Best Brands Survey results: Pickles & chutneys
1st – Tracklements
2nd – Mrs Darlington’s
3rd – The Bay Tree
4th – The Fine Cheese Co
5th – Rosebud Preserves / Cottage Delight
Like sweet preserves, this category is tight and votes are spread far and wide among regional producers. Even so, Tracklements has won by a sizeable margin, yet again, thanks to its three-pronged attack of onion marmalade, chilli jam and sticky fig relish.
Mrs Darlington’s backed up its new jams & preserves crown with strong performance, particularly from its autumn fruit chutney. Chutneys generally seemed to be the driving force behind most of the producers in the rankings.
The surprise entrant is The Fine Cheese Co, a brand normally associated with biscuits, but clearly its variety of accompaniments, like fig spread and pickled onions, are cross-selling well on many cheese counters.
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