“ Manufacturer: Asda / Food Type: Honey „
I love having honey on toast for breakfast and before moving in to my own house I always used to have Gales clear honey. When I saw the price of this was £2.45 for a jar, I decided to try the Asda own honey. This cost £1.77 for a 454g jar.
The jar of honey is very plain and simple; it is made of glass and has an orange label around it. All the label says on the front is Asda clear honey, with a picture of a beehive. You can see the contents through the glass jar and this looked exactly the same as more expensive brands so it had to be worth a go.
The ingredients of this is 100% honey with a blend of EC and non EC honeys, the ingredients of Gales honey was exactly the same, so at this point I was guessing you are paying for the name.
When you open the jar, it all seems good, you can smell the sweetness of the honey, it is nice and smooth and easily spreads onto a warm piece of toast. The taste of this is lovely, definitely as good as more expensive brands; it was very sweet but not too sickly.
The jar states that is suitable for vegetarians, and 100 grams of honey has 307 calories and no fat! Per tablespoon it works out at around 50 calories, a tablespoon should cover two pieces of toast so it is a fairly healthy snack.
We have brushed this honey onto gammon steaks and also salmon fillets; it cooks very well and gives a lovely addition to any meat. I did find i had to keep re adding the honey during the cooking process though.
I give this product five stars, it is a very tastey good value product, well worth giving it a try if you currently buy honey from a larger named brand.
I regularly go through phases of trying to eat breakfast but without much success as my appetite leaves a lot to be desired a lot of the time.
I do like to try though and find that toast with a sweet spread of some kind is the best kind of food to whet my appetite first thing in the morning. Most of my friends and family tell me this is fairly weird as apparently eating anything too sweet first thing in the day is pretty uncommon.
Anyway, I have been trying out a few different 'toppings' for my toast such as marmalade and different flavoured jams. It hadn't occurred to me to try honey until I did a recent online shop from Asda, and noticed the honey whilst I was selecting a few different jars from the same 'aisle' in the online supermarket.
There are of course several brands and varieties of honey available nowadays but to be honest I thought a lot of them seemed to be overpriced. As I didn't know if the honey-on-toast choice was going to be a hit with my breakfast needs I decided to buy a fairly cheap brand rather than buy something more expensive only for it to be deemed a failure and be confined to the depths of my larder.
I decided to buy a brand of Asda's own clear honey as this looked to be a middle-of-the-road option. The jar of Asda clear honey is in a clear glass jar that is 227g in size and this cost me around £1. It is worth noting though that this jar of honey is available to buy as part of an in-store promotion in Asda where a selection of jars of goods can be bought as an 'any three for £2' kind of deal although I didn't take advantage of this deal myself.
The label on the jar is slightly different from that in the picture shown on the Dooyoo page, but otherwise the packaging is pretty much the same. The lid to the jar was quite difficult to unscrew but I find this is the case with most jars like this.
When I unscrewed the lid I could see that the honey was a gorgeous golden colour and was clear so I could see through the liquid to the bottom of the jar. The smell was quite delicious and I found it was quite mouth-watering too, so all was well thus far.
Spreading the honey onto some hot, buttered toast proved to be quite easy to do although I found that the runny texture made it quite a messy snack to eat. I probably put on a bit more honey than most people would but even so I found the mess it made on my hands and my plate was a bit off-putting. Because of this, I have started to keep the jar of honey in the fridge and this makes the texture a little more solidified which in turn makes it easier to spread and stops the honey dripping all over the place when I am preparing the snack and of course when I am eating it too... success!
The taste of the honey is really very nice and is as nice as any 'premium' brand I have bought in the past. It is of course incredibly sweet, so is probably not particularly suitable for anybody who does not have a sweet tooth. I do, so this isn't a problem for me personally. The taste of the Asda clear honey is not too sickly, nor does it catch in the back of my throat the way that I have found with some cheaper brands - and value brands in particular can be guilty of this flaw - so this was a welcome trait with this particular brand.
Spread over warm buttered toast, it has proven to be a success in encouraging me to eat breakfast. Not the healthiest or most nutritionally-enriched breakfast no doubt, but it IS breakfast nonetheless, and the addition of this meal that was once skipped daily by me is no doubt a beneficial factor to my well-being.
The nutritional information on the jar's label tells me that 100g of this honey - which is about half a jar - will provide me with 306 calories. I generally have a tablespoon or so at a time, which I find is more than sufficient to spread over my warm toast!
I would award the Asda clear honey full marks. There are no faults at all and I will definitely be adding another jar to my online shop the next time I am doing this at Asda. Full Dooyoo marks are definitely deserved!