One thing that I do like to make myself is a roast dinner from time to time and for me it just wouldn''t be complete without gravy! I have seen (and used) alot of Goldenfry products as they are usually great prices and equally good quality. I have seen from this brand both gravy granules for beef and for chicken and for the purpose of this review I am reviewing the gravy granules for chicken as this is the one I use the most and am most familiar with.
I bought a tub of this which is 480g in size as it was a promotional offer of getting 20% free so usually this is available to purchase in a 400g size and even better....I paid just a pound in a local pound store for it! The tub is cardboard and bright yellow with a red plastic lid to the top of it and on the front of the tub we are clearly told that it is Goldenfry Gravy Granules For Chicken ''Simply add boiling water'' and there is a little picture shown of a gravy boat and then on the back of the tub other information listed includes being told how to use the gravy granules, the ingredients are given, there is a nutritional chart shown, the size is stated and contact details for Goldenfry are given. Nice enough, robust and informative packaging this is.
The Gravy Granules:
What you get is alot of thick and quite large, mid brown coloured granules that have a lovely chicken aroma to them and to use these all you do is add boiling water to some of the granules and stir it up and you end up with a nice, unlumpy light coloured gravy. I love the fact that I don''t have to go mad stirring to get all of the granules dissolved and of course you can add more or less depending on how thick you like your gravy and I even add some of the granules ''neat'' to dishes that I am creating. Oddly enough I can''t see anything in the ingredients that look related to chicken however it doesn''t say on the tub that it is suitable for Vegetarians! However that aside this does taste of chicken, its well seasoned though not overly salted and quite often I add some chopped up sage to my gravy for a little extra flavour!
For me this is a wonderful, easy to make up and flavoursome gravy and it just gets better cos per 100ml made up as directed on the tub it only contains 34Kcal and 0.9g of Saturated Fat!
Widely available in all good discount style stores and supermarkets and a big thumbs up from I!
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I think i may have bought these gravy granules a long time ago, but if i did, i certainly don't remember them being such good value for money; mostly with regard to the small amount needed to make a thick, rich tasting beefy gravy. For those who like thinner gravy its even more of a bargain and would last you for ages!
I have bought various gravy and gravy granules in the past (usually the best known brands) and whilst there may be one or two that are more flavoursome than this one (depending on your taste buds) ; i have noticed that you often seem to have to use about a quarter of the contents to get a nice thick gravy! So even if you are able to buy slightly more cheaper gravy granules at times, this one beats them all for the thickness.
In fact because i was so used to using loads of granules to get the thickness i wanted; the first few times i used this one i made far too much and had to water the gravy down! Then i had so much gravy that i had to throw some of it away!
The granules come in a red tubular quite large 400g container I bought this one for about £1.00 in Iceland. It was few months ago so i can't remember the exact price but its definately a bargain in my view. You can also purchase them in a smaller 170g size, but to save money its best to get the larger size. You can get other varieties including chicken flavour and onion granules but i have not tried those ones out as yet. My favourite flavour gravy is usually beef so i would recommend this gravy to be used with all types of meat including sausages. In saying that i do often use chicken gravy with chicken meat; but its a personal choice of course.
This gravy is a great buy for families; there is plenty in the 400g container, more than in any other gravy brand i have seen actually and it will last you quite some time.
*Not suitable for anyone with a wheat allergy or a nut allergy*
34kcal, 0.2 protein, carbohydrate 3.4g (with 0.1g re sugar), fat 2.2g (including 0.9g saturates), fibre 0.07g and sodium 0.5g
If it weren't for the fact that this is not suitable for those with wheat/nut allergy i would have given it 5 stars; due to this i am awarding it 4 stars.
SIMPLY THE BEST
Golden fry gravy granules comes in a variety of sizes and flavors predominantly chicken or beef.
I recently came across the chicken variety in my local B&M bargain shop for just 49p for 400g which i thought was a great bargain.
I haven't tried this since i left home it used to be a family favorite but i haven't noticed it in the shops for a while.
I can't say i was disappointed in any way on trying this product it brought back wonderful memories of sitting round the table with my family when younger. It's a lovely thick rich and meaty taste like no other.
I have been using Bisto this last couple of years but I'm converted as this is a much better product in my opinion .
Just put 4 heaped tea spoons in a jug and add half a pint of water or meat juices and stir briskly.
For thicker gravy just add more granules or for special occasions add some white whine and chopped sage.
per 100ml made up
saturated fat 0.9g
Overall completely yummy gravy.
I have been buying Goldenfry gravy granules for a couple of years now, and find that I much prefer them to other brands. Of course, in an ideal world, I would make my own gravy, but realistically that's not always possible, so I always have a tub of gravy granules in the cupboard.
Like many people right now, I have been trying to save money on my food shopping. I found that Somerfield sold a budget brand of gravy granules for around the 50p mark, so gave them a go, but found that they made watery gravy, which didn't taste very nice, so I went back to goldenfry.
Goldenfry sell many different types of gravy - from Original (which I think is beef), to chicken and onion and possibly more. I usually buy the onion gravy granules as I find they have lots more flavour, and are quite versatile.
The granules come in a large plastic tub with a screw top lid. The tubs I normally buy contain 400g, but often there are offers to receive 25% extra free.
When you open the lid, you will notice that the granules are quite large - much larger than Bisto granules which I sometimes buy if these are unavailable. The tub suggests using four heaped teaspoons per half pint of gravy, although I must admit to using guesswork at times.
When adding the water, because the granules are quite big, you do sometimes have to stir it quite a bit to make sure they have all dissolved properly and there are no lumps. The aroma is lovely - very strong and rich!
The taste of this gravy is lovely, and I much prefer it to the taste of Bisto. It gives a rich, meaty taste, which is nice, but will not overpower the flavour of your food. It's great for using in stews and casseroles too, and I've tried the beef, chicken and onion versions and loved all of them so far!
Per 100ml, made up goldenfry onion gravy:
A 400g tub will cost £1 from Iceland. I am not sure if any of the other big supermarkets sell it, but my corner shop stocks it, as do some of the little budget freezer shops in town.
Overall, this is a lovely gravy, and like I said, I much prefer it to bigger brands such as Bisto, and at only £1 for a 400g tub, it's really good value too!
Golden Fry Gravy Granuels!!
I love this make of gravy granuels. It is not the most popular of gravy granuels but in my opinion it is the best.
I tend to buy this above any gravy even BISTO. Golden Fry costs around 1 pounds 70 for 450gs but it really is worth it. This gravy is so tasty and has a lovely thick texture. It has quite a rich flavour and is quite dark in colour.
I normally cook beef with it in the oven and no gravy comes even close to this. I also eat it with homemade chunky chips, pies, sausages...almost anything really.
Golden Fry produce chicken, beef and onion gravy granuels and I tend to purchase the Onion variety.
What is in it?
The ingredients are as follows:
hydrenated vegetable oil,potato starch, wheat flour, salt, dried onion, flavourings including soya. It has warnings on it for people who cannot eat wheat, guten and soya.
Golden fry advise to store in a cool dry place so a normal cupboard is fine. To make 280ml of this gravy you weill need to add 4 heaped tea spoons and mix with 1/2 a pint of water. However if you wish to ignore these instructions (as I do) and estimate you cant really go wrong
Overall, a great gravy, well worth a try (some supermarkets do not stock this i.e. ASDA, however it can be purchased in Morrisons)
Incase anyone is wondering how I have posted so 4 reviews in less than 2 mins is because I had previously wrote and saved them until the product comes available as I requested it to be added. Just so you do not think I have copied from another website.