“ A delicious jelly pot from Hartley's, often found in 3 tubs for a pound only. Ready to eat and useful on the go for kids. Perfect for afternoon snacks or a little treat on your own „
Just recently I have been really, really poorly. I have an eating disorder and started to drink way to much (I now have given up the booze) but basically it meant I ran myself into the ground, lost weight and became really dehydrated. All that was a wake up call and now I'm back on track with no booze and eating better!
With being dehydrated at the moment I've had to up my liquid intake and can't tolerate really dried foods and the likes so when my Mum went to do her weekly shop she stopped by mine to give me a few things she had bought me and a few of these jelly pots was one of her buys. I love jelly and I could see myself eating a pot of these so was pleased!
My Mum bought me several flavours including lemon and lime, orange, raspberry and strawberry. I like them all but to not complicate things I shall review here the strawberry flavour as that's the most recent one I had!
The Jelly Pot:
The pot itself is round in shape and clear plastic and the lid is peel pack foil which comes off with ease. So the strawberry flavoured jelly pot has a red cover and on that we are told that it is Hartley's 'Wibbly Wobbly Jelly' and then on the front of the pot and on a red label we are told what it is and who it by and there are a couple of little pictures of strawberries on there then on the back label other information listed includes the ingredients being given, there is a full nutritional chart stated, the best before date is given along with the size of the pot (which is 125g and the only size I have seen these individual pots to buy by the way) and contact details for the manufacturer are stated. Nice enough, handy little pot and in size great to pop in lunchboxes etc.
The Jelly Itself:
Out of all of the flavours in the range (that I have tried) I do have a special place on my tongue for this flavour! The jelly is a delicious red colour and as soon as you remove the top you can smell the wonderful aroma of strawberries. This is a lovely wobbly jelly and full of flavour. In a taste test if you closed your eyes you would know its strawberry and of course there are no bits or anything in it, its just a smooth jelly and not too firm.
Its nice and sweet but in a natural way and the flavour isn't faked at all. Its cool and refreshing my only issue with this is that even when I just get it out of my fridge to eat it kinda melts rather alot leaving a lot of thick liquid to the top of the pot so really although a handy size to take to school or work, personally I wouldn't because of the melting issue......even melted alot it tastes great mind you!
For me though this is the ideal sweet treat and of good portion size and with only 100 calories and no fat at all per pot I think they are brilliant at curving sweet cravings and being refreshing all in one go!
My Mum bought these from Asda and paid 50p a pot though they are widely available to purchase.
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Item: Hartley's No Added Sugar Jelly Pot
Price: 48p each or 5 for £2
Bought in: Asda
I sometimes really crave a fruits treat but I find jelly sweets just don't agree with me and give me terrible indigestion. So I buy in these little jelly pots. I eat fruit during the day at my work so I'm not having this as an alternative to real fruit, just to satisfy a sweet fruit flavoured craving.
These Jellies are pre-made and come in little clear plastic pots with foil lids. I like jelly but not enough to make it myself and I never have enough Tupperwear to store it once it is made (I own a lot but can just never find it all). The pots are really colourful and the colours on the lid and label match the actual colour of the jelly inside the pot, so in this case the jelly is orange in flavour and colour and so is the lid and the label. The Plastic pots are really quite sturdy and so is the foil lids. When I first bought them I balanced them gently on the very top of the shopping trolley for fear they would be crushed and leak jelly all over the other shopping but that's never happened (so far). The general design across the label and lid is of big splodges of jelly with the branding and product description across them. They both day "Hartley's No Added Sugar Orange Flavour Jelly Pot". The word "flavour" is written in tiny type, I assume to lead people to believe that the product is made with real fruit but from seeing the colour of the product I can take a good guess that it is not! And on reading the ingredients the word "orange" is not there so this is indeed a product that tastes like orange, not a real orange haha The lid peels off really easily as there is a little tab that hangs over the edge of the rim of the pot. At its narrowest point the pot is 5cm wide so is big enough to get a good grip on in your hands when eating from it.
Taste and smell test:
When you peel the lid off you get a wiff of orange, not real orange but the smell of orange cordial. I like it and a I am not eating this as a substitute for real fruit I am happy just to get the flavour of orange rather than having one of my 5 a day. The jelly tastes pretty much of orange cordial too, sweet but not tangy and no acidic aftertaste either. It does have a vague orange fruit juice taste but overall has the taste of more of a fruit flavoured sweetie than a piece of fruit. The jelly when kept in the cupboard can be quite soft and runny so I pop it in the fridge for an hour before I am ready to eat it. Which hardens it up nicely to the point that I can cut through it to get a satisfyingly wobbly lump on my spoon and can see it jiggle before I eat it.
