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Sainsbury's Basics Medium Cut Orange Marmalade

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      28.09.2010 19:47
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      Good quality spread and value for money.

      I love marmalade and jam on my toast and bagels sometimes and often have marmalade with my toast in the mornings, and I love it because it tends to be nice and sweet and it gives that little bit extra kick to bread and tastes delicious.

      I bought this one, from Sainsbury's basics range of lower branded products as it was priced at only 27p for a 454g and I thought it was a good price and thought I would give it a try, as I had never had a cheaper brand before.

      It comes in a glass jar with a screw lid, and the wrapper on the front is very basic, with no brilliant design label but the contents were to my surprise a very thick marmalade considering it is a cheaper brand, the texture is quite thick, and smooth, it is quite sticky and there are a few orange peel, thinly cut and the taste of the orange is quite a strong taste and is very tangy, it is a very good quality one indeed, it is certainly worth the money, and it tastes absolutely delicious on toast and I have eaten it with some porridge and the combination of the foods taste delicious together.

      Only a little is needed for a superb taste with this one, and for a 15g serving, which is more than enough spread over a slice of toast, contains, 38 calories, trace of fat and salt and 7.7g of total sugars.

      This one is quite a sweet one, and the orange is quite apparent when first opening the jar as the smell of oranges is quite a strong one, it spreads very easy onto bread and can be easily spooned from the jar for placing over porridge or rice pudding, and I love it eaten with puddings as it give them a little extra kick for the taste and this one tastes very nice for the price.

      The lid is a twist off metal lid and it is easy to twist to open and the jar can easily be recycled and once opened it is best to keep it refrigerated and eaten within 6 weeks of opening, but for me it did not last that long lol, as I found it a very tasty one and I was very pleased with it for the very cheap price and I will continue to buy it in the future.

      For only 27p, I think this is a brilliant marmalade and the taste is a very good one, and so I rate it 5 stars as it is well worth every penny.

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        26.04.2010 09:53
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        A great bargain, but not very healthy.

        I found this is the back of the fridge this morning as I was looking to make my toast a bit more interesting. I think I bought it about a month ago but forgot it was there.

        This marmalade costs 27p for a 454g jar, so I didn't think it would be particularly great, but it was actually really tasty.

        It claims on the jar to be medium cut marmalade and I'm not entirely sure what that actually means, but there weren't many orange bits in there, so I guess it's something to do with that. There were a few visible bits of rind, but nothing huge.

        The taste of this is very orangey but very sweet at the same time, you can tell when you are eating it that it's packed with sugar, but I have a sweet tooth so I don't mind that, but for people who want a slightly tangier, tart orange taste I would say this isn't for them.

        I found the consistency of this marmalade perfect, it's thick enough to spread on toast but not so thick that you cant get a knife in it in the jar, I have had some marmalades that are really think and are quite thickly set, which makes them difficult to spread. Also this marmalade is very sticky, which again I think is down to the amount of sugar in it, but I think all marmalades and jams are sticky, so that's nothing new.

        On the label it says that per serving you get 7.7g of sugar, which doesn't make breakfast too healthy, but I only have this once in a while., so I don't feel too bad about it.

        I think for 27p this is a great bargain. It's sweet and sticky like all good marmalades, but not too many bits in it.

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        28.08.2009 14:42
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        If your on a tight budget why not try it?

        I love marmalade and for that reason I really do go through far too many jars of the stuff a week. My addiction to the stuff is costing me a small fortune so when I saw this marmalade priced at 29p a jar I thought it had to be worth a go!

        The Packaging....

        45g see-through glass jar with a white metal lid that twists on/off to the top of it and on that the best before date is stamped on and there is a safety 'spot' there too that pops up if the jar is tampered or opened. Round the middle of the jar there is a white and orange label and on that I'm told it is Sainsbury's 'Basics' Medium Cut Orange Marmalade 'Less Oranges, Still Seville' and there is a scribble on there in orange of a sliced orange and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there too. Round the back of the jar I'm given a list of ingredients and given allergy advice, along with a full nutritional breakdown, advice on how to store the product, I'm told that the product is Vegetarian & Vegan, contact details for Sainsbury's are given and finally there is a bar-code on there. It is cheap looking packaging but like many of the Sainsbury's 'Basics' stuff on offer it is informative enough and easy to open etc.

        The Marmalade Itself:

        Well it's a very light orange colour and transparent. It has really tiny slithers of orange peel in this, and not many of them at that. The only issue I have with this really is the texture. It's not all that smooth really and a bit gloopy however once say it's applied to hot toast or whatever it seems to melt quite badly and drips a horrid sticky mess everywhere.

        Taste wise, yes it tastes of oranges. It isn't all that flavoursome and is more sweet than anything really and I find to get any taste from this marmalade I need rather alot of it, which is a messy experience to say the least lol. It does have a slight bitterness to it and when your tongue does hit the rind it does give an extra zest but overall it is what it is. It's ok marmalade and great value but really it is a cheap and somewhat cheerful offering!

        Allergy Advice:

        Contains Sulphites.

        Nutritional Information Per 15g Serving:

        Calories: 38
        Fat: Trace
        Saturated Fat: Trace
        Salt: Trace
        Total Sugars: 7.7g

        Only available in Sainsbury's stores.

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