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There is only one salad cream as far as I'm concerned and all of the others are imitations that I will not go near. The one and only true and delicious salad cream is Heinz Salad Cream and absolutely nothing else comes close. Yes, as you can probably tell, I am a fan of Heinz Salad Cream and believe that for certain dishes (like fishfingers and ham sandwiches) it is the one and only condiment that will do!
Heinz Salad Cream comes in a variety of sized bottles, but I tend to buy one of the larger bottles which is the 460g bottle. This costs £2.09 from Tesco which I feel is a good price as it will last my family about 3-4 weeks. As I said, there are cheaper varieties out there, but for me there is only one option. This particular size bottle is a plastic squeezy bottle and is one of those bottles that sits on its lid. It's lid consists of a flip lid that has a hole under the lid and so it can be sealed between uses. Before using if for the first time you need to unscrew the top and remove the protection foil seal. Once opened, the salad cream needs to be kept in the fridge - and it is absolutely best served when it has been cooled.
The salad cream generally comes out of the squeezy bottle easily - until you get to the dregs of the bottle and then it can take a bit of shaking and perseverance. It's make easier by the fact that you store the bottle on it's lid and so the salad cream is not stuck around the edges of the bottle and is instead at the lid waiting to some out.
The taste of salad cream is very difficult to explain if you've not had it before. It has the consistency of mayonaisse, but it is more vinegary and tastier. It is a very unique taste and very distinctive. It's mostly used as a salad dressing, but as I've said, I think it is the perfect accompliment to many other dishes as well.
Overall, if you haven't tried Heinz Salad Cream than I urge you to do so. It's a little bit like Marmite in as much as people either tend to love it or hate it......and I'm definately a lover!
I absolutely adore salad cream but the only brand that I like (after extensive research over the years) is this brand so it's the one that I always purchase and store in my fridge!
Well the bottle I am looking at now is 460g in size and in see-through plastic, squeezy bottle and it has a green flip-top lid to the bottom of it concealing a small hole. This brand however does make salad cream in many different sizes and in glass bottles as well as plastic by the way. On the front of the bottle there is a cream and green coloured label and on that we are told that it is Heinz Salad Cream 'Original' and that now it contains 66% less fat than mayonnaise. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice, there is a nutritional information chart shown as is the weight and storage advice and contact details for Heinz are given. It's a rather plain looking bottle but as informative as it needs to be and I particularly like the squeezy bottle that this is for ease of using it and getting as much out of it as possible!
The Salad Cream:
Light cream in colour to me I always think that it looks like a fresh custard, though without lumps as it is smooth and runny in consistency. Fragrance wise, again to me it really smells rather vinegary.
This salad cream really does taste of vinegar, mustard and has a slight taste of egg to it. It's tangy, sweet and sour and rather peculiar really. The reason I like this one so much is because the sweetness given to it is natural and that of real sugar opposed to sweeteners and its seasoned well too and not one bit oily and it holds well on hot food.
Serve it on whatever you like, this is just simply a high quality salad cream that us British seem to love and can't get enough of and I really am pleased that although Heinz wanted to ditch this product a few years back they didn't. This is best of British and I simply love this tangy and interesting sauce!
Nutritional Information Per 15g Serving:
(of which sugars): 2.6g
(of which saturates): 0.3g
Salt equivalent: 0.4g
Available in all good supermarkets etc and at different prices depending on the size you purchase it in.
Another sign that summer has arrived is pulling the salad cream out of the cupboard as no alternative can beat it. My husband said to me use mayonnaise it's just the same, Huh well I really think not. I did have to make do with mayo though a few weeks ago as I was completely out of salad cream.
It is generally a summer product as the name suggests salad cream being used for salads which are mainly a sunny day meal. Also i like to have it with jacket potatoes.
Heinz are the main maker of this product and still taste different and better to supermarket alternatives.
Salad cream can be found in a glass bottle or a squeezy bottle. life is being made easier for us now a days as we can squeeze the sauce out rather then hit the bottom of a glass bottle trying to get it out onto the plate faster. we can also get ring pull cans making the tin opener redundant. Is it life getting easier or us getting lazy?
Any way on this occasion I purchased a glass bottle one.
