I've had authentic homemade harissa and I've had many kinds of store-bought but never have I had it with anise in it. And this has a TON of it. Who would chew on black licorice while eating North African food? Or ANY food? The anise completely ruins it. And it's not very spicy. I know it says medium on it, but harissa isn't supposed to be medium! It's supposed to make your eyes water! TOTAL FAIL.
love this! gives flavour to all savoury dishes i'
love this! gives flavour to all savoury dishes i've tried! (just hope it is not dicontinued any time soon).
Vile. Far too much star anise.
Far too much star anise. I absolutely love liquorice and aniseed but this overpowers everything. I've never had harissa like this and will be chucking it out.
I have no idea how authentic this stuff is, but it was very tasty for me. Stirred into some hummus is so good! Also great as part of a marinade for chicken with the addition of some dry spices, which I grilled. I also made a harrissa yoghurt which was great.
makes a lovely spicy relish
Just goes to show, we are all different - we love the aniseed flavour, it's the best bit - makes a lovely spicy relish to go with halloumi burgers
Not nice, tastes artificial
Really enjoyable paste, distinct flavours that really add to the dish. I used with cous cous and have already bought another.
Overpowering aniseed flavouring.
Wasn’t that impressed with the flavour, very overpowering aniseed flavour bordering on being artificial / chemically not as good as other harissa pastes I’ve had.
The best harissa
My favourite harissa paste, the star anise adds an extra dimension, ignore the negative reviews unless you too can't stand aniseed type flavours
Essentially tasteless, won't ever buy again. The Fiery Harissa (not available from online Tesco yet) is much better for next time you pop in.