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      10.05.2012 22:04
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      there nice but not great

      Everybody likes a jam tart, well thats mostly true and i have to say i do like a jam tart and i normally make my own however when i was in asdas this week that jam tarts were on offer at only 50p which is a pretty good saving as there normally 78p

      The packaging in the picture isnt the same as whats in my store it just a plastic wrap over the jam tarts but i havent noticed that thay are changing the all the asda brand packaging so maybe we are just a little behind

      the presentation of the jam tarts is ok they come in tinfoil cases and are stacked in 3 piles of 2 which a card insert am guessing this is to stop them from sticking in the pack i believe this is the same way mr kipling present there jam tarts apart that they have a box and not a packet

      taste - the jam tarts were nice ( not like home made but still nice ) the pastry was very nice it was crumblely texture and a golden colour the jam was ok i didnt think it had much flavour but thats personal taste i also think that there could have been a little more jam, there was only a little layer of it

      over all though i think these are a good buy and great for a treat for the kids. i dont think there worth the full price but on offer i would buy them again

      the lemon ones are really nice :)

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        06.04.2010 11:58
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        I can only give it 1/5 for the price.

        When I was in Asda last week when I saw this pack of Jam Tarts and they really caught my fancy, I hadn't had a Jam Tart in what seemed like years so I thought I'd pick some up for a treat over the Easter weekend.

        Price: At 53p for 6 Jam Tarts I thought these were really good value working out at just under 9p each, they're also on offer at the moment at 2 packs for £1 until the 26th of April. This isn't that much of a saving but it's not too bad and they have a pretty good shelf life on them, not that they'd be hanging around for long.

        Packaging: The packaging for these is pretty standard, they come in a red cardboard box, half of which is covered by a picture of the Assorted Jam Tarts which look lovely and are set in front of fresh fruit (even though the tarts are only 5% fruit puree!). The other half contains the Asda logo and a short description of the product, inside the box the Jam Tarts are packaged in small tin foil cases; these are then set in plastic packaging in rows of three.

        Taste Test: The pack contains two each of strawberry, apricot and apple and blackcurrant tarts. These looked really nice, the pastry looked quite nice quality and the jam looked lovely and glossy. On eating I was very disappointed; the pasty was very dry but soft at the same time making it crumbly and difficult to eat without making a mess. Biting into the tart reveals the depth of the jam and in ratio to the pastry there was very little making the pastry the prominent taste of the tart. When I did taste the jam it was sickly sweet, just tasting of pure sugar and the taste of fruit was not there at all. I was very disappointed as I had such fond memories of jam tarts from when I was younger. They're suitable for vegetarians and when my friend ate one yesterday she said that it had gone really dry, so if you do buy these which I wouldn't recommend, you might want to put them in a container as they do dry out even more.

        Nutrition: In one tart there's 133kcal, which is pretty high for a tart which is only about 3 mouthfuls and doesn't even taste very nice! There's also 10.7g of sugar and 5.2g of fat so these are very bad for you! These also contain gluten, wheat and milk and may contain traces of nuts.

        I wouldn't recommend these Jam Tarts at all, they taste purely of sugar and are too dry, they are also incredibly bad for you so I won't be eating these again, they do deserve one star for the small price of 53p though, I'm glad I didn't pay more!

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          07.03.2010 17:17
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          Yummy Strawberries, Shame About The Apricots And Blackcurrants!!!

          I don't eat that many jam tarts but when I was at my aunts yesterday she offered me one and it was so yummy I asked where she'd got them from, I was a bit surprised when she said they was the Asda own brand one because I'm sure I've had them before and not been that mad keen on them.

          She gave me the rest of the box to take home because she's on a diet and said once they're open she can't rest until they've all gone! lol The thing is that at her house I had a strawberry one and that was delish, but when I tried the other 2 flavours last night they weren't half as good! lol

          You get 6 jam tarts in a box and they are strawberry, apricot and apple & blackcurrant. The best one if deffo the strawberry because the jam is sweet and majorly fruity, it's not madly sweet like it's got shedloads of sugar in it but the flavour is of a brill quality strawberry jam where you can actually taste the STRAWBERRIES in it.

          All the jam tarts have got the same pastry case and that's yummy on all of them. It's dead soft and crumbly but also a lot sweeter than the pastry you'd expect to find on jam tarts because it's usually quite salty and a bit savoury.

          I wasn't that struck on the apricot jam even though I quite like apricots, it doesn't taste very fruity and has got a funny taste to it that comes through after you've eaten half of the jam tart. Apart from the funny taste there isn't much flavour to the jam and I found this one mega boring.

          The same with the apple and blackcurrant one, it's not as fruity as it should be and this one tastes like Asda have used the cheapest jam they could find on their shelves. I know I deffo wouldn't fancy a jam butty using this boring jam!!!

