Having been diagnosed at the age of 6 as a Diabetic it was hard growing up, having to limit what I ate especially where chocolate was concerned.
It still is although there are a lot more varieties of suitable chocolate bars out there. However there has not been a chocolate spread. Until now !!
I am so excited to be able to review this new product and I know that my grandsons will be pleased. too. I will be spreading this on their toast when they stay, as it contains 83% less sugar. In the modern age of eating more healthily, this is so important.
Jim Jam’s have created two spreads, one Milk Chocolate and the one I am reviewing Chocolate Hazelnut. The company have won Great Taste Awards, as their products are kinder to teeth and are gluten free.
Each product comes displayed in a sealed glass jar. On opening, this is the delicious sight that you see.
Thick, rich, chocolate and hazelnut spread. It did not take long for my teaspoon to tease its way into the jar, and yes, the taste experience was just as pleasing. It is definitely moreish. Having tasted a full sugar spread, which I did not like, I personally have to say that I would keep this in stock. I also am going to use in my cakes and swiss rolls so watch out for a recipe soon.
Jim Jams use naturally sourced sweeteners in their spreads which are called Maltitol. These come from the xylitol family and have half the calories of sugar. This is why this product is suitable for Diabetics.
Rapeseed oil, which is high in Omega 3 and low in saturated fat, is also used in their spreads. A tiny amount of palm oil is added which is fully sustainable and certified by the RSPO.
The only warning is that you cannot eat a whole jar full (LOL), which would be easy to do. This product needs to be eaten wisely, (it does last longer this way), or can have laxative effects.
Jim Jams also do a range of jams and marmalades, so I will be looking for these.
Jim Jams spreads are available at Morrisons, Sainsburys, Ocado and Holland and Barrett. Retails at a RRP of £2.58 for a 350g jar (Morrisons price as at 2nd November 2017).
If you would like further information you can find it with Jim jams here