“ Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Spread „
In my house we normally have 'I Can't Believe It's Not Butter' and 'Utterly Butterly' and stuff like that. We don't like margarine or low-fat spreads really however we can't have butter because my step-dad 'died' twice with heart attacks and me, well I'd sit and eat a block! So it's a banned item.
However my Mother will compromise and buy a lower fat type of buttery spread and it keeps us happy enough usually! However as I'm a bread and toast fan (as well as muffins, crumpets and crackers!) she does try to buy cheaper alternatives from time to time and this one hit our fridge last week!
This is a 500g yellow plastic tube with white and blue writing on it. On the lid I'm told what it is and that it is an Asda product and that it contains no hydrogenated fat and the display until and best before date are clearly displayed. On two sides of the tub again I'm told what it is and then other information on the tub includes ingredients and allergy advice as well as storage details (this is suitable for home freezing by the way), nutritional information is given and contact details for Asda are also listed. This looks to me like alot of leading brand buttery spreads to be honest and doesn't look like a cheaper alternative or anything like that.
Light yellow in colour and very spreadable even from the fridge. Made from 69% fat spread made with a blend of vegetable oil and buttermilk, this is really just ok in my opinion.
It does taste quite buttery at first this though for me it has a large quantity of vegetable oil within it. You don't notice that so much if your only consuming a small quantity of it (which of course your meant to lol) but if eating a lot ( like I do) you really do notice that about it! It is seasoned with salt but again not as much as I'd personally like and isn't overly seasoned.
Well it spreads easy and it's ok to eat a small amount of in which case I wouldn't personally complain that much about it but I like a lot say on my crackers or on toast and then I find this a bit oily and cheap tasting really. Too much of this and I feel like after a few mouthfuls I'm consuming lard! Not for me this one and I can tell in the taste stakes that this is a cheaper alternative to my preferred leading brands!
Nutritional Information Per 10g....
Energy: 63 Kcal
of which is sugars: 0.1g
of which is saturates 0.8g
Equivalent as salt: 0.7g
Only in Asda stores priced 69p.