Benenden Sauce is made to a secret recipe in the village of Benenden, from where it takes its name. The village nestles in the beautiful and unspoilt Weald of Kent countryside.
The sauce was originally made in the farmhouse kitchen, for the family and friends of Sally Harrington. Requests for the sauce grew until finally, in 1998, the old dairy on the family farm was converted into a fully modernised unit, in order to cope with the growing demand.
Still a small family-run business, Harrington Foods is dedicated to producing a sauce/dressing that is made in the old fashioned way, without the use of artificial ingredients.
Benenden Sauce is unlike any other salad dressing. It's sweet, tastes of garlic, separates, needs a lot of shaking and is an odd red colour. Most certainly it is not to everyone's taste, however… crowds of people love it. We are constantly getting requests from individual customers who are seriously addicted, urgently need more, and are happy to buy a whole case.
Unlike most salad dressings they use it on everything, from pasta, fish, barbecues, savouries, omelettes, to venison, duck and grilled goat's cheese on focaccia, as well as salads.
They are limited only by their imagination.
Use as a marinade,
Cheese on toast, BBQs
Is it what we put in - the oil, cider vinegar, garlic, sugar and spices? Or what we leave out - the artificial additives, preservatives and stabilisers? Probably it's a mixture of the two which gives it such an excitingly different flavour, a reminder of what home made sauces ought to taste like.
Benenden Sauce is hand made, in small batches, to a secret recipe. The recipe and production process is painstakingly adhered to in every batch. However as a wholly natural product you must not be suprised to find some variations from batch to batch, season to season. That is what real food does!
Try our new Quiddity Dressing. It's a sweet English Salad Dressing, made with English Mustard and English Malt Vinegar.
Again there are no preservatives, additives or stabilsers. It's made using only natural ingredients, just like you would at home. Try it on your salads.
Why 'Quiddity'? Well it's not a made up word. It means the essence of something, or someone; it's what makes a thing what it is.
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