Sweet Jams and Tongue-Tingling Heat
The holidays are a time for family and friends. And whether you are traveling or being the one traveled to, one thing that most of us will have in common is that at some point in time we'll be sitting around a giant table breaking bread with those closest to us.
If you're looking to add a little excitement to the typical holiday cornucopia, mixing in a little sweet heat to spice things up, then we recommend one of the delightful culinary creations from Jenkins Jellies.
Jenkins Jellies mixes heat with different nuances of citrus, grass, and fruit to bring you a selection of iconic American jams that will surely spice up any holiday meal. We had the pleasure of trying four of the award-winning, all-occasion pepper jellies.
The sweet heat of the original Jenkins' Seven Spicy Peppers gets a charge of bright, tropical passion fruit. We loved this one when we paired it with a bit of cream cheese. We also found that it had a crisp tang on its own, making a simple peanut butter and jelly a lot livelier.
One of our favorites overall. Starting again with the signature sweet heat, this jam is made from plump figs to add characteristics of berries and a smokey caramel. Although we didn't get too crazy with any of our trials, we can see that the suggestion to get crafty and add the Fiery Figs to a classic rum cocktail; enliven a pizza, slather on a burger, or drizzle over ice cream would all be amazing dishes when upgraded with just a dollop.
The Original Blend of awesome! The blend of full-flavored peppers is savory, sweet, and full of heat! Quite possibly the most versatile of the four we tried. It easily brought a mouth-watering heat to our charcuterie platter and worked as the most amazing barbecue glaze on Salmon we've ever tried. Could easily be used as a dipping sauce or marinade for pork or chicken or simply just added to your next cheeseburger.
Rounding out the four, we followed the information we found online to see how 'on point' it would be. We were not disappointed with the creamy, fragrant guava that brought hints of pear, quince & honey, perfectly paired with seven spicy peppers! It truly is “a combo straight from the culinary heavens”. Mix with cream cheese as well and slathered it on our morning English muffin. Would also be another excellent contender for marinades or dipping sauces, or glazes.
Whether your adding a dollop to a slice of bread, eating it straight off the spoon, swirling it into a sauce, slathering on a glaze, mixing it in cocktails, or spicing up some sweets, all of the jellies are all-natural, gluten free, and vegan, making them suitable for any table any time of year.
5oz Jar ($6.50*)
11oz Jar ($10.00*)
Packaged Gift Set ($29.95*)
*Rates and availability are based on the time of publication and are subject to change without notice from The Gentleman’s Choice. For the most update model availability and pricing, please visit www.jenkinsjellies.com