The Best Mixed Fruit Jam – Mishry Reviews
We blind tasted 6 brands in our search to find the Tastiest Mixed Fruit Jam. We also tried them with buttered white bread slices to see how they would pair with other natural accompaniments. Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam and Druk Mixed Fruit Jam were without a doubt the best-tasting across all taste tests.
We reviewed 6 popular jam brands in India to find the Best Tasting Mixed Fruit Jam. We were looking for that perfect balance of taste, texture, and tartness, in a pulpy consistency. We blind tasted the jams and also tried them with buttered white bread slices to see how they would pair with other natural accompaniments. Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam and Druk Mixed Fruit Jam were easily the best-tasting across all taste tests.
Mishry Top Pick: The Best Mixed Fruit Jam
Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam
Why is Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam is our Top Pick:
Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam has just the right amount of sweetness, not too little and not too much. Its a classic, old-world style jam, that tastes good on its own, and also with bread and butter.
The texture of Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam is also balanced. It is pulpy and smooth to apply on plain bread.
Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam was not only the tastiest mixed fruit jam in our review, but it is also the only brand that shows the mix of fruits used in the recipe on the nutrition label. While most other brands only say ‘mix fruit pulp’, Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam indicates specifically the fruits used in the ingredients list displayed.
Mishry Top Pick: The Best Mixed Fruit Jam
Druk Mixed Fruit Jam
Why is Druk Mixed Fruit Jam also our Top Pick
Druk Mixed Fruit Jam offers a balance of sweetness and tartness from berries. It is a little less sweet as compared to Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam, and may be preferred by an older audience.
The consistency of Druk Mixed Fruit Jam is smooth and pulpy. It is easy to spread and does not appear to be dry or stiff.
Druk Mixed Fruit Jam is tasty, has a dark berry color, and smells fresh. We felt that it tastes equally good when eaten between two slices of buttered, white bread.
Our Review Process:
While many new brands now sell boutique jams, made in smaller batches, with lesser usage of preservatives and stabilizers, regular old-world style jams continue to be used extensively across Indian kitchens. Among these, Mixed Fruit and Strawberry flavors are the most popular. Our review process involved getting as many commonly available brands as possible and conducting blind and regular tastings in our review lab. The jams were kept in regular conditions and opened only at the time of the taste tests.
We first blind tasted all the 6 brands. Once we narrowed the list down to the top 2 tasting jams, we conducted a further sandwich-test. We used slices of soft, white bread, buttered on both sides as canvases to further try out the jams. The top 2 jams in our first taste session were Kissan and Druk. Both these brands were then taken to the sandwich round where we checked how easy they were to spread and how well they would pair with usual accompaniments like bread and butter. Surprisingly, both brands tasted equally good.
The Brands That We Picked
Chokhi Dhani Mixed Fruit Jam
Cremica Mixed Fruit Jam
Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam (Buy Now On BigBasket)
24 Mantra Organic Mixed Fruit Jam (Buy Now On BigBasket)
Druk Mixed Fruit Jam
Tops Mixed Fruit Jam
How We Picked Our Brands
The main factor that affects our brand picking is the availability of the brand in the variants/flavors chosen for the review. The brands selected for our Best Mixed Fruit Jam review are easily available in any supermarket across the country and even at your nearest kirana store. As long as a brand offers a mixed-fruit variant, you would find them in this review.
We didn’t differentiate between organic and non-organic jams in this review, so long as they are available in a similar price range. 24 Mantra’s Mixed fruit jam, made with organic fruits, is priced similarly as the other brands on the list – hence it was also a part of our review. 24 Mantra made it to the Top 3 spot, but eventually, the flavors of Druk and Kisaan were better.
Who Is This For?
Jam is an all-time favorite especially when it comes to a family with small kids. In fact, there could be no other option for making a quick sandwich in a matter of seconds. As it stays fresh for longer and does not make the bread soggy or limp, a tasty jam, apart from being a great breakfast spread, can also come in quite handy as a lunch item to prepare your kid’s tiffin. Other than that, a perfect tasting jam can be used in the preparation of various dishes ranging from desserts to evening snacks.
Tasting – Our Parameters
Our parameters were some fixed factors upon which we based our taste tests to compare the brands that we picked. Setting some fixed rules allowed us to come up with results that were more accurate and trustworthy. After we have set the parameters, we tasted each brand by themselves, and also by spreading it in a sandwich that included white bread and butter (just the typical breakfast item). Here are our parameters:
Texture: The texture of the product adds up to the overall experience of eating it. Thus, this parameter plays an important role in the overall result of our taste test.
Nutritional Content: Since jam is one of the most consumed breakfast items, the brand you choose must have no adverse effect on your health. A clean nutrition label always ranks high.
Taste: The resulting sweetness of the contents of a jam is the last parameter and the ultimate equalizer for our test.
Results For Our Taste Test
For our tasting process, we applied an equal amount of jam along with butter and tasted each of our brands out of which Kissan and Druk emerged as our Top Picks. Both brands have the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness from the berries. Out of all the brands reviewed, Kissan had a better nutritional label, as it was the only brand the mentioned each fruit that was used for making its mixed fruit jam. Druk was a little less sweet than Kissan and is likely to be preferred by older audiences as well.
Best Mixed Fruit Jam: Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam
Best Mixed Fruit Jam: Druk Mixed Fruit Jam
Druk Mixed Fruit Jam, 500 g Bottle
Prepared from fruits that are fresh, fully ripe, clean and free from mold and fermentation.
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