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We sampled four supermarket brands to see which we liked best.
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What You Need To Know
Mango chutney (sometimes called Major Grey's chutney) is a welcome accompaniment to many curries. Classic preparations cook unripe green mangoes with sugar, vinegar, and aromatic spices. We sampled four supermarket brands to see which we liked best.
High levels of fructose corn syrup and caramel color in our first sample overshadowed any natural mango flavors, making for what testers found "sickly sweetness" and "insipid, weak" flavor. A substantial dollop of ginger oil spiced a second so heavily that tasters were torn; some appreciated the "pungent," "perfumey" zing, while others complained about the "ginger overload." Our tasters liked the balanced sweetness and acidity in the last two brands. The addition of lemon juice and peel gave one chutney a tangy boost that made it our favorite.
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Lemon juice, zest, and white wine vinegar make this thick preserve especially tart to some tasters, while others appreciate the way the acid balances the sweetness of the mango.
Most tasters noted this chutney’s excellent balance of sweet and sour, which made it the most neutral choice.
Recommended with reservations
Heavy ginger and floral flavors left one taster asking, “Am I eating soap?” Others favored the chunky pieces of mango and assertive spice.
For a mango chutney, this saccharine, raisin-studded concoction had very little mango flavor.
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