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Bullock's Buzz: Char Crust: Delectable Dry Rub Seasonings

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Char Crust: Delectable Dry Rub Seasonings

Review and Giveaway!

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   Have you ever had one of those perfectly cooked delicious steaks where the outside is slightly charred and the inside is so moist and delectable?  Now there is a way to get that same taste in the comfort of your own kitchen, even without using a grill!  Char Crust Dry Rub Seasonings! Chicago, 1957, Al Farber’s Steak House was a place of legendary seasoned steaks, lightly charred on the outside, while juicy and delectable on the inside.   After closing in 1977, the family continued to sell their two original special blended dry rubs for which they had become so well known, the Original Hickory Grilled (originally just called Char Crust) and the Roto Rub.  By 1998, the original owners son and his new wife, after much prompting, introduced their Char Crust retail line including both the original rubs as well as an three additional flavors.

   Today Char Crust is sold nationwide and has become a huge hit.  They now offer 10 fabulous flavors including Hickory & Molasses, Sun Dried Tomato & Garlic, Amazin Cajun and many more!  Yet despite their success, they still stick to the original way of making their rubs in small batches at a time, using only the freshest herbs and spices.  Char Crust generously let me pick out two rubs to review.  After much deliberation, I decided to try the Teriyaki Ginger and the Original Hickory Grilled.
Teriyaki Ginger
What They Say:  The taste of sweet teriyaki with fragrant shoga (ginger). Great on shrimp, chicken and steak.
What I Say:  This has the most incredible taste!  It was not too sweet, nor did it have too much of a bite of ginger.  I used it on pork chops and vegetables. 

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Teriyaki Pork Chops

Original Hickory Grill
What They Say:  Rich hickory grilled flavor, enhances the meat’s natural flavor without overwhelming.  Also great on chicken, tuna steaks and veggies.
What I Say:  The perfect blend of hickory and salt, the smell is enough to make your mouth water!  I used it on chicken and pork chops, next will be steak!

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  Original Hickory Grilled on Chicken Breasts

   Char Crust was extremely easy to use! I just poured some of the rub in a bowl and dredged the meat through it on both sides. Then I lightly drizzled olive oil on top to prevent the spices from burning. I choose to broil the meat under the broiler, and while it was cooking, I flipped it from side to side a few times until it was cooked all the way through. The smell was incredible while it cooked, and had my husband and son asking when it would be done! The first time I cooked with it, I had to laugh when my son asked why I had burned it so badly! The rub cooks to where it literally looks like a ‘charred-crust’, so I can see why he thought it was burned!  However, the crust has absolutely no burned taste at all, and the meat inside is so moist and juicy! Each bite was fantastic!

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POUR RUB IN A BOWL & DREDGE THE MEAT ON BOTH SIDES
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PLACE ON FOIL-LINED BROILER PAN
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BROIL, FLIPPING MEAT OCCASIONALLY UNTIL COOKED THROUGH
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FLAVORFUL CRISPY OUTSIDE WHILE JUICY & TENDER INSIDE

   Using Char Crust to flavor vegetables is also a cinch!  I choose to use the Teriyaki flavor with a blend of Asian-type frozen vegetables including water chestnuts, broccoli, red bell pepper, snow peas and more.  Once the veggies were thawed, I put the in a bowl, drizzled a bit of Olive Oil over them, then sprinkled with Char Crust and tossed to blend.  I then put them onto a foil lined cookie sheet, set the oven to 425 degrees and baked them for about 10 to 12 minutes until they were cooked through.  The result?  An incredibly delicious Teriyaki-flavored side dish!
   I definitely recommend Char Crust !  It is so easy to use and there are many different ways you can use it too!  You can bake, broil or grill both meats and vegetables for a menu full of fantastic flavored foods!  Char Crust can be purchased in 4 ounce boxes for $5.49 each.   You can order Char Crust directly through the website HERE, or use their store locator to find a retailer near you.  They also have a section on their site where you can find a great selection of delectable recipes!  And if you ‘like’ them on Facebook, you will be sure to find even more great recipes, tips and ideas, as well as special deals!
   Char Crust has generously offered one Bullock’s Buzz fan a kit of 3 Char Crust rubs (Original Hickory Grilled, Roasted Garlic Peppercorn and Ginger Teriyaki)!  All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below!  Please be sure to do all required entries!  This giveaway will begin tonight at 12:01am EST and will end 12:01am EST Oct. 11.
GOOD LUCK!!
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a Rafflecopter giveaway
I received this product for free for the purpose of review.  I was not compensated in any other way, nor am I under contract with this company.  All opinions are my own!

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49 Comments:

At October 3, 2012 at 1:43 PM , Blogger Patricia Woolverton said...

This looks yummy. I had to laugh about the burning of it. It does look burnt but that is just the look of it. The flavors sound great.

 
At October 3, 2012 at 1:57 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Oh, this does look super yummy!

 
At October 3, 2012 at 2:33 PM , Blogger Ronalee said...

That is so interesting to me. I would give it a try since I never get near a grill.

 
At October 3, 2012 at 2:33 PM , Blogger Suenvegas said...

I love Char Crust! Great pics!

 
At October 3, 2012 at 2:34 PM , Blogger jennifer said...

im loving it its different the look mmm and i know hubby will like it

 
At October 3, 2012 at 2:44 PM , Blogger Angel said...

Yum!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could've smelled that while it was baking!! I love dry rubs I'm going to have to check this out.

 
At October 3, 2012 at 2:50 PM , Blogger LisaLisa said...

Mmm,Mmm good looking! I have never heard of this seasoning before looks like I will be trying this out. Awesome review!

