Little Bar Double R’s Campfire Rub really lived up to its name for me. The company’s display at this year’s Fiery Foods Show was a huge hit. When they gave us a sample of the rub and a bottle of their Grand Teton BBQ Sauce to review I was eager to get started.
Like the Campfire Rub, the company was born from hunting and camping in Wyoming. Founder Victoria Parrott Rampley’s father, Roger Parrott, was an avid hunter and outdoorsman who passed on his love for the open country and campfire cooking to his daughter. That was the inspiration for Little Bar Double R. Victoria basically bottled lessons learned about sauce and rub during those days and nights from her childhood.
Since I had the Campfire Rub and the Grand Teton BBQ Sauce to play with, I teamed them with a rack of pork spare ribs and a rack of beef ribs. Campfire Rub runs on the salty side; it wasn’t sweet at all. The seasoning had a mild, hot finish to it and it did, in fact, remind me of my own camping days up north in Alaska.
Grand Teton BBQ Sauce ran the opposite direction. It’s a very sweet barbecue sauce, smoky, and with a mild pepper kick on the end too. Its heat lingers a few minutes longer than the Campfire Rub’s. Together, both products set each other off quite well. I wasn’t surprised by that. Homegrown companies tend to make products that work well in tandem like that.