Founded by Celeste Croxton, Lyndigo Spice is a Boston area based company that produces an artisanal line of chutneys, relishes, fruit spreads and spice blends. Inspired by ethnic food like Caribbean and Indian, Celeste started by making pineapple chutney as a way to cool down the heat of her Jamaican Jerk Chicken for her catering clients. She was commonly asked if they could purchase the chutney in stores. Fast forward a few years and now you can find many of her recipes in the line she’s created called Lyndigo Spice.
I was provided with a selection of the Lyndigo Spice line of products and their roasted chickpeas.
With the help of a friend, we turned the product sampling into an intimate gathering, with cocktails of course. We paired the chutneys, relishes and fruit spread with three different cheeses, nuts, dried cherries and crostini.
The guys loved the savory and spicy red pepper relishes. They commented that there was an after burn from the spicy relish that kept them going back for more. My favorites were the fennel and fig chutney and the plum fruit spread. I’m already thinking about the variety of scones I could pair with the plum spread. I also liked the smokey peach and cherry chutney and the pineapple chutney paired with the Brie cheese on a crostini. I can imagine pairing the chutneys with pork, chicken and/or fish. I was surprised that the roasted mango relish had some heat to it.
The Lyndigo Spice products cost $10 for a 6.75 oz jar. Right now the products are sold at a few select grocery stores and farmers markets in the Massachusetts area. You can also purchase them online at the Lyndigo website.
Have you ever tried Lyndigo Spice relishes, chutneys and/or fruit spreads?
Disclaimer: While I was provided with a complimentary sample of Lyndigo Spice products, the opinions and views expressed above are my own and describe my personal experience.