Food conglomerate Premier Foods has agreed to sell the pickle brand for over £92M to Japanese company Mizkan (more information about them here) according to reports in the business press. The two companies have struck a deal before as Mizkan also purchased Sarson’s (the vinegar company) for £41M earlier this year. The uniquely British condiment will still be made at a factory in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk with Mizkan agreeing to continue pickle manufacturing at the site for at least 15 years.
At home, we’ve recently become reacquainted with Branston Pickle having not bought any for probably a few years. Our children were asking what it tasted like having seen an advert for it so we bought a jar and it’s been something of a hit with our two!
I got the jar out of the fridge earlier to see what goes into making a jar of Branston. The somewhat lengthy ingredients list includes:
- rutabaga (swede or turnip to you and me)
- lemon juice
- tomato paste
- garlic extract
Who knew that there were so many ingredients!
I like it on cheese on toast or in a cheese and ham pitta bread. How about you?