When I buy this I always think of my gran as it was one of her favourites and so this product has sentimental value for me. But it was probably the favourite of many people's grans as it's been around for years - since the 1930's in fact. The brand belongs to Premier Foods and as well as Lime you can get Lemon & Lime, Lemon, Grapefruit and Orange marmalades under the Roses banner.
Currently (15/07/13) it costs £1.65 at Sainsburys and Tesco for a 454g jar. Robertson's silver shred lemon marmalade 454g is £1.23, Asda 'chosen by you' fine cut lime marmalade is 82p for a 454g jar and Tiptree lime marmalade is £1.89 at Ocado for a 340g jar. Roses then, tends to price itself closer to the premium marmalade category.
It comes in a very distinctive jar, the overall design of which hasn't altered for years. It is an instantly recognisable brand. The ingredients are Glucose-Fructose syrup, Limes, Sugar, Gelling agent, Pectin, Acidity regulator, Sodium Citrates, Citric Acid, and Chlorophyll Extract (colour).
According to the label, the marmalade contains 22g of fruit per 100g with a sugar content 66g per 100g. There are 264 kcal per 100g, Zero fats, 0.1g protein and 65.9g carbohydrate per 100g.
It need to be refrigerated after opening and used within 6 weeks. The jar is recyclable.
There is enough fine shredded fruit in here to make sure there are always pieces in evidence when you spread it on your toast. It tastes limey and sweet. But are my own taste-buds failing me or is it sweeter now than it used to be? I'm sure there was more tang to it. It's perfectly nice - but I wouldn't call it premium brand quality - and I think there lies the problem. It's just a smidge too expensive for what you get. The texture and consistency have that unmistakable 'processed' look, whereas the premium brands almost look homemade. It is interesting to note that the Asda 'chosen by you' lime marmalade which is less than half the price of Roses actually uses 26g of fruit per 100g - more than in Roses.
Nevertheless, this makes a tasty change and I will continue to buy it and enjoy it but I'm only giving it 4 stars because I prefer something slightly tangier and in my opinion this is not the best value for money for the taste you get. Sorry gran.
---Why I Bought This---
Like a lot of people I have a bit of a sweet tooth but do not buy cakes or biscuits, but still would like a little 'sweet' treat now and again with my cup of tea - so I have started back buying marmalade so that I can have it on toast as a little tasty snack.
Rose's brand began way back in the 1860s with Rose's Lime Jiuice Cordial which helped prevent scurvy. Rose's Lime Marmalade was introduced in the 1930s. Rose's Ltd was bought by Shweppes in the 1950s but the marmalade in now produced by Premier Foods.
454 grams in a round jar with gold metal lid.
Attractive barrel shaped jar with raised images of leaves around the top and bottom thirds.
The lid is endorsed with L.Rose's signature.
Prepared with 22 grams of fruit per 100 grams and 66 grams of sugar.
The front label has an attractive image of limes and states L.Rose & Co Lt 1865.
Manufactured by Chivers Hartley Ltd under licence.
Once opened refridgerate and consume within six weeks.
Long shelf life - my jar has February 2014 date.
* Lemon & Lime Marmalade
* Lemon Marmalade
* Grapefruit Marmarlade
* Orange Marmalade
£1.48 but now price dropped to £1.29 at Tesco.
This is a great alternative to the basic orange marmalade. I recall having this as a child back in the 1960s and thought it very 'trendy' to have a different flavour to orange (little things impressed us back then!).
The marmalade has a lovely strong citrusy aroma as soon as you open the lid, and it is a lovely transparent pale green/yellow colour and very nicely set.
When spread on toast it is sweet without being sickly and has a good tangy citrus taste, but not overpowering sharp or bitter in any way - so if you have not tried it do not be put off and think it would be sour at all.
I find this marmalade a lovely change to the standard orange flavour. Also being an old well-known brand I feel you know what you will be getting and that the standard of the product will be consistently high. Having recently just bought some after a little lapse in time I was pleased that the product had not been 'improved' or altered in any way from what I remembered it to be.
Being 'thin cut' the tiny bits of peel in the marmalade are virtually unnoticeable.
At around the £1.30 it compares favourably with the well kown Robertson's brand for price.
Also although not to do with eating the marmalade I also like the shape of the jars and tend to wash and keep them to store things in as they are not your average shaped jam jar but feel better quality.
---Would I Recommend?---
Gelling Agent: Pectin
Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrates
Colour: Chlorophyll Extract.
Rose's 'Lime' Fine Cut Marmalade
Description: Manufacturer: Roses / Type: Marmalade.
