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“Far, FAR Too Sweet!!!”

Written on: 13/12/2011 by NeedFood (1 review written)

I fried some chicken breast, added the sauce and simmered it for the recommended time. The aroma was lovely – just like many authentic jerk-style sauces I’ve tried (although this is the first and last time one comes out of a jar, or contained tomatoes). On initial impressions (colour aside) it seemed like a winner.

Being absolutely starving, I got stuck right in once the rice was ready. However, the hunger rapidly subsided after only two small mouthfuls.
The sauce had a great chilli kick to it but was so ridiculously sweet that it was unbearable. I deplore food wastage but there was no way to salvage the chicken or rice that had been tainted by the sauce. Unfortunately, the whole lot ended up in the bin, so I ate the plain leftover rice, which was very bland but preferable to eating a plate full of treacle for a main course.

Looking at the info on the jar, at 123 calories per 100g, this sauce hangs heavier on your waistline than many curries. Unsurprisingly, the first ingredient listed is.... yes, you guessed it... sugar! As the remainder of the ingredients are tomato products, herbs and spices, it’s pretty obvious where this sauce gets its high calorie content from...

I’m not a fussy eater at all and will eat almost anything put on front of me, but I would sooner drink the drippings from a marathon runners’ socks than eat this garbage ever again.