There is a small green and orange label on the bottle saying Heinz salad cream and another small label around the neck of bottle. You can see the contents through the glass and it is a cream coloured cream strangely enough.
For a 285g bottle the cost is £1.18 in most main supermarkets at present.
I am finding it very hard to describe the taste of salad cream as it's not like tomato sauce tasting of tomatoes. It has a strong taste to it and there is nothing similar to it. I'd say the strong ness of it is very slightly a bitter taste to it but I enjoy having in on my salads.
It is runny unlike mayo so easy to pour over salad.
Spirit Vinegar, Vegetable Oil (25%), Water, Sugar, Mustard, Salt, Egg Yolks (3%), Modified Cornflour, Stabilisers (Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum), Colour (Riboflavin).
Contains Eggs, Egg Yolk & Mustard
Contains 66 calories per 20g serving.Like I'm really going to measure it going onto my plate.
Please leave comments if you can describe the taste better.
Heinz Salad Cream
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Salad cream has always been a product that I have in my fridge as I prefer the flavour to mayonaise. It is a useful condiment to have around and add to salads, sandwiches, jacket potatoes etc. Similar to mayonaise, salad cream can be a nice addition to many other meals than just salad.
From the Heinz website (www.heinz.co.uk):
"If you are watching your weight Original Heinz Salad Cream is 66% less fat than the standard mayonnaise market leader"
Heinz is the one of the primary producers of salad cream, and like it's ketchup range it is known for it's quality and superior taste over other brands.
Since last year my partner and I have had to tighten up our spending on food and have experimented with different brands of salad cream in an effort to reduce spending. Although having tried a number of different supermarket brands we haven't been able to find an alternative salad cream that comes close to the flavour offered by Heinz. We find that the majority have too strong a taste of vinegar for our own personal taste. As such when we have seen Heinz salad cream on special offer we will buy this over the other brands everytime.
Price & Packaging
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Price can vary by the size and shape of bottle you buy, but the one I bought retails for £2.06 for a 460g unside down squeezable bottle.
Other sized bottles you can buy include a 258g glass bottle, 295g handy pack, 425g plastic squeezy bottle, 460g and 600g upside down squeezable plastic bottle (see www.heinz.co.uk). Prices on average range from £1.45-£2.20.
The squeezable bottle is made of clear plastic so you can see the contents inside and has a plastic screw top which has a lid that you can flip up to reveal a whole for squeezing out the salad cream. Before using the salad cream you need to unscrew the lid from the bottle and remove a foil seal. Screw the lid back on and shake the salad cream before use. By squeezing the bottle it makes the salad cream very easy to get out of the bottle in comparison to the upright glass bottle.
All information concerning nutritional information, ingredients and contact details are included on the product wrapper fixed onto the centre of the bottle.
Nutritional information & Ingredients
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For those with allergies please be advised that this product contains eggs and mustard.
This product is free from any artificial flavours, colours and preservatives.
Nutritional information per 15g serving:
of which sugars=2.6g
of which saturates=0.3g
The following ingredients are listed on the bottle as being included in this product: Vinegar, Vegetable Oil (25%), Water, Sugar, Mustard, Salt, Egg Yolks (3%), Modified Cornflour and Stabilisers.
The product is tasty and has a slight tangy taste given by the mustard and is a smooth texture. It is off white and slightly yellow in appearence and thick and creamy in consistency. There is a slight smell of egg and vinegar when sniffed.
Heinz salad cream is also available in light and extra light versions.
Thanks for Reading!
Heinz Salad Cream has been around since 1925. It became a firm favourite in wartime Britain, when because of rationing, tomato ketchup disappeared from the shelves. To add some extra flavour to their sometimes bland meals, housewives started to buy salad cream instead.
This is another item I remember fondly from childhood, as my mum would always have a bottle in the store cupboard and now I always have one in mine.
That is until just recently, when I decided to try out Tesco's own salad cream, something I'll never do again. I am trying to use it, but to be honest, I'm not sure how much longer I can stand it's inferior flavour.
Heinz Salad Cream comes in a selection of packaging now. You can get glass bottles with screw top lids and plastic, squeezy bottles with flip top lids. Some are designed with the top pointing down and others have the top, unsurprisingly, on the top! I am not sure why there is a need for so many different styles, but I suppose they are trying to cater for every taste.
