If I had to sum up this Baobab jam from Bim’s Kitchen in one word, it would be unique. I have tried many different chilli jams but when it comes to standing out, this one leads the way rather than following the pack. By using Baobab, the African super fruit as opposed to the more traditional chilli jam ingredients; the flavour, colour, consistency and texture are all different to the standard jams on the market.
The first thing I noticed when opening the jar was the colour and consistency of the product. It has a deep red colour and a smooth, thick consistency which was really appealing to me; it spreads well on bagels and goes really well with cheese. It has a sweet, smoky aroma which I assume is down to sweet red peppers and smoked cayenne chillies.
Hibiscus water, Demerera sugar, sweet red peppers (10%), chilli (10%)- (smoked cayenne chillies, birds eye chillies), vinegar, baobab fruit (7%), onion, ground ginger, garlic powder, salt, cinnamon.
Jar kindly supplied by Bim’s Kitchen
Due to its thick texture I think this would also go well as a dipping sauce and could imagine it being a great marinade as the jam would absorb into the meat creating a nice balance of sweet, smoky and spicy.
Looking on the website they have a vast range of products ranging from spice mixes to curry sauces. This ‘modern, African-inspired cuisine seems to stand out from the crowd as it infuses unique ingredients into its products.
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