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      11.11.2009 11:14
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      Well worth the money!

      Roses Lemon and Lime Marmalade


      Description: Manufacturer: Roses / Type: Marmalade


      A 454g jar of this marmalade cost me £1.97 from my local shop. It is available in most supermarkets and comes in a clear jar (allowing you to see the contents) with a white label and the Rose's logo on the front.

      Rose's has been around for years so I am sure that you have seen it on the shelves. I have only eaten orange marmalade before (which I really like!) but when we saw this on the shelves, decided to give it a try to see what it was like.

      I am a convert! This is even nicer than ordinary marmalade, it has a fantastic thick and jelly like texture, and tastes sweet yet tangy due to the citrus. It has little pieces of lemon and lime rind through it which is chewy and tasty too.

      Ingredients: Glucose-Fructose Syrup - Lemons 10% - Limes 10% - Sugar - Gelling Agent, Pectin - Citrus Acid - Acidity Regulator - Sodium Citrate's - Copper Complexes of Chlorophyllins, Lutein.

      I had this on toast the first time but then loved it so much that I started eating it on tiger bread, with just a thin spread of butter. It is the perfect accompanyment to either and a great start to the day as part of your breakfast.

      I highly recommend that you try this, it tastes like a slightly more grown up marmalade than usual, and has quite a unique citrusy, tangy flavour which will delight your tongue. Well worth the money in my opinion, stash this now!

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        01.07.2009 15:49
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        A great marmalade type product

        Roses Lemon and Lime Marmalade.......



        I don't usually like the regular orange marmalade at all but when I saw this on the shelves in Tesco a part of me was really quite curios as to what it tasted like. So because I love limes and anything lime flavoured I decided I would fork out the £1.80 odd pence that it was priced for and give myself a treat.

        I couldn't wait to give it a try and after my late night shopping trip I found myself toasting two pieces of white bread and smothering them with both "proper" butter and this Roses Lemon and Lime Marmalade (bang goes the healthy eating regime).

        OMG what a taste sensation I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed eating this marmalade on toast. It was absolutely delicious! The lime flavour was there at the forefront but not too strong that it tasted bitter. The same with the lemon flavour, although I could easily taste the limes the lemons were there as an undertone but neither being so strong that they began to taste bitter. In fact the marmalade on the whole was rather sweet and very moreish.

        I found the marmalade rather tricky to spread over the toast initially (and seeing as I am not a regular marmalade eater I have yet to master this) however I blobbed it on as best as I could and seemed to get it pretty blobby evenly!

        I enjoyed my two slices of toast so much that I actually went back for another helping of two slices with an even thicker amount of Lemon and Lime Marmalade on! It was still as delicious the second time round. This was all a good few months' back now and I haven't stopped buying it since.

        The taste is lovely and the look of the product is fabulous too. The price may be on the little high side but I have often been able to pick it up on a BOGOF type offer and this of course makes buying a jar an absolute bargain!

        It has got to be a five star rating for this product and a VERY HIGH RECOMMENDATION.

        I do hope this has been of some help/interest to you.

        Many thanks for taking the time to read.

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          17.06.2009 13:29
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          It is common knowledge in my household that marmalade is my favourite topping to put on bread or toast. Although I have to state that I prefer orange thick cut above all others I am willing to give other marmalades a try.

          I was absoloutly horrified(!!) to discover that this was in my cuboard rather than the usual stuff. Mainly because I am very wary of lemon and lime flavoured things. In my opinion the only acceptable product is the starburst sweet.

          But like I said, you have to try these things no matter how dubious you are about them. The jar itself, is pleasant enough. It's sort of traditional looking, indented patterning with a screw top lid. It reminds me of the kind of jars that my Gran used to give us, only without the damson jam in them.

          Once you get the lid of you'll notice that it has quite a smooth layer and it is filled pretty much right to top. The first problem I came to was getting it out of the jar. It is far too...stiff for my liking. It was not easy getting it to stay on the knife and I found myself having to sort of put the jar at an angle and then scooping the marmalade onto my toast.

