Barry Norman Hot & Spicy Pickled Onions

by Hot Juan on February 15, 2012 · 3 comments

in Product Reviews

Well did you know film critic Barry Norman has a second job making pickled onions..

OK so thats is not exactly true, but they are made to a recipe that Barry had passed down to him from him Mum, who got it from her Mum etc etc. They are now made by Bennett Opie Ltd who have been making pickles and preserves since the 1880’s  in Sittingbourne, Kent. We know Bennett Opie Ltd as they are the UK importers of Linghams Chilli Sauces.

Barry Norman Hot & Spicy Pickled Onions

Barry Norman Hot & Spicy Pickled Onions

Well during a visit to the pickles isle in my local Waitrose, I decided I would give them a try, I love pickled onions and am always looking for the best ones, at £2.55 for a jar there are a premium priced product.

Ingredients: Onions, Malt Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Salt, Spices.

As  you can see from the picture the onions are in a dark malt vinegar with lots of what look like pepper corns, the odd small chilli and a lot of mustard seeds.

Well these where a great surprise,  I think they where as good as any I have tried from a supermarket and will defiantly be on the shopping list when I need pickled onions.

I have eaten some hot pickled onions in the past that have almost put me on my knees, and other with a better crunch, but these are just about the perfect combination.

They are just slightly sweet, with a nice hint of chilli warmth, nothing over powering, and that mixed with a good crunchy onion made my day.


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avatar terry April 6, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Been 4 weeks now since i complained about the not so crispy crunchy pickled onions they are just rubbish more sloppy squashy i have been passed from person to person who allegedly are going to look into it


avatar Hot Juan April 6, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Hi Terry

We are not the right place to leave your message, it is not us you have been talking to, I fact we don’t sell anything being just an online magazine.

Please try contacting the manufacture direct.


David – editor


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