“ Type: Marmalades / Brand: Hartley's „
I am quite a lover of toast, more specifically; I am a lover of jam on toast. I am not really too fussy as to which brand of jam I use, but recently, when I was doing my weekly shop up Tesco's, I noticed that I would receive 50 extra clubcard points if I bought Hartley's Best Strawberry Jam so off I went to find myself some.
Hartley's was a green grocer that was founded by Sir William Pickles Hartley. He began to make his own jam when his usual delivery failed to turn up and found that his homemade jams sold really well. In 1884, the business was so successful that it was was incorporated as William Hartley & Sons Limited. Nowadays, the company if owned by Premier Foods.
This jam usually costs £1.04 per jar but currently they are on special offer where you can get two jars for £2.
Hartley's Strawberry Jam comes in a glass jar with a screw off lid. The weight on the jar states 340g. There is a label on the jar giving a description of the jam and the Hartley's is also written on the label. There is also a large picture of a strawberry. On the back of the label is a list of ingredients. It also states on the jar that this product must be used within 6 weeks of it being opened.
Harley's actually produce quite a selection of jams which include Pineapple, Damson, Apricot, Blackberry, Black Cherry, Blackcurrant, Raspberry, Gooseberry, Blueberry and of course Strawberry.
I really enjoy this jam. It has quite a thick consistency which makes it nice and easy to scrape out of the jar and spread onto your toast. One think I really like about this jam, is that there are big chunks of fleshy strawberries in there which adds to the flavour. Although the chunks are fairly large, they are not so large that they can't be spread onto toast or bread.
This jam is nice and sweet but not so sweet that it becomes unpleasant.
In summary, I would highly recommend this jam, even more so considering it is on special offer at the moment. I have toast most mornings for breakfast and have found that a jar lasts me roughly 2 and a half weeks so I consider this to be pretty good value for money. If you like a fruit jam that contains plenty of real fruit then I would suggest giving this product a try. The other bonus is that you can recycle the glass jar after you have used the jam.
I absolutely love Jam and this one is really good. I do like Hartleys products as I know they are always of great quality and are therefore worth paying a little bit more extra pennies for that unique taste.
This comes in a recyclable jar which has a silver lid that you will have to screw off, i find sometimes that screw off lids are a little bit difficult to open so my tip of the day is simply get a butter knife prize it into the edge of the lid releasing the trapped air slightly then you will find that the lid will open straight away, alternatively ive run my jars before the lid area under very hot water under the tap and this also helps.
With the lid finally off, the first thing I noticed was the lovely aroma that wafted out from the jar, strawberries, reminded me when we were working out in the fields when the children were little, picking the strawberries and loading them into punnets ready for the Supermarkets. The smell stays with me, and this jam reminded me of happy times when mine where all little children. The smell smells of good quality strawberries, which obviously are used in the making of this particular jam.
The contents were thick and easy to spread, the best taste test ever has to be on some of my freshly baked home made bread, spread with butter the finest and a thick layering of this Hartleys Jam, and yes it tastes really good, no pips getting stuck in my teeth and it has a really full fruit taste of strawberries. I had not had this jam before and now I definitely will be buying this again and again.
It will be great for those jam tarts, and i also made a large jam tart sprinkled with coconut like we used to have back in the days when school dinners were school dinners with delicious hot puddings smothered with custard, which is exactly what i did with my Hartleys Jam pudding with coconut, and it tasted great.
I also have a preference to having hot puddings especially in the winter months, rice pudding of course home made, and I think that a dollop of this Jam in the centre of that dish would go down very well.
I like the way it spreads, I also like the way it tastes and I am not a great lover of pips anyway so this one certainly hits a high note with me. I would recommend it I purchased mine from my local supermarket this now being a Tescos as I am in the process of moving house, once the builders have finished their last jobs this week.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
Ok, I'll confess...I am a toast addict with a sweet tooth, or rather a full mouth of sweet choppers. I'm also one of those people who will try anything on toast and as good as traditional butter is, sometimes it's nice to slather something else on to your bread. Jam to me is one of life's greatest inventions - it is sticky, sweet and spreadable, making it ideal for toast, cakes or other moreish delicacies. However, jam does have one snag and that is that it usually contains seeds and lots of them...nearly ruining the jammy experience in my view. So you can imagine how over the moon I was to find a jam that promised absolutely no bits - hurrah! Not only does this Hartley's strawberry jam contain no annoying seeds it also has none of those gloopy bits of mushed up strawberry that I despise so much.
This jam has one of the tastiest flavours of any jam I have ever tried, it's lovely and sweet with a definate strawberry flavour to it. I like it spread thick on wholemeal toast, just yummy as a late night snack or a breakfast treat. I usually buy it from Tesco in 454g jars and a jar does last quite a while even if you like to dollop a lot on to your bread like I do. The cost is around £1.35 but at the moment Tesco have it on offer for £1.
