A few days ago I was perusing the shelves in Waitrose and spotted something I hadn’t seen before…chorizo jam, from Eat 17.

Famous for their bacon jam, I hadn’t realised Eat 17 have a full range of jams…chilli bacon jam, onion jam, bacon jammier and of course, chorizo jam.  Now as you may have noticed if you regularly read my blog or my Twitter feed, I am obsessed with chorizo. I add it to as many things as I possibly can, so when I saw this chorizo jam, I didn’t hesitate to pop it into my basket.

I decided to get a nice cheese to eat it with so headed to the cheese counter where the assistant recommended Wookey Hole cheddar, an award winning cheddar from Dorset.

I practically skipped home, eager to try them out.


The chorizo jam tastes amazing…smoky and sweet, with a kick of heat at the end. Its more of a relish I guess, than a jam. The main components in this jar are onions, chorizo, sugar,  balsamic vinegar, garlic, tomato puree, herbs and seasoning.

When I took it into the office, my colleagues loved it. With one going to Waitrose at lunchtime to buy a jar for herself!

Its incredible just with cheese but it would be great on grilled cheese, spread on a sandwich or added to a burger. You could warm it through and serve it with scallops. You could stir it through macaroni cheese, or an omelette, you could add a dollop of it to soup. The possibilities are endless.


If you love chorizo or even if you just enjoy a good relish, please try this out. You can buy Eat 17’s chorizo jam, as well as their other savoury jams, at all Waitrose stores. One 110g jar will cost £3.49.

You can read more about Eat 17 here.

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  • Reply tableofcolors 18th March 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I’ve become a fan of chorizo as well! 🙂

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