“ Manufacturer: Sharwood's / Sauces „
This product is the colour and consistency of baby poo, but don't let that out you off. It's a bit green in a browny kind of way and it has bits suspended in it. It has an oily consistency and is described as a fragrant sauce made with fresh Thai herbs and a hint of garlic.
Let me stop myself there. I'm not a great fan of garlic, primarily because of the effect it has on the breath. In my opinion this is more than just a hint of garlic; it's very noticeable. On the list of ingredients, garlic comes second after water. There are 15 other ingredients so it's a right old concoction. There are no artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
We are told that this is a product of Thailand so if you are concerned about food miles, then this might put you off the product.
Anyway, I bought this when on promotion in Home Bargains at 10p for a little 195g jar, one of a range of sauces from Sharwoods. In fact, I bought 3 of them.
I tried it for the first time on Thursday night when I was hoovering the fridge as we call it. One of the useful functions I fulfil is to eat all the leftovers before they go off. If there's nothing growing on it and it doesn't move by itself, then by and large in my book it's edible.
We had some rice left over from a takeaway and some mushrooms which were past their best but still OK with not too much slime, so I fried off the mushrooms, warmed the rice through and threw the whole lot in the pan with this bottle of sauce and had myself a nice supper.
The over-riding flavour was garlic but you could taste the lime. The coriander wasn't particularly evident in the taste, but the sauce was a nice consistency and coated the food well.
Despite the over garlicky taste, I did enjoy it, but not enough to buy it at full price. Also, because it is a small jar, I think it's a bit tight on portion size for two people.