When it comes to food, there’s one thing I can’t resist, ok maybe more than one, but of all my favourite treats there is one I couldn’t do without and that’s cheese. I could never be a vegan for that reason alone but what I really love is sitting and eating it with some lovely crackers and a strong chutney. I know that sounds a bit sad and I should be saying I love going out drinking gin and dancing around my handbag until 4am but I’m in my mid-30’s and those days are quickly becoming a distant memory. Instead I love nothing more than sitting watching a box-set eating my favourite cheeses, crackers and chutneys. It must be a family thing because one of my sisters told me that, after giving birth to her daughter the first thing she asked for to eat was a large cheeseboard. So you can see it runs in the family.
So when I was out and about on my usual bargain hunting look-out I came across these beauties in Poundworld of all places. Now I love Poundworld, although I get slightly miffed when I see an ever growing trend towards stocking products that aren’t well, a pound. However, in this case I decided to overlook this fact when I picked up these miniature chutneys for £2.25. It’s called the Hampton Chutney Gift Set and I gifted it to myself for no reason other than I could. If like me your cheese fan then so check it out in your local Poundworld before they disappear, as I’m certain they will.
The set consists of 6 different chutneys:
- Potting shed pickle – a more classic pickle
- Gardener’s choice chutney – perfect for a ploughmans
- Tomato chutney – I think this will be great with a salad
- Onion chutney – this one has a little spice and I might try it with my next curry
- Bramley apple chutney – sweet and fruity and the one I’m most looking forward to trying
- Caramelised onion chutney – recommended to work well with meaty flavours such as a pate or cured meats
What do you think? Do these chutneys take your fancy and if so which ones? Is there a particular pickle or chutney you would recommend to others and has anyone had a go at making their own I’d love to know.