Low-sugar jams

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 September, 2011, 12:00am


Enjoy Blueberry

HK$35.90 for 310 grams, Great

This jam has 70 per cent fruit and a good sweetness. But to taste it, you'll need a spoon rather than a spread knife; it has a watery consistency that made my toast soggy.

Verdict: Too light - mixing it with some peanut butter will help.

Smucker's Low Sugar Strawberry Preserves

HK$26.90 for 291 grams, Great

On paper this is a winner, with half the sugar and calories of regular preserves. But despite the morsels of mushy strawberry pieces, it has an artificial taste about it that's more like drinking strawberry soda than eating the fruit.

Verdict: Decent taste, but I doubt I'll buy this again.

St Dalfour Deluxe Royal Fig Spread

HK$31.50 for 284 grams, Great

This is what all jams should be like - with a thick and spreadable consistency, natural sweetness and slivers of real fruit. This old French recipe has figs sweetened only with grape juice concentrate.

Verdict: Pass me another slice of toast; this is delicious.