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Opening Hours

Our Columbia Road shop is open Friday-Saturday 12-5pm; Sunday 9am-5pm

Parking

Cars can park for free on Columbia Road on Friday-Saturday, but the road is inaccessible on Sundays (market day).

Payments

We can accept credit and debit cards, except AMEX. Please note that we do not accept £50 notes.

Returns

In case of returns of goods in pristine condition, please bring proof of purchase. We can offer an exchange of goods to the same value but not a cash refund.

 

Harissa FAQ

What is Harissa?
Harissa is a Tunisian hot sauce, also found in other North African countries such as Algeria and Morocco and used in Israeli cookery. The word means ‘mash’ in Arabic. The popularity of harissa has spread to parts of Europe, particularly France and Germany, although it’s still relatively new to the UK. Harissa is renowned for its rich, complex flavour rather than for extreme heat. It is typically used in couscous dishes, but also complements meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and grains, and can form the basis of a dip. There are recipes and suggestions throughout this website.

Why Harry Brand?
There are several brands of harissa available in the UK, but in our opinion this one is truly exceptional. It is made by a small company in France using a secret family recipe that has been passed down through generations of Tunisian descent. Unlike most harissa sauces, this recipe uses just four ingredients carefully sourced and of the highest quality, with no artificial additives. You will be able to taste the difference in Harry Brand’s remarkably adaptable harissa – it’s full of potential.

Jar or Squeezy?
The ingredients and quantities are the same in both the Harry Brand harissa jar and squeezy, but the latter is a smoother blend, which some people find slightly hotter. The harissa in the jar is best for spooning as an ingredient or table condiment. The squeezy is best for barbecues, pizzas, Bloody Marys and for mixing with mayonnaise – shake before use to get the best results.

What does it go with?
Almost everything, from roast meats (especially lamb and chicken), to oily fish, roast vegetables and pasta or grains. See specific recipes on this site for variations on quantity.

How and where is it made?
Harry Brand harissa is made by a small family-owned company in France using a recipe that has been handed down through generations of Tunisian descent, sourcing only the finest four ingredients and with no artificial colours, preservatives or other additives.

Ingredients
Water, red chilli peppers (20%), fresh garlic, salt.

Nutritional information
Per 100g

  • Calories 293.5 kJ / 69.5 kcal
  • Sodium 7g
  • Carbohydrates 5g
  • of which sugars 2.2g
  • Protein 2.8g
  • Fat 1.5g
  • of which saturated 0.3g

How long does it keep for?

Unopened – 15 months from date of manufacture.

Opened – refrigerate and use within two months of opening.

Is it suitable for vegetarians/vegans?
Yes.

Is it Kosher?
It is, certified Kosher Parve in France.

Is it gluten-free?
Yes.

Does it contain any artificial ingredients?
Certainly not! Artificial preservatives alter the taste of the sauce, so our manufacturer uses only natural ingredients. The colour of the sauce will vary slightly from batch to batch depending on the chillies, because we do not use artificial colourings to even this out.

Where can I get it from?
Harry Brand harissa is now stocked in delis, health food stores, Whole Foods Market shops, Budgens supermarkets and corner shops in London and around the UK. Please enter your postcode to Find Your Nearest Stockist. You can also buy it from our website.

Harissa Mayonnaise FAQ

Ingredients

Rape seed oil, Harry Brand harissa (14%) (water, red chilli pepper, fresh garlic, salt), white wine and spirit vinegar, pasteurised free range egg yolk (9%), sugar, salt, mustard, garlic).

Nutritional Information

Per 100g

  • Calories 684 kcal/ 2816kJ
  • Sodium 1.5g
  • Carbohydrates 1.8g
  • of which sugars 1.1g
  • Protein 1.6g
  • Fat 74.0g
  • of which saturated 5.5g

Allergens

Contains egg, mustard.

How long does it keep for?

Unopened – 8 months from date of manufacture.

Opened – refrigerate and use within one month of opening.

Trade and Wholesale
All trade enquiries please email: info@harrybrand.co.uk or call 07972 699824. Free delivery in London for orders over £75.

Home Delivery & Returns
We post products within the UK to home customers via Royal Mail within one week of order. Postage costs £3.50 for home orders up to 1kg (3 jars or squeezies) and £7.95 for home orders up to 2kg (4-9 jars or squeezies).

In case of returns please first email info@harrybrand.co.uk