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Sainsbury's Basics Soft Spread

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Other Spreads

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      28.01.2010 20:48
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      No I wont be recommending this to anyone, three stars is being generous.

      Sainsbury's Basics Soft Spread.

      My daughter is always moaning at me for spreading too much of her utterly butterly on my bread, its really bad for you she says, so I thought that i would try Sainsbury's own brand one of their basics range of soft spreads as an alternative to this and to cut down the amount of spread I use.

      The Packaging **********

      This comes in a oblong tub containing 500grams and costs a mere 32p from Sainsbury;s basics range. It states on the lid that this is 48 percent vegtable fat spread and gives nutrituon information as energy 1776 kj, 432 kcals, protein states nil, carbohydrates nil, of which sugars nil starch, fat 48.0gs of which saturates 13.0gs, and fibre nil, salt 1.40gs of which sodium is 0.56g.
      The Ingredients are water, rapeseed oil, palm oil, salt, emulsifier, mono and diglycerides of fatty acids, Preservatives Potassium, Sorbate, Citric Acid, Flavouring, Colour, Carotenes, Vitamins A and B.

      Allergy Advice **********

      Not suitable for milk, or soya allergy sufferiers due to the methods they use in the manufacturer of this product.

      How to Store **********

      Keep in a fridgerator, do not exceed the best before date. Freezable, but if freezing freeze on the day of purchase and consume within one month, once thawed out do not re freeze. This is not suitable for cooking or baking.

      Produced in the UK for Sainsbury's Supermarkets in London.

      Well having been a bit spoiled for the taste of a utterly butterly spread, this has a lot to be desired for. It does spread well, but to quite truthfull it doesnt taste at all good, bring back the days when you had to spread lard on your bread, because thats what it reminded me of, the spread itself has a bland taste and tastes really fatty, I could still taste this even when I tried to disguise it with marmite or jam or peanut butter, you cannot use it for baking so although this is cheap I dont know to be frank what i would use it for, no its yuck, and i didnt enjoy eating this one bit, back to the utterly butterly im afraid, for the sake of a few pence more, this is not one i would be recommending to you to buy, sorry but this is not for me.

      Thanks for reading and rating my reviews x.


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        12.08.2009 18:44
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        I get through an awful lot of low fat spreads and low fat butters and stuff so much so my Mother goes mental accusing me of eating the stuff 'neat' lo! I don't just for the record but due to her nagging the other day I decided to buy some spread of my own and I saw this priced at 32p a tub and decided cos I do eat so much of the stuff I'd give this a go cos it could work out a very economical purchase for someone like me!

        The Packaging....

        White plastic oblong tub and on the lid I' told in white, black and orange writing that it is Sainsbury's 'Basics' Soft Spread and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there, I'm told it's Vegetarian, the best before date is displayed,nutritional information, ingredients and allergy advice is all given as is storage advice (this is freezable) contact details for Sainsbury's are given, size is stated (500g) and finally there is bar-code on there. It is a really simple and rather cheap looking tub but it is informative enough.

        The Spread....

        Well it's light yellow in colour and smells really like a cheap margarine (I.E Stork). It's spreadable and moist and best served from the fridge because it is a product prone to melting (due to it being made from 48% vegetable spread).

        Taste wise...well it's gross! It's like eating pure fat that is gloopy with a Little bit of a salt flavoring to it. It really is greasy and nasty to the taste and even if you try to spread it thinly it tends to just stick to wherever your applying it really thickly. It melts to water on toast (or hot stuff) and for me this is just a really fatty spread in every way. Not for me, it's just cheap and vile and I can't find any good points to this at all. I did think maybe it would be ok for baking but doubt it after thinking that thought through because this isn't margarine it is simply a spread. one to avoid I'd save your pennies!

        Allergy Advice....

        Not suitable for milk or soya allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product.

        A 10g Serving Provides....

        Calories: 43
        Fat: 4.8g
        Sat Fat: 1.3g
        Salt: 0.14g
        Total Sugars: Nil

        Only available in Sainsbury's.


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