I’m not the world’s biggest jam eater, but I have always loved my marmalade (which is not jam, of course, harumph), and a dollop of jam on top a bowl of yoghurt turns it into a dessert.
I also often reach for a pot of jam when I need to bake something in a hurry to take somewhere: in squares, a dollop tucked inside a muffin, jam pies, etc.
Jams are pretty fattening owing to all the sugar needed to make them. Normally, with an average jam (and marmalade) you get 2 tablespoons (30 g) for 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus®. That’s a high cost in points for that lil bit of food. Especially if you’re putting that on toast, that you’ve also buttered, and haven’t even poured cream in your coffee let alone left the house yet for the day. Or, need a whole cup of that jam for a recipe.
But somehow Weight Watchers has figured out how to dial the sugar back a bit and still come out with a product that works. With their jams and marmalade you get 2 tablespoons (30 g) for just 1 point. That’s a “savings” of two-thirds; that matters. It’s a great way to make a little savings that adds up big time.
The taste and the texture are both great and I’d use them even if they weren’t healthier.
The only observation I’d make about this is that sugar, like salt, is a preservative because they both kill things that want to grow in them. In the past, I’ve had (and I’m sure I’m not the only one) jars of jams opened for (ahem) years (and years) in the fridge and they’ve been fine. These ones, however, even though refrigerated of course after opening, seem only to be good for about six months before mould takes hold in them. Again, I guess that’s a good sign in a way, shows that the sugar has been dialled back.
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