Mr Vikki’s Mango Chutney Review

by Thelurch on September 3, 2011 · 1 comment

in Product Reviews

There is no mistaking a Mr Vikki’s product, they are easily identifiable by their bright yellow labelling and this jar in front of me is no exception, Mango Chutney.

Mr Vikki's - Mango Chutney

Mr Vikki's - Mango Chutney

The front label is bright, concise and uncluttered, something I like when it comes to packaging, too many products fall into the trap of being too “wordy” and the label becomes an effort to read, not in this case fortunately.

Ingredients: Mangoes 55%, Sugar, Vinegar, Garlic, Spices, Mustard, Coriander, Celery Salt.

Jar kindly supplied by Mr Vikki’s

Mr Vikki’s uses a heat rating system with pictures of Chillies on the front label denoting heat level, a common method among sauce producers, this Chutney has one Chilli, but their hottest is eight Chillies, so I am already aware that this product is not about the heat.

This Mango Chutney should not be confused with their Hot Mango product which has a two Chilli rating.

As the labels are small, you have the opportunity to see the contents of the chutney before opening which is great, as there seems to be a lot going on in this 220g jar. The general yellow colour is consistent with mainstream mango chutneys but that’s where the similarities end. I can see seeds, flecks of red and green and much more which you don’t get in other mass produced mango chutney’s on the market.

If I ever needed an excuse for a takeaway curry, then reviewing this is it, so I have my favourite “Chicken Naga” curry from my local curry house and the customary poppadum’s in front of me for the full experience!

Once the lid comes off, I can immediately imagine myself sitting in the curry house with that familiar smell of various spices, too many to pick out individually, I taste the mustard and obviously the sticky sweet mango that runs through the whole thing. I would imagine there is a small amount of Chilli in the jar, although the label does not mention it specifically, just “spices”. The mild warming feeling I get must come from the mustard.

The consistency is what I would describe as semi smooth; there is the odd small lump of mango, this I feel is not a bad thing as the mass produced versions seem to have large chunks which can give an artificial feel.

This Chutney really does go well with my Hot Chicken Naga curry, and would go well with any strength curry or used just as a dip for the moreish poppadum’s.

At £3.00 for a 220g, you get a nice homemade, natural feeling Mango Chutney.

Flavour
(9/10)
Heat
(1/10)
Packaging
(8/10)
Value
(8/10)
Overall
(8/10)

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