You may remember me mentioning Ollo Foods in the past when I reviewed several of their artisan pickles and sauces. You can click through to see what we thought of their Smoked Spiced Barbecue Glaze, Goan Style Curry Sauce and Carrot & Tamarind Sweet & Piquant Chutney. Well, if you're a regular reader, you may also have seen me talking about my monthly #KitchenClearout linkie where I go delving into the back of the food cupboards to see what is lurking there that I can use up. Last time I went delving at the back, I came up with this jar of Ollo Foods Mild Spiced Curry Sauce which had somehow got mislaid at the back. Certainly time to rectify that situation !
It's been lurking at the back for so long that Ollo Foods have given their jars a very funky makeover, as you can see at the top of this blogpost. They've come on in leaps and bounds, winning Great Taste Awards in 2013 and 2014 and I have no doubt they'll make it a hat trick this year.
What I love about Ollo Foods is that their products taste home made and, when you look at the ingredients list, there's nothing on there that you wouldn't find in your kitchen at home. The Mild Spiced Curry Sauce contains Onion, Tomato, Garlic, Ginger, Coconut Milk, Sugar, Salt, Red Chilli, Fenugreek Seeds, Spices, wheat flour, (Gluten), Vinegar & Water - no preservatives, no additives, nothing artificial at all, and you can really taste the difference.
Ollo Foods suggest using this sauce with chicken, fish or vegetables and they also have some delicious sounding recipe ideas, including Chickpea Salad and Mild Chicken or Lamb Curry. I decided to use mine to jazz up the leftovers from the Sunday roast though, so I simply added it to some cooked chicken, carrots, onion and roast potatoes, all chopped into fairly large chunks.
The Madhouse kids aren't usually keen on curry, even if I add loads of crème fraîche to cool things down, but even they liked this sauce because, just as it says on the label, it is mild. It has a lovely thick texture that perfectly covers all the pieces of meat and vegetables. It took literally 5 minutes to throw the dish together but it looked and tasted like it had taken a lot longer and the whole family complimented me on "my" sauce, proving that they thought it was home made.
Further proof of how good it tastes is that I was convinced I'd taken a picture of the final dish, plated up with rice and cucumber salad, but when I went to find the picture, it wasn't there. I was obviously far too keen to tuck in to remember to take the photo !
Ollo Foods products are currently stocked in selected delis and farm shops, but with all these awards they're winning, hopefully they'll be available in the big supermarkets or online very soon too.
star rating : 5/5
RRP : £5
for more information : http://www.ollofoods.com/
Disclosure : I received the product in order to write an honest review.
Fancy joining in with this month's #KitchenClearout linkie? Go and see what's lurking in your kitchen cupboard, fridge, freezer or spice rack then come back and show us what you made !