Bring Out The Branston

I was very lucky recently, to be sent a package containing Branston pickles.  If you are like me, you  will always have a jar of pickle in your cupboard.

The box contained a lunchbag with ‘Bring Out The Branston’, always very handy for keeping things cool, Branston Original Pickle, new Branson Sweet Chilli Pickle, Branston Caramelised Onion Chutney, new Branston Rich & Smokey BBQ Sauce and Branston Hot Dog Relish.

I will start with the Branston Original Pickle, this really needs no introduction.  I love boring old cheese and pickle sandwiches, but I also have it with cheese on toast, by spreading onto the toast before adding the cheese.  I also love it with good old Cottage Pie either mixed in to add a different flavour, or just on the side.

Branston Sweet Chilli Pickle, I had not tried this before, but we do love sweet chilli sauces, so was very intrigued by this, and have to say we were not disappointed and it gives a new look at sandwiches or as a side.  It is also lovely on a burger.

Caramelised Onion Chutney, I always have a jar of this in, we love this with baked Camembert and fresh crusty bread, or with a ploughman’s, or even to liven up a cheese sandwich with its sweetness.

Tomato and Red Pepper Relish, we love relishes and perfect for this time of year with a BBQ.  I did not like this as to tomato in taste, but that is personal to me as I just do not like tomatoes, but everyone else loved this and we had it on our hotdogs at the weekend, and it really made a difference to just boring old mustard or ketchup.

Branston Rich & Smokey BBQ Sauce, my whole family love BBQ sauce but I do find they vary depending on what brand you buy, but we all loved this and livened up our meals.

Pickle and chutneys, are not just for adding to sandwiches, you really can do so much with them.  In my house I am the one who does the baking or everyday family meals, and just adding some pickle or chutney into a casserole, or pie or anything else you may be cooking, will change the flavour.  You can find a whole range of ideas for recipes here.

What are your favourite pickles or chutneys, and what is your favourite meal to have with them?

*I was sent these products, free of charge in order to write this review, all comments are mine own.




  1. 2nd August 2016 / 1:31 pm

    Oh yes our house ALWAYS has Branston pickles in the cupboard, speaking of which, I’ve not had any in ages. This post certainly has me craving some x

    • admin
      2nd August 2016 / 2:10 pm

      I know what you mean, I was craving a cheese and pickle sandwich after posting this x

  2. 2nd August 2016 / 12:58 pm

    I don’t like branston pickle but didn’t know there were so many different ones!

    • admin
      2nd August 2016 / 2:12 pm

      I love pickle, but only like branston I have tried others and just do not like them, they have a huge range x

  3. 2nd August 2016 / 4:50 pm

    We love Branston and a couple of weeks ago we tried out the caramelised onion chutney – quite delicious.

    • admin
      2nd August 2016 / 5:34 pm

      I love caramelised onion chutney I always have it in x

  4. 2nd August 2016 / 5:30 pm

    I am pickle obsessed at the moment (6 months pregnant) and it always has to be Branston. Perfect on a cheese sandwich.

    • admin
      2nd August 2016 / 5:33 pm

      My opinion on eating when pregnant is you have to have what you crave as the baby needs it :). I agree always has to be Branstons and nothing nicer in a cheese sandwich x

  5. 2nd August 2016 / 4:49 pm

    Oh I love Branson pickles and chutneys I’d love to try out their other product range.

    • admin
      2nd August 2016 / 5:35 pm

      They are the best (in my opinion) and they have a big range of pickles x

    • admin
      2nd August 2016 / 5:34 pm

      They do a huge variety x

  6. 2nd August 2016 / 5:35 pm

    I didn’t know there were so many variants! I am definitely going to pick some up next time I’m doing my shop!

    • admin
      2nd August 2016 / 7:16 pm

      They do have a huge range, and can really change a meal x

  7. 2nd August 2016 / 6:39 pm

    I like the look of the hot dog relish. My husband love Branston prickly onions. xx

    • admin
      2nd August 2016 / 7:14 pm

      The relish went down very well when we tried it out x

  8. 2nd August 2016 / 5:46 pm

    I’ve never really liked pickles but my family love them! Seems like there’s a huge variety.

    • admin
      2nd August 2016 / 7:15 pm

      There is a huge range, we do love pickles as a family, but we all have different favourites x

  9. 2nd August 2016 / 7:23 pm

    We love branston pickle! Never tried the other products before though,

    • admin
      2nd August 2016 / 9:16 pm

      It has to be Branstons for me, I did not realise they full extent of their range though x

  10. 2nd August 2016 / 7:44 pm

    I am not normally a fan of pickle but I do like the sound of the hot pepper relish which I can imagine will taste nice with Quorn Sausage.

