce recipe that I had developed in my non-keto days. I stored it in the fridge in an empty Jim Beam bottle. I was extremely proud of this sauce. It was amazing. But alas, that recipe didn’t translate well to keto. Back to the drawing board it is.
In the meantime, there are a couple of keto BBQ sauces that you can buy at the store. It’s honestly probably cheaper than making it yourself. It’s definitely easier. Today, I’m reviewing Walden Farms Thick & Spicy Barbecue Sauce.
*If you’d rather just watch a short video of the review, scroll past the article.
Here it goes.
According to the label, this sauce is 0 calories. Meaning, it’s ZERO CARB. It’s zero anything. Well, maybe that’s not 100% true. At the bottom of the label, there’s a little asterisk and a note stating that it contains trace calories.
What does that mean?
Anything less than 5 calories per serving can be legally listed as 0 calories in the USA. There are 12 servings in the bottle. Worst case scenario, this bottle has 60 calories in total. It takes 4 calories to equal 1 gram carbohydrate. If we assume the max calories and that all of those calories are comprised of carbohydrates, that would mean that there could be 15 grams of carbohydrates in the whole bottle. Fiber is listed in the ingredients so the net carbs would be lower than this number.
Long story short, as long as you don’t drink the entire bottle you’ll be fine. Even if you did drink the entire bottle you’d probably be fine. Weird maybe, but fine. If you want to err on the side of caution you can just assume that there is 1 gram carb per serving.
Either way, this is much lower on carbs than any other option I’ve seen.
This stuff tastes great. I was pleasantly surprised by how good the flavor is. To me, it tastes better than a lot of regular non-keto BBQ sauces. It’s not too sweet and it also has a great smokey flavor.
I would like to note, though, that I don’t think it’s spicy at all, despite the label’s claims. I’m not knocking its flavor at all. It’s just not spicy. I am a hot sauce fanatic though. My tolerance for scovilles is well above most peoples. Take this minor grievance with a grain of salt.
The price for the Walden Farms Thick & Spicy Barbecue Sauce is not bad at all. I paid $3.99 at the local grocery store for it. That’s a decent mid-level BBQ sauce price. Considering a lot of keto alternatives can be a bit pricey when compared to their carb laden counterparts, the $3.99 price tag didn’t bother me at all.
Ok, so I do have one main complaint against this sauce. Despite what the label claims, this sauce is not thick at all. It’s runny. I tested it on my bacon weave smash burger and the sauce was running everywhere. Granted, it tasted amazing. The burger and sauce combo was delicious but it became a drippy mess.
I did try putting some sauce in a pan with xanthan gum and heating it up to try to thicken the sauce. It worked and still tasted great. It is a pain though. If you want to spend the extra couple of minutes to thicken the sauce on your own, be my guest. I’m not going to go through the hassle most of the time.
There you have it. I love this keto BBQ sauce but it’s runny.
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If you like the video below, also check out my review of Halo Top ice cream here.