I personally buy the top down, squeezy bottle, as it's so much easier to get the salad cream out, especially when there's hardly any left.
The salad cream in question is a pale creamy yellow colour. It is thick in consistency, very smooth and makes an ideal dressing for salads. It also adds an extra dimension to even the humblest of sandwiches.
It does smell faintly of fresh eggs and vinegar, which isn't surprising, as they are the main ingredients.
Flavour wise, salad cream is extremely tangy and for me that is the main attraction. Although it has the same basic ingredients as mayonnaise, it tastes nothing like it. Unlike the cooling, creamy and mild tasting mayo, salad cream has a sharper, vinegary flavour, which makes your mouth water. I love using it in a sandwich and my favourite is when I fry some chicken style quorn fillets, let them cool and slice them. Now if I just put the sliced Quorn in a sandwich, it would be pretty boring, but throw in some chopped spring onion and a dollop of salad cream and you have something far more special.
Spirit Vinegar, Vegetable Oil (25%), Water, Sugar, Mustard, Salt, Egg Yolks (3%), Modified Cornflour, Stabilisers - Guar Gum and Xanthan Gum, Colour - Riboflavin.
This item is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
*Nutritional Value Per 15g Serving*
Energy - 50 kcal
Protein - 0.2g
Carbohydrates - 3.0g
of which sugars - 2.6g
Fat - 4.0g
of which saturates - 0.3g
Fibre - Trace
Sodium - 0.2g
Salt Equivalent - 0.4g
Heinz Salad Cream is available from Tesco in the following:
260g handy pack - £1.49
285g glass bottle - £1.18
425g squeezy bottle - £1.96
460g top down, squeezy - £2.07
600g top down, squeezy - £2.05 (excellent value!)
With a wide range of bottle sizes and most of these being available in a 'light' variety, there is something for everyone here.
Heinz Salad Cream is definitely dearer than your supermarket own brand, but I believe it is so much better, that it's worth the extra money.
After my disappointment, with my Tesco own brand purchase, which incidently cost 79p for 440g, I will be sticking to Heinz in future.
For me, it's a 5 star product!
Yes that's right, if your reading this you are probably thinking what a strange thing to review but I have decided to review all the things I can which I use regularly.
For me I can't stand mayonnaise so I have to use salad cream. A lot of you don't notice the difference as much but because I have it so much I can notice a huge difference.
I like it on salad, pasta and cheese sandwiches. Unfortunately I don't expand as far as putting it on pizza but i've been told it's rather nice.
The bottle comes in different sizes which is good as we only have a small cupboard in which we keep all our various condiments so we can buy a small bottle to fit in. You can get the traditional glass bottle or squeezy bottle which has two types of dispensing (one is squirting at a very fast rate and you end up with loads in one spot and the other seems to pour at a good speed but the hole it comes out from is large, so again you end up with a lot in one spot).
It is also made by a great trusted brand - Heinz. This makes me trust the product more and know it has been made in a good environment to the highest standards.
If you haven't tried salad cream on your salad then I would definately recommend that you at least try it, because how do you know if you like it or not if you haven't even given it a chance?!
Heinz Salad cream is a great adaptable sauce which I associate with a lot of things away from salad. I add this to egg mayonnaise instead of the mayonnaise which gives it a less bland flavour, really nice. I also run this through pasta and tuna to give it some flavour with minimal effort, it really is a great sauce and so adaptable
Thick in consistency, a bit like mayonnaise, this is an off white in colour. I use the upside down version of the bottle that is squeezy, makes for easier usage. The bottle label is green to coincide with salad I suppose
£2.10 for 460 grams of sauce, it can be quite pricey but worth it for the best and original brand. 45 pence per 100 grams is where this comes out at.
About the Taste?
This is like a sharper tasting mayonnaise, it almost tastes like the low fat version of mayonnaise I would say, a bit vinegary which fits with the salad theme as most vinegrettes are of the same flavour. A great tasting sauce all round I think
332 kcal per 100 grams of sauce. The traffic lights are red for sugar,, fat and salt, sat fat is anber so is not as bad as the others. 26.8 grams of fat per 100 grams. This is a high calorie sauce, I would treat it similar to a mayonnaise calorie wise to get the best idea.
