Daddy Sam’s Bar-B-Que Sawces and Marinades


Believe it or not, all natural barbeque sauces can be hard to come by.  Luckily, there are companies like Daddy Sam’s who understand the importance of a high quality barbeque.

Tasting Notes for Daddy Sam’s

Daddy Sam’s has grown into even more than barbeque sauce, offering a variety of sauces and glazes.

Original Barbeque Sawce

This barbeque “sawce” is made without a single artificial ingredient, and the taste proves it.  As a true fan of barbeque sauce, I was not a bit shy around this product.  We trialed it on organic chicken, burgers, sausages, and yes, I even roasted some potatoes in it.  It was fantastic on everything, and tasted like a recipe that had been passed down through the generations.  Daddy Sam’s Original is a rich, smoky sauce with a touch of spice.  However, it is still a safe bet for those who are a bit timid around heat.  As an added bonus, it is free from the top seven allergens.  Like most sauces, Daddy Sam’s is a touch high in sugars and sodium, but with these bold flavors, a little goes much further than expected.

Recommended For:

  • Barbeques, Big & Small
  • Dipping
  • Chicken wings

Hot Barbeque Sawce

Since there weren’t any wings in the fridge for our first trial, we sampled it on some roasted chicken breasts and potatoes.  It was delicious and fiery!  The heat tamed somewhat when combined with the chicken, but when sampled straight, it was spicy.  In our house this “Sawce” was the perfect combination of barbecue (for myself) and hot (for my husband) to keep everyone happy.

Daddy Sam's Sawces - Available in BBQ sauce or Salmon Glaze. Made with all natural ingredients!

Salmon Glaze

Although I would still describe Daddy Sam’s Salmon Glaze as a barbeque sauce, it was free of the “ketchup-like” flavor found in traditional barbecue sauces. To taste, it was bold (from the intensity of molasses), slightly sweet (plain old-fashioned sugar), and a touch spicy (with notes of cayenne and jalapeno). Although these were the most predominant flavors, the ingredient list on this Salmon Glaze reads like a spice rack.

Health seekers and flavor fans alike will be pleased to see that natural turmeric, garlic, ginger, and onion made the cut.  In sticking with the title recommendation, our first trial was on salmon. Once cooked, Daddy Sam’s was actually quite mellow; a definite benefit, as it didn’t overpower the taste of the fish itself.  Our second taste test was as a quick glaze for shrimp served over a bed of rice.  It went quite well, and was in fact our top choice for usage.  Everyone felt that the molasses undertones blended seamlessly.  Overall, for roasting or backyard grilling, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Daddy Sam’s as a “glaze” for white meat, salmon and other seafood, as well as for vegetables (particularly potatoes).

Recommended For:

  • Roasting & Grilling
  • Glaze for Salmon, White Fish, Shrimp, and Chicken
  • Flavor Boost to Roasted Potatoes
  • “Refined” BBQ Sauce Stand-In

Daddy Sam's Sawces - Available in BBQ sauce or Salmon Glaze. Made with all natural ingredients!

The Facts on Daddy Sam’s Sawces

Certifications: Daddy Sam’s Sawces advertise as kosher and all natural, but we didn’t find any certifications.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Daddy Sam’s Sauces are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and 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 Daddy Sam’s website at

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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