Welcome to another month of The Bone Sauce Blog. This month we’ll be reviewing a sauce manufactured by a timeless Bar and Restaurant from Connecticut named Archie Moore’s. We’ll be taking a deep dive into Archie Moore’s keto-based, A.K.A. sugar-free, Extra Hot Buffalo style wing sauce on this blog.
Why write about a healthy wing sauce? The summer months are right around the corner, so we figured now would be a perfect month to inform our avid readers about a wing sauce that was health considerate.
This blog aims to source delectable food that is good for the body and allows people to enjoy their best lives. We sincerely hope that Archie Moore’s Extra Hot Wing Sauce lives up to and or exceeds those expectations.
So, what’s an Archie Moore’s? Archie Moore’s is a Connecticut restaurant and bar staple. Established in 1898, the Archie Moore taverns have a long legacy of dispensing good times and massive hangovers. However, in 1982 Archie Moore’s got into the chicken wing game, and according to Archie Moore’s, they are now world-famous for their wings. Archie Moore’s has four locations in Connecticut, and they have been and still are beloved by locals for damn near a century.
Archie Moore’s sauce is a beautiful orange hue, unmistakably the shade of a phenomenal wing sauce. It looks delicious!
Sauce Color = 10
The bottle is a classic twelve-ounce glass bottle that could be used to contain B.B.Q sauce and or a world-famous wing sauce. The sticker is a very basic mono-toned sports car red, and the writing is in bright yellow, white, and green. Yes, we did say green and red, and I’m sure you thought Christmas colors, but the people at Archie Moore’s have incorporated these two colors in a way that is quite tasteful to their brand and less festive in a holiday sense. The lid is placed on the top of the bottle, and it is in the color of a standard black cap. The shrink wrap around the lid is familiar black as well. Overall, the bottle has an excellent design, and the colors are unique to Archie Moore’s brand.
Bottle Design = 10
The bottle is as easy to read as black ink on white 8 x 11 printing paper. The yellow, white, and green lettering leap from the solid red background. We believe this bottle to be one of the easiest to read since we’ve begun this blog. Archie Moore’s did an excellent job conveying their backstory, cooking methods, and ingredients list. There is nothing left to the imagination, and we didn’t have to strain to read any part of this bottle. Very well done!
Legibility = 10
Archie Moore’s is off to a great start showcasing a perfect score for the appearance section of this blog. We’re excited to see what else comes from this company.
Overall = 10
Water, Cayenne Pepper Puree (Aged Cayenne Pepper Puree, Salt, Acetic Acid), Margarine (Soybean Oil, Fully Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Water, Salt, Mono, and Diglycerides, Soy Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Artificial Flavor, Beta-Carotene (Artificial Color), Vitamin A Palminatie), Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Soybean Oil, Xanthan Gum (A Natural Food Fiber), Natural Flavors, Sodium Benzoate As Preservative, Natural Butter Flavor (Soybean Oil, Natural Flavor, Turmeric, Annatto), Caramel Color, Soy Lecithin, Paprika Extract (For color).
This ingredients list is shocking! First, we find it disturbing that Archie Moore’s has Sugar Free on the front of the bottle, which indicates to consumers that this product is a healthy alternative for them. Archie Moore’s then lists ingredients which we can barely pronounce, let alone find in any chicken wing recipe on the planet. Who doesn’t remember their first-time adding Diglycerides to their national award-winning recipe? I mean, why are these ingredients even in this bottle?
It’s important to remember that the main ingredients for traditional wing sauce are Cayenne-based hot sauce and butter. Archie Moore’s wing sauce contains potential trans-fats due to the margarine and a whole list of chemicals that could be potentially harmful. The recipe list read like the instruction manual on how to create rocket fuel, and these ingredients couldn’t be further away from what wing sauce ingredients should resemble. This list is abysmal and VERY disappointing!
Ingredients = 0
Texture of the Sauce:
The texture is refined. It’s not too runny, nor is it too thick. We believe these chemicals will stick to a hot wing efficiently.
Texture of Sauce = 9
Overall Execution Points = 4.5
This might be the worst product we’ve ever tasted. If you purchased this product expecting the classic heat, vinegar, sweet, and butter taste, you would be disappointed.
The sauce’s flavor profile is acidic upfront and not pleasant. The acid doesn’t taste like citrus or vinegar. The acid component of this sauce retains a strong chemical taste that is repulsive. The follow-up notes aren’t any better. We’re not sure how to describe the second flavor profile of this sauce, but it’s strange in the worst way possible. We think we taste all of the hydrogenated oils mixed with mono-diglycerides, soy lecithin, sodium benzoate, beta-carotene, caramel color, with a dash of natural butter flavors which give the sauce its unique baby vomit characteristics. The final notes of this sauce are bile and putrid. We gave this product to our mom to try, and she gagged. It’s that bad!
As the ingredients list reads, this sauce tastes worse. This is not a good product!
Stand-Alone Test: 0
Flavor on Wing:
This sauce isn’t any better on the wing. We were hopeful that maybe, just maybe, all the chemicals used to make this sauce would bond with the poly carbon peptides in the protein structure of the chicken wing to create a flavor that resembled a traditional sauce; however, that never happened.
We should specify that we in no way think the good people at Archie Moore’s went to a lab and asked the scientists to make this product using these chemicals. No. We would imagine this bottle was conceived by scientists trying to replicate Archie Moore’s wing sauce flavor.
Furthermore, we should be upfront and state that we’ve never eaten Archie Moore’s wing sauce at any of their four locations in Connecticut, but there is no way it’s as bad as what they have bottled, especially since they are world-famous for wings!
Therefore, we will give the restaurant the benefit of the doubt and hold the scientists responsible for this wing sauce debacle! I’m sure the scientist tried their best, but they failed miserably. If we were Archie Moore’s, we would have kept the scientists working until they got it right! This sauce is horrible!
Flavor on Wing = 0
We sampled Archie Moore’s Extra Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce, and we detected practically zero heat! There was no evidence of fire in this bottle whatsoever.
Heat = 0
The Sauce Summary
Archie Moore’s claimed to be a healthy alternative to what is available on the market, and they have shown themselves to be anything but. If looks alone were the most important aspect for a typical consumer of this product, then Archie Moore’s is definitely in the top five. However, people want their sauces to taste delicious, and Archie Moore’s can be classified in a host of ways, but delicious, tasty, mouthwatering it is not!!!! This product is one of the worst chicken wing sauces we’ve ever sampled, and we would not recommend anyone consume this product due to its unpleasant taste as well as all of the chemicals used.
The scientists who developed this bottle should transfer jobs and work for the Dupont Chemical Company because they obviously enjoy poisoning people at mass (allegedly)! Please, for the love of God, never make sauces or food products ever again! These people completely missed the mark on keeping intact the essence of a traditional wing sauce.
Don’t waste your time or money on this product! It’s disgusting!
1. Appearance – 10
a. Color of Sauce = 10
b. Bottle Design = 10
c. Legibility = 10
2. Execution – 4.5
a. Ingredients = 0
b. Texture of Sauce = 9
3. Taste – 0
a. Flavor Alone = 0
b. Flavor on Wing = 0
c. Level of Heat = 0
d. Butter Bonus (if applicable) + 1 point = 0
Total Score = 4.83