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JayneEnglandUK123
03-24-2010, 08:16 PM
I've seen a couple of threads about sugar free pudding but don't think I have about sugar free jelly, unless i'm being blind??
I don't have too much of a sweet tooth but i love jelly and probably as you know theres a load of calories and sugar in normal cube jelly. So I get Hartley's sugar free jelly crystals (you may not have this in US,but prob an equivelent) and they have a load of flavours. One sachet of crystals makes a v.large cereal bowl full and it is only 32 calories for the whole bowl!! and it is very nice too, pretty much tastes like regular jelly to me! :carrot:


Sheena41
03-24-2010, 08:50 PM
I think our equivalent would be Sugar Free Jello but I am not sure.

JayneEnglandUK123
03-24-2010, 08:54 PM
ahhh yes jello, that would be it :-) if its half as nice as our equivelant then i recommend it :D


JayneEnglandUK123
03-24-2010, 08:55 PM
Sorry i should have said jello!!! you probably thought i meant jam (jelly in your country) lol. I dunno, different words for diff foods, its funny!!

Renwomin
03-24-2010, 11:00 PM
Sorry i should have said jello!!! you probably thought i meant jam (jelly in your country) lol. I dunno, different words for diff foods, its funny!!

That reminds me of the time I told some people that my friend from the UK wore leather pants. He was absolutely horrified when he found out and told me they were TROUSERS. Apparently "pants" mean male underoos over there? :lol:

grrrkgrrrl
03-25-2010, 05:29 AM
it's also like the time i told some english people i loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.. they looked at me like i was some kind of an alien for a moment there...

JayneEnglandUK123
03-25-2010, 09:03 AM
hehehehe yeah it can be very confusing!!!! everytime i speak to someone from the US, they never know what the **** i'm talking about!

VeeDeValentine
03-25-2010, 12:53 PM
Hartleys Jelly!
I am a huge fan! And I'm so glad that I found this thread because until now, I didnt know you could get their low cal sachets~ I just have been buying the pots!
So I just made up a bacth of lemon & lime sugar free jelly and it's setting in the fridge~ The calorie information is a little confusing though; one sachet is 32 calories right? :/

JayneEnglandUK123
03-25-2010, 05:13 PM
Hartleys Jelly!
I am a huge fan! And I'm so glad that I found this thread because until now, I didnt know you could get their low cal sachets~ I just have been buying the pots!
So I just made up a bacth of lemon & lime sugar free jelly and it's setting in the fridge~ The calorie information is a little confusing though; one sachet is 32 calories right? :/

hey veedee, i'm glad i've helped :carrot: yeah i know what you mean, is a little confusing but yes its 32 cals, well ive had blackcurrant and strawberry so far and they were both the same so won't vary i wouldn't have thought. one portion is supposedly a quarter of a sachet, which is 8 calories. so, a full sachet is 32 cals :D :D
it's really cheap too isnt it, i paid about 48p in asda and thats 2 sachets so i was well impressed :D

VeeDeValentine
03-25-2010, 05:22 PM
:D ahhh that clears it up alot thank you! <3 so much cheaper than the pots! I think mine was 37p from sainsburies! :D I just ate it actually <3 very nice! I totally feel like I splurged despite it's healthiness!! <3

JayneEnglandUK123
03-25-2010, 05:43 PM
no worries :-) i'm happy to help!!! how much are the little pots? i bet you theyre nearly the same as 2 sachets arent they lol?? ooooh ill have to get myself to sainsburys, save some money aswell as calories hehe .
yeah i made the mistake of making up a full sachet and seen as it was only 32 cals i thought what the ****, ill eat it all!!! and then felt ever so slightly sick afterwards!!! way more filling than i expected! is the lemon and lime good? got some of that in the cupboard

JayneEnglandUK123
03-25-2010, 05:57 PM
just been looking on hartleysjelly.com and they have a load of recipes on there and you can use the sugar free stuff, some of them look pretty good and should still be pretty low in cals if ya fancy a bit more of a proper dessert :D

kaplods
03-25-2010, 06:13 PM
I actually DO eat peanut butter and jello sandwhiches (or at least did, until I stopped eating bread. If I can find a good gluten-free bread, I will again.

You do have to eat the sandwich right away or the jello will seep through the bread. The jello is actually better than jam/jelly because ith helps disolve the peanut butter a bit, so doesn't stick to the roof of your mouth as much).


US terminology trivia: Jam is used in the US also, but the difference between a jam and a jelly is that jam has chunks of fruit (sometimes called preserves) and jelly is smooth. Jello is a name brand, and gelatin is the generic.

Puddings are almost always technically a custard, except for bread pudding (which is generally quite sweet). A savory bread pudding we call either stuffing or dressing (because it was traditionally stuffed inside of poultry).

When I first started shopping in asian markets, I was quite confused, because I did initially think the little jelly cups were preserves, rather than gelatin. Technically they're not gelatin, because the gelling agent isn't gelatin but agar agar (a seaweed). I also bought desserts labled "puddings" that were milk or milky gelatins (containing nondairy creamer instead of milk).

