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Char Crust Roasted Garlic Peppercorn, Java Buzz, and the Hickory & Molasses Review and Giveaway

As much as I love to cook, I get bored at times.  Even though I frequently try new things or change up my old recipes, I still feel like sometimes I'm using the same ingredients too frequently.  Generally I know that's what people do because let's be real who makes things they don't like?!  But I am always on the look out for  new recipes.  Thankfully, in my last search I discovered a company called Char Crust.


I was really excited to give these a try even with the weather cooling as we are still outside grilling (and will be until it snows).  Char Crust began in a Chicago steakhouse, Al Farber's in 1957 where "diners would literally beg to take our seasonings home.  Char Crust® dry rub is easy and fast to use! Simply dredge, sear, and serve. Use on any meat, seafood, or vegetable, and just broil, bake, grill, or even saut√©©."

When Char Crust  first told me I could pick three flavors to try, it began a major debate in our household.  We all have such different likes when it comes to food so sometimes meal time can be difficult if I don't want to be preparing 4 different meals each night.  Available in 10 flavors, we finally settled on the Roasted Garlic Peppercorn, Java Buzz, and the Hickory & Molasses.

  Char Crust takes a little getting used to at first because of the amount you are supposed to use.  But once you cook your first meal you won't care a single bit about dredging your complete piece of meat in it.  The first one we used was the Hickory & Molasses which had a great sweet flavor.  Even with adding the steaks to the grilled they were moist as anything.  The Char Crust did an amazing job of holding the juices into the meat.

The 2nd one we tried was the Roasted Garlic Peppercorn while making our chicken for our favorite dinner 'Caesar Salad Pasta'.  We completely coated our chicken in the seasoning.  Now Kevin wasn't a fan as he doesn't like anything spicy or peppery but I LOVED it.  Alana and I thought it completely complimented our meal!

The 3rd one had to be the Java Buzz.  Previously I have actually brewed espresso or coffee and used it to marinate our steaks with a few other ingredients.  I always tasted good but after trying the Java Buzz, I know something was missing to create that spark.  These steaks were very moist and almost tasted like they had come from a gourmet restaurant.

Cost: $5.49 - 4 oz packages
Available to purchase:  Char Crust 
Recommendation:  Sure enough they were all great and I expect the rest to be as yummy as these three!  These are great seasonings for any style/level cook.   The pricing is pretty good but you do have to use a lot when cooking with these.  There are also several great recipes listed on the site as well that I'd recommend checking out.
Facebook:  Char Crust
Twitter @CharCrust

Giveaway:  Char Crust is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers a 3 pack sampler of their own!

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52 comments:

  1. I would choose Sun-Dried Tomato & Garlic, Ginger Teriyaki and Java Buzz
    bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

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  2. I would pick Roto Roast, Java Buzz, and Original Hickory Grilled.

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    1. Original Hickory Grilled,Sun-Dried Tomato & Garlic, Garlic, Ginger Teriyaki

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  3. I shared: https://twitter.com/giggedygeekmum/status/278640541556699136

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  4. I entered the Unbreakoball giveaway.

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  5. I'd choose Java Buzz, Hickory & Molasses and Roto Roast.

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  6. garlic and hickory grilled
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  7. Roasted Garlic Peppercorn, Sun-Dried Tomato & Garlic, and All American Barbecue

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  8. java buzz please!

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  9. All american bbq, roasted garlic peppercorn, and southwest chipotle

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  10. Southwest Chipotle / Roasted Garlic Peppercorn / Hickory & Molasses

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  11. Southwest Chipotle, Roto Roast and Amazin Cajun

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  12. Original Hickory Grilled
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  13. I am having such a hard time picking just 3 flavors. But I guess I'll go with Hickory & Molasses, Southwest Chipotle, and All American Barbecue.

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  14. michelle gilliland mcafeeDecember 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    This giveaway rocks. I love to grill out and would love to try the original hickory girlled, hickory and molasses and the sun dried tomato and garlic. Thank you for the giveaway and great review. ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

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  15. Original Hickory Grilled. I think that would be my favorite!

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  16. i like your blog; i just don't qualify or are signed up for a lot of the things that are entries in your contests. not really a bad thing, just sucks i cant get all the entries.

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  17. Sun-Dried Tomato & Garlic. All American Barbecue. Roasted Garlic Peppercorn

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  18. Sun-Dried Tomato & Garlic, Roasted Garlic Peppercorn and All American Barbecue. Ok I'm starving now! :) - Jenna Osborne

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  19. Original Hickory Grilled, Roasted Garlic Peppercorn, Southwest Chipotle

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  20. Java Buzz, Original Hickory Grilled, and Amazin Cajun.

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  21. Shared https://www.facebook.com/deborah.neal.7771

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  22. I entered the Bob the Builder giveaway.

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  23. Oh my...so many to choose from! I would have to say the originial Hickory, Roasted Garlic Peppercorn and Smoky Spicy Southwest! Thanks so much! Happy Holidays!

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  24. I love your blogs and the great reviews and giveaways! Keep it up...you make a lot of people very happy :)

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  25. i entered the maggie bags giveaway

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  26. i would choose the roasted garlic peppercorn,...sounds yummy

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  27. shared on facebook https://www.facebook.com/kathy.c.dalton/posts/458367390888369

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  28. All American BBQ, Roasted Garlic Peppercorn, and Roto Roast!

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  29. I would love to try the Southwest Chipotle rub! :)

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  30. I would want Original Hickory Grilled, Roto Roast and Amazin' Cajun

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  31. I love your blog because it is so colorful and friendly looking.

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  32. Amazin' Cajun Original Hickory Grilled and Sun-Dried Tomato & Garlic

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  33. i am a new subscriber. look forward to seeing more giveaways! thanks.

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  34. id love to try the Sun-Dried Tomato & Garlic rub
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  35. Original Hickory Grilled Java Buzz All American Barbecue are the ones I would choose

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  36. I entered the Karma water giveaway

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  37. Roto Roast, Amazin' Cajun, and All American Barbecue

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  38. genuinely,,, i don't have the best internet connect and dark colored blogs like yours take longer to load. also, in this particular giveaway one entry is to like the blog post. i couldn't find an fb, g+, or any other like. i shared on fb but couldn't like.

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  39. Id like, Amazin' Cajun, All American Barbecue, and Original Hickory Grilled

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  40. I entered the karma water giveaway

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  41. i shared thi contest on facebook https://www.facebook.com/kathy.c.dalton/posts/387449991346292

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  42. https://www.facebook.com/clarissa.neiding/posts/519909158029548 facebooked

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  43. Original Hickory Grilled, All American Barbecue and Southwest Chipotle :)

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  44. Ginger Teriyaki, All American BBQ, and Roasted Garlic Peppercorn!

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