The Cherry Tree – Hot Chilli & Carrot Chutney

by Hot Juan on January 22, 2011 · 1 comment

in Product Reviews

The Cherry Tree is a family run business that was started in 1997, they sell their products at markets, events and shows across the UK, I pick this jar up at my sons schools Christmas fair.

The Cherry Tree – Hot Chilli & Carrot Chutney

The Cherry Tree – Hot Chilli & Carrot Chutney

There are 12 chutneys in the range and I selected this one as it has Chillies in the name, that always seems to attract my attention..

The chutney is a nice deep red colour, with yellow and brown mustard seeds floating in the mix with shreds of carrot, there is a little oil on the top, but this soon mixes in. It is a thinner consistency that say a Branston pickle, much more a homemade style.

The packaging is also a little home design, with a simple black print on a brown packaging style labels, it is the lid that gives away the volumes this must be made in as this is a custom printed lid in the same brown style and a BBE date printed on the side during manufacturing.

Ingredients: Carrots (39%), Water, Tomato Puree, Spirit Vinegar, Sunflower Oil, Sugar, Yellow Mustard Seeds, Brown Mustard Seeds, Lemon Pulp, Salt, Dried Red Chillies (0.4%), Spices, Garlic Powder.

On opening it has a bit of a Christmas smell about it, reminding me of savoury overtones of a Christmas pudding, sweet and exotic.

Nice crunch from the shredded carrot, great flavour from the mustards and then a decent abont of heat from the Chillies, more that I was expecting, in fact the whole concoction is much more interesting than the list of ingredients would have you believe.

This is not what I was expecting, it good, very good indeed, as with most of these things the old traditional things come to mind, strong English cheddar, stilton, but also grilled on cheese on toast, or added to a beef casserole (that’s is what we are having tonight!!).

There are two web sites listed on the labels www.cherrytreepreserves.com and www.greatbritishproduce.com.

Flavour
(7/10)
Heat
(4.5/10)
Packaging
(7/10)
Value
(7/10)
Overall
(7/10)

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