Product Type: Tesco Spread
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Don't go putting this on your pancakes!
Tesco Seedless Raspberry Jam
Member Name: abercrombie92
Tesco Seedless Raspberry Jam
I'm not a huge lover of jam. I really don't like it to be perfectly honest with you, but after making myself some homemade pancakes I wanted something a bit different from my usual lemon juice and sugar to put on top. That was when I came across the Tesco Seedless Raspberry Jam in my fridge. My mum loves it but I'd never been tempted to try it until the other day.
The jam comes in a 454g clear glass jam jar (funnily enough...). It has a black screw top lid with the best before date printed on it, in this case, October 2011. The label on the jar itself boasts a picture of juicy looking raspberries and simply states the name and brand of the jam. The spotlight nutrition guide is also posted and then there is a more detailed nutrition guide round the other side of the label. The ingredients and recycling information is also printed on this label.
The jam itself is a very cloudy, dark red colour, it just looks like any other raspberry jam to me (then again, I'm no jam expert). Upon opening the jar you're hit with a very sweet and sour scent. It's like sour raspberries mixed with ALOT of sugar. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that how they make jam anyway? It doesn't exactly smell appetizing but it doesn't smell bad, I thought I'd give it a go anyway.
I spread it on my pancakes, well, I tried to spread it on my pancakes, this jam is very jelly like and I've found that you have to stir it around with a fork before you even try to spread it on anything, anyway, I spread it onto the pancakes and took a bite. It was sweet but didn't really taste like raspberries. It was just a sweet, falsely fruity tasting goop. Nothing exciting.
With saying that, you'd think I'd never tough it again, right?
Wrong. I've found that a teaspoon of this mixed in with 30g of plain oatmeal tastes amazing! It gives it just the right amount of sweetness and the fruity taste isn't so false when it's mixed with the oatmeal.
37 calories (2% RDA)
7.8g sugar (9% RDA)
Trace fat (<1% RDA)
Trace saturates (<1% RDA)
Trace salt (<1% RDA)
I then did my little nutritional information reading trick. You read the carbohydrates per 100g then the sugar per 100g, if the sugar is less than half of the carbs then it's an okay amount of sugar, anything more than that and it shouldn't be consumed very often. Yep, just a little trick I learned in nutrition class at school.
Anyway, 61.3g carbohydrates and 52.2g sugar.
It really is just pure sugar.
As I didn't buy this I have no idea how much it cost, but I asked my mum and she said it was nothing more than £1, so it isn't expensive. It's available in the jam section of Tesco.
- tastes good in oatmeal
- false tasting
- packed with unhealthy amounts of sugar
- smells a little strange
Overall I've found this to be an okay jam. It hasn't turned me into a jam lover but I'll be using it as something a little different to add to my oatmeal every now and then. I wouldn't recommend you eat too much of it though, the sugar content is ridiculous.
Thanks for reading!
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