If this sauce had a personality it would be the raving lunatic in a 1970's maverick cop thriller such as Dirty Harry. You know the guy, blonde hair, weird scars, live with his mammy, chops up women at night. Like our bad guy, this sauce has an intriguing look, it draws you in, it is all purple and sweet and pretty. Even when you first taste it, you will enjoy a mild plumminess with just a tiny hint of something a little evil lurking in the background. That's the faint aroma and taste of Scotch Bonnet - a pepper that smells like it has been hiding in the wardrobe waiting for you to come home. And then it attacks. And it attacks. And it attacks. Are you feeling lucky punk?
Any idiot can make sweet chilli sauce. You simply mix the cheapest white sugar with the cheapest white vinegar and some dried chilli flakes. The add a bucket load of chemicals for 30-year shelf life and sell it by the truck load. However, it takes a special kind of idiot to make sweet chilli sauce from expensive raw cane sugar, fresh European chillies, fermented European garlic, and Irish apple cider vinegar. We are that idiot and this is the best sweet chilli sauce in existence.
Collar of Gold is the only mild Irish rapeseed oil. Made from virgin oil, from seed grown by Irish farmers, it is 100% natural and high in omegas 3 and 6. This unique Irish kitchen and table oil has a mild taste, a pale golden colour and is suitable for both cold and high temperature uses.
Brown sauce is the mutt of the sauce world. It has no pedigree, no sense, and it doesn't behave very well. But like a mutt, put a bit of cheese or cold meat in front of it and it will love you to the very end. Great Northern Larder brown sauce is tangy, fruity, very dark, quite spicy, and full of sharp-tasting apples. It is made to go with a full Irish breakfast, but you haven't had a cheddar cheese sandwich until you have had one dripping with brown sauce.