“ Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Condiments „
===Now has a new jar and label design===
Made for Tesco.
Glass jar with green paper label and black and gold lid.
1 tablespoon = 20 calories and 4.4 grams of sugar.
Allergy - no nuts but cannot guarantee nut free.
Tesco Original Sweet Pickle.
Made in UK
Once opened refrigerate use within 6 weeks.
Long shelf life - mine is up to January 2015.
Suitable for Vegetarians.
295 grams - 65p
485 grams - 88p
615 grams - £1.23.
£1.39 for 360 grams at Tesco
£1.85 for 520 grams
£2.54 for 720 grams.
I have recently reviewed Branston Pickle which for me epitomises what pickle should be.
However looking through the Tesco website I saw that they had their own jars of original sweet pickle which were almost half the price of the Branston so I decided to give a jar a try.
Firstly I was quite disappointed when I first removed the lid as there was really no smell coming out, as opposed to the Branstons which has a lovely strong aroma as soon as you unscrew the lid.
Anyway I was prepared to give it a fair try so have used it both in sandwiches and also with cheese and onion on toast. It looks nice and dark but the one thing different to Branstons is that you can see some orange pieces which are presumably carrot. When you are eating this pickle it is quite sweet and palatable so I did enjoy eating it - and given that it is half the price I would say that it is worth buying.
Not as good as Branston but not a bad product to eat and if you are watching your finances every penny saved does count these days.
I would still say Branston is best but this is quite good and definitely one that is reasonable to eat. Probably my problem was I had just been eating Branston a few days before so I could remember the smell and how good that one tasted.
However the texture and consistency of this pickle is fine - no hard bits or anything and something that is good to eat.
===Would I Recommend?===
Vegetables In Variable Proportions (46%) (Carrot, Swede, Onion, Cauliflower, Courgette, Gherkin), Sugar , Barley Malt Vinegar, Tomato Puree, Maize Starch, Apple, Date Paste (Dates, Rice Flour), Lemon Juice From Concentrate, Dried Onion, Acetic Acid, Malted Barley Extract, Spices, Salt, Garlic Extract.
We don't eat much pickle but always have a jar in for when one of us fancies a cheese and pickle sandwich. I think Branston is a bit too tangy but enjoyed this Tesco Original Pickle that we brought last week.
It's 65p for a 310g jar and that's good value because it's a proper nice fresh tasting pickle.
There are loads of vegetables in it and they've been cut just the right size, in Branston the bits are too big and make the bread too lumpy and that puts me off a bit. These are smaller and wickedly crunchy when you start munching.
The sauce they are in has got a mega rich flavour, it's tangy but not too much like Branston. It goes wicked with the cheese because of the taste of the cheese being so faint and the pickle has got such a strong flavour. You only need to use a bit on each sandwich and I reckon the best way is to use a knife and spread it on because if you try using a spoon you might end up with too much.
The vegetables in this pickle are carrots, swede, onion, cauliflower, courgette and gherkin..... don't stress though you can't taste the veg over the vinegar taste so it deffo won't be vegetable overload! lol
The over all taste is quite sweet and that takes some of the tangy flavour off a bit, it's still proper vinegary though but that's the same as all pickles and if you don't like that then you deffo shouldn't buy it in the first place.
I love this pickle because you only need to put a tiny bit on your sandwich to get a strong flavour, I like that it's not as hot tasting as Branston and you can't tell it's a cheaper pickle because the taste is still there.
Recommended..... on fresh white bread with thick slices of cheese!!! Yummy!!!