    • admin
      2nd August 2016 / 9:15 pm

      It does go great with sausages, I only had a tiny taster of this as wasn’t sure as it is tomato and red pepper, and it wasn’t for me but everyone else liked it x

  11. 2nd August 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Arghhh you’re going to hate me as I simply cannot stand it! The smell of the pickle makes me heave and the thought of eating it is too much. My husband loves it though – don’t think he realised what a range of products they sell

    • admin
      2nd August 2016 / 9:14 pm

      This is why I did not like the tomato relish as tomatoes make me feel like that, so I can understand. They do have a huge range though x

  12. 2nd August 2016 / 8:17 pm

    I think I’d have to choose original Branston pickle as my favourite. Very retro and I love a cheese and pickle sandwich x

    • admin
      2nd August 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Original always wins hands down, and you can not beat a cheese and pickle sandwich x

  13. 2nd August 2016 / 8:52 pm

    I think pickle is a bit like marmite you either love or hate it, sadly I am not really a pickle fan x

    • admin
      2nd August 2016 / 9:13 pm

      You are right, I love it but I understand as I can not stand marmite x

  14. Harriet from Toby & Roo
    2nd August 2016 / 9:27 pm

    I do love a good bit of Branston! Yumm!! H x

    • admin
      3rd August 2016 / 9:43 am

      Branstons certainly is a family favourite x

  15. 2nd August 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Ooh, these Branston products will be fun to use in some recipes. They sent you some great stuff!

    • admin
      3rd August 2016 / 9:43 am

      I know they have some great ideas in their recipe section, and I do use them in cooking as well x

    • admin
      3rd August 2016 / 9:42 am

      I had to have one yesterday after posting this x

  16. 3rd August 2016 / 3:08 am

    Gosh its been absolutely YEARS since I last had Branston Pickle. Used to love it with cheese in a sandwich when I was little! xxx

    • admin
      3rd August 2016 / 9:42 am

      I always have a jar in x

  17. 3rd August 2016 / 7:18 am

    MMm I do love a bit of Branston! Wish they’d create a pickle relish like I grew up with in Canada though. I haven’t been able to find a substitute here in the UK.

    • admin
      3rd August 2016 / 9:41 am

      Pickle relish I am intrigued now, sounds lovely though x

  18. 3rd August 2016 / 9:24 am

    I used to love cheese and pickle sandwiches when I was younger. It was always Branston’s too.

    • admin
      3rd August 2016 / 9:41 am

      I love cheese and pickle sandwiches, I have tried other pickles but never liked them so always stick with Branstons now x

  19. 3rd August 2016 / 10:29 am

    I absolutely love Branston pickle, so I think I would definitely love the onion chutney and the relish x

    • admin
      3rd August 2016 / 3:36 pm

      I love branston too the onion chutney is gorgeous x

  20. Nayna Kanabar
    3rd August 2016 / 1:26 pm

    We love branston pickle and cheese sandwiches. I also add it to my tarts ,it makes them really tasty.

    • admin
      3rd August 2016 / 3:31 pm

      You can not beat pickle in a sandwich in my opinion, and changes dishes when cooking just by adding some x

  21. Hannah
    3rd August 2016 / 12:40 pm

    I love the sound of the sweet chilli one – will have to check that out x

    • admin
      3rd August 2016 / 3:34 pm

      It is nice x

    • admin
      3rd August 2016 / 7:12 pm

      I think it has to be Branstons, I have tried other pickles and they just taste horrible to me x

  22. 3rd August 2016 / 11:36 pm

    That smokey BBQ sauce has got my attention I bet it’s lovely 😉

    • admin
      4th August 2016 / 10:33 am

      It is lovely can recommend x

    3rd August 2016 / 11:37 pm

    I do love Branstons, the Smokey BBQ sauce has got my attention it sounds great 😉

    • admin
      4th August 2016 / 10:33 am

      I love BBQ sauce and use it on its own and great to use as a glaze or spice up a meal x

  24. Claire
    4th August 2016 / 5:33 am

    I love brandston!! Whoo cheese, ham lettuce and brandston on thick brown bread, yummy!!

