Review: Opies Chutneys

Opies, one of the oldest family-run food companies in the UK, has recently introduced a new range of chutneys to Waitrose.  Ideal partners for your Christmas cheese board or Boxing Day buffet, the range includes Bramley Apple Chutney with Biddenden Cider, Plum Chutney with Claret and Rhubarb Chutney.

The chutneys are made using only the finest ingredients and the Bramley Apple Chutney with Biddenden Cider is made using 100% British apples and cider from Kent, the home county of Opies, creating a traditional flavour.

Opies began in 1880, becoming a private comapny in 1912, and being passed down through the generations ever since.  William Opie, Managing Director of Opies, said:

"At Opies, we aspire to offer only the best products made from the finest quality produce. Our chutneys are delicious when paired with a range of meats or enjoyed in a traditional Ploughman’s Lunch. We are delighted to be introducing the new range to Waitrose and we hope to launch further flavours in the future."

We have been sent a jar of each chutney to review and loved them all!  The Bramley Apple with Biddenden Cider goes particularly well in a crusty Ploughman's roll, accompanied by the Opies Pickled Walnuts always resident in our fridge.  Steve snuck the Plum Chutney with Claret off to work where he gets to eat meat and said it went very well with a ham he cooked, although I was more than happy with it with my cheese and crackers, thank you!  The Rhubarb Chutney was a revelation, quite unexpected, and worked really well with boiled potatoes.  Now we just have to get them all to last till Boxing Day!

A highly recommended addition to your Christmas shopping basket, the Opies Bramley Apple Chutney with Biddenden Cider and Opies Plum Chutney with Claret are available to buy at Waitrose, RRP £1.99 each.

The full Opies range, including Black Cherries with Kirsch, Figs in Courvoiser, Stem Ginger in Syrup, Cocktail Cherries, Pickled Walnuts and more is available in supermarkets and independent stockists countrywide, including Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Ocado, Tesco, Morrisons and Booths.


  1. These look delicious. I buy the maraschino cherries and they are really good!


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