I am always on the lookout for new savoury treats to enjoy as a snack alongside a nice cup of tea. However, when it comes to my main meals I tend to be a creature of habit and less adventurous. So when I was asked to get some chutney to be part of a cheese platter I had no idea what to get. So I grabbed the first one that I saw. To my surprise that it was labelled as being suitable for a vegan diet and was indeed dairy free. I have since enjoyed my own cheese platter and enjoyed a few chutneys as part of a main meal. So when I was contacted and asked if I would like to try some of The English Provender Company chutneys I of course said yes. I received their Moroccan Spiced and their Apple, Pear and Fig Chutneys. I choose to try the Apple, Pear & Fig chutney first.

Apple, Pear & Fig Chutney

Review of English {rovender apple, paear & fig chutney

Onto the packaging I liked the square design of the glass jar which allows you to see the inviting pickle inside. To the front is a label which has a circle with the company’s logo to the top underneath there is a spoon and the name of the chutney. This is surrounded by a picture of apples, pears and figs. Simple but effective. Onto the ingredients list Bramley Apples (29%), Sugar, Pear (20%), Malt Vinegar (Water, Malted Barley), Figs (Dried Figs, Rice Flour) (5%), Onion, Dried Onion, Garlic Puree, Organic Sea Salt, Ginger Puree, Mixed Spice Ground (Coriander, Cinnamon, Dill, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove), Cinnamon Ground. Barley is clearly highlighted as an allergen in bold. There is no may contain warning. On the company’s website it is labelled as being suitable for a vegetarian and a vegan diet.

Review of English {rovender apple, paear & fig chutney

On opening the jar I heard a slight click and release as I twisted and lifted the lid. I was greeted by a mixed spice aroma with a hint of apple and fig and pear noted. This intensified slightly on my famous close up test. On taking the chutney out of the jar via a teaspoon I immediately liked the nice thick slightly chunky consistency. I could clearly see the apple intermingled with the pear and fig. I Initially I tried the chutney by itself. The first thing that struck me was that it was not as sweet as I had anticipated. I initially got a subtle combination of mixed spices which was then intermingled with the slight sweetness from the fig, apple and pear. The combinations of flavours complimented each other perfectly. I liked the variety of textures that had been integrated nicely into the chutney from the slight firm crunch from the apple and pear though to the gooeyness from the fig. The perfect addition to any cheese board.

Review of English {rovender apple, paear & fig chutney
Review of English {rovender apple, paear & fig chutney
Review of English {rovender apple, paear & fig chutney

Moroccan Spiced Chutney

Review of Engliush Provender Moroccan Spiced Chutney

Onto the packaging I liked the square design of the glass jar which allows you to see the inviting pickle inside. To the front is a label which has a circle with the company’s logo to the top underneath there is a spoon and the name of the chutney. This is surrounded by a picture of tomatoes, onions and coriander. Simple but effective. Onto the ingredients list White Wine Vinegar, Sugar, Red Peppers, Bramley Apples, Tomatoes, Dried Onion, Red Chilli Puree, Organic Sea Salt, Garlic Puree, Coriander Leaf, Cumin Ground, Ginger Puree, Mint. There is no allergens highlighted and there is no may contain warning. On the company’s website it is labelled as being as being suitable for a vegetarian and a vegan diet.

Review of Engliush Provender Moroccan Spiced Chutney

On opening the jar I heard a slight click and release as I twisted and lifted the lid. I was greeted by a mixed aroma from the cumin, ginger coriander with a hint of apple and chilli noted. This intensified slightly on my famous close up test. On taking the chutney out of the jar via a teaspoon I immediately liked the nice thick consistency. I could clearly see the pepper and apple intermingled with the tomatoes. I Initially I tried the chutney by itself. I initially got a subtle kick from the chilli and cumin which was then intermingled with the slight sweetness from the apple. The combinations of flavours complimented each other perfectly. It was slightly spicy yet sweet at the same time. I liked the variety of textures that had been integrated nicely into the chutney from the slight firm crunch from the apple  though to the softness from the tomato. Again the perfect addition to any cheese board. I also had it topped on a burger with cheese red onion and tomato (it should be noted that this was not a vegan burger). It added a delicious twist would be the perfect addition to a summer barbecue.

Review of Engliush Provender Moroccan Spiced Chutney
Review of Engliush Provender Moroccan Spiced Chutney

So would I recommend these chutneys? Yes definitely. I liked everything about these chutneys from their packaging through to their aroma, flavour and texture. So if you follow a dairy free, vegetarian or a vegan diet why not give this a try. So thank you The English Provender Co for producing some delicious chutneys that I can enjoy.

Disclaimer: I received these chutneys in return for an honest review. All of the opinions are honest and my own.
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