Out of the blue comes a package from Pastor Sam Peters and his lovely wife Joyce with 2 bottles of the above sauce. I all ready had me a bottle, so I was curious what I did to deserve such a friendly gesture. Well they were requesting I do a review for them. Well, I am not too fond of 1 person reviews, so I dispatched a bottle to my Leesburg, VA neighbors, the Schobergs. I figure what a better way to turn a 1 person review into 3, right? I was all ready playing with my open bottle so I was well on my way. I was loving dunking chicken with it, but now that it was a review I had to play with it more. With the extra bottle I would have some fun.
They gave me a pamphlet on the origin of the Pawpaw, and so one of the reasons why my video is longer than it should is that I am reading a bit from it to give you some needed detail of this mystery fruit. We all know the real reason why the video is too long, but I will use the excuse this time since it was a nice aide to the review. I also learned something about the apple along the way that I was unaware of. Now as for my rating, I had to change it after I finished the video. With my 2nd bottle of sauce, I discovered just how well this sauce worked with meatballs. I slow cooked frozen pre-cooked meatballs in the oven at 250 degrees for an hour plus. I added them in a potato roll slider, and presto change-o did that work to perfection. My favorite application and it was after I finished the review. So I changed my rating on the video, so now you know why. This sauce won a 1st place Scovie Award and a 1st place Hot Pepper Award for similar fruit BBQ sauce categories.
Before we get to our reviews, I wanted to share something with you about the company behind this pawpaw product.
A little about Patter Fam Sauces…
Patter Fam Sauces began in the kitchen of a small town pastor named Sam and his wife Joyce. They had a passion for great sauces that couldn’t be found anywhere else. They’ve been making sauce, salsas and seasonings for a long time. Together they are constantly creating new recipes to accompany great food. With encouragement from friends and family, and divine intervention the company was founded in 2009. They’re always asked where the name came from – it came from a two year old boy in their church that called him “Patter Fam” instead of Pastor Sam. Soon it became a nickname.
Patter Fam says, “Our goal is to create sauces and seasonings with layers of flavor that enhance the natural goodness of food. We are meticulous about the flavor of our food. We will never sacrifice flavor for the sake of gimmicks. If we won’t eat it, you won’t see it.”
Whether your taste leans toward the sweet side or you are a true “heatnik” with a craving for habaneros and jalapenos you’ll find lots of flavor to enjoy. Our blend of vegetables and spices are carefully crafted to create a unique pleasure for the palate. Enjoy our sauces on all your favorite meats, stir-fry, dips and snacks.
Created and bottled in Ohio, Patter Fam Sauces is an Ohio Proud partner of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.