Review of co-op raspberry jelly

I have always enjoyed jelly and it was often the only safe dairy free treat I could have at parties. I love the fact that you can easily pick up ready made jellies from supermarkets. I particularly like the ones that have fruit with the jelly. So when I saw that the co-op had a fruit jelly as part of their lunch deal I had to give it a go.

I liked the simplicity of the packaging. The jelly itself comes in a cup style plastic container meaning that you can see the jelly inside. It had a nice scattering of raspberries in the middle of the jelly. There were no allergens listed on its ingredients label it was therefore suitable for a dairy free diet. It is also labelled as being suitable for vegans.

On opening the lid and a very faint sweet artificial aroma which I wouldn’t describe as raspberry was noted. I placed my spoon into the pot. The jelly was of a medium gooey consistency with no real wobble noted. I had a couple of spoonful’s of the jelly before I hit the raspberries which was a nice change compared to the other jellies that I have previously tried. As for the flavour of the jelly it was a tad bland and I couldn’t really decide what flavour this actually was. If I was blind folded I wouldn’t have been able to tell you that it was raspberry. As for the raspberries these were a tad tart and added a little flavour to the jelly.

So would I recommend this jelly? I’m afraid not. The flavour was simply lacking and I certainly didn’t enjoy the texture. It didn’t really make a nice sweet treat on the go. Sorry co-op this jelly wasn’t for me.

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Review of Waitrose Raspberry Jelly

Ok I admit it I’m still a child at heart. As a child one of the safe treats I could enjoy was jelly. As a grown up I still enjoy a nice jelly. One of my favourites has to be raspberry so when I saw Waitrose had a small pot of jelly I had to give it a go.
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On checking the jelly on the Waitrose website it states that it is suitable for those avoiding milk, nuts, peanuts, soya, gluten and egg. It is also suitable for a vegan diet. On looking at the jelly further it differed from the other raspberry jellies that I have tried because the raspberries were towards the bottom of the pot. Now this sounds silly but I found this a little off-putting as I am so used to diving into a jelly pot and getting a bite of a raspberry.
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On opening the pot I was greeted by a sweet slightly artificial aroma which is hard to describe but didn’t remind me of raspberries. On placing the jelly on the spoon it had a good wobbly consistency and stayed nicely on the spoon. On eating the first piece of jelly I found it to really lack any flavour it was slightly sweet but bland. I wouldn’t haven’t been able to say that it was a raspberry flavour. I had to have several more mouthfuls before I hit the raspberries. There seemed to be less than in other similar jellies that I have tried. The raspberries themselves were of a good quality and added a little tartness to the jelly. As with other jellies that I have tried I liked the combination of textures from the raspberries intermingled with the wobbly jelly. I personally didn’t like that I had to nearly reach the end of the pot before I could experience this. This however is me being picky due to my personal preference.
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So would I recommend this jelly as a dairy free dessert yes if you’ve shopped in Waitrose and need a quick easy dessert. If however you have the time to shop elsewhere then I would recommend you do this instead. I personally preferred The Co-op’s and Sainsbury’s which are both suitable for vegans. However, my favourite is still from Marks & Spencer. Sorry Waitrose.

Review of Sainsbury’s Raspberry Jelly

Now who doesn’t like jelly as a treat ? Growing up it was often the only treat at parties that I was allowed. It has certainly now become a lot easier to pick up ready made jellies from supermarkets.  I especially like the ones that come with fruit as it’s like having a little bonus treat. I have previously reviewed Marks & Spencer’s raspberry jelly which I really enjoyed. So when I saw that Sainsbury’s did a similar jelly I had to give it a go. There were no allergens listed on its ingredients label it was therefore dairy and lactose free. It was also labelled as being suitable for vegans.  
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The jelly itself comes in a cup style plastic container meaning that you can see the jelly inside. It had a nice scattering of raspberries near the top. I  opened the lid and a very faint non descript aroma was noted. I dived into the pot. The jelly was of a medium consistency with a good wobble noted. I got a nice spoonful of both jelly and raspberries. As for the flavour I couldn’t really decide what this actually was. If I was blind folded I wouldn’t have been able to tell you that it was raspberry. That said I definitely got a nice flavour from the raspberries these were not to sweet or tart. I loved the combination of textures from the smooth wobble from the jelly through to the raspberries which had kept their texture and consistency nicely.
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Sadly, I didn’t think much to the flavour as this was simply lacking. It made a nice treat on the go and would make a nice easy sweet treat if no other safer free from treats are available. Would I have it again, yes if it was offered to me. Would I personally buy it, probably not. Sorry Sainsbury’s but I much preferred the raspberry jelly from Marks and Spencer’s.