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Just tried morrisons new improved recipe beef gravy granules , ( orange lid) in my and the rest of the familys opinion , they are vile , taste nothing like beef , the gravy colour is closer to orange than brown and a peculiar aftertaste, we have used the old style granules for prob about ten years , always found them tasty , and easy to use , why do stores like this try to improve things? or at least give the option of "original" and "new"we dont particularly like bisto , so we'll now try tesco,asda,co-op own brand granules , i;m trying to find the old style granules by visiting a few morrisons stores looking for old stock , hopefully i;ll get a few large cartons to last a few months , should anyone working for or to do with morrisons read this review , please please please stop "improving" what was already good !!! especially when ya mess up like this !
I wanted some onion gravy to go on a burger dinner I was having for my tea but when I went up to Morrisons all I could find was their own brand, it was dead cheap so I brought a tub to try it.
I was surprised by how good the gravy is, you make it with boiling water and it doesn't need that much stirring to get all the granules mixed into the water. I deffo didn't get any jellified blobs like sometimes happens with cheap gravy granules and I was happy that the gravy went nice and smooth. It's easy to add more granules if you want your gravy a bit thicker but it takes a couple of minutes to thicken so don't go overboard in the first place.
It doesn't smell all that special but the taste of this gravy is yummy. You can taste the onions in it and even though it's not a majorly strong flavour I can tell it's not just a basic beefy gravy. I reckon the taste of onion in it is perfect because you can taste it over the meat flavour and there is enough to make it go proper nice with ANYTHING you'd use onion gravy on. I think you have to be a bit careful with onion gravy because sometimes it can get a bit strong and spoil your food but this one is fine like that.
I loved it with the burgers because onions always go proper nice with burgers and with this gravy I got the wicked onion taste but without stringy bits of onion in my mouth. I think the flavour is lovely and rich and I was happy with how it made my dinner moist and also with the flavour it gave to it.
Recommended... a nice rich onion gravy that isn't too overboard on the onions!!!
When it comes to a nice meaty dinner, I am a gravy man! Some people like just a little for flavour, some like a bit more for moisture, me, I like my plate swimming in it, I love to have meat and vegetables mixing with my gravy, except of course for roast potatoes which should be kept dry to stay nice and crispy! I love the flavour of a good gravy, it can really compliment a meat and lift it from being a nice piece of meat to being a wonderful piece of meat. With vegetables, a good gravy enhances their flavours and helps to produce a nice full flavour and a hearty mouthful.
There are times when you are preparing a dinner and making your own gravy is too time consuming, at these times a good instant gravy can be a god send, being able to make a nice gravy in just a few minutes is very helpful. Probably the most famous instant gravy is Bisto, which it has to be said is very nice indeed, however it is a little pricey. In these times of financial uncertainty it can be difficult to justify buying a well known brand when there are own brand alternatives at less than half the price. This is most certainly the case with gravy! Morrisons have a complete own brand range of gravy, with flavours including Turkey, Beef and Onion. I am reviewing the onion one.
As with most gravy granules, they come packaged in a cardboard tube with a plastic lid. The product itself looks much like other gravy granules too, a sort of lumpy looking powdery substance which is mainly brown with white flecks. You would be hard pushed to tell the difference between this and other brands.
Making up the gravy is pretty much standard too, 4 heaped teaspoons in a jug, pour on boiling water up to the 250ml mark, stir until it's fully dissolved. I remember when I was a kid, instant gravy could be a bit lumpy and you might end up with a mouthful of undissolved powder, happily these days things have improved and the granules dissolve quickly and easily, leaving you with a nice gravy. As both mygirlfriend and I prefer our gravy a little thicker we normally put in a little extra powder, so we end up using about 5 teaspoons worth, the flavour is just the same but it's a little thicker.
As with the rest of the product, from a flavour point of view, I think you would be hard pushed to choose between this and the leading brand. It really is a good product and certainly on a par with Bisto. I will be buying this again as I just can't see any reason to pay the extra. Ok the ingredients may be better quality in the Bisto, or it may be a little lower in fat or somethng but for something like this where you only use a small amount and don't have it all the time, I really don't think that is a major factor.
I swear by the Morrison's own brand of gravy granules because they are so much cheaper than well known brands that I have previously used but I have now tried their Onion Gravy Granules.
They cost 1.28 for a tub of 170 g and go twice as far compared to the more expensive makes.
I do love fried onions in my gravy and normally would fry the onions then add water and stir in ordinary beef granules, but with these onion granules there is no need to go to all that trouble.
The granules themselves give a really nice beef flavour and the dried onions mixed in with this product go on to give the gravy a really nice taste.
It is very simple to prepare you just pour half a pint of boiling water into a heat proof jug and stir in four teaspoons of granules stirring until the gravy thickens, I find that this amount is more than enough for a rich thick consistency so if you prefer a thinner gravy just reduce the amount accordingly.
If you are wanting an extra special gravy try adding a teaspoon of finely chopped sage this tastes gorgeous and makes a nice change to a meal.
Potato Starch, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Wheat flour, Celery, Gluten, milk, Soya and dried Onions.
Nutritional Values per ¼ pint.
These granules are really nice and easy to prepare so give them a try.