Every once in a while a chilli product turns up that’s a little different from the norm and this one is pretty special. Gran Luchito honey is a lush chilli product and one that everyone should try. Here’s why.
The product comes in a 250 gram jar and is adjourned by an attractive label and lid showing a Mexican wrestler’s mask. The informative label gives some ideas of what you might use the honey on, such as a glaze ham, BBQ marinade, with cheese or simply spread on warm toast.
Although this comes it at £5 a jar, double what you might pay at the supermarket, it’s worth every penny – this is some of the most luxurious honey you will ever have the pleasure of tasting.
Mexican Honey, Gran Luchito (10%), Mexican Chillies (24%), Sunflower Oil, Onion, Agave Nectar, Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic, Vinegar, Salt & spices.
Jar kindly supplied by Gran Luchito
With the lid removed you get the saccharin aroma of the honey and despite there being other ingredients in the jar, this fragrance overrides anything else. It’s deep dark golden brown in colour, unlike the brighter thinner stuff on the supermarket shelves.
There are plenty of small to medium chunks of the Mexican chillies throughout the spread, which makes it ideal for eating but sadly less so for using as a sweetener in drinks.
The tasting is an event in itself as Gran Luchito Honey is absolutely sumptuous. The honey itself is exceedingly sweet and moreish with a smoky hint at first and then the warmth breaks through the syrupiness but not in a hornet stinging your tongue with hot rivets way, no the heat is far more subtle and this works brilliantly so. Used on toast for breakfast it gives a warm glow inside and a smile on the face, making it a great way to start the day.
This one comes highly recommended the only downside is that it’s so scrumptious that you could easily finish off the lot in under a week. Go and buy some right now.