Review of Fork N Halo BBQ Sauce Original Sin on Wings

Week of Wings II – Day 5 – Fork N Halo BBQ Sauce Original Sin

We wanted to include a BBQ wing sauce review in our Week of Wings II roundup this week. While the sauce itself is not marketed as a wing sauce, we chose the Fork N Halo to review, based on the pig in a devil’s costume on the label and the ingredients of cayenne pepper and jalapeno pepper.

From their website:

FORK ‘N HALO barbecue sauces are all natural and 100% fat free. They don’t contain any MSG, artificial ingredients or any of that high fructose corn syrup stuff. We even use evaporated cane juice instead of processed refined sugar.
All Wicked Good BBQ Company products are made with the freshest ingredients, gathered from all around the world.
The flavors are truly unique. This ain’t no ordinary BBQ sauce!!!

Taste straight up:Rated 2.5 out of 5 Stars

Brian: This really isn’t an ordinary ordinary BBQ sauce. Our first impression was that this dark, sweet, thick BBQ sauce would be awesome on wings. However, there is very little to no heat, and the sweetness from the molasses is not something I personally care for.
Marilyn: Really sweet, thick, lots of molasses. It almost tastes like raisins. Lots of honey flavor too.

Texture & Appearance: Rated 4.5 out of 5 Stars – Very dark and thick – a pretty sauce actually – with the molasses being the biggest reason for the dark, shiny appearance. We really like the coarse consistency of this sauce.

Taste:Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – We’ve had far worse BBQ sauces. If you like the molasses / honey flavors and really dig the super sweetness in your BBQ sauce, you may really like this.

Brian: As I stated, these are not hot wings. They are BBQ wings with a very strong molasses flavor. I’m not a fan of molasses in general. I don’t feel the ingredients balance out well, especially since there is little to no heat from the cayenne or jalapeno pepper in this sauce.

Marilyn: A very sweet flavor with lots of honey. I would probably only eat one of these at a party or gathering. I don’t mind the molasses flavor as much as Brian does. This sauce may be better on beef or ribs than on chicken wings.

Heat Level:Rated 1 out of 5 Stars – There is only a slight hint of spices in this sauce.

Label/Graphics:Rated 3 out of 5 Stars – With the simple graphics, they get 2 stars for the inclusion of the pig in the devil’s costume and along with calling it Original Sin both led us to believe there would be more zing in the bottle.

Overall Rating:Rated 1.5 out of 5 Stars – Just disappointing to us. We have our preconceived notions of BBQ sauce – heavy tomato, or mustard, or vinegar… but molasses is not one of them. You may love it.

Ingredients: Tomatoes, evaporated cane juice, unsulfured molasses, red wine vinegar, pure honey, apple juice concentrate, kosher salt, mustard powder, paprika, garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, black pepper, jalapeno pepper, xanthan gum

You can purchase Fork N Halo Original Sin here on who also offers 2 other flavors – Heavenly Hickory and a Fire and Brimstone.

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  1. Most of the BBQ sauces in the stores around here are loaded with molasses, high fructose corn syrup, brown sugar, and sugar. It’s like sugar overload. What are your favorite BBQ sauces without molasses? Thanks. It’s fun looking forward to seeing what you guys are going to have for dinner every night and what sauce you are using.

  2. Great stuff, Brian and Marilyn. I love your wing weeks. It should become an annual tradition. 🙂

    I’m a big fan of Sweet Baby Ray’s, too. I also dig Jake’s Barbecue Sauce for that sweet, rich, downhome flavor.

    1. Thanks Scott. I guess you Missourians know a thing or two about BBQ sauce. Jakes looks good. I’ll probably check it out.

  3. Before I started doing reviews and trying out all of these “mom & pop” brands, I too used Sweet Baby Ray’s as my “go to sauce”. I would always add some Teaxs Pete or something to it, to kick it up.
    Now, as for Fork & Halo…Buddah & I reviewed this line last Summer and I recall that the Smokey version (Heavenly Hickory) and the Ghost Pepper version (Fire & Brimstone) were really good. I used the entire bottle of the Ghost pepper, and somebody at the party requested to take the Heavenly Hickory home with them….you guys may want to give this brand another shot with their Heavenly Hickory sauce, I know Brian likes the smokey taste, and try it on some thighs or quarters.

  4. I’m not a big fan of molasses rich sauces either. I don’t really like the sweet sauces either, although Blues Hog Barbecue sauce is sinfully good. It’s our house’s favorite (except me, I go for the vinegar sauces).

    1. I agree with you about Blues Hog. A professional bbq competition team once shared with me that their secret sauce starts with Blues Hog as the base.

      1. Do you happen to know what Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce is? I saw a few diffferent brands that have that type and wondered what it is like? Is it really sweet? Thanks.

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