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Asda Smart Price Lemon Curd

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Manufacturer: Asda / Food Type: Curds

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      04.05.2011 08:39
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      Nice as a change from jam

      Lemon Curd is only an occasional purchase for us. My wife doesn't like it, so I get to eat it all.

      Most recently I bought some of this to use in a baking recipe - just a nice sandwich cake with lemon curd as the filling rather than butter cream - made a pleasant change and the strong taste of the lemon curd was able to cover up any inadequacies in the cake itself.

      As a child, well before the days of Smart Price ranges, I used to sometimes get this from Mum when she made us an assortment of sweet things for a weekend tea. I carried on this tradition with our two lads, when they would get a really varied assortment of sarnies, pastries, bikkies and cakes as a tasty and rather unhealthy treat.

      If it isn't for baking, my new best use, this is nice in a sandwich, loaded on thick. For those who don't like bits or lumps in their jam, this is a good alternative as it is thick and spreads well - a different texture from jam altogether.

      This was only 22p when I bought it from Asda recently and this is an excellent price for such a product. In the 411g jar there are about 1200 calories so a modest scrape of this on your bread isn't too bad - everything in moderation they say.

      This is 47% sugar and apart from the long list of other chemical sounding ingredients, the remainder is largely eggs.

      It's quite easy to make your own lemon curd, but at this price, it isn't worth it in my view. Once you open this you do have to consume it within 6 weeks - this is never an issue in our house. The level in the jar always seems to reduce quite steadily. Surely it can't all be down to me?

      Makes a pleasant tangy change from jam. Nice on a crumpet. Recommended.

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        12.08.2010 17:20
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        Not a bad economy offering this one!

        I have a severe obsession with toast. I eat loads of it a day and always like to top it with something which is why when I spotted this in Asda costing a mere 22p a jar I decided to get it as a change from my usual choices of jam and marmalade and I hadn't had it in years!

        The Packaging:

        411g see-through glass jar with a white twist on/off lid to the top of it concealing a large hole. Around the middle of the jar there is a white and bright green label and on the front of that I am told that it is Asda 'Smart-Price' Lemon Curd and there is a picture on there of half a lemon and the size is stated (as I've listed already). Other information listed around the sides of the label includes ingredients, allergy and nutritional advice being given along with contact details for Asda. Simple, cheap but still informative labelling this has.

        The Lemon Curd Itself:

        Open the jar and it smells of lemons. Appearance wise it looks a thick light yellow and gloopy looking lemon curd. It spreads with ease and it is sticky.

        Taste wise it is a sweet lemon curd. It does tastes of zesty lemons but like I say...it is rather sweet which is fine if you use it sparingly.

        I find this to have a slightly thickish almost rubbery texture if too much is used so less is more with this one and really...it's quite simply not bad!

        Energy: 294kcal
        Protein: 0.5g
        Carbohydrate: 60.9g
        of which sugars: 47.3g
        Fat: 5.4g
        of which saturates: 1.1g
        Fibre: 0.2g
        Sodium: 0.04g
        equivalent as salt: 0.1g

        Only available in Asda stores costing 22p a jar.

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