Review by Clare Cameron – bottle from Cottage Delight Speciality Foods
When I see the Cottage Delight products I immediately think farm shop. Therefore I was surprised to find that they have a whole range of hot sauces, the bottle follows the usual Cottage Delight uniformed shape and the label is a classy white on black number. The flames and Naga chilli image make this stand out from the rest of the Cottage Delight Crowd.
The sauce is heavily peach based (26%) and although fruit flavours often compliment chilli I did find this a bit overpowering and therefore had to be quite selective when deciding what to have this sauce with. I found it had a good thickness for a dipping sauce but was a little bit syrupy. It goes well with chunky chips and especially well with pork. Although I didn’t try it as a marinade I could imagine this going well with chicken as a sort of sticky chicken type of dish.
Ingredients: Peaches (26%) Tomatoes, Onions, White Wine Vinegar, Sugar, Water, Cornflour, Salt, Garlic puree, Concentrated lime juice, Dried Naga Jolokia chillies.
The sauce has a great aroma, first the warmth of the chilli hits the nostrils then the sweetness of the peaches and the garlic comes through. When sampling this sauce the first thing that greets your taste buds is a punch of Naga which tingles the back of the throat and is followed by the intense sweetness of the peach. I wouldn’t say this is a sauce you could smother your food in but when paired with the right dish this sauce works really well.
If I was to award marks out of ten for originality this sauce would get top marks as so far I haven’t tasted or seen anything similar, Habanero is often paired with fruit flavours but in my experience Naga not so much. The Cottage Delight sauces range in price from £3.45 to £3.85 there is also a set of five sauces available to purchase. To find out more check out their website.