JimJams are a range of spreads that are low in sugar and calories and free from artificial colours and preservatives. They come in 6 flavours: strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, marmalade, milk chocolate and hazelnut chocolate spread (think - low sugar version of Nutella).
The jams contain 33% less sugar than leading brands and 84% less sugar than leading chocolate spread brands. Being the sceptic I am, I checked the ingredient labels expecting to find sweeteners - but no, there's none of them either!
These spreads all taste great. The hazelnut spread has replaced the Nutella in my granola bars and while the taste is no different, the recipe is lower in sugar and calories as a result. I also treated myself to a dash of milk chocolate spread on top of my graze popcorn. It took a little while to melt (unsurprisingly given that it's a spread and not a sauce!) but when it did it was delicious!
The whole family have been enjoying the jams spread on toast. the natural sugars in the fruit jams make it pleasantly sweet - leaving me wondering why other jam brands bother adding additional sugar in the first place. The jams may seem a little runnier than other brands, but this is easily solved by popping the jar in the fridge once opened.
You can buy the JimJams on Amazon and on the Jimmysfarm website for around £1.99-£2.49. The Jimmy's Farm site has a range of wholesome food suitable for all of the family.
JimJams Healthier Fruit, Nut & Chocolate spreads
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Posted by Karen Oliver at 09:30:00
Since the 11th of May 2011, I have gone from being obese to healthy, rescued myself from diabetes and hypertension and taught myself how to cook along the way. I've gone from being the teen that bunked off PE lessons, to the adult whose hobbies include lifting weights, yoga, dance and mixed martial arts.
My main rule is to live a lifestyle that's fad-free! I encourage everyone to stay well away from faddy diets that could potentially cause more health problems than they solve.
It's all about creating a sustainable, enjoyable lifestyle change.