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Posh Pickles and Preserves

If you look in my fridge you will find that’s it’s 80% full of sauces and pickles. I get a lot of takeaways or fresh food that I eat that day so I’ve ended up being a bit of a condiment queen instead! So I was pleased to review a big selection of little jars from independent company Posh Pickles and Preserves.

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The company consists of Steph and Rob who grows some of the ingredients on his allotment. The range includes jams, chutneys, pickles and sauces with 12oz & 80oz jar sizes available, plus they also do delightful little wedding favours with traditionally printed cloths and bows.

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Sa va Turong ot (I’m sorry I’ve massacred the pronunciation but I don’t know how to do the accents over the letters) this is a Vietnamese sauce that would work brilliant as a base for stir fry or a marinade. The complex flavour is tangy and unique, yet traditionally Vietnamese.

Raspberry and Redcurrant Jam OMG this is heavenly! Ate it all, with a spoon – yup.

Salsa Borracha – Drunken Sauce This a classic Spanish cooking sauce which is seriously hot! I love hot food but oh my gosh! I would only use a little of this in place of an actual chilli. I think The Bloke best handle this one.

Claret, Red Onion, and Balsamic Relish For a moment I thought this relish was rather plain and then a wonderfully deep and rounded flavour became apparent. Not too sweet and not too sharp. Perfect on my spinach and riccotta pizza!

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Balsamic Shallots Tiny onions in balsamic vinegar, perfect for posh salads, with cheese and crackers or on a sandwich. The balsamic vinegar is sweet and less harsh on the tongue compared to some other vinegars used for pickling.

Fiery Chilli Extra Jam I love the name ‘Extra Jam’ and it is definitely extra. The Bloke asked me if this was more fiery or more jam. I’d say it’s a 50/50 split. This reminded me of a spicy sweet tomato chutney. Steph and Rob suggest this will go well with mature stilton or as a base for sweet and sour sauce.

Bloody Mary Chutney I got as far as putting this on one piece of toast and then I just had to dive in with a spoon! This tastes exactly like a Bloody Mary cocktail and not a virgin one either. I loved the big chunks of tomato in this – I just wish that I’d had some celery to dip.

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Steph has had kidney failure so Posh Pickles and Preserves donate a £1 from the sale of each Tangy Braeburn Apple Chutney to the National Kidney Federation. I think is a wonderful idea, one which more companies should do in their own way.

I’ve been gifted these items for review, which in no way effects my opinion – as always.

Which one’s do you fancy trying?

Chrissie xx


9 responses to “Posh Pickles and Preserves yummm…”

  1. teachezwell Avatar

    I think I would love the Claret relish for pizza. That photo makes me hungry!!! And you’ve inspired me to add a few jams and sauces to our fridge. I think I am often a bit wary of trying new things. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. poshpandp Avatar

      Have a look at our stuff online if you like?! Claret is a knock out relish! (sorry, bit of self promotion!) http://bit.ly/1yMswHt

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      1. teachezwell Avatar

        Thanks for the link!

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  2. poshpandp Avatar

    Reblogged this on kidneytransplantchronicles and commented:
    Thanks Manchester Flick Chick. Great blogs, I’ve read too many and now late

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  3. The Chaos Realm Avatar
    The Chaos Realm

    PS: accents. Or, I type it up in MS Word and insert accents and other symbols, and then copy and paste it into WordPress.

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  4. The Chaos Realm Avatar
    The Chaos Realm

    Maybe the Fiery Chilli Extra Jam! I grew up with mom’s “recipe” of putting red pepper jelly over a slab of cream cheese to serve at parties with crackers.Oh, and re: accents, I find the name of whatever it is with accents via an Internet search, and then I copy it. I then paste it into the WordPress window. Not the most technical approach, but it works! *laugh*

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    1. Manchester Flick Chick (Chrissie) Avatar

      That does sound really lovely with the creaminess of the cheese.

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      1. poshpandp Avatar

        Chrissie, LOOOADS of people buy it round Christmas and pour it over a stilton?! Apparently its a well known thing to do?! Must give the strong blue cheese a bit of fire and sweetness.x

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