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I am always looking for a quick fix when it comes to making food for when I'm not in the mood for cooking and these Sharwoods authentic jars are fantastic.
Sharwoods make a variety of products from the oriental range including Indian, Thai and Chinese. They have Tikka Masala, Korma, Sweet and Sour, poppdoms, naan breads, mango chutney... all sorts and from the ones which I have tasted I can safetly say that I am very impressed with them and think they are better than other brands out there.
Sharwood's Tikka Masala is actually available in two different kinds; full fat and low fat which I think is a great option so curry lovers who are trying to watch the calories can do so and still enjoy a curry!
The jar's are quite square which I like as it means they fit in the cupboard well without taking up lots of space like round jars do! They are covered in a yellow label with the top and bottom of the glass showing so you can see the contents inside. I like this because it makes it look more appealing as the sauce inside looks really very tasty and full of natural ingredients as you can see bits of herbs inside.
The sauce is easy to prepare- you simply pour it over your ingredients and put them in the oven or stirfry, however you are intending to cook them. There are some tips online on the website on how to create a perfect curry along with the jar.
The sauce is quite thick, it definitely isn't water-based like with other sauces that I have tried before! Once you have cooked it it can get a bit thinner until it is reduced down.
Now the taste? This is a very authentic tasting curry. It does taste like a tikka masala, it's very rich and full of flavours. It flavours the ingredients you cook it with really well and does create a very good and enjoyable curry.
In my opinion this is a great sauce because it tastes very rich and it isn't at all disappointing like some sauces can be. This is full of flavours and worth the calories!
You can buy this from most supermarkets for around £1.20 a jar.
Heat rating: mild/medium No artificial colours or preservatives Suitable for vegetarians