“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Marmalades „
---Why I Bought This---
Like a lot of people I have a bit of a sweet tooth but do not buy cakes or biscuits, but still would like a little 'sweet' treat now and again with my cup of tea - so I have started back buying various different marmalades so that I can have it on toast as a little tasty snack.
Produced for Tesco - mid range - not Value/Everyday but also not the Premium brand.
454 grams in standard recyclable glass jar with black metal lid.
Attractive front label with images of lots of oranges.
Fine cut orange shred marmalade.
A tablespoon cotains 39 calories and 9.3 grams of sugar.
Produced in the UK for Tesco.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Once opened store in refridgerator and use within 6 weeks of opening.
Long shelf life - mine is up to March 2014.
20% of fruit per 100 grams and 65% of sugar.
53p (as compared to £1.24 for Robertsons).
Contents ratio of fruit/suger per gram are pretty much the same as the Everyday Value Marmalade at 27p.
This orange marmalade does not have much of an aroma when you open the lid, which was a little disappointing. The colour is a nice orange and the texture is well set. However once I put the marmalade onto my toast I was pleasantly surprised by the taste whch was very good. It is sweet and orangy which is what you would expect from a normal marmalade. The peel is only very small thin pieces so it is not off-putting if you do not like much peel in your marmalade.
My previous jar of marmalade was Robertsons which was over double the price and I do not think there is hardly any difference in the taste and I will be quite happy to continue buying this for 53p rather than the Robertsons for £1.24.
This is a good basic family marmalade that should suit everyone. It is not specialist in any way or niche market and is just what most people expect from an everyday marmalade. However I do not think it tastes 'cheap', which is what I found with the Tesco Value one.
---Would I Recommend?---
Sugar, oranges, glucose/fructose syrup, water, citric acid, gelling agent (pectin), acidity regulator (sodium citrates), colour (paprika extract).