I chose the "no added sugar" option of these jellies as they are only 3 calories per 100g and I would rather use up my daily calorie allowance on something more exciting than jelly haha But they really do satisfy me when I get an urge to reach for the Haribo or similar if my husband has a bag of sweets out.
Also worth noting is that these little pots can sit in the cupboard for quite a long time. They usually have at least a year's sell by date on them and I like that they can stay in the cupboard rather then having to take up space in the fridge.
I am happy to give this 5 stars, a low calorie sweet treat that can be stored in the cupboard for the odd fruit flavoured craving.
Whenever I'm at home I like having little snacks and "treats" in the cupboard as I'm forever peckish! I also sometimes crave quite sweet things, like popcorn but one thing I have always found goes down a treat are these ready made jelly pots!
A pot contains 115g of jelly and there is a wide range of flavours to choose from, although we normally end up buying Strawberry, Orange, Blackcurrant or Raspberry but they can also be bought in Lemon & Lime (we're not a fan of this!). They are relatively inexpensive, and generally when I do my Sainsbury's shop I get 3 for £1 making each pot just over 33p each = bargain! The good thing about these jelly pots is they can be kept in the cupboard, until ready to eat and saves me the hassle I used to go through as a child where I used to make jelly in a big glass dish in the fridge by breaking up a jelly cube and mixing with water and waiting for it to set - with these they are ready to go!
The pots are round and quite deep, with a removable foil lid which locks in freshness. As soon as opened the jelly normally does smell quite fruity of whichever flavour it is. My personal favourite is orange for some reason (strange as I DETEST most things orange: juice, the fruit, an ice lolly etc) but the orange one is really sweet and in a weird way quite thirst quenching.
Eating the jelly is easy, the only strange thing I tend to find is there normally is a thin layer of juice on top of the jelly which I sip from the plastic pot before tucking in with a spoon. This hasn't happened only once, it happens literally every time I have one of these jelly pots, so be careful when getting stuck into your jelly you may find a little spillage on your lap before you have taken the first scoop!
Nevertheless these jelly pots are really delicious, and one pot is enough to soothe any sweet craving I have and these are so enjoyable. The normal pots are quite high in sugar though so I do limit buying these, but they come in a no added sugar variety so there is something for everyone.
Overall I really like these jellies and would definitely recommend them to any jelly lover. They taste good, are quite filling and remind me of childhood so I give them 4 stars - only knocking one off as I am sure they are probably bad for my teeth!
I'm on a bit of a weight-loss kick (attempt!) at the moment and am trying to cut down on puddings and sweets. My sweet tooth is not making it easy, so I'm trying to stave off cravings with sugar-free jelly. So, recently, I've been scouring the supermarkets for 'no added sugar' jelly and came across this range of Hartley's ready-to-eat jelly pots.
Unfortunately for those looking for sugar-free jelly, this range only comes in two no added sugar flavours: strawberry and orange. These are both nice, I can say with confidence, although they do taste slightly different to the regular jelly. I suppose the difference in taste is due to using sweetener rather than actual sugar.
If you aren't bothered by the sugar aspect (I'm not sure there's really that much to be gained by eating the no added sugar versions, as the pots are so small that they don't contain that many calories anyway - in fact, the perfect size for a little treat or dessert for one person), the regular jelly pots come in more flavours: Orange, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackcurrant and Lemon & Lime.
Each pot contains 115g of jelly, and is absolutely ready to eat once you remove the foil cover (as long as you have a spoon to hand, that is!). They are being sold in Asda for 45p a pot, or 5 for £2. These little pots are useful if you don't eat jelly that regularly or live alone, like me, and don't want to make up a larger amount using a pack of jelly crystals. It does bother me slightly that the pots aren't recyclable, which is quite wasteful, but that's the only downside I can think of (apart from lack of flavours in the sugar-free version).
So, all in all, a good thing to have on hand for sweet cravings, particularly the sugar-free ones for dieters (under 10 calories a pot!) - or for anyone who likes jelly!
Thanks for reading.
My best friend and the perfect bribe. I am not here to give parenting advice but I am not a big fan of my little ones eating sweets, however I do think they deserve a treat every now and again (I'm not an ogre).
