Review of Bonne Maman Rhubarb & Strawberry Conserve

I am always on the lookout for new sweet treats to enjoy alongside a nice cup of tea. This can sometimes be tough when you follow a dairy free diet. If I am honest I tend to eat the same things be it my regular cereal bar, or my bourbon biscuits. I may occasionally have a free from cake as a treat. So when I was asked if I would like to try Bonne Maman new rhubarb & strawberry conserve I of course said yes. Bonne Maman is Britain’s best-loved premium conserve brand. It is famous for its signature gingham lids, use of simple, traditional methods and high quality, all natural ingredients. The new conserve from the French conserve specialist is a perfect marriage of two of Britain’s favourite summer flavours. Rhubarb & strawberry offers the perfect balance of distinctively sharp, quality rhubarb with a top note of sumptuously sweet strawberries.

Review of Bonne Maman Rhubarb & Strawberry Conserve

Onto the packaging I loved the pretty yet simple white box that the conserve arrived in with the brands logo and lid. Secure inside this were two conserves one of which was the rhubarb & raspberry. On taking the conserve out of the box I immediately fell for the shape and design of the jar. As for the lid very charming it made me want to grab a hamper and go on a picnic. It was much more charming than the regular jam or conserve that I would normally purchase. I shall be saving the jar and will either fill it with salad dressings or if I ever get the time and feel adventurous a homemade chutney.

Review of Bonne Maman Rhubarb & Strawberry Conserve

Onto the ingredients list there are no allergens highlighted and there is no may contain warning. On the company’s website it is labelled as being gluten free as well as being suitable for a vegetarian diet. On a link to the common questions on their website it also states that their conserves, marmalades and compotes are gluten free.

Review of Bonne Maman Rhubarb & Strawberry Conserve
Review of Bonne Maman Rhubarb & Strawberry Conserve

On opening the jar I heard a slight click and release as I twisted and lifted the lid. I was quiet proud that I did not damage the lid because I just loved the design and wished to reuse it. I was expecting to be hit by a fairly strong aroma of rhubarb and strawberries. Instead this was a fairy faint subtle aroma with the strawberries being more predominant. This didn’t intensify on my famous close up test with the strawberry still taking centre stage.

On taking the conserve out of the jar via a teaspoon I immediately liked the dark pink/red colour. I was surprised just how thick in consistency it was when comparing to previous conserves that I have previously tried. I could clearly see thin strings or rhubarb pieces, and no berry pips which is always a bonus for me. I Initially I tried the compote by itself. The first that struck me was its sweetness, I was worried that it may be a little too sweet but not so. I got the initial sweetness strawberry flavour this was then intermingled with the tartness from the rhubarb. The combinations of flavours complimented each other perfectly. Onto to the texture the fruit had been integrated nicely into the conserve so there were no real lumps, bumps or pips. It was firm and very sticky in texture.

Review of Bonne Maman Rhubarb & Strawberry Conserve

At this point I should confess to having no time to make scones or cakes. I discovered that crumpets can make the perfect accompaniment to a nice cup of tea. I had the compote on crumpets as a treat for lunch and as crafty snack later in the week. The compotes firm texture meant that only a little snuck into the holes the rest stayed firm on top. It made a delicious change to my normal go to treat of peanut butter on crumpets. It also worked well as part of quick homemade afternoon tea of shop bought scones and a nice cup of tea. At this point I should add a little disclaimer as it was definitely not dairy free or gluten free and therefore not eaten by me. My other half enjoyed his afternoon tea and loved the flavours and texture of this conserve and gave it the thumbs up. I don’t have much left but I think it will be great topped on a porridge or a plain yogurt so I shall be giving this a try.

Review of Bonne Maman Rhubarb & Strawberry Conserve
Review of Bonne Maman Rhubarb & Strawberry Conserve

So would I recommend this conserve? Yes definitely. I liked everything about this conserve from its packaging through to its aroma, flavour and texture. So why not give this conserve a try. Thank you Bonne Maman for producing a delicious conserve that I can enjoy.

