Product Type: Baxter's Sauces / Soups
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Baxters Tartare Sauce
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Baxters Tartare Sauce
Advantages: Great quality product that tastes delicious!
Disadvantages: None for me!
We tend to eat quite a lot of fish in our household and one thing that I simply must have as an accompaniment to my seafood or fish is Tartare Sauce. This means that it is a condiment that I buy on a regular basis, and I have tried out many different brands over the years.
It was during a recent online shop at www.asda.com that I realised my usual (premium) brand of Tartare Sauce had gone up in price slightly since I last purchased it, and I noticed that by purchasing the Baxter's jar of Tartare Sauce I could save myself a little money. I decided to order it and give it a try.
I paid £1.25 for the jar of Baxter's Tartare Sauce which is 170g in size. This is a reasonably sized jar in my opinion, but I have to admit that it is smaller than the jar I normally buy.
When the jar arrived with the rest of my groceries, first impressions were good. I really liked the look of the sauce which I could see easily through the glass jar. The sauce looked to be a lovely thick consistency and an attractive off-white colour.
The jar was not overly difficult to open, and I managed to unscrew the metal lid by myself, without asking my husband for assistance. This is not something that can be said of other jars of food or condiments that I buy regularly.
The appearance of the Baxter's sauce looked appetising to me, and I was pleased to note - as I spooned some of the thick sauce onto my plate of scampi, peas and chips one evening - that this particular Tartare sauce was not overly thin or at all overly-runny. This is something I have found is all too often the case with certain brands of Tartare sauce, and particularly those brands that are at the cheaper end of the market so this was a pleasant surprise to me, and I thought the consistency of this particular sauce was absolutely spot on.
The taste of the Baxter's Tartare Sauce was quite delicious and I found it complimented my scampi (and alternative types of fish and seafood when I used the sauce at later dates) absolutely perfectly. It really tasted to me like it was a fairly premium product and I would go so far as to say that I would be hard pushed to find any flaws with this condiment at all.
I find the taste of Tartare Sauce quite difficult to describe, and I think it is really such an unusual flavour that it makes it a condiment that you either love or hate. I am sure that readers of this review will have established by now that I simply love it and cannot get enough of it. My husband on the other hand, refuses to touch the stuff and thinks it is 'too vinegary' for his palate.
It is true that the Baxter's Tartare Sauce has a very strong flavour and a certain amount of 'tanginess' is present in the sauce, probably down to the vinegar content in the sauce and the capers that are present within it, which are easy to see within the sauce when it is on my plate. That said, I do not find that the flavour of the sauce is in anyway over-powering, nor does it take anything from the flavour and taste of the fish or seafood that I am eating with it; it simply does what it is supposed to do and that is compliment the flavour.
The Baxter's Tartare Sauce contains lemon juice as well as mustard, so it is easy to see that there are quite a lot of strong flavours in this particular sauce, and certainly it would account for the extremely tangy flavour.
Overall, I was extremely happy with this particular brand of Tartare Sauce and I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again or recommend it to anybody who is a fan of such strongly-flavoured condiments. I thought it offered reasonable value for money, especially considering the good quality of the sauce and the fact it had a pleasant consistency as well as a flavoursome taste.
I can see from the product's packaging that the Baxter's Tartare Sauce contains gluten and eggs as well as wheat so it may be unsuitable for certain food allergies.
There is a whole range of condiments and sauces available from the Baxter's brand and these are widely available in grocery stores, as well as supermarkets such as Asda and Tesco.
Summary: A good quality condiment that I will buy again!