As it is jam we are talking about you can expect it to contain a lot of sugar, a nice surprise with this is that 35g of fruit goes in to each 100g of jam. I'm no jam connoisseur but I think this is quite a lot of real fruit, if only this counted as one of our 5 a day ;)
There aren't many ingredients in it which is just as well really, no one wants a mouth full of e numbers now do they? For your interest the ingredients are as followed: Glucose-fructose Syrup, Strawberries, Sugar, Gelling Agent (Pectin, Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrates). Per 100g of jam there is 64g of sugar so probably not the best for tooth protection...just remember to brush well folks :)
In my opinion this jam is probably one of the best, I love it...in fact writing this review has made me rather peckish...I'm off to get me some jam on toast. :P
I got a jar of this Hartleys jam because my 2 year old sister has started having jam on toast but the seeds get on her nerves and she keeps spitting them out! lol
This is strawberry jam and is completely smooth, it's got the same taste as the Hartleys jam I always get and the only difference is that this one hasn't got any seeds in it.... and it's a bit more expensive.
As soon as you open the jar you'll be able to smell how fruity the jam is, it's got a yummy strawberry smell and I couldn't wait for the toast to do so I could have some! lol
The jam tastes exactly how it smells. It's mega high quality and the strawberry flavour is perfect, I love the sweet taste of it and how the jam tastes like proper strawberries instead of fake ones. It's got a wicked texture as well because the jam is thick and spreads easy, it's weird because it looks a bit runny in the jar but when you get some out it's not.
I'm not bothered about seeds but I know it's a lot easier for my sister to eat so is worth buying. It's got a delish taste and goes good on toast, butties and my mum even made some jam tarts with them the other day.... she hasn't made any of them in agggggges because jam with seeds doesn't go so good in cakes and stuff.
You can get the no bits jam in different flavours, I haven't tried any of the others yet but deffo will next time this strawberry jam has all gone because it's nice to have a change of flavour.
Recommended... a delish fruity strawberry jam without all the faffing about of seeds!!!
I absolutely love strawberry jam and always have a jar of it in the fridge. I do not however, like pieces of fruit in it, as I find they are usually a bit hard and sickly sweet too. Hartley's No-Bits strawberry jam is perfect for me and I love to have it on my toast, in the morning.
This jam, comes in a glass jar, with a silver metal lid, which is vacuum sealed to keep it fresh. Once opened, it should be kept in the fridge and consumed within six weeks.
The first thing you notice when the jar is opened is the lovely sweet smell of strawberries. The jam really is lump free and spreads on smoothly and evenly. It has quite a thick consistency and you do not have to use to much of it to cover a slice of bread.
Hartley's No-Bits strawberry jam has an excellent strawberry flavour, which is sweet, but not sickly. It also has a deep strawberry red colour, which makes it look very appetising and of high quality.
Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Strawberries, Sugar, Gelling Agent: Pectin, Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrates.
This jam is prepared with 35g of fruit per 100g and the total sugar content is 64g per 100g.
It is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
*Nutritional Value Per 100g*
Energy - 256 kcal
Protein - 0.3g
Carbohydrate - 63.7g
Fat - 0.0g
Hartley's No-Bits strawberry jam is available from Tesco in a 454g jar for £1.35.
There are cheaper brands out there, but for me this one is perfect and I wouldn't dream of changing to anything else.
In my opinion, this is definitely a 5 star product.
I love strawberry jam but I hate it with big lumps and strawberry bits in so this no-bits jam by Hartley's is the perfect thing for me. It comes in a sweet little glass jar and they're actually a fair bit cheaper than the normal jams that have bits in them.
The jam inside looks and feels a little bit like jelly. It's quite think and wobbly - very jelly-like really. When spreading it on bread or toast though it actually has a better quality texture than any other jam as without any bits it spreads very easily and smoothly and can be put on as thick or thin as you like. I like my jam quite thick which does mean that I get through the jar fairly quickly as it's only a small jar.
Most importantly, it's true to its word - there are no bits in it at all so it's perfect for people who don't like bits in their jam.
The taste is not different from the bitty jam either, this tastes just as sweet and lovely and is much tastier than other value jams so I think the little extra money on Hartley's make is worth it.
The other week my Mother was in Asda about to get me my usual strawberry jam as I'm addicted to the stuff and couldn't spot it which put her a bit in a quandary. She spotted this particular jam on offer at any 2 flavours from the range at 2 for a pound so she grabbed me the strawberry and picked me up a raspberry one at the same time. I was well pleased to receive so much jam! I really do work my way through the stuff!
340g see-through glass jar with a silver lid that screws on/off to the top of it. Around the middle there is a red label and on the front of that I'm told it's Hartley's Strawberry No-Bits Jam and there is a little picture of a strawberry on there. Other information on the label lists the ingredients, gives me a nutritional chart, size is stated as is storage advice and contact details for Chivers Hartley are given (the manufacturer of the product).
The Jam Itself:
Sticky, dark red and very sweet, this is a completely strawberry flavoured, sweet fragranced smooth jelly like jam. Easy to spread, great on warm food such as toast as it doesn't melt or anything like that but holds up well.
This is actually incredibly sweet indeed, in fact a little too much so for me and it's an unnatural sweetness that packs in artificial sugars to my taste-buds detection. It has a slight tartness to it and although it appears a smooth jam if you put a chunk of it in your mouth you can detect ground seeds rather alot though of course the jam appears smooth and is in effect.
Not for me this one though as it isn't tasting enough of strawberries for me and the whole thing gets over shadowed by a sickly sweet flavour. Not nice.... and what's more you get left with a really horrible tinny after-taste! Boring jam though if you like smooth and sweet maybe this will suit you cos I cant question the quality of it!
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
Energy: 256 Kcal
Can be found in all good supermarkets etc priced at about 70p a jar.