    • admin
      4th August 2016 / 10:17 am

      Oh yes sounds so tasty, I am craving lunch time now x

  25. 4th August 2016 / 7:47 am

    I am not a huge pickle fan, but my husband and at least four of the children love it! Its always top of the shopping list when I ask what I need to get them!
    I like the actual sauce part, just not the bits, so I tend to stick the knife in and just spread it on my cheese sandwich.

    • admin
      4th August 2016 / 10:16 am

      Have you tried the smaller chunks pickle I get that in quite a lot x

  26. 4th August 2016 / 6:50 am

    I just finished the hot dog relish which was delish and do good for BBQs ! All their products are tasty though 🙂

    • admin
      4th August 2016 / 10:17 am

      Ideal for the BBQ season x

    • admin
      4th August 2016 / 10:15 am

      They are, it just has to be Branstons for me x

  27. Baby Isabella
    4th August 2016 / 8:35 am

    What a fab set! We love Branstons Pickles…now going to make myself a cheese and pickle sandwich 🙂

    • admin
      4th August 2016 / 10:15 am

      You can not beat a cheese and pickle sandwich x

  28. 4th August 2016 / 11:53 am

    I’m not a fan of branston but my parents would both love this, especially around bbq season, it’s their go-to!

    • admin
      5th August 2016 / 2:46 pm

      It is great for this time of year with the BBQ and lighter meals x

  29. 4th August 2016 / 12:09 pm

    Branston pickle reminds me of Christmas time; my mum always buys a huge jar for our Boxing Day buffet!

    • admin
      5th August 2016 / 2:46 pm

      I always have to have my branstons pickle on boxing day too x

  30. 4th August 2016 / 1:18 pm

    I *love* Branston pickle, and these new varieties sound really delicious, especially the sound of the sweet chilli one. I love sweet chilli sauce, and that sounds so yummy

    • admin
      5th August 2016 / 2:45 pm

      It is lovely, I have seen they do a beetroot pickle and I love beetroot so need to get a jar of this to try as well x

  31. Keely
    4th August 2016 / 5:48 pm

    I love tomato and chilli relish with a bit of cheese and crackers! Hot dog relish sounds good too 😊

    • admin
      5th August 2016 / 2:44 pm

      My family like the same, caramalised onion goes well with cheese and crackers too x

  32. 5th August 2016 / 7:53 pm

    My partner and teen love branston pickle so we always have it in the cupboard. x

    • admin
      6th August 2016 / 10:16 am

      It is a must in my house and can liven up a dinner as well x

  33. 5th August 2016 / 8:54 pm

    I am huge fan of branston pickle and need to try these new ones

    • admin
      6th August 2016 / 10:15 am

      I love branstons pickles, always have a jar in my house x

  34. 7th August 2016 / 1:24 am

    There’s nothing better than a strong cheese to go with Branston pickle in the summer!

    • admin
      8th August 2016 / 11:58 am

      I totally agree 🙂 you can not beat a cheese and pickle sandwich x

  35. shannon ritchie
    8th August 2016 / 11:44 am

    I really want to try the caramelised onion chutney! Looks so delicious!

    • admin
      11th August 2016 / 10:33 am

      It is gorgeous x

  36. 8th August 2016 / 11:17 am

    I am not a pickle type of girl but my hubby can’t have a meal without it.

    • admin
      11th August 2016 / 10:34 am

      Pickle is like marmite you either love it or hate it x

  37. Natasha Mairs
    8th August 2016 / 3:56 pm

    I love branston pickle. My favourite sandwiches to have in my packed lunch was a was a child was cheese and branston pickle. Love it

    • admin
      11th August 2016 / 10:33 am

      It is the best sandwich to have, and one you always seem to go back to x

  38. hannah
    16th August 2016 / 11:53 am

    I don’t like pickle, but the other sauces sound great.

    • admin
      16th August 2016 / 3:56 pm

      I think pickle is like marmite you either love them or hate them x

  39. Amelia Larsen
    30th August 2016 / 2:46 pm

    I love Branston Pickle! The hotdog relish looks amazing.
    Amelia |

    • admin
      30th August 2016 / 5:37 pm

      It is lovely would recommend x

  40. Charlotte Braithwaite
    8th September 2016 / 10:08 am

    I love Branson pickle original – I haven’t thought of buying anything else from their range!
    Im pretty sure I will love it though. Wouldn’t mind the Caramelised Onion Chutney actually.
    Thanks so much for sharing hun
    Charlotte x

    • admin
      8th September 2016 / 1:03 pm

      I only buy branston original pickle, I do not like any of the others, I love the caramelised onion chutney x

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