I don't eat jam very often but when I do, I really like the zesty taste of marmalade and the lime version is definitely a favourite. There are loads of brands around but there is something solidly reassuring about the taste of Rose's. Normally, I like thick cut marmalade but these were recently on offer in my local supermarket and there was only the finely cut one left so I picked up a jar to give it a try.
A 454g jar of his marmalade will normally cost you around £1.15 and is available from most supermarkets. It comes in a clear glass jar with a white and gold label and the Rose's logo on the front.
Inside the jar, the marmalade is a clear yellowy green colour and as soon as you open it, you can smell the delicious citrus smell from the product. I like to serve this marmalade on toast (made from brown seeded bread, thickly cut) or on top of Scotch pancakes.
The taste is delicious, the lime flavour is quite prominent and the taste is sweet without being oversweet or sickly. The consistency is lovely and thick and the finely cut rind is extremely thin, almost barely noticeable,
I personally like the taste of thickly cut rind in marmalade as it enhances the taste but of you don't, then this could be well worth trying. It has a delicious marmalade taste but with the zestiness of limes and offers a little twist on the old favourite.
Perfect for breakfast or a snack at any time of the day, Rose's marmalades are always good and this one is no exception, if you haven't tried it yet then what are you waiting for, whether you choose the fine cut or not, the taste will not let you down!
Nutritional Information Per 100g is as follows;
Energy: 264 Kcal
When God created the British Isles he thought, these people who will live on this small wet windswept isle really need a breakfast condiment to go with their staff of life, I've been very generous but not too generous to allow them to grow oranges or lemons but they can grow limes. However, limes are only around for a short period time so they will have to work out some way to store them.
The lime marmalade was born and we had to wait until Rose's made the perfect lime marmalade in the early years of the twentieth century.
Seriously lime marmalade is possible my favourite topping on toast, to make lime marmalade is relatively easy but takes hours, is messy and you do get a lot of marmalade for your limes. However, in these 25 hour a day times we just don't have the time to lavish hours over a simmering stove so I buy lime fine cut marmalade from Rose's.
Roses marmalade is the best marmalade available in most supermarkets, its got just the right level of sweet and bitterness and just enough fine cut lime strips to give a nice texture without making it a bit too rough for the pallet.
So what else can I say about the perfect marmalade? Well its got lovely consistency, colour, smells fantastic, has a lovely sharpness from the limes and just enough sugar to take the bitterness away. This is the perfect condiment for toast, and can be used as a perfect base for any lime based pudding, it is very good melted and used as a topping for duck or goose when you bake it for xmas.
The jar is perfect as well, we keep them and then make home made marmalade in them when its dark and cold during winter.
Roses marmalade is sold for around £2 but is often on offer, when it is fill up as it almost never goes off.As with all jams and marmalades there is a high sugar content and therefore its not good for you if eaten too often. On Slimming world, a scrapping of marmalade is around 2 sins and your alowed 15 a day.
Being a lover or marmalade (particularly on toast) I was really gutted when I ran out of the stuff unexpectedly! It mean I had to route through our cupboards looking for something else to spread o my toast and I came across this. This is one of my Mothers favourites so I decided to raid her pot of this and to be brave and try it lol!
454g see-through glass jar which has a embossed leaf pattern on it and a gold screw on/off lid to the top of it and on that I'm told what it is and who it is by. Around the middle of the jar there is a white and gold label and there is a picture of limes on it to. On that label I'm told of course that it is Roses's Lime Fine Cut Marmalade and I'm told a little about the product. On the back label ingredients and nutritional information is given, the best before date is stamped on as are the contact details for Chiver's Hartley Ltd (the manufacturers of Roses's marmalade), the size is stated as is the recycle symbol and finally there is bar-code on there.
A Bit About The Product According To The The Back Of The Jar....
The refreshing pure fruit marmalade made only with citrus fruit.
L.rose & Co Ltd Since 1865.
The Marmalade Itself....
Well it's a very light yellow coloured marmalade which when you first use it is stiff however the more you use of it the more runny it actually becomes ad this in my opinion really does need to be stored in the fridge.
Taste wise, well yes it tastes distinctively of zesty limes! It smells as it tastes type of thing is lovely and naturally sweet with a hint of sourness to it too. It really is just a very easy to spread marmalade that is rather sticky and fresh and has lots of fine pieces is lime 'shred' in there that are moist and add a little bit of bitterness to the whole proceedings and it isn't soggy but actually well fermented and tangy.
If you like your limes and you like marmalade this could be worth you taste testing it! Because you don't need too much of it to get taste from it and it's easy to spread it is economical as well as tasty and me, I love it!
Nutritional Information Per 100g...
Energy: 264 Kcal
Available in all good supermarkets etc and expect to pay about £1.11 for a jar and it's also available in lemon and lemon and lime flavour.