JayneEnglandUK123
03-25-2010, 06:29 PM
ahhhh thanks for the info kaplods :-0 yeah its funny isn't it how it's not even gelatin in it anymore!!!!
i may have to try the PB and jelly, that sounds very interesting!!!! a bit weird, but yummy lol. especially with the sugar free stuff, will be miles better calories wise than using jam. we dont have any jams (that i know of) that are good for slimming, theyre all ridiculously high in sugar and cals. do you have any over there? my fave of any jam is grape jelly you have in america, again we don't have it lol!! maybe i should just move there then i would be happy hehe

kaplods
03-25-2010, 09:08 PM
Yes there are a few brands of low calorie and/or low sugar jams and jellies. To add to the confusion, they're often labeled "fruit spread," rather than jelly or jam.

I've had this brand and it's really good

http://www.polanerallfruit.com/polaner/index.html


Smucker's is another brand that's very popular, and in addition to regular jams and jellies they also have sugar-free versions (hubby is a big fan of grape jelly, and he's diabetic so we buy the Smucker's sugar free grape jelly quite often).

Aldi stores (I know Aldi stores are in other countries, but I don't know if the products are the same) carries a "Fit and Active" brand of no-sugar-added jams. I like the strawberry and the black currant. The have a couple other flavors, but I don't remember them off-hand. I think one is a mixed fruit combo called "fruits of the forest."


I also googled and found this little article that was interesting

http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/products/a/sugarfreejam.htm


The one good thing about American's being so food obsessed, is that we can get almost any food available anywhere in the world. I've become addicted to gourmet import shops and asian markets. Exotic fruits are my favorite, and I'll spend ridiculous prices to try a fruit I've never had before. I spent more than $5 to try a dragonfruit. It was very pretty and tasted nice, but not special enough to ever buy one again.

JayneEnglandUK123
03-25-2010, 09:58 PM
ahhhh right cool, i'll have to have a look in aldi because we do have a couple of those round where i live. thanks for the info :-)
yeah i just read that article, thanks for suggesting. I can imagine it can be very confusing but i would always check the label myself to check the calories and stuff, i guess 2g sugar per tablesppon is better than regular :D lol - i don't fancy the sound of that one mentioned that doesn't even have any fruit in it!! How odd!!!! :?:

grrrkgrrrl
03-26-2010, 03:38 AM
ahhhh thanks for the info kaplods :-0 yeah its funny isn't it how it's not even gelatin in it anymore!!!!
i may have to try the PB and jelly, that sounds very interesting!!!! a bit weird, but yummy lol. especially with the sugar free stuff, will be miles better calories wise than using jam. we dont have any jams (that i know of) that are good for slimming, theyre all ridiculously high in sugar and cals. do you have any over there? my fave of any jam is grape jelly you have in america, again we don't have it lol!! maybe i should just move there then i would be happy hehe

Jayne,

from tesco (i dunno if you can find it in asda as well etc), STREAMLINE no added sugar strawberry jam. it's 100% fruit, making it a reaaally affordable 90kcals/100g.

it's around 2.80 iirc but extremely worth it! extremelly! and also, it tastes fantastic!

the same brand also makes low-sugar one, so make sure you pick the correct one

i was so excited when i found it :)

VeeDeValentine
03-26-2010, 05:21 AM
no worries :-) i'm happy to help!!! how much are the little pots? i bet you theyre nearly the same as 2 sachets arent they lol?? ooooh ill have to get myself to sainsburys, save some money aswell as calories hehe .
yeah i made the mistake of making up a full sachet and seen as it was only 32 cals i thought what the ****, ill eat it all!!! and then felt ever so slightly sick afterwards!!! way more filling than i expected! is the lemon and lime good? got some of that in the cupboard

:D The pots in Tescos are 65p each! </3 And they're 135ml I think, so not even close to the sachet amounts! However, I do beleive there are more flavours~ and as they come in little pots, they're far more convinient to take outside!
:D The lemon and lime was pretty good! But I think I'll try the blackcurrent or raspberry best, and find my favourite!

Also, just looked on the website and got inspired to try something new~
So I sliced some plums and stewed them until warm and soft, and then sliced some raspberry& crandberry jelly, and ate them together~
surprisingly nice! (Though trickly to balance loool)

Robsia
03-26-2010, 06:31 AM
Sugar free jelly is always a good standby in our house. I make up four sachets at once, and set it in a big mixing bowl in the fridge, then I can just scoop out a serving when I feel like something sweet.

JayneEnglandUK123
03-26-2010, 07:50 AM
Hey, thanks grrrkgrrrl. :D I'll definitely have to have a look for that next time i'm in tescos. I've never seen it before but i haven't really been looking for it up until now so thnks a lot for the info :D :carrot:

bloody **** vee dee - i can't believe how much them little crappy pots are!!!! you could probably buy little plastic pots and make them yourself for a lot cheaper than 63p. lol but i guess they are convenient!!! ooooh i like the plum idea, that sounds yummy :D