I am a sauce girl. And while I do enjoy salad dressings and creamy dairy-free spreads, my heart belongs to the bold flavors of BBQ, teriyaki, and yes, even ketchup, especially during the grilling season. These are true lifelong friends to those on a dairy-free diet – rarely wavering from their milk-free status. The problem is, most brands contain high fructose corn syrup and other unwanted additives. Which is why I’ve turned my attention and my purchasing dollars to Organicville.
All Organicville products are certified organic, certified gluten free, certified vegan (yes, totally dairy-free, too!), and are made with all natural ingredients. Here is the line-up…
All-natural sriracha?! Yes, it is true. Organicville has released their “practically homemade” Sriracha and it is a hot new item to say the least. We did a side by side comparison with good old (not-so-healthy) rooster sauce (if you buy sriracha, then you know the one I’m talking about). The two were quite different from one another, so I wouldn’t expect an even swap, but the Organicville Sriracha was actually spicier!
Literally made of cayenne pepper puree, Organicville Sriracha has just a hint of sweetness from organic cane sugar and a Mexican flavor flare with the addition of jalapeno peppers. This blend makes it a versatile all-natural swap for traditional sriracha or even hot sauce, though the consistency is thicker (I liked that feature!).
I LOVE teriyaki sauce, and Kylie is quickly taking to my passion for this sweet and salty sauce. However, I don’t love the sickeningly sweet, almost syrup-like flavor of so many brands. To me, teriyaki is on the sweet side, but should be just as rich and salty as it is sugary, if not a little more. Organicville delivers with two flavorful gluten-free teriyaki sauces (yes, made with wheat-free tamari!), Sesame and Island.
Some condiment makers come out with different varieties, yet they all tend to taste pretty much the same. Not these! One is distinctly sesame, while the other has bright pineapple notes. Both have the perfect balance of sweetness and are amazing on rice bowls. My only qualm is that I like my teriyaki sauce just a little thicker, but when used as a cooking sauce, it does thicken up a touch. We also found that mixing one part teriyaki sauce into one part Vegenaise made an amazing Asian-inspired sandwich spread!
Available in Original and Hot & Spicy, both flavors of Organicville BBQ sauce are full of flavor. The Original is wonderfully sweet with a hint of spice. It isn’t a deep barbecue, but wasn’t overly ketchup-like either. Rather than “Original” I would call it “Sweet and Slightly Spicy.”
The Hot & Spicy has a deeper, richer taste with a bit more depth in flavor and a bigger kick. I liked that it was even lower in sugars than the Original , and that it wasn’t over the top spicy. Tony and I like a little spice, but aren’t into fire-breathing heat in our food. Both varieties are sweetened with agave nectar and a bit of molasses for that barbecue depth.
We did review these sauces prior, you can see my full review here.
We tend to take ketchup for granted. It’s sold everywhere, even the gas station, and typically varies little in flavor from brand to brand. But the highly processed version we buy today is often filled with tons of sugar and some undesirable ingredients.
Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Organicville Ketchup – would it really be any different? It is, but it isn’t. This organic ketchup is true to its namesake in overall taste and texture, but the flavor is more vibrant. It has a brilliant red hue and clean taste that reflects the purity of every ingredient, right down to the organic spices (no “flavoring” or “colors”!). The agave imparts a “touch of honey” sweetness that is addicting and yet only supplies a modest 3 grams of sugars per tablespoon.
We did review this organic ketchup prior, you can see my full review here.
We haven’t tried them all as of yet. As I sample them, I will update this post and re-share! Organicville also offers a new Teriyaki Glaze & Marinade, Chili Sauce, Stone Ground Mustard, and Yellow Mustard (Oh how I love mustard!). And knowing this inventive little company, I’m betting their will be more soon!
Have you tried any Organicville Condiments? Share your feedback in the comments – Go Dairy Free welcomes your reviews!
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Organicville Condiments are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, and tree nut-free. Select varieties are soy-free. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Organicville website at www.organicvillefoods.com.