The Chilli Jam Man’s “SMOKY”

by Hot Juan on April 15, 2011 · 0 comments

in Product Reviews

The Chilli Jam Man - Smoky

The Chilli Jam Man - Smoky

Simon Barrett aka The Chilli Jam Man is a busy man these days his Hot Jam’s have been a great success for him with appearances on the TV and in national press, he’s one of the few people I know who uses a gas mask when making his hottest jam’s. You don’t get that at a WI Jam making session?

We have reviewed a very similar product from Simon a long time ago, but this product has evolved, there is more Smoked Garlic and Chillies in it, so back it has come for another review.

The smell when you crack the lid of the jar is divine, smoky Tomatoes, Garlic and my favourites Chipotles all mingled together, so it is quickly out with the teaspoon for a dip in the jam, the jam is not set, but is chocked full of lovely bits of flesh from the Tomatoes and Garlic, the smoke flavour lingers in the mouth, and it is a few teaspoons later before I can describe the how good this is.

Ingredients: Sugar, Tomatoes, Smoked Garlic (11%), Ginger, Red Wine Vinegar, Smoked Chipotle Chillies (2.7%), Balsamic Vinegar (Wine Vinegar, Cooked Grape must, Colour: Caramel) and Thai Fish Sauce (Anchovy extract, Salt, Sugar).

I would describe this as a mild heat product, the smoke flavour is not overpowering and brings out the flavours from other ingredients, you can taste the sweet Balsamic, ginger and tomatoes but none of them takes control, but they all work together exceptionally well

This Jam is not a favourite with some strict vegetarians as it contains “Fish Sauce”, but that has never put me off, and in just the time it has taken to write this review, I have finished a good 1/2 of the jar.

Flavour
(9/10)
Heat
(2/10)
Packaging
(7/10)
Value
(8/10)
Overall
(8/10)

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