“ Brand: Hartley's / Type: Jelly „
Must be a pregnant thing.. as the other review writer had it during her pregnancy too.
Before I fell pregnant, I didnt really have a taste for jelly, infact I only remember having it about 12 years ago at my nanas- from their jelly mould!
When I was pregnant, doing a shop around asda, I was shoving everything in the trolley, including jelly. I remember getting home and thinking to myself 'oh my god, how on earth do i make it?'. I didnt have a jug for measurements so i just had to guess.. but it was so heavenly once it was made.
I dont even like pineapples, I dont even think i realised it was pineapple flavour until it was made, I jus picked the first one I seen up! It was more of a tropical flavour, so refreshing and light!
There is so much range from Hartley's- there are ready to eat jelly pots, fat free jelly pots in 3 unique flavours: Blueberry+Blackcurrant, Mango+Passionnfruit and Cranberry+Raspberry. Then there are sachets in all original flavours, quick-set sachets and jelly blocks:
Strawberry, Raspberry, Tangerine, Orange, Pineapple, Lemon & Lime and Blackcurrant.
If you have tried jelly before, you will know the light slimy texture but these flavours are to die for! Although thet are around £0.40-£0.45, in ASDA the small pots are on offer 6 small pots for £2 saving ou 40 pence!
Also, I find that the larger pots (fat free) with unique flavours, especially the Mango+Passionfruit are alot nicer and tastier! They are more expensive £0.58 in ASDA and are sometimes on offer 2 for £1. And for those on a healthy eating plan, these larger pots are only about 10 calories!!
During my first pregnancy I was absolutely hooked on eating raw jelly. But since my second pregnancy I have become addicted to eating jelly with custard.
I have been working my way though all the flavours of Hartley's jellies.
On my weekly shop around the local Sainsbury's I came across a new flavour that I just had to try. I adore pineapple and eat tons of it hoping that it would help bring on labour. How wrong was I it just made my tummy feel very very funny.
They are priced at only 54p a packet and serve up to 4 adults or around 6 children, depending on portion size.
The jelly comes in a recyclable cardboard box with instruction on how to make the jelly. There is also a recipe that serves up to four people called Caribbean jelly treats. I myself have not yet tried this but am planning to over the weekend, so I will let you know how that goes.
Inside the cardboard packet is 12 jelly cubes wrapped in a plastic packet. They feel nice and squishy and move inside the plastic packet very easily.
They are easy to remove from the packet but do make your hands feel funny when you break the pieces up.
There are two ways in which you can make the jelly up. I like to make it the way my mum taught me how to make it when I was little. All you need to do is break the jelly cubes up and pop them into a Pyrex jug with measurements on the side. Boil the kettle and fill up to the half pint mark with boiling water. Stir until all the cubs have dissolved then top up to the pint mark with cold water. Leave on the side to cool down and then put into its mould or separate dishes and pop in the fridge to cool.
I like to make mine in the evening so it's set for the following day. It only takes around 2 and half hours to set.
The cubes dissolve very easily when stirred and you can smell the lovely sweet smell of pineapple. It does smell very over powering and at this point I though that maybe it won't be as nice as I though. But I wasn't going to judge it just yet until it was set.
Alternately you place the cubes in a microwavable jug with 100ml of water and heat for around 1minuet. Then stir until dissolves and add water up to 1 pint. Yet again you need to pop it into the fridge to set.
Upon eating the jelly, I served ours up with cold custard over the top. The jelly was nice and smooth and had a lovely taste of fresh pineapple. The jelly had an excellent wobble to it which really made my daughter giggle. This is by far the best flavour jelly I have tried by Hartley's and is one I will continue to buy.
This jelly went down extremely well with my daughter and other half.
I love making jelly's as they are a great treat to cool you down on those warm days and satisfy your hunger needs. It's also great when you have a sore throat as it's very easy to eat and slides down your throat leaving you with a nice refreshed and cool feeling.
Sometimes I find it hassle to make a jelly when I really fancy one as by the time its set and ready to eat I don't fancy it, this is when I saw Hartley's premade jelly pots there slightly more expensive but still a great tasting jelly.
So overall I would defiantly recommend this jelly if you have the time to wait for it to set otherwise why not try their little premade pots.