The Village Kitchen is happy to add another local company to their long list of products available for purchase. The award-winning Sauce Shop, based in Nottingham has six amazing tasty sauces to choose from.
They have all their Great Taste Award winning products in one collection. A Great Taste Award is a clear marker that a product has been judged to be outstanding in terms of flavour and quality. The judging process is very rigorous and winning these awards is far from guaranteed when entering. In 2017 over 500 judges, including specially trained food writers inputting judges’ comments, came together at 62 judging days from March through to early July. The judges, from all corners of the food world, blind-taste in teams of 3 or 4 ensuring we get a balance of expertise, age and gender.
In total 12,366 products were entered and only a third achieve this accreditation.
This collection contains the following:
- Lime & Coriander Sauce
- Really Hot Sauce
- Smoky Chipotle Ketchup
- South Carolina BBQ Sauce
- Green Sriracha
The judges comments.
Smoky Chipotle Ketchup:
‘This is certainly hot and smoky – the chipotle comes through strongly on the nose and the palate. It is definitely a barbecue sauce with punch. We think it lives up to its description. It is hot, it is smoky, but the depth comes through slowly and lingers and the sweetness enhances it. It has a long finish that remains warm and slightly sweet.’
South Carolina BBQ Sauce:
‘A lovely enticing smell to this sauce. It has a great consistency for marinating. We love the mustard and acidic elements married with the BBQ smokiness. We could see this working brilliantly with chicken. The balance of sweetness and acidity is just right.’
Lime & Coriander:
‘A fresh aroma of coriander, mint and lime to this product. We really like the combination of flavours in this product. The coriander, lime and mint all shine and the heat is very mild so the other delicate flavours aren’t overwhelmed. We can see this being used as a drizzle over foods or for dipping.’
‘A lively zingy heat with citrus notes – very long lasting and quite multi-faceted. The fermentation lingers and keeps delivering on the back of the palate.’
Really Hot Sauce:
‘A very bright, juicy, light and lively sauce – the heat grows and grows and the flavour stays with it to the end. Very fruity and a great finish.’
‘An attractive looking sauce. A lovely chilli aroma with an intense flavour which delivers a good punch. The flavours were well developed and balanced with a natural sweetness.’
At Sauce Shop we make craft sauces. That means no thickeners, stabilisers, or other fake ingredients. Mainstream sauces are bland and gloopy, industrially produced and full of rubbish. We’re daring to be different where mediocrity rules. Care to join us?
So pop in and give some of their delicious sauces a try.