After demolishing Jules & Sharpie’s Hot Mango Chutney I decided it was time to start on another of the jars of joy they sent me, it was time to pop open the Hot Pepper Jelly.
Just like the Hot Mango Chutney it retails at £3.99 for a 340g Jar, When you first open it you are hit with a lovely sweet chilli smell and the jelly glistens in the light.
I stuck a spoon straight in and scooped out a big chunk, it was quite thick and gloopy (in a good way) so i wasn’t sure if it would spread well or not, but to my surprise it spread like a dream, ow this might sound a bit weird but it really did spread well, nice and evenly with not too much effort, so a big thumbs up there.
The first time I tried it was with cheese on toast – WOW what a taste sensation, sweet, spicy and full of flavour, It wasn’t blow your head off hot but it was hot enough that after a while you knew you had eaten in. It went perfectly with the cheese. I have also added it to gravy for with spicy sausages, this also worked a treat, but by far my favourite way to enjoy it is with roast chicken and stuffing sandwiches, the sweetness compliments the chicken and stuffing really well (a bit like cranberry sauce) but the chilli adds that extra kick and a whole new dimension, I’ve actually been buying chicken just so I can make that combo over and over again.
If you want to try it for your self (and i know you do) you can buy it from www.julesandsharpie.co.uk
Chilli Up North Verdict: Fantastic what ever you choose to eat it with, sweet, spicy and leaves a lovely chilli tingle on your tongue 8/10 (Heat rating: 7/10)