These over the last 2 years have become my best friend. I have twins and they have very different personalities and often clash or chose just to be awkward. Neither of them like to eat their vegetables like most 3 year olds, so I am surrounded by children that wont eat healtily, like to argue and well are frankly a pain in my behind! So thats where these little pots of bribery, sorry I mean Jelly come into play, all I say is eat your veg and you can have a jelly, knock off the bickering and you can have a jelly it works wonders. Plus they taste pretty good too, I have had a few of these in my time and pinched a spoonful when the little ones aint looking. They come in a range of flavours, I am aware of Blackcurrent, Strawberry and Orange, I personally prefer the Blackcurrent. They are not too sweet, but they are a nice little treat as Harry and Owen my twins will tell you. I buy them from Tesco and they cost just 46p a pot which makes them the perfect addition to your kids lunch boxes or even your own, I have been known to take one to work before now.
Your typical nutritional values look pretty good too (information taken from tesco website):
NutritionTypical Values Typical values per 100g -
Energy 340kj / 80 Kcal
In my opinion this has got to be better than feeding your little ones chocolate bars or something filled with e numbers.
Recently I was shopping in my local Tesco store and saw these Hartley's jelly pots on offer 6 pots for £2. Individually they were priced around £0.45 a pot so I didn't think the offer was bad value.
Now I am not a massive jelly fan, but I had wanted to cut down on my calorie intake so I opted for the no added sugar versions, which have less than 10 calories per pot - great for those on a diet! I thought I would try them as an alternative to yoghurt, I mean what harm did it do to try!
At first I was a bit sceptical as I thought they would probably be tasteless and watery without the sugar content, but I was definitely wrong. I tried both the strawberry and raspberry flavoured no added sugar pots. They both had a really nice fruity taste, with a good wobbly jelly texture so it held it's shape in the pot well. When I first started to eat one, after not eating jelly for years, I forgot just how wobbly jelly could be, so my biggest challenge was to keep it on the spoon and not slip off!
The jelly comes in an individual clear plastic pot, weighing 115g with the jelly, which is a good portion size. The packaging is nothing overly special or inviting but I wasn't particularly bothered about this - I was more concerned about the low calorie jelly inside!! The label is quite bright, with the green Hartley's logo surrounded by bright blue and pink colours.
Hartley's also state on the label that the jelly pots are made from natural colours and no artificial flavours.
Since first trying these no added sugar pots I have been really impressed, so much that I now tend to buy them each week as a regular buy. I tend to have one at lunchtime or as a guilt-free treat. I would definitely recommend for all ages, I'm sure they are aimed at adults but children alike would love them too. I can't comment on the normal version of these jellies, but I may give them a whirl in the future!
Hartley's Ready to Eat Jelly
At the moment the more adult version of these Jellies are on offer in Morrisons and seeing as they are cheap, fat free and low in calories how could I not stock up on them.
Okay so possibly the idea of already made jelly is pretty lazy but seeing as the more adult flavours of the Hartleys jelly are totally tasty it is well worth paying out the money and being lazy!
The Mango and Passion Fruit is my favourite out of the three different flavours that are on offer (blueberry being one and carnberry another).
They all boast that they only have 10 calories or less and contain no fat, therefore making it a generally good dieters choice. The fact that they are on special offer is really the reason why I have bought them as I dont think iw ould pay out the near 70 pence per pot they are usually. The offer is not that special as two of the pots will cost £1 making them 50 pence each. Not a very cheap treat but they are very tasty.
The jelly is wobbly and does taste sweet and very fruit like. They have a very light smell to them but the taste is really very good. I found the cranberry one to taste rather artifical so I wouldn't buy that one again but the other two are totally delicious and certainly worth trying if you haven't tried them before.
The 175gram pot of jelly is a good size and does fill a gap (allbeit a very tiny gap) and I wouldn't say it fills me up but it is nice to swap a dessert for one of these jellies as they contain low fat but finish a meal off nicely.
I think a score of 3 out of 5 stars is in order for these jellies. They are not especially cheap but do taste very good.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
In this review in particular I will be focusing on the sugar free variety of this food item.
I intially chose this product because I am obsessed with weight loss right now, being summer, being a UK size 14 (used to be a 10!) and really wishing away the lbs! I heard of women in Japan buying Zero cal jelly from any convienience store, filling themselves up with it all day plus a healthy meal and fruit and vegetables and losing piles of weight.
Thats when I started looking for the UK equivalent!
Hartley's No Added Sugar Jelly pots are all under 10 calories, which according to UK law, is little enough calories for a product to be known or branded and a 'Zero' product if it wants to be.
The pots are small and cute, a lot smaller than say, a muller yoghurt pot but probably twice the size of a petit filous.
The pots are made from a thin clear platic with sharp edges and a rim, with sides which slope outwards towards the top. The style of it is fun and kind of like a home comfort to me as I love things which remind me of being a child, like drinking out of juice cartons or having the occasional cheesestring (hehe). So maybe if you are someone who wants to have a more sophisticated lunch with them then these might not be the answer, they are not as sleek and for marketed for dieters like say, diet coke is.
