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      29.10.2013 20:35
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      A lovely cheap product.

      Over the years I have transferred from Jam's. As I child I was hooked on Robinson. I had it on toast, sandwich's, crumpets and pretty much anything. However, the product was disbanded and I started eating Hartley's.

      Now this product took me a long time to get used to. Moving on, recently with all the bedroom tax I've had to cut out all branded products and I found this Sainsbury's Jam for a mere 80-90p.

      At first I was weary because of the price. I did some research on the product on my mobile phone as I went around the supermarket looking for whatever else I needed and found that it was a highly rated jam. So I was more than happy to oblige in purchasing the product.

      After I got it home I popped it straight in the fridge and had it the following morning on my toast. Now, I am heavy on my jam. I have about four knife fulls onto one piece of toast. I found after biting into my toast that this jam was incredibly sweet and it reminded me of those little jam pots you get it hotels. It was amazing.

      However, a few days later when I got half way down the jar, I found a whole mass of lumps, not small lumps, but more or less a whole strawberry. Now my mother was more than happy to eat them, but for me it is a no go and this is where the product defaults for me.

      The packaging is nice. It comes in a large glass jar and a tin lid. I think this is very efficient for keep the product fresh. However, it also makes the product quite heavy.

      I would recommend this product to those who are into money saving and don't mind the odd few strawberry's mixed in. It's cheap and sweet!

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      31.03.2010 11:40
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      Very good jam at a very good price.

      I am very much a Hartley`s man when it comes to my beloved strawberry jam but recently on a trip to Sainsbury I just had to try their own brand version because it was just too cheap to pass up.

      The 454g jar was priced at only 69p which was a saving of over 50p if I chose this instead of Hartley`s, so it was certainly worth giving it a go in my opinion and I have to say I really enjoyed this jam and will be continuing to buy it.

      I am not going to get carried away and say that this is as good as Hartley`s because it is not, it is however plenty good enough to be a much cheaper option to splashing out on the more expensive brands, the only real difference between this and Hartley`s is that this is a bit sweeter and perhaps not quite as thick but for a saving of 50p per purchase on something I buy every week, I can put up with that.

      This jam is very tasty and although not as thick as Hartley`s it still has a very good consistency and it is not at all cheap in taste or quality, only in price.

      I have used this when baking cakes as well as for the everyday sandwiches and digestive biscuits and I can honestly say it is a very nice jam and one I would be happy to recommend to others.

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      14.09.2009 03:28
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      Good Colour and Great Taste to this Strawberry Jam.

      SAINSBURY,S STRAWBERRY JAM.



      Having read a review on this Jam i have to agree that this is really a great tasting jar of jam.



      The Package **********


      Costs 99p, comes in a recyclable jam jar, with a screw on/off lid and has Sainsbury,s written across the front of a pictured label of Strawberries and is not one of their basics range but nevertheless i still think that it is a great price for a great tasting jam.


      What i really liked about this Jam was the real taste of Strawberries but not too many of those nasty pips, like you get in some of their value jams and it also is kinda like jelly jam, i loved this and will be buying some more, because not only does it have the consistancy that a jelly Jam should have, the taste is really strawberry but not too overpowering or sickly, i had some the other day on a piece of Wholemeal Toast for my breakfast and it tasted great.

      I wash my Jam Jars and re use them, unfortunately my efforts at making jam didnt proove too successfull in that it didnt set too well, but with this particular jar of Jam, and for less than a £1.00 i consider that a really great price to pay for a Jam that i actually enjoyed. I also like Sainsbury,s Mixed Fruit Jam, but this Strawberry Jam was more like the Jelly Jam that i enjoy, as am not a great fan of Jam with loads of hard pips in.


      I also took a Jar of this over to my daughters for her children, and i have yet to find out if they liked it as much as i did, i will definetely give this a five out of five because i will be buying this again, from my local Sainsbury,s Store which im lucky to say is just a stones throw away from where i have just moved too.


      Thanks for reading and rating my reviews xx

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      02.08.2008 11:36
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      Good basic jam.

      We are not big jam consumers in our house which is why this pot of Sainsbury Strawberry Jam that is sat in front of me has been in the fridge for a number of weeks, not to worry as the use by date is March 2010 which gives you some idea just how many preservatives are in this product . It is such a rare purchase that I have no idea how much this 908 gram ( weird amount ) jar cost me.

