Hey there everyone, this week we have something very out of character for the current year: A festival find. But don’t worry, I’ve not been getting out and about and putting my family or my reviewing ability at risk. I’ve simply been saving today’s feature since back in january.
This is Briscoe’s Jellyment #2
Also known as their Tempting Thai Jelly. A yorkshire-made preserve which, like Farraday’s Surinamese Piccalilli before it, is rapidly approaching its best before and thus needs to be showcased sooner, rather than later.
Yet, while that’s why I’m bringing it to you now, it’s not why I have it in the first place. I picked up this particular product because I found it, and the other sweet spreads that Briscoe’s were selling, quite fascinating.
After all, thai sweet chilli might normally resemble a jam or jelly but this is the first time that I’ve seen someone actually try and turn it into one. Let alone give it an apple base.
This product is unique and I’m really hoping that it works as well as the heatless vanilla, cinnamon and thyme flavours which I tried off record.
Hey folks, I don’t know about you but, for me, time seems to be moving abnormally fast in our new, pandemic-stricken world. I mean, it’s already september, for crying out loud!
So, with that being the case, there’s a little something that I have to show you today. A somewhat different product from a previously featured producer that I’ve been keeping in reserve but is now fast approaching its best before date:
This is the Surinamese from Farraday’s Tasty – A product which they claim, on their website, is a traditional surinamese-style pickle, yet describe, on the jar, as a spiced up piccalilli. Seemingly quite the contradiction, given that piccalilli is another example of british bangladeshi cuisine.
In actuality, though, it would appear that piccalilli found its way over there, somehow, and has become a major ingredient in the country’s traditional cooking. Albeit adulterated slightly, in order to fit the locals’ tastes.
Let’s see what’s changed, shall we?
So it’s been a long and busy week, at least for me, dear readers, but tuesday has finally found its way back around. Which means it’s time for another review.
Today’s piece features the last item in my backlog from Prices Spices and it does so for good reason. Just look at that jar:
Sure, it looks small, dark and evil but it also says “Plum & Moruga Scorpion Chilli Preserve” in light, pinky-purple text. Text that, to me at least, implies dark red fruit used to create a rich yet vibrant, cranberry-esque jam for the christmas season. A jam that would be just perfect over equally flavourful roast meats and cheese that’s either tangy or pungent.
Sadly, this isn’t that product but, as december draws ever closer, I’m going to shine a spotlight on it, anyway, so that you can see what the Horners Aftermath Chilli Jam really is.
Hello again, chilli lovers, today, we’re trying some Posh Pickles & Preserves.
Another small company but, if their place at Reading Chilli Fest is anything to go by, they’re a big favourite. Their products were all over Chilli Bob’s stall alongside his Dragon’s Breath plants, to the point where I almost thought they were his own brand. Clearly at least one major name in the chilli world loves them but, this week, we’re going to find out what I think.
I have for you their Fiery Chilli Extra Jam, made with Peppadews, and a vietnamese lemongrass relish known as “Sẚ Và Tu’o’ng ó’t”. Or “Sa Va Tuong Ot”, if your device can’t read the accents.
Two very different preserves in very similar jars.
The only differences, in fact, are the colours and a printed medal on the relish – One that says that it got gold at the World Hot Sauce Awards.