Haywards are Britain's best loved pickled vegetable brand and they've recently launched a new pickled onion - Hot & Spicy. Each jar contains pink and black peppercorns and Birdseye chillies to give the onions a fiery twist. They are described as working perfectly with a variety of food including cheese and cold meats and have a bold new flavour that will liven up any Boxing Day leftovers!
I'm a fan of most types of pickles so I was very happy to be asked to give these new Hot & Spicy Pickled Onions a try. There are plenty of small onions within each large jar, with a liberal sprinkling of the additional peppercorns and chillies. The flavour is still surprisingly sweet and tangy with a lovely peppery hint and a fairly mild, but zingy, heat from the chillies. The overall balance between the sweetness of the onions and the mild tangy heat is just perfection here, and the flavours really do work wonderfully with a selection of cheeses and cold meats. I especially enjoyed them with some mature cheddar and pitta chips - creating a delicious medley of flavours. If you're a fan of pickled onions then you have to give these a try!
Haywards Hot & Spicy Onions are available now from Sainsbury's and Morrison's and will be in Tesco from next spring. RRP - £1.89p.