Marinade Of The Month and Mustard Of The Month.
In 2010, I had the Bacon Of The Month Club (13 packs of bacon).
In 2012, I had the Salsa Of The Month Club (2 bottles per month, 6 months), and Jerky Of The Month Club (2 packs per month, 3 months).
In 2013, it's the Marinade Of The Month Club, one bottle per month, for 9 months. Also Mustard Of The Month, one bottle per month, for 3 months.
July 2013: Stubb's Chicken Marinade.
My initial reaction is "Stubb's? Isn't that a common brand? I thought I was getting harder-to-find premium brands."
Stubb's Chicken Marinade in use (July 2013 Marinade):
As the description said, this had a good citrus after taste. I also liked how the seasoning from the marinade persisted on the meat even after cooking. Pretty good.
August 2013 Marinade: Red Tail Ale Marinade.
August 2013 Mustard (after getting the bottle, I'm excited by it, it looks unique): Cherith Valley Gardens Jalapeno-Cilantro Mustard.
I love mustard and would enjoy this as well. It seems like a food of the month I'd actually make use of and it's less perishable. I've always hesitated to join any food of the month clubs for fear I'd hate it and then had to toss it but with the mustard can always keep it around for someone else to try.
I just got the mustard this weekend. I use it in sandwiches (that's what I eat whenever I bring my lunch).
I like it.
I've tried other mustards that claimed to be spicy, but they had a "fake" spicy or fake jalapeno taste to me.
This one tastes like it has real ingredients, and it has a nice balance of mustard and spiciness and cilantro.
I actually have heard great things about Stubb's chicken marinade and planned to buy it last week but spotted the ingredient list and the citrusy note threw me off. Is it quite lemony? My other hesitation was that I have tried the chicken spice rub and it's a bit too sweet and honey-tasting to me. Does the marinade have a strong honey note?
I don't think it's lemony, just general citrusy. Not in a sour way. Not like lemonade, haha.
I didn't think it was sweet, or contained a strong honey note, either.
More like a combination of citrus and vinegar?
Not like a lemon or orange, IMO.
If you get it, let me know what you think.
Glad you liked it. Yeah, I thought it was well-balanced too.
I need to update this thread. I haven't tried all of the new items I've gotten for these marinade and mustard clubs since my last post, but I can at least upload pics of them and get the conversation started. That way after I try them, I won't have to introduce what they are.
I will update this thread later today.
August 2013 Red Tail Ale in use (see 1st pic):
It had a nice sesame-ginger taste. I liked it.
Again, just like with the Stubbs, I liked the finish this left on the meat, and how there was seasoning left over that persisted.
September and October 2013 Marinades (see 2nd pic):
I've had the September tri-tip one. It was a standard soy-sauce based marinade, the kind of which I've either made or had elsewhere before. It was good, but not as unique tasting as the Stubbs or the Red Tail Ale marinades.
September 2013 Mustard:
(See 3rd pic)
* Roasted Mango Chipotle Marinade: It was sweet, not spicy. No chipotle flavor at all. It's decent, but not something I'd want again.
* Brownwood Farms Famous Kream mustard: It's a thick brown mustard. Has a sweet flavor, but also some spiciness too! Usually mustards are either sweet, or spicy, but this manages to have both.
From left to right:
November 2013 Marinade: Red Tail Ale Garlic Ginger marinade. (Haven't had it yet, will do this week).
My reaction though: Red Tail Ale again? Really? I know this one is Garlic Ginger, and the previous one was Sesame Herb, and the previous one was good. But how about some different brands?
Hopefully it's good.
December 2013 Marniade: Chateau White Garlic Marinade.
October 2013 Mustard: Uncle Jack's Whole Grain Mustard With Chives.
So I thought the marinade was only a 6 month club, but it was a 9 month club!
January 2014 Marinade: Creole "Shut My Mouth!" Maison Louisianne Marinade.
This was great, had a nice spicy cajun flavor.
February 2014: The Original Australian Tangy Ginger Lime Marinade (2nd pic):
Haven't had it yet, but it uses Australian ginger.