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Vivia Crump’s Chutney

From a small kitchen in Rutland, Vivia Crump and her team produce a range of six chutneys.

The business grew because so many friends enjoyed Vivia’s homemade chutneys and encouraged her to produce in bigger volumes and sell them. She now makes enough to take a stall at London Southbank Centre Food Market, to sell from shops in Rutland and via mail order from the website – but the care and quality remain the same. Vivia carefully sources ingredients through a local supplier, uses only top quality vinegar, eschews additives and preservatives, and prepares and cooks by hand in small batches.

Vivia creates the recipes by putting as much thought into the colours and textures as the taste, and it is this approach that makes the chutneys that little bit different. As Vivia says, we “taste” first with our eyes, so she ensures her products look brilliant – inside and outside the jar.

Not wishing to confine the chutneys to cheese sandwiches and ploughman’s, each flavour comes with suggestions for pairing. The Bramley Apple & Date has a touch of ginger, so is an excellent partner to curries, and the Pear & Walnut with Rosemary is superb with lamb. Try the Red Chilli & Pineapple with a fried breakfast to kick start your day, or take it a step further and use the chutneys as a brush-on sauce – the best-selling Lemon & Mustard is recommended on roast chicken to add a wonderful flavour to the skin. If you visit the Southbank stall you can also enjoy the chutneys cooked into sausage rolls and vegetarian rolls, packing punch and flavour from the inside out!

After meeting Vivia, we were inspired to be more adventurous and to use the chutneys as a store cupboard staple rather than an occasional accompaniment… it opens up a whole new world of flavours and recipes.

By Anna Forgaard, north Northants & Rutland editor

Useful info
Unit 26b Oakham Enterprise Park, Ashwell Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7TU
01572 737365 or 07900 994 576

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  1. Avatar Victoria Redshaw says:

    I discovered Vivia Crump’s Chutney through this website – and then happened upon her at the Oakham Farmers’ Market. The pear & walnut chutney has already been tucked into and I’ll be trying to leave some for cheese over the festive period. Unique and delicious.

  2. Avatar Peter Smallwood says:

    In this age when there are so many varieties of chutneys on the market it is exciting to find a range that says clearly what it is on the label and delivers superb taste and texture that work so well with almost any food. I would encourage everyone to try these delicious chutneys.

  3. Avatar Mrs J Straubinger says:

    These are the best ever high quality chutneys and really unique. I love the whole range but can’t live without the Apricot Whisky Mac and the Lemon Mustard. Roast chicken with the skin covered in the Lemon Mustard is delicious and my favourite Sunday lunch. They make super presents too.


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