Branston Pickle Original 360 g
The Branston Pickle Story
Branston is a British food brand. It is best known for the original Branston Pickle, a jarred pickled chutney first made in 1922 in the Branston suburb of Burton upon Trent by Crosse & Blackwell.
Today Branston’s pickle product sells over 17 million jars a year in the UK.
Branston makes its Pickle product from a variety of diced vegetables, including swede, carrots, onions, cauliflower and gherkins pickled in a sauce made from vinegar, tomato, apple and dates with spices such as mustard, coriander, garlic, cinnamon, pepper, cloves, nutmeg and cayenne pepper with sugar.
The cooks at Branston Pickle make it sweet and spicy with a chutney-like consistency, containing small chunks of vegetables in a thick brown sticky sauce. Branston is commonly served as part of a ploughman’s lunch, a common menu item in British pubs. It is also frequently combined with cheddar cheese in sandwiches at many sandwich shops in the UK. Branston Pickle is available in the standard ‘chunky’ version, as well as a ‘sandwich’ variety, where the vegetable chunks are smaller and easier to spread. Premier Foods also introduced a ‘squeezy’ variety in a plastic bottle.