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• Gluten free
• No refined sugar
• No artificial sweeteners
• Made in New Zealand
• Refrigerate after opening
Sweetened only with pear juice concentrate, this is a great option for anyone looking to actively reduce their refined sugar intake, without compromising on taste.
In fact, once you start eating our spreadable fruit (99% fruit), you may find it hard to go back to regular jam!
I don't usually buy grapefruit products as they cause a reaction with the medication I take, but when I saw that the grapefruit content in this product was very low I decided I would try a little. I actually like marmalade but am usually restricted as to the variety I can choose. This version has Seville oranges as the main ingredient - also something I need to eat in moderation - but it also contains lemon, pear and grapefruit. Unlike traditional jams or marmalades, it is more like a compote - which means you get more of the good fruity stuff and fewer of the extras. Notably missing is sugar, so the result has the sharp bitterness of a marmalade but the smoothness of a conserve.
Four of us tried some on our breakfast toast and I immediately discovered that no two people take their spreads the same way. I like a thin scrape of butter topped with a thin layer of the topping. The second person spread the butter so thickly that you could barely see the surface of the toast. She then proceeded to top it with nearly a quarter of the jar of fruit! The third person does not like butter; he just took some of the fruit and spread it directly on to his toast. And the last person said she did not want any toast so would try a teaspoon of the fruit on its own.
As you might expect, our reactions were as diverse as our eating arrangements. One thought the flavour was stunning: he liked the bitterness and the strong citrus taste, and said he could imagine it on scones or as a topping on a barbecued lamb chop instead of pickle. One liked the texture, describing it as rich and authentic tasting (by which I assumed she meant that she could not discern any additives). A third said it was slightly too bitter for her so she put a couple of teaspoons on to a saucer and stirred in a little icing sugar - defeating the purpose of the "no added sugar" label, but as she said, it meant we did not have to buy a different jar just for her. For me, I enjoyed the small amount I had and would have it again on occasion.
What did appeal to all (apart from that one with the sweet tooth!) was the lack of sugar and the fact that all the ingredients were natural products. We made the toast with some artisan Island bread; this has a slightly sweet flavour anyway so was a great choice to have with the fruit as it offset some of the bitterness. The package size means that it is small enough to take away for a weekend when there are three or four people to share it as the whole jar can be used up and there are no sticky leftovers to transport back home!
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