Made from pork marinated in a perfectly balanced tangy sauce, Hellers Sweet & Sticky Pork Ribs are sure to be a hit with the whole family. Now in a handy tin, separate the ribs, poor the sauce over and slap them on the barbie or stick them under the grill in your oven.
Pork (74%), Water, Sugar, Fermented Soybean Paste, Salt, Tomato Paste, Honey, Light Soy Sauce (Soybean Extract, Wheat Flour, Salt, Preservative (202), Sugar, Dehydrated Vegetables (includes Garlic, Onion, Apples), Vinegar, Thickener (1422), Acidity Regulator (260), Colour (150c), Spices. Contains Soy, Gluten & Sesame.
I love a good meal of spare ribs so trying these ribs was a no brainer, I know that ribs contain quite a lot of bones and that you have to get sticky to really enjoy the meal. I don't do the cooking during the week so that was left to my dad, he commented that the packaging was adequate but that it could do with stating how much is in the pack, a serving suggestion was mentioned (this pack would feed between x to y number of people).
The taste was good, nice and sweet but not over sweet, there wasn't much sauce left over but I found out afterwards that there was enough for my dad to roast potatoes as well. I know I would buy these ribs again and find other ways to cook them. I just wish that there was a bit more meat on the bones but I know that is normal with ribs.
Overall I was pleased with the product, the meat was delicious and tender better still none got stuck in between my teeth and even though I used my fingers I never got really sticky. I would be interested in finding out how this would taste if cooked in other ways.
Juicy, succulent, tender and tasty, These are the words that immediately came to mind when I had my first bite of Hellers Sweet & Sticky Pork Ribs. I'm going to be honest and say that I did have doubts when I saw them come out of the over but those doubts quickly went away after I tried that first bite.
I'm not a big ribs fan. I usually avoid having too many bones in the meat I eat and I don't really like getting too messy when eating (having 2 kids making a mess is enough for me) but I really wanted to give these Hellers Pork Ribs a try and see if they were worth the mess. I can certainly tell you without a doubt that these Pork Ribs were amazing. The flavours in the sauce were seriously mouth wateringly good. My husband even had to grab a spoon after so he could finish off the sauce after he'd eaten his ribs.
One of the best things about these ribs was that they came in their own cooking pan which means less dishes! On the back there were a couple of different suggestions on how to cook and we decided to try the oven baked way. Cooking them for 15 mins (well heating them up really since they were slow cooked prior to packaging) and then slicing them up for easier eating. The serving size on the back suggested that it would only be one serving but the packet came with 2 racks of ribs and we cut them up and served it with broccoli and cauliflower and it quite easily served myself, my husband and my two kids (5 yrs and 7 yrs) for dinner.
The kids devoured theirs and as expected made quite a mess on their faces but it was easily cleaned up with a paper towel. They both requested more and when we told them there wasn't any they asked for me to add it to next week's shopping list. That's a definite win from them and since they like it also I'll definitely be looking for these in the supermarket!
My family and I absolutely love ribs and when going out for dinner at a restaurant they always one of the meals which we always contemplate ordering. The great thing about ribs that they can happily be eaten all year long - in Winter they are perfect teamed up with some creamy mashed potato, and a side of steam vegetables and in the Summertime with some crispy golden garlic bread, corn on the cob and coleslaw. I am a huge fan of Hellers products, we always tend to have some sort of Hellers product in our fridge or freezer and to see that their range has now expanded to include ribs was great to see, I could not wait to try them, nor could my family.
Sweet and Sticky sounded like the perfect flavour combination to me, so these went straight in the oven on the day they were received. As the ribs have already been slow cooked for 4 hours they just needed to be reheated, so 15 minutes in the oven and they were piping hot and ready to enjoy. The smell that wafted from the kitchen was divine it was sweet and seemed to have a hint of BBQ to it. I cut the ribs into singular pieces and had 8 all together, enough for my family of 3 to enjoy. Pouring the remaining sauce over the ribs I teamed them up with some salad and garlic bread for dinner. I found the ribs to be a little chewier than I would have liked, especially after reading that they were meant to be "fall-off-the-bone succulent" and also found the sauce to be rather watery unfortunately, I was more expecting a thick, sweet, sticky sauce full of flavour but this isn't what I got. I could taste the sauce had a nice sweetness to it however. Miss 5, however, loved them and my partner said he would eat them again, though they weren't the best ribs he's had.
I can see so much potential in these ribs especially being a Hellers product, but I would love it if they were flavorsome with a thicker sauce. The tinfoil dish is ideal for a quick and easy cook and clean up which saves time and mess. Though these weren't my favourite I will still be keen to try other Hellers products in the future.
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