Pieminister’s No 10 Pie Chutney – claimed by the maker to be the world’s first dedicated pie chutney – was awarded a star for its taste and quality.
To make the chutney, Pieminister founder Tristan Hogg asked his friend George Cooper, a Bristol-based nutritionist, to help select ingredients that would complement the company’s pies.
Tracklements, which has more than 40 years’ experience in preserving pickles, was tasked to ‘bottle’ Pieminister’s recipe.
Cooper said: “No 10 combines all the key components you need to jolly along your digestion. Acidic vinegar, tomatoes and apples stimulate the gall bladder to digest fats – while bitter fenugreek, spicy aromatic garlic, chilli, coriander, cardamom, mustard, cumin and pepper move the gut along.
“In addition, sweet sugar, sultanas, dates and onions relax the belly and stimulate secretion – and salt stimulates appetite. This chutney is true culinary alchemy.”
Five other Pieminister products were also successful at the Great Taste Awards. Its Moo & Blue, Chicken of Aragon and Heidi pies each won two gold stars, while two more pies – Kate & Sidney and Moo, were given a gold star each.