The Wiltshire Chilli Farm – Red Onion Relish

by Thelurch on September 9, 2011 · 0 comments

in Product Reviews

The Wiltshire Chilli Farm - Red Onion Relish

The Wiltshire Chilli Farm - Red Onion Relish

The guys at The Wiltshire Chilli Farm are people I aspire to, being that they had an interest in growing Chillies, like myself, but unlike me they have developed this passion for growing, from a few plants to the present where they have a number of large Poly Tunnels growing over 150 varieties of Chilli plants.

These Tunnels supply the Company with the Chillies they need for the range of sauces and relishes they produce.

So on to the product, their Red Onion Relish. The labelling of the jar is clear and pleasing to the eye, it states the relish is a moderate heat, though it does not disclose which Chilli is used, so let’s see.

Ingredients: Red Onions, Red Wine Vinegar, Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil, Chilli – 2%, spices

Jar kindly supplied by The Wiltshire Chilli Farm

Upon opening the jar, I get an aroma of the red onion, and then the Balsamic Vinegar comes through, reminiscent of pickled onions. Taking a spoonful from the jar, visually the onion pieces are nicely caramelised and I can see a few Chilli seeds mixed in.

So how does it taste? I immediately get the sweet red onions which still have a beautiful crunch to them but have lost the harshness they have when raw, then the Balsamic/Red Wine vinegar comes through followed by the heat of the Chilli which builds gradually but never overpowers the other flavours, only complimenting them.

I find I have to agree with the labelling, this is a moderate heat level, hot enough for those who enjoy a Chilli hit but without the sweats and numbing of taste buds!

The combined aroma and taste does remind me of Christmas and I can’t help thinking this would be great with that cold turkey. I cannot wait that long though, as with any chilli/onion based sauce or pickle, they always go well with cheese on toast which is one of my benchmark tests and this is no exception.

So in conclusion, for £3.75 you get a 227g jar jammed with onion chilli goodness, it’s up to you how long it lasts!


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