I absolutely love pickled onions; not the silverskin ones and not the sweet ones! but the traditional normal pickled ones! Now, it isnt always the case that I buy Haywards. However, in my view they are the tastiest by far. I have bought other store brand ones and whilst ok, they do not live up to the quality and taste of Haywards onions.
Haywards have been making pickles in the UK since 1868! and they claim to use only 'the best pickling techniques' http://www.haywardspickles.co.uk/
I love these onions as they are sooh crunchy; i cant stand it if pickled onions are not crunchy enough which has sometimes been the case when i have bought store brands or other cheaper brands before.
What can you have pickled onions with?
Well, the first thing that springs to mind is with a nice Ploughmans salad; personally i have them with all salads; i also love having them chopped up with scotch egg and coleslaw. I often have them sliced with cheese on crackers and often on their own too.
These pickled onions are tangy, vinegary and full of bite and crunchiness.
Ingredients; onions, water, spirit vinegar, salt, roast barley malt extract, spice extracts
Calories; only 23 kcals per 100g!
A 454G size jar is currently £1.50 at Asda; However, you can get 2 of these big jars for only £2.00 at Tesco until 2nd Jan 2013! Now, thats what i call a bargain; so hurry, rush and get this offer; pickled onions are a must for christmas buffets in my view!
A great product; worthy of 5 Dooyoo stars my view
I really do love pickled onions. infact I have been known to sneak one out of the jar when no one is looking. Pickled onions are a great accompaniment to many dishes. Especially cold meat and bubble and squeak. Yummy!!
My grandfather always made pickled onions for Christmas and they were divine. Since he has passed away I have tried with no success to find a pickled onion that compete with my grampas. I have tried many brands. However I hadn't tried Hayward's traditional pickled onions and therefore decided to give them a try.
I purchased these pickled onions in Asda and I believe they can be bought in most supermarkets. I paid about £1.40 for a 454g or (240g when drained) jar.
The jar the pickles are contained in is glass. with a screw top lids. The Hayward's brand logo is written in yellow lettering against a blue background on the front of the jar. Hayward's state that these pickled onions are specially selected for their crispness and flavour.
You can easily see through the transparent glass jar the good sized high quality looking pickles. They do indeed look very delicious. And will seal the deal when looking for a good sized, good coloured pickled onion. Also the vinegar is nice and dark and looks very concentrated which adds to the perception that the flavour of these pickles is going to be intense.
When I got round to eating one of these pickles. The first thing I noticed was the aroma as I unscrewed the lid. The strong spicy vinegar hit me and immediately made my mouth water the smell was totally delicious.
The onions were a really good size. No tiny bits in this jar. However my anticipation was shattered when I finally tasted these onions. Yes I cannot deny that they had a good intense barley flavour. Coupled with the strong and deliciously dark vinegar. The flavour was quite rich and not too bitter. However the promise of a crunchy pickle was not carried through.
Although the pickles had a bite. there is no way they could be described as crunchy. They were indeed quite soft and this put me off. I cannot say that I enjoyed these pickles much at all. I was not impressed by the quality of the pickle or the crunchy ness of the onions.
I personally think that Hayward's should go back to the drawing board before advertising these pickles as crispy. Because to be honest they are not crispy at all.
I love a good pickled onion, especially with a nice bit of super mature cheese, or even just out of the jar. I actually go through quite a lot of them at the moment, with them being points free on the weight watchers points plan, I keep them handy for snacking on when I get a little peckish .
Hayward's Traditional Onions cost £1.36 in Asda for a 454g jar . They come in a clear glass jar with a gold colour screw on/off lid . The labels on the jar are clear, enabling you to get a good look at the onions inside . The rear label has all the nutritional info and company contact details, and the front bears a blue and yellow Haywards logo.
The onions here are quite large - certainly a little more than mouthful size, meaning that when you bite into them you get a dribble of vinegar running down your chin! I find that the sharpness of the vinegar makes me wince a little as I pop these in my mouth - which is how I like it . They are firm, moist, and crunchy, and unlike some cheaper brands, don't seem to lose their outsides in the jar . They are a pale white brown, the brown probably comes from absorbing the vinegar , which seems to be a lovely malt vinegar not cheap horrible stuff .
They came with a slightly sharp, slightly spiced smell - and although the jar simple lists 'spices' as an ingredient, if I had to hazard a guess, I'd say there's maybe a tiny amount of garlic, and perhaps some ginger mixed in the vinegar. I tend to re-use the vinegar on chips, and it's yummy .
Overall, I really like these - generously sized crunchy pickled onions, they keep in the fridge for ages, and are juicy and yummy. If it wasn't for the onion breath, I'd eat them all day every day!
16 ounces. Haywards Traditional Onions are specially selected for their crispness and flavor and packed in vinegar.