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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 08:27pm on 25/01/2013 under ,
A Hall’s veggie haggis, with carrots, peas, and roast potatoes. And plenty of Branston brown sauce.

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location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 09:07pm on 10/01/2011 under , ,
Mmm. Veggie haggis, mashed potato, and baked beans for tea tonight. With Branston brown sauce on top.

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location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 09:07pm on 10/01/2011 under , ,
Mmm. Veggie haggis, mashed potato, and baked beans for tea tonight. With Branston brown sauce on top.

[Poll #1666633]
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:22pm on 15/09/2010 under ,
We’re currently working our way through a bottle of Gold Star brown sauce. It is excellent on chips (although we haven’t watered it down in the Edinburgh style). Tonight we had a cooked breakfast for dinner; the Gold Star worked quite well on the fried bread and veggie sausages. Compared to other brown sauces it is more stridently vinegary and has a pronounced spicy flavour, but isn’t particularly fruity. Recommended for a change; I would categorise it as a superior cheap brown sauce.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:22pm on 15/09/2010 under ,
We’re currently working our way through a bottle of Gold Star brown sauce. It is excellent on chips (although we haven’t watered it down in the Edinburgh style). Tonight we had a cooked breakfast for dinner; the Gold Star worked quite well on the fried bread and veggie sausages. Compared to other brown sauces it is more stridently vinegary and has a pronounced spicy flavour, but isn’t particularly fruity. Recommended for a change; I would categorise it as a superior cheap brown sauce.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 08:19pm on 08/02/2010 under , ,
While shopping at the weekend I picked up a bottle of “Chop” brown sauce. Made by “Hammonds of Yorkshire”, I was amused to find that it was manufactured in Lancashire. Mind you, it is refreshing to find another brand of brown sauce that is actually made in the UK.

We tried it this evening with our dinner; Quorn sausages with mashed potato, red cabbage, and broad beans. The Chop sauce had a pleasantly spicy taste, although it was much less vinegary than any other brown sauce that I’ve tried. It will be a pleasure to work our way through the rest of the bottle. I’m not sure whether Chop sauce will be a regular purchase, but it may become an occasional addition to our usual pattern of HP, Daddies, and Branston brown sauces.

Kate used her new potato mashing device, to good effect.
location: KY16 8JY
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 08:19pm on 08/02/2010 under , ,
While shopping at the weekend I picked up a bottle of “Chop” brown sauce. Made by “Hammonds of Yorkshire”, I was amused to find that it was manufactured in Lancashire. Mind you, it is refreshing to find another brand of brown sauce that is actually made in the UK.

We tried it this evening with our dinner; Quorn sausages with mashed potato, red cabbage, and broad beans. The Chop sauce had a pleasantly spicy taste, although it was much less vinegary than any other brown sauce that I’ve tried. It will be a pleasure to work our way through the rest of the bottle. I’m not sure whether Chop sauce will be a regular purchase, but it may become an occasional addition to our usual pattern of HP, Daddies, and Branston brown sauces.

Kate used her new potato mashing device, to good effect.
location: KY16 8JY
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 09:35pm on 27/01/2010 under , ,
More veggie haggis for tea tonight. It makes an excellent baked potato filling. Unfortunately we’d consumed so much HP with the haggis on Monday that there wasn’t much left tonight. Haggis is at its best with brown sauce.

Kate was given a Dundee cake today. We felt obliged to eat it this evening after watching Portillo’s train prog. Cadbury’s chocolate in 1080i, then cake on our plates. Yum yum.
location: KY16 8JY
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 09:35pm on 27/01/2010 under , ,
More veggie haggis for tea tonight. It makes an excellent baked potato filling. Unfortunately we’d consumed so much HP with the haggis on Monday that there wasn’t much left tonight. Haggis is at its best with brown sauce.

Kate was given a Dundee cake today. We felt obliged to eat it this evening after watching Portillo’s train prog. Cadbury’s chocolate in 1080i, then cake on our plates. Yum yum.
location: KY16 8JY
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 09:57pm on 21/01/2010 under , , , , ,
I like brown sauce. I like tomato sauce too, but there is something special about brown sauce. Going back a few years, tomato ketchup was my favourite sauce, and in the ketchup world there is one true sauce: Heinz. Nothing else comes close. With brown sauce, on the other hand, I don’t find a single sauce superior to all others. The big seller is HP Sauce, and I used to always buy HP. In the last couple of years I've been experimenting with different brown sauces — there are quite a variety of brand-name options.

HP is a good all-rounder. Daddies sauce is runnier, thinner tasting, and more vinegary than HP, and I find it particularly appealing on chips. Branston brown sauce is zingier, a little fruitier, and very appealing with mashed potatoes, or in veggie-sausage sandwiches. Tiptree brown sauce is good, and tastes “posh”, which is perhaps why it doesn’t work for me as an everyday breakfast sauce.

Both HP and Daddies are owned by Heinz, and nowadays are produced in the Netherlands.

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But whatever the brand, it always tastes better from a glass bottle.
location: KY16 8JY

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