All you taste is the fruit in Smucker’s Natural Fruit Spreads, and that’s the whole(some) idea!
First of all, I apologize for the sparse updates lately. My garden has been particularly needy the past few weeks. If I stood in place for any length of time, I’m certain I could watch weeds grow right in front of me. Why is it THEY grow so incredibly fast and everything else takes so long?! I think I’ve gained on the bothersome little suckers, though, so it’s back to business as usual.
I told you not long ago (before my garden kidnapped me) that I’ve fallen in love with quite a few healthy foods lately. One of the ones I’m most infatuated with – and wondering how I ever lived without it – is Smucker’s Natural Fruit Spreads. Whether it’s toast, Sourdough Bread, cornbread muffins, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches, or Thumbprint Cookies, Smucker’s Natural fruit spreads make everything twice as good as it normally would be. Heck, maybe three times as good.
The Spreads are available in the following flavors:
Which one’s my favorite? The one I happen to have in front of me! Seriously, these are unlike any jam, jelly, or preserves you’ve ever had. All you taste is the glorious fruit.
I bought my first jar (Red Raspberry) a few months ago. I had made a few loaves of Sourdough Bread and wanted a spread worthy of the time that goes into Sourdough bread. When I saw the “Natural” line, I new I had to give it a try. Raspberry is a favorite flavor, so I grabbed a jar. When I tried it, I was floored. It tasted just like I’d taken raspberries fresh from the vine, lightly sweetened them to bring out the flavor, and then spread them right onto the bread.
The flavor is absolutely fresh and absolutely beautiful. I ran for the other flavors the next day. My store didn’t have the Orange Marmalade, but I’m dying to try it. I grabbed the strawberry and grape – PLUS another jar of the Raspberry (you can never be too safe).
I was the most shocked by the Concord Grape, simply because most grape jellies, jams, and preserves don’t have that unmistakable, amazing flavor of concord grapes. We all just kind of get used to the attempts made in our jams and jellies and go on about our business. In a delicious turn of events, however, Smucker’s Natural Concord Grape Fruit Spread reminds us how anything carrying the name “Concord Grape” should taste. In a word: Amazing.
The Strawberry (like the raspberry) tasted like I’d spread fresh fruit across the bread. Ridiculously delicious.
I’m going to make a special trip to the store today to see if they have the Orange Marmalade yet. If they do, I’ll let you know about it. I can only imagine how amazing it’ll be!
Click through any of the flavors above for nutritional information and, whatever you do, grab a few jars on your next trip to the store. You’re going to LOVE these fruit spreads.