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4thegrill’s Food Product Reviews and Endorsements

Just wanted to take a minute to explain how 4thegrill’s food product reviews and endorsements work. Let’s start by saying we really have no rhyme or reason to how we select the food products we review. Sometimes we purchase them with the intention of doing a review and other times we just decide to do it on a whim. If we are grilling it I am usually taking pictures of it anyway so a review is easy to write.

Our endorsements are a different story all together. These are products or brand names that we know and love and will use all the time when we grill around here. Basically, we like and believe in these products and are not paid to do so. Below is a list of products or brand names that if you read our blog you are going to see these all the time.  Links go to their websites and are not affiliate links.


Smithfield Pork

Corky’s Barbecue Sauce

Sweet Baby Ray’s

Stadium Mustard

Some of these are household names and others are not. We have never asked for or been granted permission to use any of their names or products on our site. I am sure that I missed a few names here but you get the idea.

We have never received any type of compensation, monetary or otherwise for any posts outside of the ad’s we run on the pages.




Is a Certified Food Safety Professional, KCBS member and has over 10 years experience in the food service industry.

“I have experienced some of the best food this country has to offer and nothing is better than the food that comes off my grill!”

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A Word on Barbecue Sauces

There are so many good barbecue sauces on the market today, but I don’t know why anybody would attempt to make their own. I know, anytime I see a new sauce in the store I have to buy it and I always end up going back to my favorites. Yes, favorites plural.

While good barbecue sauces are good on about anything. I have a favorite sauce for pork, which is Corky’s Bar-B-Que Sauce. It goes great on just about any kind of pork, but it needs improvement on chicken. And a favorite for the chicken: I prefer Ay Chihuahua or Winking Lizard sauce (a local eatery favorite), so I suggest that you try different sauces on different things.

You’ll be surprised at how even a marginal tasting barbecue sauce can be improved just by changing what type of meat you put it on. If you’ve just bought a new sauce, and you’re unsure of how it will taste. Just try it out on one piece of chicken, for example before covering your entire meal with a sauce that you might not like.

Some sauces are better when they are cooked into the meat while others taste better right out of the bottle. One of my new favorites is Sweet Baby Rays Sweet and Spicy. Great on chicken and great for dipping just about anything in.

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Hatfield Texas Smokehouse Pork Loin Review

Our Hatfield Texas smokehouse pork loin review will take you through the grilling process of this pre-seasoned pork loin and give you our honest opinion of the product. This is our first review of a food product that was made for grilling. Hatfield pork products are available throughout the northeastern US. The Texas Smokehouse Dry Rub Seasoned Pork Loin Filet is just one of many pre-seasoned pork loins that Hatfield has available.

The loin we have is just about 1.25 pounds and at 3.99 a pound cost a little over $5. When we first removed it from the package we were surprised at just how dry it was. There was barely any excess liquid in the package which means no money wasted.

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