A few weeks ago, I received an amazing package in the mail; a gift basket filled with little things to pamper myself. A few nail polishes here, some bath salts there. And the star of the show? VH Sauces Korean Barbecue Sauce.
What the Hell?
After locating a sweet card from the PR company, I quickly uncovered the pitch: Since VH Sauces creates quick and delicious meals, I’ll have a plethora of time to enjoy refurbishing myself! (Fingers crossed.)
Now in an effort of full disclosure, here’s what I did:
1. Swatched the nail polishes and looked through the goodies.
2. Called the PR company to say thank you for the thoughtful press drop.
3. Explained that there was no way I’d EVER think that VH Sauces Korean Barbecue Sauce could come close to the Korean BBQ sauce I make from scratch, so thanks but no thanks.
However, since I always like to keep an open mind, I promised that I would try the marinade… but to expect brutal honestly in my ensuing review. You all know I’m a huge fan of VH products… but could their tangy sauce have me licking my fingers to savour every last bit of flavour? Game on.
Or so I thought. The marinade sat in my pantry for weeks. And every time I thought to give it a try, I had an excuse ready: my husband wasn’t close to the Korean market to pick up the short ribs; I already had something else defrosting in the fridge; we were trying to do something vegetarian for that night’s dinner. Soon, I realized that I just wasn’t ready to give bottled short ribs a try.
(Hey, it’s like asking an Italian chef to substitute with Ragu, okay?)…