 
At October 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM , Blogger Sasha Cory said...

Mmmmmmm, looks delicious! I have to try those!

 
At October 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM , Blogger Brooke Adametz said...

Those sound delicious! My husband would love to try them!

 
At October 3, 2012 at 4:26 PM , Blogger Young At Heart Mommy said...

How have I never heard of this!? I love my meat to be crispy on the outside... pretty much burned if possible :)

 
At October 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM , Blogger nicole hendrickson said...

I love when my food is charred like that! Everything looks so yummy. I need to try this stuff :)

 
At October 3, 2012 at 5:41 PM , Blogger Tamara W said...

I Love this stuff. Your food looks so yummy thank you for sharing

 
At October 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM , Blogger Allyson Bossie said...

omg girl when is supper. I am headed your way. Seriously, I plan to stalk you, I mean return when you start that giveaway!

 
At October 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Jerla Oh lalala said...

i had this products too, i was able to try two different kinds of flavor

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At October 3, 2012 at 7:20 PM , Blogger Melinda Dunne said...

I love Char Crust! I think it has great flavor and I love the variety!

 
At October 3, 2012 at 7:24 PM , Blogger Melanie said...

I don't know about the ginger rub, but I know the Hickory Rub would be a huge hit in my household. Thanks for sharing your experience and your yummy photos!

 
At October 3, 2012 at 8:03 PM , Blogger Angie said...

YUMMY! Looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

 
At October 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM , Blogger Candy The Skeptical Sweeper said...

Wow looks so good! Can't wait for the giveaway to go live! :)

 
At October 4, 2012 at 7:00 AM , Blogger Andrea said...

I would love to try the Original Hickory

 
At October 4, 2012 at 7:16 AM , Blogger Melissa Botelho said...

Terriyaki looks yummy!

 
At October 4, 2012 at 7:19 AM , Blogger cassandrasminicorner said...

A must try seasoning, yum!

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At October 4, 2012 at 7:40 AM , Blogger BargainHoundDailyDeals said...

I would love to try this after your great review!!Ty I had never heard of this before reading your post!

 
At October 4, 2012 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Jennifer Clay said...

I have only heard good things about Char Dry Rub Seasonings! Your food looks so yummy!

 
At October 4, 2012 at 8:30 AM , Blogger Bridget Williams said...

Okay, now i'm starving, this looks amazing!

 
At October 4, 2012 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Sofia said...

I'd love to try the teriyaki ginger!

 
At October 4, 2012 at 12:20 PM , Blogger Mamama Marilu said...

The Teriyaki ginger sounds absolutely fantastic!!!!

 
At October 4, 2012 at 1:51 PM , Blogger Dree Getz said...

I'd love to try the Roasted Garlic Peppercorn

 
At October 4, 2012 at 2:57 PM , Blogger Dalynn McCoy said...

The Spicy Southwest sounds yum! Thanks for the giveaway!

 
At October 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM , Blogger Malia said...

What a great way to add some flavor! The Teriyaki sounds good!

 
At October 4, 2012 at 8:58 PM , Blogger Krystal Miller said...

Hickory & Molasses sounds good! All of them do, really.

 
At October 5, 2012 at 1:15 AM , Blogger Jerla Oh lalala said...

hubby is roasting whole chicken right now using the garlic and peppercorn char chrust :) the kitchen smells really good right now.

http://www.tipsandexperience.com/

 
At October 5, 2012 at 6:21 AM , Blogger HilLesha said...

Roasted Garlic Peppercorn

 
At October 5, 2012 at 3:27 PM , Blogger Birbitt Thinks said...

YUM YUM YUM! I love these type of blackening seasonings! There is so much flavor, AND the food is moist and yummy! :)

 
At October 5, 2012 at 7:18 PM , Blogger Tonya Fullenkamp said...

I really want to try the Sun-Dried Tomato & Garlic but out of the ones for the giveaway I can't wait to try the Teriyaki.

 
At October 6, 2012 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

The roasted garlic sounds amazing
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At October 7, 2012 at 10:30 AM , Blogger MamaBreak said...

Oh my word! This looks so delicious! I need the cajun!

 
At October 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM , Blogger Debra Gordon said...

Ginger Teriyaki looks & sounds great thanks for the giveaway and the wicked images now I'm hungry

 
At October 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

I would love to try the hickory molasses yummy!

 
At October 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

I would love to try the hickory molasses yummy!

 
At October 7, 2012 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Angel said...

I like hickory. I have a sweet tooth, and hickory molasses is something I'd enjoy.

 
At October 7, 2012 at 7:03 PM , Blogger Bridget Williams said...

The Hickory sounds delish!

 
At October 8, 2012 at 9:12 AM , Blogger kd04 said...

Yumm yumm. I can't decide. the roasted peppercorn or the Teriyaki...

 
At October 9, 2012 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Debra Guillen said...

I want to try Teriyaki

 
At October 9, 2012 at 9:41 AM , Blogger Heather said...

I want to try the original.

 
At October 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM , Blogger mediaworm said...

Roasted Garlic peppercorn

 
At October 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM , Blogger Sonya Sanderson said...

I would like to try the Teriyaki

 
At October 9, 2012 at 1:55 PM , Blogger Cheryl Chervitz said...

Roasted Garlic Peppercorn

 
At October 9, 2012 at 2:53 PM , Blogger Cody Anderson said...

Teriyaki ginger

 
At October 9, 2012 at 6:36 PM , Blogger Kylie Carlson said...

I'd love to try the Smoky Spicy Southwest!

 

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