“ Manufacturer: Baxter's / Chutneys „
I had a few friends over for dinner last week and wanted to finish the evening off with a delicious cheese board. I was on the look out for a light chutney to accompany the cheese and was fortunate enough to stumble across Baxters Crushed Pineapple and Sweet Pepper in my local supermarket. Having never tasted this chutney before, I thought that it might be a little too sweet but the gamble paid off and I have since been back to buy more jars.
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When you first crack open the lid you instantly get an inviting aroma of rich tomato and sweet pepper. As you peer into the jar you will notice the fiery deep orange sauce combined with pieces of red pepper and small chunks of yellow pineapple. The sauce is quite thick and the pieces of fruit are large enough to taste but small enough to eat without needing to cut up.
The taste is absolutely sensational with the flavours and different textures working really well together. At first you can taste the sweetness of the pineapple, then the peppers start to compensate with their sour flavour as your chew. The ingredient that makes this chutney so Moorish is the chilli which not only provides a bit of a kick but provides a pleasant aftertaste encouraging you to take another bite.
The product comes in a 285g jar and costs around the £2 mark which is approximately 50p more than our usual Branston sandwich pickle. This is definitely a premium product and is worth paying that little bit extra. Unlike some other brands of chutney, this product is suitable for Vegetarians, Vegans and Ceoliacs on a gluten free diet.
In my opinion this chutney is the best I have tasted in a long time. It worked very well with cheese but is very versatile and would work equally well with salads, monkfish and cold meats. You can even mix with sweetcorn to make a delicious salsa.
I enjoyed the taste so much I have upgraded from my usual chutney and have started to include in my sandwiches for lunch. Baxters produce a range of chutneys and I am looking forward to sampling some of the other flavours such as Cranberry and Caramelised Red Onion or Apple Cider and Fig.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review.
An exotic blend of pineapple red and yellow peppers with a hint of chilli. For a delicious salsa simply mix with sweetcorn. Try this excotic chutney served with monkfish & roasted pepper kebabs and a bay spinach salad.