“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Sauces „
As a Morrison's shopper for some years I always used to get the Bisto granules for gravy. The came the day I got a BOGOF on them and found they were both half empty, so not such a bargain at all. Well, my temper's fairly slow to boil but when it does, stand back. I swore I'd never use them again. So, I had often used Asda's own label but to go to Asda just for a tub of granules seemed a bit daft so I tried Morries own. Lovely. If anything it's another case of Own-Brand tasting better than the expensive ones. I tend to buy the bigger sized tubs now and I notice they've expanded from the basic beef into granules to go with other things so I'l be trying them soon. I do a lot of stews over Winter so have a big turnover of granules and we often, if we just fancy gravy with something at the last minutes, make a small jug and they're really handy for that as well as helping keep the calories down a bit when you're doing gravy to go with a roast dinner (I dread to think how bad for us our mothers gravy was!). I'd recommend always keeping a tub of these as it's a good quick way of getting a reliable gravy in minutes.
My wife and I never shop at Morrison's supermarkets so the only reason I know what this stuff is like is because My daughter was shopping and asked me if I needed anything and on my list was gravy granules and she brought me back these. My first thought was that I would not like this nearly as much as my usual Bisto gravy granules but my daughter assured me that I would be more than happy with this stuff and that she used it all the time so I kept an open mind and gave it a try. The first thing I used it in was mince the next day and on making the gravy there was no visible difference to the Bisto brand and it smelled nice and meaty as well as having a nice dark brown look to it. The granules mixed well and didn't go lumpy or leave undisolved granules as some cheap brand so it was so far so good but what would the taste be like, well I have to be honest and say if I hadn't made the gravy myself I would probably never have known it wasn't Bisto and my wife seemed to enjoy it as much as the Bisto brand too. Although this was only 69p for a 170g tub a saving of about 30p when compared to Bisto, I doubt it will become a regular purchase for me simply as I do not use Morrison`s supermarket but if you do shop there and are currently using Bisto then it is time for a change!
Morrisons Gravy Granules (Beef ) Description: Manufacturer:Morrisons / Type: Sauces 170g tub costs around £0.90. I am sure that you have all seen these on the shelves in Morrisons, they are in a dark brown tub with the brand name written across the front, the lid is sealed with see through plastic to ensure that the product has not been opened. I do not ever buy Bisto gravy granules as I find there is a funny aftertaste, and they seem to leave a fatty coating on your tongue which is a little unpleasant. So as a result, I always buy alternative brands and this one is my favourite. To make, simply add the required amount of gravy granules (this depends on how much you want to make, the full instructions are of course on the packaging) to a jog and add boiling water. Be sure to stir when you are adding the water to ensure that the granules all dissolve properly and the gravy isn't lumpy (though if this does happen, put it through a sieve and nobody will ever know - not that I have even needed to try this haha). Continue stirring until the gravy has thickened and then serve, easy! Main Ingredients are as follows; Potato Starch, Vegetable Oil, Wheat flour, Salt, Gluten and Soya. Nutritional Values per 140ml (1/4 pint) are as follows; Calories.... 52 Sugar......trace Fat.....3.6g Saturates.....1.4 g Salt......1.0g This gravy has a lovely meaty taste (which can be further improved by adding the juice from a roast) and can be made as thickly or thinly as you choose. It also goes really well on chips for a snack after a night out! It has a great colour (deep brown and glossy) and doesn't taste too salty like some gravies can. I definitely recommend this brand, it is cheaper than Bisto and loads nicer, if you haven't tried it already, give it a shot today!
I have started cooking a bit more for myself now and our household's gravy of choice is Morrisons Beef gravy granules. I don't mind which ones we use as long as I don't have to make gravy from scratch, and I think there are a lot of people who use gravy granules with their meals (: I believe these cost about 69p per 170 gram tub, and the one I 'm writing about has a use by date of next June so that's a decent shelf life, but then again these are dried. On the front of the cardboard tub are a tasty looking meal and the fact that a 70ml serving of this sauce gives a 26 calories portion with 1.8g of fats and 0.5g of salt too. There is a list of info on the back including allergy advice- this product contains gluten and soya and is produced in a factory which handles celery, eggs, mustard, sesame seeds, nuts and peanuts also. The ingredients include potato starch, wheat flour, and vegetable oil, and the tub needs to be stored in a cool dry place. To make this granulated gravy from its dried form into a lovely smelling gravy juice you simply mix four teaspoons (20ml)into a measuring jug and make it up to half a pint (280ml) with boiling water...being careful not to splash yourself in the process. If you want it extra thick you simply add in more stuff but don't do this after or else it goes lumpy! The flavour is lovely! Meaty and tasty and smells really beefy too; but if you make it like the instructions say it's quite runny so I always add an extra teaspoon before I add the water. There is plenty for two with Morrison's measurements so just half the quantities if you are by yourself... The gravy is quite dark brown and goes with darker meats well, plus it adds extra moisture to otherwise dry potatoes and gives extra flavour to some vegetables I think. Five stars from me compared to other brand prices. The more money saves on products like that the more money gets spent on important foods like chocolate, lol! ;)
This gravy granuals can be bought in two sizes and costs pence to buy. It is a basic gravy which is in granual form and all you have to do is add boiling water and whisk it until it comes smooth. Simple and quick. It is a good alternative to real gravy and is quite a tasty addition to the dinner table. I would recommend it and have just one slight worry that it is quite a salty product. So Morrison's if your out there and looking at this review please take note and reduce the salt content thanks. Otherwise I think it is a tasty gravy and worth a mention. We have it all the time now as it is quite cheap to buy and varies in price depending on offers and the like. I first started buying this product when I noticed there was no Bisto on the shelves and this was a meer 38p at the time of course since then prices have fluctuated quite a bit and is around 59 to 69p I think. I cannot keep track. I took it home and tried it and liked it, it has a meaty taste and is quite palatable and you can make it as thin or thick as you like. Simple to prepare and less hastle than the real deal. It comes in a dark brown tub and lid and is clearly marked. There are other varieties too like onion and chicken. Overall not bad.
I have always been a firm fan of a very popular and famous brand of gravy granules and I have always thought that they were the best. I have been quite happily paying between 1.50 and 1.70 for a 170g carton but a few weeks ago I decided to try Morrison's own brand of 'Gravy Granules for Beef.' The size of the cardboard canister is exactly the same and holds 170g for a price of 0.89p. That is roughly 40% cheaper if my calculations are correct and being on an economy drive at the present time I thought that it was a bit daft not to give them a go. These granules are easy to use you just stir 4 tsp into half a pint of boiling water, I never use a jug because I like to fry onions in a pan add water then add the granules but either way is very easy. I quite often sprinkle a further amount of granules to thicken and the famous brand does well but you do have to boil it up and stir it for quite a while to get the gravy smooth. I found I was using quite a lot of granules to get the desired consistency, but with this Morrison's brand I am very surprised just how much less I have to use and to be quite honest I would say it is about half the amount. It tastes very nice, not too salty and with a hint of beef flavour and what I really do like about it is that it doesn't make the gravy too brown it is a nice dark bronze colour. Main Ingredients Potato Starch, Vegetable Oil, Wheat flour, Salt, Gluten and Soya. Nutritional Values per 140ml (1/4 pint) Calories.... 52 Sugar......trace Fat.....3.6g Saturates.....1.4 g Salt......1.0g Over all I give these granules 10 out of 10 because I think that they are nicer than the famous brand that I have mentioned and they are extremely good value for money.