Crush Foods are based in Salle, Norfolk and began life producing a single variety, premium rapeseed oil, then expanded their range to include dressings and granola. Their team maybe small, but they know everything there is to know, about rapeseed, with all products made in house and they support other local growers, by using their ingredients in Crush products. I love that they support their local community, as well as growing to be one of the largest local providers within East Anglia.
I was lucky enough to be sent samples, of their vegan friendly egg free mayo, in chipotle and garlic flavours, but was very disappointed that I would not be partaking, as the mayo contains the stabiliser guar gum, a derivative of the cluster bean. I am highly sensitive to certain beans and guar gum is no different, only a tiny amount affects me, so Steven stepped up to the mark and volunteered to carry out testing for me.
I love the packaging, in a glass jar with a metal lid, ideal for recycling, its stylish artwork and clear labelling of its vegan friendly and gluten free credentials. Most vegan mayo contains soya, but Crush is soya free and has no artificial colours or preservatives.
Steven, although not vegan, is an egg free mayo convert and tried most on the market, including Plamil, Granovita, Mr Organics, Chippa, Tesco and Sainsburys, so he is a tough critic. The first test was on Mexican tortilla wraps, with fried peppers, borlotti beans, avocado and Violife cheese.
The mayo is really creamy, not gloopy, has a silky texture and the chipotle is not just a hint, but a whack of smoky heat. Crush chipotle mayo is also low in salt at 0.1 g per 100 g, so anyone with high blood pressure, like Steven can relax when eating it and judging by the photos, he did.
He loved the chipotle flavour and eating his dinner was thinking of other uses, a dip for breadsticks, drizzled over a baked potato or cheese on toast and would make a fantastic coleslaw for sandwiches or burgers.
The mayo can be purchased on line or if you are lucky enough to live in Norfolk, sure it will be easily available.
I will update this review, when Steven has tried and tested the garlic mayo, I will have to think of something special to serve it with.