I'm a big fan of Heinz salad cream as well as watching my weight so for many years I've used the salad cream light which seems no different and is lovely.
However, today I tried the even lighter and put it all over my salad as I would with my salad cream but when I tasted it I heaved, it is vile, the texture is a see through transparent grey and it tastes very vinegary.
It is nowhere near like the original and tastes like a complete different brand.
I use salad cream every other day so really could taste the difference and have binned the bottle that cost me £2.26 and will go back to the original salad cream light.
It was that bad that I binned my dinner too which was a salad covered in cream as usual, I had some cereals instead as I've no salad cream : (
Extra Light.... I can see the look of distaste on your faces already but stick with me...
I've actually been buying this for a year or so...although it does take me about 6 months to get through a 460g squeezy bottle. It costs in the range of £3.00 for the largest size bottle although they are doing this on offer in Tescos with 2 bottles of Heinz sauces for £3.00.
The answer you all want to know though is whether it tastes any different from the original full fat brother... it does yes... its not as creamy or thick but it still holds its own well... The calories makes quite a difference too... the original has 332 calories per 100g as opposed to 141 calories per 100g in the extra light so its certainly worth trying as an alternative..
I must admit I prefer salad cream to mayonnaise as a salad dressing as the salad cream has got more of a distinctive taste whereas I always think of mayo as being mild in comparison..
It's very flexible and can be used on hot and cold food... chips and salad cream being one of my favourite.
I'm just glad that they didn't get rid of salad cream a few years ago like they threatened...
Salad Cream, i remember this as a child and never really stopped using it. I always covered my cheese butties in Salad Cream.
I think Salad Cream is the best dressing to have on your sandwiches, especially a salad. I discovered today whilst on a course, during my dinner i had a jacket potatoe with cheese and i added some Salad Cream and was pleasently surprised at how gorgeous it tasted. I normally just stickto sarnies.
Salad Cream is very much like mayonnaise but not as gross. The consistency is the same but mayonnaise is much thicker. Salad Cream tastes much nicer, lighter i guess and tangy, whereas mayonnaise is filled with egg. I have recently learned that it has Vinegar and mustard in it, which i don't particularly taste.
Obviously Extra Light Salad Cream is very healthy and light and only contains around 7.2g of fat and lolw in calories and is fabulous for diet starters out there. I remember only ever having salad scream's in the glass bottle with the screw on lids, now you get quite fancy plastic bottle which are squirty - i much prefer these.
You can grab a bottle of Heinz Extra Light Salad Cream in Tesco at 470g for around £2:13. I recommend this Salad Cream to everyone out there. Don't just stick to mayonnaise.
I've always like salad cream but with the original i had to limited how much i could use - no longer!!
I have salad cream on a lot of things, i use it as a salad dressing, on chips, on sandwiches, with fish fingers and even jacket potatoes. I even use it to make my homemade coleslaw to give it flavour.
Not even the cheaper brands come close to Heniz as they are really vinegary and watery. This maybe low in fat and calories but still has a nice flavour and rich creamy consistenacy.
I have bought few cheap brands as a way to try and save a little bit of money as i can use a bottle in a few weeks, especially in summer, but i can really honestly say that this brand is best.
Package in the easy squeezy bottle so no mess a must on any dinner table!
I am a big fan of salad cream after re-discovering it in Tesco the other month. I always had it on salad as a kid but then slipped into the murky underworld of mayonnaise. However, I saw the light in Tesco when the gleaming salad cream bottles called to me from the shelf. It was like bumping into an old friend!!! And so wee went home together hand in hand!
Salad cream is a little like mayonnaise. It is very similar in consistency but not as thick. It is much more tangy and less eggy. It does contain egg. It also contains mustard and vinegar. I can't taste the individual ingredients but they do combine to create a very tangy taste sensation!
It tastes delicious with salad or on sandwiches or jacket potatoes. Tuna and sweetcorn jacket is my new favourite lunch. Omega 3, veg, carbs and deliciousness all in one! Perfect! Very easy to do as well. Also, add some spring onions for extra bite - this works really well with the salad cream.
Also, if you are on a diet and want to nibble on vegetables rather than crisps and chocolate, you can take some cut up raw veg to work in a container and dip into salad cream. A great alternative to houmous or other dips that I tend to get bored with if I have too much.
I have started having the Extra Light version because I am a pig and cannot get to grips with portion-control. However, even the original full fat heinz salad cream contains 66% less fat than standard mayonnaise, according to the Heinz website.
Below I have compared full fat salad cream with the extra light variety. As you can see, the extra light one really is great for dieters. It tastes just as good as well. It isn't one of these watered down versions of the full fat equivalent.
Here is the nutritional info compared per 100g.
Fat fat salad cream:
2g saturated fat
Extra light salad cream:
141 kcals (So much better if you are on a diet!)
7.3g fat (A lot less once again)
0.8g saturated fat (proportionately not such a massive difference but still less)
0.8g sodium (a nice little bonus!!)
(Just a little general word of warning when reading the nutritional information on the backs of packets. My first draft of this review compared the 100g info for the full fat with the 15g serving info for the extra light... it's easily done!)