“ Brand: Hartley's / Type: Marmalades „
I am a lover of marmalade and have tried quite a few different brands so when I saw a jar of Hartley's Marmalade in my local Tesco I thought I would give it a try and paid 1.09p for 454g. It comes in a glass jar with a silver lid and on the label it states that it is 'Hartley's Best Shredless Marmalade' Well if it is their best then it has got to be fantastic going by all their other marmalades! It is a lovely orange colour and on opening the lid I could smell the orange aroma, quite a strong tangy smell and it was certainly working on my taste buds my mouth was actually starting to water while I impatiently waited for the toast to pop up. I used a knife to scoop out a huge dollop and spread it onto the hot buttered toast and was quite disappointed as to how runny it was, on inspection of the contents in the jar I could actually see liquid laying on the top of this preserve. The taste was good not too sweet and I liked the slightly bitter hint it had to it but I did find the texture just a bit too runny it got quite messy trying to eat it without dripping it all over my top. It is made from Seville oranges and has 6.5g of sugar per 100g so not too fattening, it is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It is recommended that you eat it within six weeks of opening and store it in the fridge. Would I buy it again? Probably not because it is too thin and sloppy for me but the taste was good.