Disclaimer: I received this conserve in return for an honest review. All of the opinions are honest and my own.
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39 Comments

  1. March 30, 2018 / 8:21 am

    This sounds a great combo as I don’t like strawberry conserve but with the added zing of rhubarb it would balance out. I love jam on crumpets too.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 30, 2018 / 8:27 am

      Oh you should give this conserve a try when it comes into stores soon. I just wish that I had discovered jam on crumpets sooner.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 2, 2018 / 5:56 pm

      Hi, yes the combination of the two flavours works perfectly. I’m glad that I’m not the only one who loves ham on crumpets.

  2. March 30, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    yum! I love bon maman jam but haven’t seen this one yet. i wonder if it’s available in the US?

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      March 31, 2018 / 2:40 pm

      Hi, I have just discovered it. This flavour is just being launched in The UK so hopefully it will make it to the US soon.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 2, 2018 / 5:54 pm

      Hi, I believe that it is available in the US. This a new flavour which is just being launched.

    • April 3, 2018 / 8:20 pm

      I have found this at my local grocery and even Costco in SoCAl.

      • Pinkiebag
        Author
        April 6, 2018 / 2:56 pm

        Great I hope that you treated yourself to a jar or two.

  3. April 1, 2018 / 7:47 am

    Oh I love a bit of jam looks yummy great review Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 2, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      Hi, yes this conserve is indeed yummy 😊

  4. April 2, 2018 / 9:06 am

    This does sound so yummy although I’m not sure about jam on crumpets 😂

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 2, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      It is indeed yummy Kim on crumpets is a great combo and worth trying.

  5. RaisieBay
    April 2, 2018 / 9:32 am

    The jars are so pretty and I love the combination of rhubarb and strawberry.
    #LGRTStumble

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 2, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      Hi, yes the jars are pretty snd great to keep. Yes the combination of flavours compliment each other perfectly.

  6. April 2, 2018 / 11:39 am

    My sister’s family loves this band of preserves. The combination of strawberry and rhubarb sounds perfect. Can’t wait to try it. #MMBC

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 2, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Hi yes the combination of the two flavours work perfectly together.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 2, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      It sure is good and well worth trying.

  7. April 3, 2018 / 6:45 am

    I love Bonne Maman jam. Berries and cherries is delicious. This one sounds lovely too! #triumphanttales

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 7:19 pm

      Oh I need to try the beers and cherries one.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      The jars are indeed cute.

  8. April 3, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    I need to look out for this, the combination of rhubarb and strawberry sounds lovely! 😊 Im also in love with the jam jars themselves, I have a small collection that I use for all sorts.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      Hi, the combination of is spot on. I think I may have a collection of jars soon.

  9. April 3, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    I love Bonne Maman jam and this flavour looks so delicious! I am definately going to try this one with toast or, likeyou say, stirred in yoghurt. Thanks for the review and linking it #dreamteam this week. Do come back next week. 😊

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 7:15 pm

      Hi, yes I think this would be great in a plain yogurt and is also very nice on toast.

  10. April 3, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    This combo sounds lovely, will have a look out for this when next shopping for jam. The jars are lovely too. #DreamTeam

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 2:57 pm

      Hi, it’s a great combo. The jars are fab aren’t they. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. April 5, 2018 / 9:27 am

    I stopped eating jam ages ago for no reason and lately all i’ve been craving is peanut butter and jam sandwiches so I may go try this!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 2:52 pm

      Oh now I want a peanut butter and jam sandwich 😊.

  12. April 5, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    I love that they get so detailed on their label, giving the percentages of fruits in the conserve. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that on a label in the US.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 2:50 pm

      Hi, no labelling is a bit different over here. I was have to triple check when I’m on by holidays over your way.

  13. April 11, 2018 / 8:07 am

    Rhubarb and strawberry sounds like a great combination. I love Bonne Maman jam :o)

    #MMBC

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 6:05 am

      Hi, it sure is you should give it a try when it becomes available.

  14. April 16, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    What you describe sounds so good! I am salavating! #LGRTstumble xoxo

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:07 pm

      It certainly is and well worth trying.

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