Product Type: Hartley`s Dessert / Yoghurts
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A sweet childish treat!
Hartley's Ready to Eat Jelly Pots
Member Name: hannahgibbins3
Hartley's Ready to Eat Jelly Pots
Advantages: No added sugar versions all under 10 cals and tasty!
Disadvantages: Some flavours can taste like radiation!
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.
Summary: Will be stocking up my shelves with these!
- Swedish Glace - Smooth Vanilla
- Nestle Munch Bunch Strawberry and Vanilla Layers
- Knorr Sweety Rice Pudding
- Inzersdorfer Curd-Cheese And Semolina Dumplings
- Knorr Sweety Sugared Pancake Without Raisins
- Knorr Sweety Quark Dumplings
- Joya Vanilla Soy-Dessert
- Heinz Taste of Home sticky Treacle Sponge Puddings
- Lindt Mousse Au Chocolat Milk Hazelnut
- Sainsburys Almond Indulgence - Ice Cream Lollies