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Branston Brown Sauce

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Brand: Crosse & Blackwell / Type: Sauces

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      02.08.2010 16:26

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      HP beating brown sauce from a homegrown producer!

      Branston's Brown Sauce comes in an impressively chunky clear plastic container, that can be squeezed to deliver a decent dollop of the thick brown stuff in just the right spot on your plate. Designed to stand on its lid, you dont have to worry about having to wait around for the last few drips to find their way out when you get to the bottom of the bottle either - it's ready for action as soon as you pluck it from the fridge. Although a little care is needed with the lid if you're mightily desperate for the brown saucey goodness - it can be a tad fragile if you're rough. Ok, enough about the container, what about the product? Ever since HP left these shores and moved their 'original' HP Sauce production to Holland, it's left a little bit of a sour taste in the mouths of your average brown sauce fan. So, with Branston still firmly based within our borders - how does their sauce compare? First off, its reassuringly thick - not like some of the thin dribbly supermarket own brands - so it gloops nicely into position. Secondly, its a great colour - brown as brown can be - no mistaking this for anything other than brown sauce. Thirdly, it tastes great. And I mean REALLY great. Its tangy, very tangy and in my opinion tangy is definitely a good thing in a condiment. The bottle is huge too, so you get plenty of sauce for your money. Is it better than the not so-'original' HP Sauce? Most definitely. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that its the best brown sauce out there. Daddys isn't a patch, own brands dont get a look in. If you want a decent, traditional brown sauce - Branstons is the 'must have'. On top of that, think of the green credentials you'll be earning by eating a sauce that hasn't travelled across the continent!

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      01.04.2010 13:06
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      A very, very good brown sauce!

      I am not a huge user of brown sauce or other sauces really but I do enjoy brown sauce on a bacon butty and also sometimes on my chips, oh and it is good on fried egg too, but honestly I do not use too much of it.

      I have used daddies brown sauce religiously for years and never really tried anything else but as I had recently changed from Heinz beans to Branston and loved the Branston beans I was keen to know what their brown sauce would be like.

      The sauce was noticeably a bit thicker than Daddies sauce which for me was a good thing and the taste was much more of a deliberate tangy spicy fruity one than the somewhat peppery hot one you get from daddies so I was very happy with my purchase.

      Added to the benefits of this sauce from Branston was the price, a 470g squeezy bottle was only £1.17 as opposed to the £1.31 for the same size and type of bottle from Daddies.

      The squeezy bottle is a great idea too as you get little or no waste at the end of the bottle every last drop can be squeezed out and the lid on this closes in such a way that it plugs the hole stopping the sauce going all dry and gloopy around the hole.

      If you like brown sauce than give this a go and I am sure this will be your new favourite as it is mine.

      NUTRITIONAL INFO (per 100g)

      Energy: 130 Kcal
      Protein: 0.9g
      Carbohydrate: 31.5g
      of which sugars: 25.2g
      Fat: Trace

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        15.08.2009 12:19
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        Give it a go!!

        Brown sauce on sausage and chips is one of my favourite things and up until recently the brown sauce in question would always have been Daddies but since the discovery of Branstons brown sauce this is no longer the case.

        The Branston brown sauce firstly was less expensive at only £1.19 for a 470g bottle as opposed to the £1.34 for the same size Daddies (in Asda). Secondly this sauce has a really delicious tang to it that stands it out over any other brown sauce I have tried.

        To explain the tang to you would be impossible so I simply suggest if you like brown sauce then you give this one a try.

        It comes in a squeezy bottle so it is easy to get the right amount on your meal and there is little or no waste at the end of the bottle, the lid shuts tight and there is a plastic stopper type nipple on the inner of the lid that closes the hole and keeps the sauce fresh.

        This is a really tangy brown sauce that offers delicious taste with no horrid aftertaste like the cheap sauces have and it is a very reasonably priced product too, it is now my first choice of brown sauce and it will likely be yours too after you try it.

        NUTRITIONAL INFO PER 100G

        Energy: 130 Kcal
        Protein: 0.9g
        Carbohydrate: 31.5g
        of which sugars: 25.2g
        Fat: Trace
        of which saturates: Trace

        And it has a salt equivalent of 1.3g

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          15.08.2009 05:10
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          Worth a try!

          My Step-dad loves his brown sauce! Me and my Mum like it as well but he's the main user of it in my home cos he really does love his bacon sarnies and steak pies and loves a good ole dollop of a brown sauce on it or he sulks for England!

          My Mum usually gets HP sauce and has done for years, however of late she's been trying a few cheaper brands out to save a few pennies here and there and she got hold of this really large size of this for £1.75 (also available in 470g for £1.20 ish, (prices taken from Sainsbury's where Mum got ours from). He loves Branston pickle and in her mind she thought he'd love this lol.

          The Packaging:

          Both sizes I have seen are in a plastic see-through squeezy bottle with a white flip top plastic lid/cap to the bottom it. On the front label I'm told it's Crosse & Blackwell Branston 'New' Brown Sauce With Branston Bite. On the back label other information includes ingredients and nutritional information and I'm told it's Vegetarian and contact details for Premier Amibient Products Ltd (the manufacturer of this product) are given. It's quite a functional bottle and easy enough to squeeze and it's informative enough.

          The Sauce:

          Dark brown, incredibly smooth and of good consistency being not too runny and having a bit of body to it. It's glossy and smells fruity and tangy.

          Taste wise well it's very sharp and quite vinegary really (this does contain malt vinegar). You can taste tangy dates, apples and tomatoes which are blended well of course to make the sauce fruity. It has a slightly natural sweetness to it along with a secret mix of spices and a hint of garlic (you only taste that though if you eat alot of it though lol).

          Overall:

          Really tangy and this sauce states it has bite...and it really does. For me it's a bit too tangy and sharp and overpowers food a little too much in my opinion. If you like your tangy sauces however you'll probably love this and there is no disputing this is of excellent quality it just depends on your taste-buds! It's slightly sticky, sour and a little goes a long way and my Step-dad loves it! Great value and if this is all I could buy I would but personally I prefer good ole HP sauce!

          Nutritional Information Per 100g:

          Energy: 130 Kcal
          Protein: 0.9g
          Carbohydrate: 31.5g
          of which sugars: 25.2g
          Fat: Trace
          of which saturates: Trace
          Fibre: 1.6g
          Sodium: 0.5g
          Salt Equivalent: 1.3g

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