“ Type: Spread / Brand: Sainsbury's „
I normally use Lurpack butter but as it expensive to buy these days I thought I would try the olive spread. The first time I used it I used it on toast with marmite it was lovely but unfortunately an hour later I felt sick as it was to oily and did not agree with my stomach, I ended up forcing my self to be sick just to empty my stomach of this greasy sick feeling. The next day I thought I would try it again this time on beans on toast with less butter than the night before but once again the same greasy feeling but not as bad as I used less. I have now decided to throw it away and go back to Lurpack. As they say you get what you pay for. Lesson learnt .
Since my Step-Dad has had a few heart attacks in his past my Mum tries to get products to eat that won't hurt his healthy eating diet. We get through a lot of buttery type spreads and this one pitched up last week.
This is available in 500g and 1 kg tubs and costs £1.19 and £1.80 respectively. You can also purchase this in a 'light' option too and basically all the tubs look the same.
So the tub of this is a light cream coloured plastic tub and the front and the back of the tub and the lid are the same in appearance. You have like a country scene on there and a picture of olives and I'm told it is Sainsbury's Olive 'Made with Mediterranean Olive Oil' and then I'm told it is suitable for Vegetarians, I'm told to keep it refrigerated, the best before date is stamped on there and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown on there too. Other information on two sides of the tub and on the bottom of the tub include ingredients, allergy advice, nutritional information is listed along with storage advice and there is a full nutritional chart listed, the size is stated and I'm told it is suitable for Coeliacs and contact details for Sainsbury's are listed. The first time you pull the lid off your met with a gold foil to protect the spread underneath which comes off with ease and you simply dispose of that!
The Spread Itself:
In colour it's a very light creamy colour and texture wise providing you store it in the fridge is spreadable. However don't store it in the fridge and it melts terribly badly into almost an oil!
Taste wise well it doesn't really possess much taste at all really. I can detect a hint of salt in it but really that's it, it's quite odd as I at least thought it would taste a little creamy or of olives but all it does is coat the mouth in oil!
It's ok on sandwiches but we have a habit of not only using it on toast but on boiled potatoes and things like that and it really does melt into yellow very greasy oil and is rubbish for that so if you want to use this it's fine to mash with and fine on bread but not great for much else!
I can't say I hate it and for some things like I've already described to you it's alright but just a nightmare near or on hot/warm foods and prepared to get splatted with oil that really won't come out of your clothes! It's a reduced fat blend (even though it's not the lighter option) and it's easy enough to spread straight from the fridge but sadly it lacks flavour completely. Not for me this one it adds nothing to food at all!
Contains: Cow's milk.
Nutritional Information Per 10g Serving:
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Total sugars: 0.1g
Only available in Sainsbury's stores.