We had some fab local ‘Brazilian’ sausages filled with chilli, tomato and pepper with some simple chicken and onion kebabs marinated in five spice. The rest of the table was covered with salad, boiled new potatoes and buttery corn-on-the-cob. Of the three Stokes sauces I think the Ketchup was probably my favourite but the Bloody Mary and BBQ were favourites of others round the table.
I found the Ketchup to have a nice balance of spices, a good deep red colour and a nice thick texture. I liked the different tastes in the Bloody Mary Ketchup, you could really taste the celery, and I was surprised how hot (in chilli) it was. The BBQ Sauce had a lovely level of smokiness and was a great purple/brown colour with a really thick texture. My Mum is an avid ketchup avoider but it was hard to prize the Bloody Mary bottle off her after she’d tried it! I thought all the products were good quality, tasty and certainly something I’d like to keep in my fridge.