Product Type: Sainsbury's Spread
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Sainsbury's Basics Medium Cut Orange Marmalade
Advantages: Tastes great, very sweet, cheap
Disadvantages: Lots of sugar in it.
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.
Summary: A great bargain, but not very healthy.