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Friday 1 October 2010

Sluttishly Savoury: Tracklements Crabapple Jelly

I love when the postie comes a-knockin' with goodies for me at the best of times, but when I am feeling all sorry for myself because I rather stupidly broke my ankle and have to sport a rather fetching pink pot on my leg for six weeks, then special deliveries are even more gratefully received! So when I received a parcel from the lovely folk at Tracklements I was happily distracted from my current predicament, especially as it contained foodstuff!

I have to admit I have never tried crabapple jelly before, which I suspect may have something to do with an abiding memory of attempting to eat a rather sour crabapple as a chilld, so I did approach with slight trepidation. According to the label on the jar the jelly goes particularly well with pork however due to my current invalid status and a lack of pork based goods in the house I decided to give it a go with some cheese and crackers.

So was it yummy? I am delighted to report that the crabapple jelly was not at all sour, in fact it was intriguingly tangy and sweet and complemented the tangy mature cheddar excellently! I am definitely keen to try it with some brie, as it is vaguely reminiscent of cranberry sauce, which is one of my very favourite things to have with a slice of brie.

Tracklements Crabapple Jelly is available online on the Tracklements website for £2.70 per 250g jar. You can also find it in speciality delis, butchers and farm shops nationwide (their website includes a handy Find a Stockist search based on your postcode).

25p from each jar sold is donated to a local school whose students assist with the collection of the crabapples. As well as being involved in harvesting the children also get the chance to learn all about preserving and are shown how the jelly is made. What a great way to get them involved in learning all about food and their environment - excellent!

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh I love crabapple jelly. I always had it on scones with cream when I was little, for Sunday tea-time. It's very easy to make, if you've got some crabapples and a jelly bag!


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