          It was also pretty difficult to spread. Instead of becoming a bit softer as I would of expected when on a hot surface it remained in a blob of stiff jelly. Having to really push my knife down hard for it to spread out a bit. This meant that my toast either had no marmalade at all in places and then a load of it in another.

          I was expecting the taste to be a bit milder than it was. Instead of getting a nice balance of the two flavours you get wacked in the face with an overpowering taste of very sour limes. It is far too strong and takes the idea of citrus to another level. I ended up putting strawberry jam over the top to dim it down a bit but even that couldn't get rid of all of the taste.

          There is another use for it though which I don't mind. It was put as a bottom layer of a cake and used as a method of glue in another cake so that the icing would stick to the top.

          So in other words, I wouldn't advise you to eat it on toast or bread. The taste is not good and it is difficult to get rid of for a good while afterwards.

          It varys in price but the one in my cuboard cost about £1.99. It's still not something I'd recommend.

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            29.05.2009 14:18
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            Definately a special marmalade.

            I have a bit of a soft spot for this marmalade and have always bought it as a treat; the reason being, no other brand makes the mix of lemon and lime (to my knowledge) and other brands lime marmalade just does not have the great whack of a tang that comes for Roses.


            The jar is a distinctive hive shape with patterning on the glass; I'd probably be able to the tell the product just from feeling the jar with a blindfold on.


            The consistency of the marmalade is good; not too runny so that it slides off your toast but with just enough traction to gain ideal contact.


            The taste of the marmalade tastes like special occasions; a day begun with a slice of toast liberally spread with Rose's is likely to be a day where good things happen. It is hard to distance yourself from your subjective associations . I have some value marmalade in my cupboard and the citrus taste of that just is not happening. Rose's tastes like a citrus party in your mouth.


            One little niggle though, sometimes, when sniffing the jar of the lime variety(something I do on the odd occasion) I am likely to detect a slight disinfectant odour. Weird I know. It might just be me. That's why it just gets the 4 stars.

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              03.03.2009 14:36
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              DELICIOUS !

              Roses Lime cordial was my first introduction to the 'Roses' brand back when I was a kid. It wasn't until many years later that I encountered Roses marmalade whilst sharing a house with friends. After 'borrowing' some I became an avid user of Lemon and Lime marmalade and brought a jar myself (although my rugby playing mates thought I was a pansy for doing so).

              Roses Marmalde comes in an attractive, traditional looking jar (mine was 454g) is made from only citrus fruit and has that home made look about it with pictures of cut lemons and limes on the label. The marmalade itself has a distintive and attractive green colour to it with little chunks of Lemon and Limes enbedded within the marmalades jelly like consistency, it's the ideal accompaniment with toast and if you prefer a different citrus flavour Roses also make : Seville orange, Grapefruit, Lime, Lemon in addition to the Lemon and Lime mention here.

              **The Story of 'Roses' marmalade**

              Roses marmalade is named after Lachlan Rose who first imported lime juice from the West Indies in the 1860s and found a way of preserving it without alcohol. Despite the lack of alcohol it was very popular with sailors at that time because it helped to stop scurvy (Through doing this he effectively invented the worlds first concentrated fruit drink). One of the few things that Humans and other primates have in common with Guinea pigs is that they cannot manufacture their own vitamin C (so I've been told!), it's this absence of Vitamin C that resulted in Scurvy.

              It was the Scottish naval physician James Lind (1716-1794) who first established the importance of vitamin C and it's relation to the dreaded 'Scurvy', concluding that "the result of all my experiments was that oranges and lemons were the most effectual remedies for this distemper at sea." As a result of his work, from 1795 it became compulsory for sailors to drink a daily ration of lime juice (hence the origins of the term 'limeys' as used by Americans to describe the British). Roses still make lime cordial, I use to drink gallons of the stuff when I was a child (hence my green skin ). Marmalade was added to the Roses brand a short time later than the lime juice in 1865

              Ingredients: Glucose-Fructose Syrup - Lemons 10% - Limes 10% - Sugar - Gelling Agent, Pectin - Citrus Acid - Acidity Regulator - Sodium Citrate's - Copper Complexes of Chlorophyllins, Lutein.

