“ Brand: Gordons / Type: Sauces / Food quality: Organic food „
I brought this mint sauce last week because it looked nice in the jar, we usually have the supermarket own brand mint sauce but sometimes we'll buy a more expensive one like this Gordons Organic Mint Sauce. It's £1.28 for a 175g jar and that's quite a bit more than we usually pay but I thought it would be the business and worth the money.
I was a bit disappointed with it actually because even though it's nice there's nothing special about this mint sauce and I wouldn't say it was any better than the Tesco or Sainsburys mint sauce.
The mint flavour isn't mega strong, I think this is quite a vinegary mint sauce and it has also got a bit of a sweet flavour that comes through as an after taste. I've had it with lamb twice now and have learned that it's best to not go over the top with it because if you put too much on then you will deffo be able to taste the sweet flavour over the meat and that spoils it.
One good thing is that it's got a very fresh minty flavour and doesn't taste like there is a load of chemicals in the sauce. It's yummy with lamb but the flavour isn't QUITE strong enough for it to make a very good mint and yogurt sauce for going with a curry.... my mum tried that last night when she did tandoori chicken and the sauce deffo tasted weaker than usual.
Like I said, this isn't a BAD mint sauce but I was expecting something a bit more for £1.28. I know that doesn't sound like a lot but my usual mint sauce is usually less that 40p and most of the supermarkets do one that is just as good as this one in their standard range of sauces and stuff. Just proves that anything organic has got to be priced through the roof! lol
Recommended..... it tastes nice but it's just MINT SAUCE!!!
When it comes to mint sauce I simply love the stuff. I love a bit of tender roast lamb from time to time and no lamb is ready to be eaten unless it's dribbled with a bit of mint sauce in my humble opinion!
I came across this mint sauce that I hadn't seen before in a supermarket and bought it simply cos it looked a like little jar of sauce that instilled the thought that it was a quality product on it's appearance really which is what drew me to it!
175g see-through glass jar with a black screw on/off lid to the top of it. Around the jar it has a a black and green label on it and I'm told that it is Gordon's Organic 'Ready To Eat' Mint Sauce. Other information listed on the jar includes being given ideas on how to serve it, size is stated (as I've listed already), ingredients, storage advice and a full nutritional chart is listed, I'm told that it is gluten free and suitable for Vegetarians and contact details for Gordon's Fine Foods are listed. Like I said at the beginning of this review I liked the classy look of the jar of this one and the fact that I noticed that it was organic too and meets soil association standards is an added bonus I reckon!
The Sauce Itself:
Well this is dark green flecks of organic mint in abundance in organic cider vinegar (loads of that!) and organic cane sugar blended with a few other bits and bobs (which are of course all listed on the ingredient list on the jar).
It's very runny, however minty in smell and not at all greasy in texture, just simply sort of watery and that is the cider vinegar of course and that gets a little coloured by the mint within the jar.
Taste wise it's naturally sweet but pleasantly so, very zingy due to the vinegar content of of course and overall this really does taste fresh and natural in flavours. Add over meats, potatoes, blend with plain yogurt this is really lovely and excellent quality! Not too sweet, but tangy and sharp and I will certainly repurchase this in the future time and time again I'm sure!
Available in all good supermarkets costing about £1.25 a jar.