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Sainsbury's Raspberry Jam

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Jam

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      03.05.2009 13:13
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      An ok jam

      When it comes to jam I make no secret of the fact I love the stuff. However of late I've got really fed up of eating strawberry jam. I've tried so many from so many different shops and have found them all to just be a bit runny of late! However it left me with a problem. Shut up and eat it or look for an alternative after another morning of soggy toast and sloppy Sainsbury's strawberry jam (that put me in a very bad mood) so I decided I had to take action and it was time for a change.

      I decided that I don't want to live without jam in my life if I can possibly help it and spotted this and thought hmmm never tried this before and excitedly grabbed one lol.

      The Packaging....

      454g see-through glass jar with a gold lid (with integrated safety button and the best before date being stamped on) and a sticky label on the middle of the jar. On the label there is a photograph of raspberries on there, I'm told it is Sainsbury's 'Seedless' Raspberry Jam there is an at a glance nutritional pye chart on there, I'm told it's vegetarian, size is stated and I'm told where to find the best before date on the jar. On the left hand side of the jar (towards the back) I'm told how to store the product once it's opened (keep refrigerated and consume within 6 weeks), contact details for Sainsbury's are given, the recycle symbol is displayed and finally there is a bar-code on there. On the opposite side of the label nutritional information and ingredients are given. Nice enough jar and informative as you need it to be, it is.

      The Jam....

      Deep, dark red and jellified in appearance and very set when it's first purchased. When you take off the lid you will notice the fresh sweet smell of raspberries and before I go any further I am reviewing the seedless raspberry jam (it is available with seeds too).

      So the jam is fairly sticky and very spreadable indeed. No real lumps of fresh fruit are in this and really it's just like a thickish juice spread more than anything else.

      The more you use out of the jar the more the jam sort of melts. It gets wetter is the only way I can really put it!

      However on the plus side because it is easily spreadable a little goes a long way so an economical buy this is and on the taste front it's very pleasant indeed. It tastes of fresh raspberries (as well as smells like them) and has a light natural sugary taste. There is a tartness to the jam to which feels like there is a hint of citrus in there but looking in the ingredients none of that type of thing is listed.

      Overall it's a nice every-day jam really. Nothing really that special due to lack of fruit being visible but it is a pleasant smelling, pleasantly sticky jam!

      Ingredients....

      Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Raspberries, Sugar, Citric Acid, Gelling Agent: Pectin; Raspberry Concentrate, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrate.
      Jam: Prepared from 45 of fruit per 100g
      Jam: Total sugar content 63g per 100g

      Nutritional Information Per 15g Serving....

      Calories: 38
      Fat: Trace
      Saturated Fat: Trace
      Salt: Trace
      Total Sugars: 8.0g

      Only available in Sainsbury's priced at £1 a jar.

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