              (It's recommend to refrigerate after opening this product and to consume within 6 weeks)

              This marmalade is often marketed as a marmalade for connoisseurs, I don't confess to be such a person, I just love the zesty, fruity, fresh taste of Lemon and limes. It's not going to be everyone's taste but If you fancy trying some you can buy them at morrisons or at somerfield. I brought mine for £1.85 454g jar from Somerfield. p.s Lidl's do occaionally have them on offer ie: two jar for £1.85.

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                17.07.2008 15:36
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                A tart and piquant lemon and lime jelly marmalade.

                - 0- ROSES LEMON AND LIME MARMALADE -0-


                -0- Rose's Marmalade -0-

                'Rose's Marmalade is a traditional, well-established brand with a loyal following. As a refreshing alternative to traditional marmalades, Rose's zesty taste and varying range of citrus flavours livens up any breakfast'.


                I am a great lover of jams, honey and marmalade. In fact almost anything that you can spread on nice fresh bread; In the morning I like a cup of tea and a thick slice of toast, followed by a piece of fruit. It is enough for me and I find and a lovely way to start the day. I am very fond of marmalade. My favourite is ginger conserve but Roses Lemon and Lime is another one that I buy quite a lot. -


                Roses are also maker to the delicious and piquant Lime Juice Cordial and 'Lachlan Rose first imported lime juice from the West Indies in the 1860s. Trade thrived because merchant ships were compelled to carry lime or lemon juice to prevent scurvy. Lachlan Rose devised a method for preserving juice without alcohol and so he invented the world's first concentrated fruit drink. Served cold with still or sparkling water, Rose's Lime Juice Cordial makes a deliciously refreshing drink'. It's one of my favourite soft drinks and this marmalade carries a very similar flavour. -


                -0- ROSES LEMON AND LIME MARMALADE -0-

                This product comes in a very attractive glass jar and raised onto the top of the glass are citrus fruits of lemon and lime. Through the clear glass jar you can see the bright green colour of the marmalade in which fine shreds of the lemon and lime are suspended. The marmalade is a lovely uplifting colour and it does look very inviting I have to say. The label is very appealing with pictures of luscious halved lemons and limes. The screw top lid with its safety pop up button is gold and the whole appearance of the jar is one of a high quality.


                It states that this marmalade is made only with citrus fruit and they have been in production since 1865. The jar contents are 454g and they recommend to refrigerate after opening this product and to consume within 6 weeks. 'This refreshing pure fruit marmalade is made only with citrus fruit and has a fresher, more delicate taste than other marmalades on the market. Flavours in the Rose's marmalade range include Lime, Seville orange and Three Fruit Select. Made from a combination of orange, grapefruit and lime, Rose's Lime is a unique product in the preserve category'. This is marmalade for the connoisseur and is not to everyone's taste.


                -0- INGREDIENTS -0-

                Glucose-Fructose Syrup - Lemons 10% - Limes 10% - Sugar - Gelling Agent, Pectin - Citrus Acid - Acidity Regulator - Sodium Citrates - Copper Complexes of Chlorophyllins, Lutein -


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                Rose's lemon and lime marmalade is fine marmalade with exquisite flavouring. The lime is quite strong but not 'too' tart. The marmalade is in a delicious jelly form and it spreads beautifully upon your toast or bread. The jar is a generous size and lasts me ages as you do not need to use too much of this product to get a good flavour upon your bread. A thin spread will suffice. I like Roses Lemon and Lime Marmalade because of it citrus flavour. I find it so much nicer than orange marmalade, though Roses do have this option as well. It will cost you £1.18 from Tesco for the 454g jar and it is also available in the lime only or lemon only option.-


                Rose's lemon and lime marmalade £1.18 from Tesco for 454g.


                http://www.chivers.ie/brands/roses.asp


                PRINCESSPUSSYCAT
                July 2008*

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