“ Brand: Hartleys / Type: Jelly „
January - time for those New Years Resolutions to be made (and hopefully kept, at least till February!) So, this year, for the 2nd year running, mine is to lose weight. I managed to keep up till April last year, and I am more determined to last longer this year!
So, in an attempt to fill my cupboards up with healthier foods, I hit the supermarket. Browsing for yummy treats, we were walking down the aisle with all the little custard and jelly pots, when I spotted these Hartleys jellies. The first thing that jumped out at me was the 'Less than 10 calories per pot' on the packaging.
On a closer look, these were available in 4 flavours - Cranberry and raspberry, apple and watermelon, blueberry and blackcurrant, and mango and passionfruit. As well as claiming to be less than 10 calories per pot, they are also fat free.
The pots were priced at 59p each, or they are currently on offer in Tescos, 4 for £2. Even though I am fussy and a bit picky when it comes to flavours, I decided to have a try of all 4 flavours.
Now as these are stored on a shelf in the supermarket, and I dont particularly fancy warm jelly, I stored the pot in the fridge before eating.
I rather imagined that these pots would contain fairly weak and almost runny jelly, I assumed that to have no calories or fat they would be low in flavour and I wouldnt buy them again. I knew I was wrong the second I took the foil lid of my first jelly! I had the blueberry and blackcurrant one first, and the scent was lovely and strong, making my mouth water. I dipped my spoon in, and was again surprised to find a lovely, thick jelly and not the watery consistency I had been expecting.
The other good thing about these pots is there is more than a few spoonfuls! Unlike their lunchbox sized jellies, there is a fair amount per pot - 175g to be exact! More than enough to satisfy the sweet tooth at lunchtime, and help fill me up until dinner!
I have eaten a jelly a day for the last 4 days, so have no had one in each flavour. All 4 flavours are nice, my particular favourites being the blueberry and blackcurrant, and the mango and passionfruit. I was a bit iffy with the apple and watermelon one, it smells more like a shower gel or another frangranced bodycare item, but the more I ate of it the more the flavours grew on me.
Another thing I noticed is that on the nutritional labels of the jellies, their less than 10 calories is actually 5 calories per pot! I could eat 4 a day and it wouldn't hurt!
I will definately be buying these pots again, and I really hope Hartleys bring some more flavours out! These really do top off my lunch and have filled me up, which means less snacking in between meals!