Hardy’s Kiss is a mild mannered and loyal sauce. So good you’ll be creating your own kitchen victories in no time.
A lot customers tell us they like this sauce due to it being fresh and fruity with a lime kick without being over bearing with heat. It is the same recipe I created in the early days with my Mum as chief taster. She doesn’t like it too hot so I kept the balance within her limits. The result is Hardy's Kiss, a mild chilli sauce that is best applied as a salad drizzle or dip for poppadoms on curry night. I’ve added it to greek yogurt before and made a nice acommpanying dip to mexican dishes. Mum still uses it in her soups and on chicken.
Salads, Seafood, Cheese & Crackers, Poppadom Dip, Charcuterie, Vegetable Sticks and Pizza.
The year is 1805. During his decisive victory at the battle of Trafalgar, Lord Nelson was fatally struck in the left shoulder by a French musket ball.
He was carried below deck with his Flag Captain, Thomas Masterman Hardy and whilst HMS Victory was still broadsiding Napoleon’s armada with her 104 guns, Nelson’s final words to Hardy were…
"Kiss me Hardy
Now I am satisfied
Thank God I have done my duty
God bless you Hardy”
18th century preventative measures taken against scurvy, the Navy’s biggest killer of the time, meant lemons and limes were regularly eaten while on board. There may well have been a faint citrus taste on Hardy’s lips as he embraced his dying and legendary Master, Commander and friend.
Made in Portsmouth
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HARDY'S KISS - Jalapeño & Lime
Hardy's Kiss made with Jalapeño and Lime - Mild Heat