Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Review: Walden Farms Grape Fruit Spread

I've reviewed several of these Walden Farms fruit spreads here previously and now we are onto another, the Grape Fruit Spread.  There's not a whole lot to these, so I'll dispense with the long intro and get to the cold hard facts:  I picked this up VitaCost.com via Amazon.com for $3.69.  Each 12 ounce container is calorie and sugar free and is made with "Natural Flavors."  Hmm, well, who am I to argue.

As you can see, this texture of this one is no different than the usual Walden Farms fruit spreads except for the fact that it is purple to match the grape motif.  It's jam/jelly like in the fact that it is wiggly and loose.  The basic ingredient of this is distilled water and thankfully, this one wasn't particularly watery in the container like some of these fruit spreads have been.  Don't get me wrong, there was still a bit of water sloshing around, but it wasn't bad.  Much like the other fruit spreads, this one was sort of "chunky" though in the fact that it didn't exactly spread well and it kind of gets stuck in globs if you try to spread it evenly across a piece of bread with a knife.

Taste-wise, this one pretty much matched grape flavoring.  The only difference between this was that the grape flavoring in the Walden Farms version was not as sweet as the typical grape jam/jelly that you would get from from Welch's or Smucker's.  It was more of a flat grape taste than anything else.  There is a very slight hint of sweetness at the very end, but it is not at all powerful.  That's not necessarily a horrible thing, but if you really, really enjoy the sweetness of your typical jam/jelly you bought from the store, you are probably going to miss that quite a bit if you are using this product.

Buy It or Fly By It?  BUY IT.  You aren't getting that nice and sweet taste that you may be expecting from this, but when you are sacrificing calories, it's an okay trade-off to make in my mind.  I haven't see this one in stores, so you may only be able to get it online, so if you are interested in making low calorie peanut butter & jelly sandwiches so finding something to spread on your morning toast, this is a good substitute.


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