Great easy addition to many a meal, tasty, highish in fat so don't be fooled that it having the word salad means its great for you
Heinz Salad Cream
Description: Manufacturer: Heinz. Salad cream.
You have probably seen this salad cream on shelves for years, but if not, it is easily recognisable. It comes in a clear glass or plastic bottle with a green and orange label. The label says "Heinz Salad Cream".
A 285g bottle costs me just £1 in Poundland. I believe that it costs less than £1.50 to buy from supermarkets. Different sizes of bottle are available. Once this has been opened, we store it in the fridge.
I love to eat salad cream with salad, with new potatoes, with fries and most of all, on fish finger sandwiches (The fish fingers should be grilled, put between 2 slices of tiger bread which has been spread with salad cream). I have tried a few brands, and though they are usually cheaper, this one is definitely the best. It is thick and creamy (best to shake before pouring) and has just the right mixture of sweetness and tangyness.
Ingredients are as follows:
contains egg, mustard.
Definitely recommend this brand of salad cream, it may seem worth trying others if they are cheaper, but chances are that like me, you will end up reverting to Heinz. Fish finger sandwiches would not be the same without it!
I have been known to put some Salad Cream on actual Salad, but I prefer to dip my chips in it. I often use condiments with Chips, as it livens them up, and although I don't have this so often, that way I don't get sick of it, and it seems to taste even more yummy!
You get this in a couple of different bottles. There is the plastic bottle, or the glass one which is pictured here. I prefer to eat from the glass bottle, as there is something nice when it is cold and just out the fridge. The glass makes a better conductor for cold than the plastc does. It seems thicker when cold also, and this way it sticks to the Chips a bit more.
I bought this last a couple of months ago and it cost me £1.18 for the 285g bottle.
The packaging is alright. It is a clear glass bottle, so you can see the creamy coloured cream through the bottle. It has a little label on the front which doesn't say too much, and the colouring is just green, white and orange. On the little label on the back is the ingredients and Nutritional Information.
Now to the taste of this. I find it hard to describe the taste of this. It has a slight Vinegar taste, but you can taste a slight Eggy taste to this, as there is Eggs in the mix. This is like a nicer version of Mayo. It isn't sickly and creamy, it is just a nice twist on a Cream-y type condiment.
The Heinz version is the best one out there, as the cheaper ones just don't hit the mark quite as well. Worth spending that bit more on this one.
HEINZ SALAD CREAM
Well what can i say, basically that Heinz Salad Cream simply is the best salad cream that i have tried, and i do use a lot of salad cream nowdays.
Not only do i like to use a drop of salad cream on top of a salad sandwich, to give it that creamy added taste i use it on the side of a plate of ploughmans lunch or a ham salad to give that little extra.
I brought mine in a glass bottle and it cost a mere £1.25p for a glass bottle full 285g.
You just cant beat the unique taste and quality that most of Heinz products have to offer.
contains egg, mustard.
Suitable for a gluten free diet. No atrificial colours, flavours or
This also has the queens royal emblem thats the seal of approval from the royal family.
I think that this is nice and i laugh when i think of the queen pouring salad cream over her food, i was wondering if it was served in a gold serving dish, or whether it was just poured straight out of the bottle.
I shake mine up, to get it to pour out of the bottle easier, or if not i have to smack the bottom of the bottle to get it to pour easier.
I also use salad cream to mix with pasta and tuna for a different kind of dish, and i like to chop white cabbage up, and carrots and onions and add salad cream to this mixture to make my own version of russian salad, or coleslaw, it is great to add on the side of a plate when serving jacket potatoes too.
All in all a very versatile condiment.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
I absolutely love salad cream with different kinds of foods. I feel that salad cream goes well with; salads, chips and especially fish fingers. I have always had salad cream from being a very young age, however there is only one brand that I always buy and this is Heinz. I would not ever personally buy any other brand, as the quality simply isnt as good. Without even looking at the bottle or label I would be able to identify whether or not the salad cream was heinz or not, and this is simply because it has such a distinctive taste that is addictive. I would therefore recommend anyone who loves salad cream to choose heinz as you can't go wrong. Heinz is a leading brand, and it is therefore sold within any local supermarket or shop incliuding; tesco, morrisons, sainsburys, asda and the spar shop. The price may very slightly between the different stores, however it is on offer regularly within many large superstores.