The labels are fun colourful and playful with the juicy bubble style Hartley's logo - an English family favourite of a brand, so you know you are in good hands. The image in the background of the label is a close up shot or interpretation of the specific colour jelly of the pot.
It comes in a variety of flavours, my favourite is raspberry. I didn't like the orange one as it tasted sloppy, chemical-filled and wet. The colours of the jelly are bright just like jelly how it was in your childhood, however these are all natural colourings and flavourings.
They are about 66p each a pot and stay in date for about a year, so you could stock up and leave them for a while and they will be fine as you don't need to fridge them, however it does recommend you chill them before eating for best results. This is true as they tend to be a bit harder and less sloppy if they are colder, as I learnt.
The pot claims it has a new fruiter taste. I havent tried the ones before they made these ones so I can't really testify if it is a new fruitier taste, but with all but the orange flavour I was pleased to say I didnt feel like I was eating a mangled chemical version of each flavour, but in fact a fruit guilt free dessert.
Consistency and texture was 'wibbly wobbly' - a quote from the pot, and delicious. The jelly was deeply coloured but still translucent. I would reccomend this product.
Up until lately I've never had jelly for years. I can remember going to kids parties and having the famous jelly and ice cream but it seems over the years I had grown out of it however my friend recommended these handy jelly pots to me. My friend is also on the weight watchers diet and eats these jellies when she feels like she wants something sweet. I opt for the sugar free version making them 0 points value.
The jelly comes in a 115g clear plastic pot with a peel- able lid. The pots are rather funky and definitely noticeable on a shelf. You can get these jellies in many flavours including:
Lemon and lime
Hartley's jelly pots are ready to eat and are useful on the go and for kids packed lunches. I always opt for the sugar free variety as to be honest I don't really think you can taste a difference between the sugared and the un sugared varieties.
I always tend to opt for the strawberry flavour jelly as I like how fruity it is. This jelly is completely smooth which contains no bits and it definitely satisfies a sweet tooth and considering it had 0 points values you can always have another.
Hartley jelly pots are priced at about 40p each depending where you shop but I would advise looking around as they tend to be on 3 tubs for a pound quite often.
Yum, no kids party would be complete with jelly, it's been a favourite of mine for years and now you can buy it in handy, ready made, little plastic pots, ready to eat and enjoy!
Hartley's make jelly in a number of different forms such as jelly blocks for you to make the jelly yourself and sachets but it is their ready to eat pots that I am going to focus on. These appear to be made for kids but I think they are perfect for adults as well. I find the jelly quite sweet and really good when I want a little treat after dinner but nothing that has too many calories.
The little pots comes with a foil lid at the top that you pull back to get into the jelly. The pot itself is plastic and round and contains 125g of jelly. The jelly itself comes in 5 different flavours, strawberry, orange, raspberry, blackcurrant and lemon and lime. I've tried every flavour and find them really tasty and do taste like the fruit they are meant to be. The jelly has a really lovely consistency, quite thick but not too gelatin tasting which is nice.
I think the best thing about these pots though is that they are very low in calories. A 125g pot has only 80 calories so perfect for a sweet snack. The pots also come in a no added sugar variety as well and according to their website the SUGAR FREE Jelly contains less than 10 calories per 140ml serving, and it's completely fat free too.
Take a look at their website at www.hartleysjelly.co.uk for some fun recipes, great jelly making ideas and a fun page for kids!
Hartleys jelly, is a great product in my opinion!
Hartleys seem to be 'The' leading brand when it comes to jelly in all sorts of forms, including jelly cubes, quickset sachets, jelly tablets, and Ready to eat pots of jelly.
Everyone loves jelly yeah??
The only problem being that when you suddenly get the thought of a nice cool bowl of jelly, and ice cream in your head, it is very off putting that it will normally take a few hours to prepare, and set the jelly so that it can then be enjoyed (or at least that is what I always think!). That is where Hartleys 'ready to eat pots' come in!
Priced at approx 40-45p per 115 gram pot, but often available on an offer of 3 pots for 1 pound, these can form a very useful place in every jelly lovers fridge. Stocked in almost every supermarket, the jelly pots can be stored either in the fridge, which I prefer, or just in a cool dark place in the kitchen.
Then simply get the urge for some 'wibbly wobbly jelly', grab one, and peel off the foil lid, and enjoy, either on its own, or with some ice cream, or in any other way that suits your fancy. With a shelf life of approx 12 months, these are well worth keeping in stock, especially for those with hungry kids to feed.
