Product Type: Jif Baking & Ingredients
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Jif Lemon - a kitchen standby since the 1950s
Jif Lemon Juice
Member Name: rolandrat
Jif Lemon Juice
Date: 25/03/13, updated on 25/03/13 (146 review reads)
Advantages: Convenient lemon juice whenever you need it
Disadvantages: None apart form having a little presevative
Realistic looking yellow plastic lemon just over 4 inches long.
Has nobbly surface like the real thing and 'Jif real lemon juice' embossed on the side.
Has small flip up cap and hole for liquid to squirt out.
Has dark green paper 'collar' to resemble leaves.
Made with concentrated lemon juice.
55 mls and made by Coleman's of Norwich.
Lemon Juice with Preservative (E223).
Jiff lemon 55 mls - 20p
250 ml glass bottle - 85p.
The little Jif plastic lemons have been around since the 1950s and I can remember how fascinated I was with them when we had them at home in the 60s.
Jif lemon is normal strength lemon juice with a preservative added. It can be bought in the little lemons for 20p or in larger bottles.
Fresh lemon juice is obviously the best but often you will need just a tiny amount of juice and do not want to use a whole lemon, or you may find you do not have any at home.
Having one of these little lemons in the fridge on standby is a great addition to your cooking ingredients.
My husband uses the lemon juice in curries, but of course only a little at a time.
Once opened the 'lemon' should be kept in the fridge but it is so small and cute that it takes up hardly any room anyway.
Lots of people only use these Jif Lemons for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday but as well as using them for that I also like to keep one to use for emergencies with honey for sore throats and colds - when the last thing you feel like doing is going out to the shops for fresh lemons.
If you eat fish you can put a squirt of lemon on them and you can also use some lemon juice in salads. Also when baking as hubby likes doing various cakes for his mother and some lemon is often a nice addition to either the cake or the icing and filling.
For using in recipes 2 tablespoons of Jif lemon is equivalent to the juice of one lemon. Obviously if you use lots of lemons on a daily basis it makes more sense to buy the fresh fruit but there will often be times when you do not have them and if you only need a few squirts of juice then having one of these cute little lemons in your fridge or cupboard is a great emergency supply.
As well as being useful in recipes and cooking lemon juice has many uses when cleaning around the house and obviously Jif lemon can be used for these purposes too.
Apparently Jif were never able to patent their little lemon shaped container (this was because a mark that is a symbol of the goods or services it promotes does not qualify for registration) and ended up having to take an American firm to court and eventually the House of Lords in 1990 as this other firm was also selling juice in a lemon container which people would have assumed was Jif - but was not - the only difference being that the lid was green. Jif won their case.
===Would I Recommend?===
Summary: A great way to always have lemon juice for your recipes.
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