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Tesco Fine Cut Orange Marmalade

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Brand: Tesco / Type: Marmalades

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      30.04.2012 15:58
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      A tasty inexpensive marmalade

      ---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.



      ---The Brand---

      Produced for Tesco - mid range - not Value/Everyday but also not the Premium brand.



      ---The Product---

      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.



      ---Cost---

      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.



      ---My Opinion---

      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.



      ---Star Rating---

      5 stars



      ---Would I Recommend?---

      Yes.



      ---Website---

      www.tesco.com



      ---Full Ingredients---

      Sugar, oranges, glucose/fructose syrup, water, citric acid, gelling agent (pectin), acidity regulator (sodium citrates), colour (paprika extract).

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