“ Brand: The Truckle Cheese Co / Type: Marmalades „
This is one of my favourite treats at the moment - it is heavenly!
The product in question is a jar of onion marmalade made by the Truckle Cheese Co. Unfortunately I cannot find a great deal of information on the company who make it apart from they are based in Cambridge! They have also won 2 gold stars at the Great British Taste Awards in 2009 - I'm not surprised!
I first sampled this at the Taste of Christmas food festival held at Excel at the beginning of December - It was gorgeous so I had to purchase one - The jar is like any other and holds 330g of lovely marmalde! It has a green and black label and the company logo on the front.
When you remove the lid there is a lovely aroma of sweet onion. The marmalade its self is quite thick and absolutely packed full of onions. Its kind of the consistancy of jelly -a bit like cranberry jelly kinda thing. It is a medium brown colour - not as dark as a branston pickle. The chutney tastes very oniony and quite sweet, and tastes very slightly vinegary although hardly noticable. The sweetness I imagine comes from the dark muscovado sugar that it is made with. It makes a perfect accompanyment to cold meats, pate and cheese! (I like it with a bit of pork pie!) There is no rubbish in it - 45% onion, 45% dark muscavado sugar the remaing 10% of ingredients made up of water distilled vinegar, gelling agent, olive oil redcurrant juice, lemon, maize starch and a bit of onion powder. The product is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians!
Unfortuantely this product is quite expensive and its not easy to get hold of. It is available form the website www.trucklecheeseco.co.uk and they also sell it in a few garden centres and fine food shops -sadly none of them near me. They do however travel to different shows throughout the year so maybe you will see them at some point! They generally have some free samples going on so if you do I urge you to have a taste. The 330g jar costs £6.90 and the 680g jar is £12.90 - you'll be pleased to know that this includes P+P. I got it in an offer at the show it was £11 for the chutney and a cheese truckle together (this is lovely too but thats another review!)
It looses a star simply because of availability and the price - I would consider this as a luxury item as I couln't afford to gorge on it every day. I did begrudgingly offer it around at Christmas with pate andcheese/biscuits and it was definately a winner