Orchard Lane’s Low Sugar Strawberry Jam is Deliciously Fresh (2023)
A jam with 80% fruit content and lower sugar? Orchard Lane Low Sugar Strawberry Jam gets Mishry’s approval.
Jams and jellies get a bad rap for being loaded with sugar, artificial flavors and colors. And rightly so. Scan the ingredient list on the back of that jar the next time you reach for it.
Now if you prefer a French breakfast, something sweet is what you need to start your day with. But a sugar-loaded spread is not the best option. That’s where our Orchard Lane Strawberry Jam review comes in play. As part of our Curated by Mishry series, we tested this low sugar jam and we recommend this 100%.
Ready to find a new favorite breakfast spread?
All you need to know is covered in the following table.
|Orchard Lane Jam||Product Details|
|Net Weight||280 grams|
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Our Review Factors
What were we looking for while reviewing Orchard Lane Jam?
Since this promises to be a ‘low sugar’ alternative, we scanned the ingredient list first and compared it to other brands of commonly available strawberry jams. Then we recorded our observations on parameters like taste, texture, and spreadability.
The most crucial sub-parameters here were the flavor of the fruit and the overall sweetness. Does this low sugar jam taste primarily tarty and sweet like the fruit? How about the freshness and sweetness level?
Was this a smooth jam or could we see bits and seeds of strawberries? Was it too flowy or did it retain some structure? Was the jam clotted? How was our experience on applying the jam over bread slices?
3. Nutrition Quotient
Does a low sugar jam signify one that is lower in calories too? Does the ingredient list specify the fruit content? What sweetener do they use? Other additives or preservatives the brands adds that one would not otherwise?
4. Other Parameters
The price, packaging, shelf life were gauged here.
Orchard Lane Strawberry Jam – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
This jam is packed in a glass bottle, a lid, and a brown paper + thread for a homely look. It holds 280 grams of product and is priced at Rs 349/-. The shelf life is nine months.
This jam is made with strawberries, sulphurless sugar, lemon juice, fruit pectin.
Thumbs up for the clean, minimal ingredient list.
Sulphurless sugar, what is that?
Sulphurless sugar is believed to be a healthier alternative to refined sugar, because as the name suggests, it does not contain sulphur. Sulphur is known to enhance the risk of allergies in certain individuals.
Sulphur-free sugar is processed following an eco-friendly system which enhances the fertility of soil.
What is fruit pectin and why is it in my jam?
Fruit pectin is nothing but a fiber in cells of fruits that helps retain structure. This prebiotic is proven to be good for health as it is nutrient-dense and it also used in jams, jellies, and the likes.
A 10-gram serving of Orchard Lane Low Sugar Jam offers 15 Kcal with 2.5 grams of carbohydrates (of which 2 grams is sugar).
Compared to other commercially available variants of jam, the calories and sugar content are significantly lower.
On a comparative note, generic strawberry jam provides 28 Kcal with 7 grams of carbohydrates.
How did we test this jam?
We consumed the jam as is- to get a better idea of the texture.
We also spread some on buttered bread slices and some plain slices.
Aroma + Appearance
This had a beautiful ruby-magenta appearance. We could see tons of strawberry seeds in the jam. It smelled refreshing- like the tartness of strawberries with a hint of lemony citrusy notes.
Taste + Texture
The seed bits added a natural, homestyle mouthfeel to this jam. It has an amazing spreadability, we appreciate that. This was not like commercial jams- like slabs or blocks, this jam had a dippable, but not too flowy consistency.
Coming to the taste, this had a delightful freshness and the innate sweet + tarty flavor of strawberries. This natural flavor paired well with butter.
- Clean ingredients
- Impressive nutrition values
- Great texture + spreadability
- Fresh taste
- Although priced steeply, the quality justifies the pricing
Love PB and J sandwiches? A little jam on your crackers? Jam and paratha for your little one’s lunch? Orchard Lane Low Sugar Strawberry Jam is a healthier alternative to the sugar-loaded jams available commonly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Orchard Lane jam.
Yes, compared to other commercially available jams, this is quite nutrient-dense because it contains 80% real fruit and significantly lesser sugar.
This contains no milk-based products, so yes, it is suitable for vegans.
This must ideally be used for direct consumption.
Yes, it has no additives.
It has a shelf life of nine months.
Orchard Lane Low Sugar Strawberry Jam is ‘truly spreadable fruit’ indeed. It packs fresh flavors of strawberries and has an excellent texture. Over buttered slices of bread, this is nothing less than a dream. Plus, the nutritional aspect is commendable.
PB and J or jam-filled cookies, what made you drool more?
Our reviews are unbiased and all samples used during the reviews were paid for by us. Read our entire ethics statement here.