Heinz salad cream is such a brilliant condiment. I eat it with chips, with salads, with a hot oven baked potato and it is quickly superceeding tomato ketchup in my eyes (or mouth)!
Today I went out and bought lettuce, cucumber, jersey royal potatoes (£1 from somerfield), cheese, chargrilled chicken pack (from Iceland, cook from frozen) and prepared an amazing low fat, really tasty salad. IT'S SO EASY!! Just mix all the ingredients together and drizzle a generous helping of Heinz salad cream all over!
The taste bud tingling mix of the vinegary taste of the salad cream mixed with the chargrilled chicken, sweet cucumber and lettuce and the texture of the small amount of cheese and potatoes I added just goes to prove you can make yourself something really delicious and not worry about the calories! I would suggest this as a fantastic summery salad for those of us that seem to have a tendancy to eat sweet things, and put weight on!
Go and get some salad cream now, head down to Iceland and get the ingredients I listed above!!!
Mmm Hmm, salad cream at its best, becuase now, Salad creamz Meanz Heinz. Well not quite but it does taste flippin good. We tend to stick to the tesco stuff purely because of price and me being a student but every now and then we pop round my mums and she useds this stuff in our sandwiches, its like going from a metro into BMW, the Tesco stuff just doesn't provide much of a tang to its salad cream anymore.
Price wise im not sure becuase we haven't bought some for a while but i know its quite a bit more than standard tesco salad cream, I suppose you could say its worth it, but to justify that statement i would have to say Im buying this, which im not so it does get a downer for its price.
I guess I would buy this salad cream If i was earning decent money at the moment, but on a student budget this just doesn't cut the mustard (sorry).
Heinz Salad Cream is utterly gorgeous. It's the perfect dressing for a hot summers day.This has to be a household favourite. I do not know many people who hate it, however i have just got my friend into it, she has never even tried it before. It's a real shocker.
Well, Salad Cream is bascially that, it is normally used on salads. I do know people who use it has a dipping sause, which i pass on. I usually like to get the squeezy bottles of Salad Cream with the flip lid, you just ping it back and squeezy away, you get the right amount on your salad. This is has the screw on lid, which is just as nice however you do manage to get it everywhere when you shake it down and try and aim. I also prefer the healthier Light Salad Cream.
The glass bottles are quite nice you have the Heinz logo on the label in the middle of the glass with 'salad cream' written ot it. When
you taste this gorgeous scream you will get a very tangy sweet taste, but that doesnt mean its awful - quite the opposite. It has a very thick texture (but not as thick as say, mayonaise) and has great consistency. The colour of this is actually a nice creamy colour too. I find it to be perfect when you have a nice salad, pour a little bit onto a sandwich and its pure heaven. There is a sweet distinctive smell to it too.
Some of the main ingredients include sunflower oil. water, vinegar, mustard flour, sugar and salt. A 460g bttle of Salad Cream costs around £1.59. It's suitable for vegetarians and is available from all sumpermarkets.
Overall i recommend this Heinz Salad Cream to you. Its a great taste, lasts quite a while. Great for dipping your salad sarnies in. Go on, go and get your bottles.
Heinz Salad Cream is probably a firm favourite in most households and as I am recently staying at my Mums house for a few days I'm trying out things that I might not normally buy with my low budget.
Salad Cream is just that, cream designed especially for salads but it can be used as a dipping sauce, in sandwiches, on burgers, a whole host of ways really and you can experiment with it to find that is best for you.
The salad cream is normally provided in a plastic squeezy bottle with a flip top lid making it very easy to get just the right amount for your needs. I store my bottle in the fridge and because it is plastic it can just be wiped over if any spillages occur.
The taste of salad cream is a little sour and tangy but is the perfect accompaniment to a crisp salad and the taste just goes so well.
There are several varieties of salad cream available including a light variety which does compromise on taste a little but of course giving less calories in return. I think that this is definitely the best, original sauce which is ideal for my salads.
I purchased a 460g bottle for £1.00 from my local Co-Op and the normal price is around £2.29 here but I would advise shopping around as there are often offers to be found.
I rate this product 4/5 as there are 332 calories per 100g so it definitely shouldn't be slathered all over a salad, well, not if you want it to be healthy anyway!