Those that know me, know that I’m not a fan of chilli jams; there’s just something about the extreme sweetness couple with heat that I just don’t get. Don’t get me wrong, I normally love the flavour of jams and I can appreciate the heat levels that some makers take them to, I just don’t think they belong together. However, this Jamokie Chipotle Jam by Daddy Cool’s is different. Very different.
Jamokie is sweet as you’d expect with 47% sugar with apple juice, but not in a normal teeth-itchingly jam type way. It’s also very savoury with the smokiness of the Chipotle, smoked garlic and smoked paprika really coming through and smacking you in the mouth. As a man that regularly smokes food, I like this, I like this a lot.
The consistency of Jamokie is actually quite runny for a jam. Compared to normal jams where you have to dig out a blob of jelly from the jar, you can quite easily just spoon this stuff out onto whatever you want and spread it out simply by showing it a knife.
There are suggested uses on the side of the jar, but honestly just feel free to ignore these and plonk a dollop on whatever you fancy – I haven’t found anything that it doesn’t go well with yet! I’ve had it with cheese and crackers, bacon sandwiches, ham salad, noodles, and if I had vanilla ice cream in the house I’d probably give it a go with that too!
So in conclusion, Jamokie Chipotle Jam is great and is going to be a regular in my fridge. Providing you like the taste of smoked foods then the flavour of this is amazing. The heat level is spot on too. It’s mild so isn’t going to challenge anyone, but it adds enough spice to whatever you’re having it with to get your daily dose of chilli. Get some down you!
Producer: Daddy Cool’s Chilli Sauce