          I didn't buy these so don't know the price of them, most of the supermarket jam tarts are about 70p though so I reckon these would be about the same. They're not as good as the Tesco own brand ones though and I wouldn't buy them myself and that's a bit of a shame because the strawberry ones are delish.

          Not recommended.... cheap tasting and only the strawberry flavour one is worth bothering with!

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          26.02.2010 19:28
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          Try if you like sugary food

          I Walked past the usual bakery section in Asda recently looking for something sweet for later, and came across the packaged cakes section. My partner loves jam tarts, so I popped a pack into my trolley.

          The Asda assorted jam tarts come in a pack of 6, which include three different flavours - strawberry jam, apricot jam and apple and blackcurrant jams. They come in a shortcrust pastry case.

          The jam tarts are packaged in a small foil case, in rows of three. With one of each flavour in each row. These are then placed into a plastic tray, that is wrapped in the plastic packaging. Through the packaging, you can see the jam tarts, these look very appealing, and brightly coloured, so I think they would be good for kids party's etc. as they stand out well.

          I had high hopes for these tarts, as I have fond memories of eating them as a child, but as soon as you bite into them, all you can taste is sugar, and it is far too sweet for me! I don't feel they tasted enough of the fruit flavour either, it just tasted sugary!
          The shortcrust pastry was soft, with no real taste at all.
          When you bite into it, you can see the thickness of jam and pastry is about half and half, so I think they have got that right.
          I have noticed, once you open the packet, it is best to keep them in a sealed tub / container as the pastry tends to go soft after a day or two.

          Nutritionally, they are not great either, but that is to be expected.
          Per 100g, they contain:
          405 calories,
          carbohydrate 66.3g,
          sugar 34.9g,
          fat 13.8g of which is saturated fat 6.4g.
          Asda also states that they contain no artificial colours, flavours, or hydrogenated fat.

          They cost 53p - for the pack of 6. Which I suppose isn't bad money-wise, but I can't help but think that you would be better off making them yourself, as they taste much better and they are really easy to make.

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            27.08.2009 23:44
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            Not recommended by me

            Asdas' 6 assorted jam tarts are described on the pack as "Golden shortcrust pastry cases filled with strawberry jam,apricot jam, and apple and blackcurrant jams."If like me you love pastry and jam that sounds great.The tarts sit in little foil cases, and my first impression was very favourable, the pastry is indeed quite a nice golden brown, and the tarts have neatly serrated edges.the jams look quite gooey and tempting, and the colours are quite rich and bright.
            I would not expect the pastry to be half as good as homemade, and it isn't.For a start its quite soft, and not really like pastry at all.If I were to make jam tarts at home I wouldn't put sugar in the pastry , as the jam is full of sugar and pastry has a nice buttery taste anyway.Asda's pastry is quite pleasant though. The jam has a sweet fruity taste, but in my opinion more like a sort of thick jelly, I would like some little clumps of fruit in it like "real" jam.
            I feel like a real spoilsport as you have to try them to see if you like them, they are sweet and pleasant so you might.And they are very reasonably priced, but I can only say I won't be rushing out to get any more.

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            27.03.2009 03:21
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            I will be buying these in future!

            I have previously reviewed Mr Kipling Jam Tarts, which I like very much and often purchase, but recently I thought I would have a change and give some supermarket brand ones a try in my never ending quest to save some pennies.

            Asda Jam Tarts are made up of sweet shortcrust pastry cases with jam fillings. There are two strawberry jam tarts, two apricot ones and two apple and blackcurrant ones in a pack of six.

            The jam tarts are packaged in an attractive red box with a photo on the front and sides of yummy looking jam tarts surrounded by fruit. I think the box is quite attractive if you're bothered about things like that, certainly it wouldn't be a cause for embarrassment if you had it out on the table or worktop.

            Inside the box each jam tart lies in a foil dish inside a plastic tray, which comes sealed with cellophane for freshness. I would recommend transferring the box or individual tarts to a tin once you've opened the cellophane though if you want to keep them really fresh.

            The tarts taste really nice. The pasty is firm but not stodgy and it doesn't crumble away in your hands. The jam is sweet but not too strong tasting. The tarts go really nicely with hot custard, which is my favourite way to eat them.

            I can't really tell the difference between these jam tarts and the Mr Kipling ones. Perhaps if I had both brands side by side and performed a controlled taste test then I may be able to find some areas in which they differ, but when I am just eating these Asda ones in everyday life, I don't notice any notable lack of quality in comparison to the more expensive ones.

            In every jam tart there is 133 calories, 5.2 grams of fat and 10.7 grams of sugar. This is a little more fat and a little less sugar than the Mr Kipling tarts. They aren't great for you obviously, but there are worse things that you can eat. They have no hydrogenated fat or added salt which is a very good thing.

            A packet of six of these jam tarts costs only 53 pence from Asda, or you can buy a pack of 12 for £1.08 (which oddly is more expensive than buying two of the smaller packs). These prices are really good compared to other brands such as Mr Kipling where a pack of 6 will cost you around £1.39.

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