I have been purchasing canned Del Monte vegetables for my pantry for many years, so it was a no brainer to try their Sloppy Joe sauce when I saw it sitting on the shelf at my local grocery store. Sloppy Joes are an easy meal to fix for dinner during the week and require very few ingredients. There were several varieties of the sauce to choose from, but I decided to try the hickory since it was something I had never seen or tried before.
After preparing my ground beef, I poured the sauce into the pan and it had the same scent as traditional Sloppy Joe sauce, slightly vinegary with a distinct tomato smell. The difference was in the actual taste of the product. It was a lot more smokey than regular Sloppy Joe sauce, and it gave a nice, unique spin on the classic sauce. There also seemed to be more peppers throughout this particular brand when compared to other brands. I liked that because I never seem to get enough vegetables in my diet.
I will continue to use this brand and flavor of Sloppy Joe sauce, but it hasn't completely won me over. I will still likely purchase the Sloppy Joe sauce that is on sale or the other brand that has a slightly better flavor.