Foodie Goodies Round Up #2
ASDA Chosen by you:
This jar of pickle relish from Marks and Spencer has converted everyone in my family from anti-gherkins to can-I-have-some-more-with-that please? Pickled gherkins with American style mustard and dill, this is a strong relish so a little goes a long way. Really delicious with hot dogs. I highly recommend giving it a go.
What British table doesn’t have brown sauce on it? Ever since I was a child, I can remember my mother placing the humble bottle of HP out on the table and the grumpy faces if it had been forgotten. I, however, was never a fan of it. It wasn’t until I was older that I acquired a taste for it. A bacon sandwich is not a bacon sandwich without brown sauce included (or corned beef for that matter). Recently we tried a different brand of brown sauce, quite by accident I might add. I had never heard of The Great British Sauce Co before until I saw it in Sainbury’s and made an impromptu purchase. We were impressed by the flavour, which was balanced and less tart than HP sauce. Considering that HP is no longer produced in the UK, I’m more than happy to support this young British company. They aptly named it ‘proper brown sauce’.
Summer isn’t quite the same without a glass of Pimm’s or two and after testing their canned version, I had to splash out on the £16 bottle. I tend to steer away from fruity flavoured wines as they are usually too sweet for my taste. This, however, wasn’t too sweet for me and you can taste the little hint of mint in there too. I’ve enjoyed this on it’s own and in a cocktail with vanilla syrup. Strawberry, mint and vanilla are a heavenly combination, in my humble opinion. I would say it’s on the expensive side, so if you wanted to try it, I’d look out for the little cans instead.