The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company – Sweet Chilli Jam

by Hot Juan on June 23, 2011 · 0 comments

in Product Reviews

The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company -Sweet Chilli Jam

The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company -Sweet Chilli Jam

Chilli Jam must be this years HOT product, in you will excuse the pun. Almost every UK chilli company has there own version, with some companies like The Chilli Jam Man making Jam his complete specialisation. The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company makes an excellent range of chilli products some of which we have reviewed in the past.

The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company is a husband and wife team called Alex and Louise, Alex grows the chillies and Louise develops and makes the sauces. The farm is open to visitors (March to November), so you ca go and see where the chillies are grown and the sauces made and buy some in the farm shop.

This jam comes in a big 290g jar, and I am not expecting this to be a killer in terms of heat as chillies comes well down the list of ingredients, with this product we are looking for the flavour and texture?

This is a very unset jam but with pieces of the ingredients well spread through out. If anything is it a little too runny to be a called a Jam, the smell is not strongly identifiable with any one of the ingredients. The taste is good, but it still needs a little bit more work to make it instant winner, the more I eat the better it becomes, the red pepper and tomatoes are a great combination, the garlic and ginger do not over power.

For me this needs to be a bit thicker, I am happy with the heat level, it is not hot, but good and tasty. I would just like to have it stick around longer and have a thicker mouth feel (Beer tasting training coming in here), it is sweet enough, and it is well balanced with no odd after-tastes that I find common in some high cheaper sugar based products.

Ingredients: Red Pepper, Sugar, Tomatoes, Red Wine Vinegar, Chilli, Garlic, Ginger.

Jar kindly provided by The Upton Cheyney Chilli Company

This kind of jam is ideal for serving with some Thai fish cakes, it will enhance the flavour without taking over, or mix with some mayo as a dip, thicker and it would work as a glaze on roast pork, or ham.

At £4.00 a jar it is not bad value for a 290g jar, just needs a bit of thickening up with out adding any more sugar. Louise is a bit of a master at making sauces, she is one of the few sauce makers we have ever given an 11/10 for flavour, I am sure they are always working on the recipes.


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