      The boyfriend and very occasionally myself only ever use it to add a little sweetness to a morning bowl of porridge therefore it is not worth getting an expensive brand so this Sainsbury own label one does the job.

      There is a hint of sweet strawberries when you open the lid, it is a very solid jam and there were a few strawberries at the top when we first started using it but I do not really like these as they just give it a solid feel and a slightly mushy texture however after getting about a quarter of the way down there were no more strawberries to be found neither were their any seeds in the jam either.

      It does have a nice strawberry flavour however it does have the feel of a manufactured one at that. The product has a high sugar count with 63 of every 100 gramms and is prepared with 45g of fruit for every 100g.

      If you arelooking for a basic jam to add to porridge or to use in cooking then this one is fine however I would tend to use something a little better quality on my croissant in the morning.

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        29.07.2008 12:04
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        Excellent Strawberry Jam

        I had some of this with my croissants this morning. Although we changed to Tesco as a trial last week, previously we've shopped at Sainsburys for years so we still had nearly a whole jar of this in the cupboard. It costs 69p for a 454g jar which I think is exceptional value for money when you think how much you can easily pay for some of the brand name jams.


        And this is every bit as good as the brand names! It's lovely and sticky with a great strong strawberry smell and taste. It's really quite sweet so obviously it's best for those who like their jams on the sugary side rather than having a savoury fruity flavour like some do.


        I like the texture of this jam and find it just the right consistency for what I want from a jam. It's thick enough to spread generously across your toast (or croissant etc) and leave a good texture while being thin enough not to form globs that you can't even out.


        I think this is brilliant value for money considering the low price and top quality. I'm just sorry we've switched to Tesco for a trial run now!

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        19.07.2008 12:57
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        A really nice jam!

        I adore toast and what goes better with two slices of warm toast and butter than jam? Well I always thought that was the case till lately and me being a toast lover has been very upset with the jammy situation of late!

        Now let me just explain. I can eat as many as 8 slices of toast a day or crumpets, muffins or croissants or a mixture of both. I actually live on bread products and therefore when my Mother shops she has a list of the stuff I need each week which consists of lemon curd, peanut butter, pate, marmalade, soft cheese and of course my beloved strawberry jam.

        The problem occurred a couple of months back. Mum was buying me a pot of jam as usual a week. Well I changed the brand every week from Hartley's to Robinson's, economy jams, shops own posh stuff and they all had one thing in common. They were all really runny and sticky and contained little fruit. I don't know why this suddenly happened but it became a major debate in my house cos I was so peeved over it and not enjoying jam anymore! Mum would say to stop my moaning until I tipped one in the sink in front of her and told her case closed. It really was runny rubbish! This then activated my mum and she went on the hunt for a jam more suitable for me (bless lol).

        The Packaging....

        454 gram see through glass jar with a gold screw on/off lid. The front label has a photograph of strawberries on it and in white writing I'm told it is Sainsbury's, Strawberry Jam. Then there is a quick nutritional at a glance chart, then at the bottom I'm told the weight (as I''ve stated already). Round the side I'm told how to store it, contact details for Sainbury's, and the recycle symbol is on there, then nutritional information is on there in detail, and ingredients.

        The Jam....

        Rich, dark red, slightly set but as you use it it does kind of melt down after a while. Lots of fruit is in it giving a slightly lumpy texture. You can definitely taste it's jam and if blindfolded you would guess correctly that it is strawberry jam. Lots of seeds in there giving it a bit of texture and it's very easy to spread. The consistency, I have found to be the best in the jam stakes at the moment and believe me we've really hunted for a decent jam! It's very sweet but it's naturally sweet rather than tasting rammed full of sweeteners. It has a very slight tangy, sour taste to it as well and isn't a flat flavour in any way. The fruit isn't soggy but holds it's own and there are a couple of whole strawberries in some jars and again they are not soggy.

        Overall...

        69p a jar is a bargain. Usually my preferred jam was Hartley's but I can't stand liquid jam juice and this really isn't liquid. It's easy enough to spread and not like jelly. It's a really pleasant, fresh no after tasting jam. Light and not sickly I like it alot though it is no where as good of course as homemade jam!

        The only nutritional information on the jar is per 100g which is for just under a quarter of a jar but on the website I have found a little information per teaspoon which in my view is alot more helpful...

        Per Teaspoon....

        38 Calories
        0.0 Grams Fat

        Only to be found in Sainsbury's.

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