Slightly Different products review
Sonia Fox is the brainchild behind Slightly Different. Diagnosed with IBS in 2014 she found the low FODMAP diet complex to follow. Her small family business company set out to create store cupboard friendly IBS food, free from 14 major allergens including gluten and dairy.
The Slightly Different website currently sells a variety of condiments, cooking sauces, dressings online.
What is FODMAP?
FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. These are short-chain carbs that absorb in the intestines poorly.
People who do the FODMAP diet takes a 3-step approach to eliminate food that causes IBS.
Around The World 10 Pack of Cooking Sauces
I was sent a pack of around the world sauces to review. The packs have sauces based on cuisines from around the world. Smooth Bolognese, chilli non-carne, sweet & sour, tropical curry, tomato & basil, sweet chilli, Thai red curry, Arrabbiata, tikka masala, and Mexican fajita.
The packaging for the jars is bright and colourful with the flavour clearly labelled on the front. Each jar is sold at £3.95 with a variety of packs available to purchase online.
As you can see from the back of the label, all of the ingredients are made up of real things that you can pronounce and recognise. With no additional additives, flavouring or colouring.
From the world pack, I tested two of the flavours, Sweet & Sour and Tikka Masala.
Slightly Different Tikka Masala
I’m the only one in the family who would eat Indian curries, Slightly Different does an excellent job in recreating the Tikka Masala flavours. The fruity creamy sauce is thick from the jar, a couple of spoons is enough to cook one portion and you can add water to have more liquids. From the jar, I could smell the coconut milk and mixed herbs.
The curry hits the spot, thick, creamy, it had just the right balance of flavours and wasn’t overly salty or rich.
Ingredients: Passata, Water, Coconut Milk, Red Pepper, Orange Juice, Papaya, Lemon Juice, Tomato Puree, Rapeseed Oil, Ginger, Cornflour, Herbs & Spices (Coriander, Fenugreek, Smoked Paprika, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Fennel, Cloves, Cardamom), Salt, Glucose, Brown Sugar, Cumin, Turmeric, Cayenne Pepper, Chilli Powder.
Slightly different Sweet & Sour
Each jar should give your two servings, from opening the jar I could smell the smoky paprika coming through.
I added some veggies and chicken and cooked the sauce over a frying pan. It’s not the most flavourful sauce but you can taste all of the natural ingredients, such as pineapple, tomato, and vinegar. Key ingredients that I also would use for the classic Chinese dish if I was to create the sauce from scratch.
Ingredients for the sweet & sour jar, Water, Pineapple (34% – Pineapple Juice, Pineapple), Mixed Peppers, Tomato Paste, Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil, Cornflour, Carrots, Brown Sugar, Ginger, Smoked Paprika, Salt, Black Pepper.
The Slightly Different cooking sauces make a great backup for quick meals, which I can count on putting on the table. I made a sweet and sour bento box for my dad and he happily gobbled it up. As he has increasingly health issues, I can use these sauces, knowing that it be easy on his sensitive stomach. I enjoyed the sauces as lighter alternatives to standard jars sold at the supermarkets. The sauces I tried were easy to cook with and just needed to be heated up for a quick serving. With these ready to cook jars, I can make smaller portions for up to two people.
Where to buy Slightly Different products?
*I was sent PR samples to review