Hartleys offer these jelly pots in the following flavours:
Lemon and Lime
All of which are also available as a sugar free pot.
In my opinion the sugar free variety is the one to go for. These are a lot healthier, and yet the same fruity taste is still on offer, and to be honest, I cannot tell the difference. The jelly is of a great quality, extremely fruity, and a nice firmness, which sits on the spoon nicely, and then melts in your mouth.
Hartleys sugar free jelly contains no artificial colours, or flavours, and contains the following nutritional values per 100 grams:
Energy 3 Calories
Carbs 0.3 grams
Fibre 0.3 grams
Grab a few on your next visit to the supermarket!
Thanks for reading.
© l500589 2010
I'm a big fan of Jelly but i'm too impatient to make myself a bowl, leave it in the fridge to set for a while and so on. I also find, on the rare occasion I do make a full bowl myself, that I eat a small amount, and then leave the rest in the fridge for a few days where it then goes funny. Such a waste!
So, on discovering these snack sized pots, I now find I have the best of both worlds...I dont need to make it myself, and they're too small to leave any behind so theres no waste!
These snack pots contain 115g of jelly, and are available in Orange and Strawberry flavour. For me, its strawberry ever time, but dont let that deter you from the Orange flavour which is tasty, it just I prefer Strawberry.
The pots can be stored in the cupboard, so theres no need to clutter up the fridge if you've bought a few pots and you're limited for space. I do think the Jelly does taste better if its cold though.
The pots themselves are made of a clear plastic so you can see the strong red or orange colour of the jelly from the outside. The pots have sticky labels covering some of the transparent plastic, and these labels are brightly coloured matching the jelly. Sealing the pots is a foil lid which again is coloured to match the jelly.
When you open the pot, a strong aroma of strawberry or orange is instantly present, making it more tempting. If the jelly isnt cold enough theres sometimes a thin watery layer on the top of the pot so be careful not to spill on yourself! The jelly itself is as jelly should be, full of flavour, smooth, wobbly!! Make sure you're careful not to lose any from you're spoon as i've literally just done right now while writing this, making a mess of my white shirt :( The pot is well designed with no awkward corners to get jelly stuck in, so you can clear the lot!
Each pot is under 10 calories so a good snack for those on a diet, and it contains no artificial colours or flavours. I buy the no added sugar versions which are made with sweetners and therefore typically (according to the tub) contains 0g sugar. This makes me feel much better when I go back for my second pot.
Overall I'd recommend these to shoppers, these are a great random snack, or lunchbox filler!
Jelly is normally a not too high calorie snack. We used to get the little ones from Asda that were sold in the chill bit, but annoyingly enough they stopped selling them. These are alright though, and we bought a couple when Asda was selling 3 for £1. They normally cost about 40p.
These are in 125g tubs. They are quite short, wide tubs and easy enough to just dip a spoon in and scoop the Jelly out. You also get right into the corners of this. Not sure if it is because these are circular, but you get all the Jelly out nearly.
You get these in Strawberry and Orange flavour. I like them both, but think the Strawberry is a bit sweeter.
These only have 10 calories per pot and although there isn't a huge amount of eating in this, if you were watching what you were eating then this is a low calorie sweet treat.
The Jelly is wobbly, and solid enough, but when you dig your spoon in then it comes away easily enough.
A nice flavoursome, sweet Jelly.
Hartley's Jelly is the main brand of jelly to be found in Supermarkets and they sell many different jelly products including jelly crystals, the solid jelly cubes, the quick set jellys and the ready to eat pots.
Im a big jelly fan, always have been since a kid when my mum used to make jellys for my birthdays.. now that im an adult jellys are no longer just for birthdays..they are an all year round thing...
The Hartleys ready to eat pots come in a variety of flavours, raspberrys, strawberry, orange, lemon and lime.
They individual pots are 125g
Water, Sugar, Glucose-fructose-syrup, citric acid, gelling agents( locust bean gum, xanthan gum, gellan gum), Aciditiy regulator(potassium citrates), flavouring, colour (carmine).
On the front of the pot it also states its a new frutier flavour. These jellys are also available in sugar free.
These little pots of jelly are full of flavour, a little sweeter than the ones you make up yourself from the jelly cubes but very yummy.
The pots have a peel back foil top which keeps them nice and fresh and easy to open. They are the perfect size to fit in lunch boxes for children or adults!
The price on these pots tend to depend on the supermarket, the local supermarket where I purchase them are 36 pence a pot but are offering 3 for a £1, some might think these are pricey but I think they are excellent value for the quality of the product.
They also have a long sell by date on them so it doesnt matter if you have them in the cupboard for a few months...
Will continue to buy these jellys...