As their reputation for delicious pate traditionally made grew, the company has grown too. Even today everything is still hand-made in small batches, without artificial colouring, additives or preservatives, to Margaret’s original recipes. The traditional taste is still important to the company 30 years on even though they now have over 30 staff working for them.
I love to support British businesses so I was delighted when I had the chance to review one of their hampers.
The Quiet Night In Hamper
The hamper consisted of
Mediterranen chicken liver pate with sundried tomato and onion
Apricot and orange chutney with Wychcraft Ale
Spelt Oat fingers with ginger
Rosie's medium cider
The Mediterranean pate had a lovely richness and depth of flavour with an authentic Mediterranean taste. This soft spreading pate would be perfect on crackers with a few grapes on the side to cut through the richness. The ginger spelt oat crackers has a crumbliness and sweetness with a hint of ginger that was not overpowering. A little sweet with pate, I think these crackers could be dunked like a biscuit and would be great with a cup of tea. The apricot and orange chutney was fresh tasting and tangy with a tiny bit of heat from the black pepper. A beautiful tasting fruity chutney, the sweetness would go well with many pates. The cider was sweet but still packed a punch, refreshing and nice to have in an ice cold glass on a hot day.
I personally feel that with this hamper, the flavours and quality of the products really shone through. I think a hamper like this would be a perfect treat for your dad on Father's Day, and the price won't break the bank too.
Patchwork Pate do a range of food from pates to hummus, chocolate to chutney. If you want to find out more you can follow the company on Twitter and Facebook too.
What do you think of this hamper, in particularly the quality and the price? Would you buy something like this for a loved one?