Pickled Village makes “romantic” pickle

Published on January 20, 2014

Northants-based Great Food Club member business The Pickled Village, which makes chutneys, preserves, marmalades, marinades and dressings at its HQ at Bulwick Village Stores, has launched a preserve for Valentine’s Day.

The Provocative Pickle, described as “a feisty new addition to the range”, is a pickled onion pickle with a chilli kick. “It’s the perfect partner to any ploughman’s lunch or strong cheese,” says founder Camille Ortega McLean. “Who says pickled onions can’t be provocative? Just make sure you’re both eating them!”

Another of The Picked Village’s products, The Amorous Breakfast, is described as “a seductive pink grapefruit marmalade with cranberries and a splash of vodka. Spread on lovingly buttered toast – or on your Valentine – to make your breakfast extra divine.”

The Pickled Village has recently entered into a joint venture with Bramble Foods of Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Its products are distributed by Brambles Foods as well as Goodness Foods. Stockists include Waitrose (regionally), John Lewis Food Halls, Harvey Nichols, West Elm Store (London), Beckworth Emporium, numerous independents, garden centres and farm shops.

Matt Wright
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Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.