Sundrop Peanut Butter With Jelly Review – An Innovative Product
Delightfully innovative and superb to taste! We recommend adding the Sundrop Peanut Butter with Jelly in your grocery shopping list.
Peanut butter and jelly are to the West, what pohas and upmas are to us. A breakfast staple that will never lose its lustre.
Although peanut butter has become vastly popular in India over the last decade, the combination with jelly isn’t something that we accepted and tried wholeheartedly. With Sundrop being one of the first few brands in India to introduce this classic combo in a single jar, how could we not give it a try.
We tried the Sundrop Peanut Butter With Jelly in our review lab and found this to be a delightful innovation. More details in our Sundrop Peanut Butter with Jelly review.
Quick look at product details of Sundrop’s Peanut Butter Jelly –
|Sundrop Peanut Butter with Jelly||Product Information|
|Net Weight||340 gm|
|Shelf Life||9 months|
|Main Ingredients (Top 3)||Roasted peanuts, Sugar, Liquid Glucose|
Our Review Factors
What were we looking for? A combination of creamy peanut butter and a fruit jelly which is easy to spread and taste delicious together.
The following parameters were set to review Sundrop Peanut Butter With Jelly –
Individually and as a whole – how tasty is this peanut butter and jelly? Sweetness levels, flavor of peanuts and the fruit were all checked during this review.
Did you know that grape jelly is the most commonly used jelly flavor in the US?
Is the peanut butter smooth and creamy, like it should be or is it lumpy? Is the jelly soft and scoopable? Does it mix well with peanut butter?
What is the difference between jams and jellies? A jelly is made with strained fruit and often clearer than a fruit jam which is made using mashed fruits. Jams can have chunks of fruit in between.
How easy is the PBJ to spread on a slice of bread?
4. Other Factors
When craving PB&J, a jar of peanut butter and jam would cost approximately 250-300 Rupees. How is this priced? Would it be value for money?
How well is this packed? Does it make storing easy?
Is this smooth and attractive to look at? What is the color of the jelly? Are these layered?
What is the shelf life of this PB&J?
This is a fun-filled spread and doesn’t call itself healthy. So that wasn’t our priority. We checked for ingredients to see if this has actual fruit, its sugar sources, use of artificial flavors, preservatives, and the content of peanuts.
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Sundrop Peanut Butter with Jelly – Detailed Review
Price and packaging – A 340 gram jar is priced at Rs 150/-. It comes in a clear glass jar where you can see the different segments of peanut butter and jelly. The jar has a wide mouth which makes scoping the PB&J easy. The lid has a checkered pattern which gives this a very American picnic vibe.
The ingredients include roasted peanuts, sugar, liquid glucose, water, red grape juice concentrate, stabilizer, thickener (pectin), peanut oil, salt, citric acid. It also contains potassium sorbate which is a preservative.
How did we try this? Apart from tasting this as is, we also tasted this on a slice of bread. This helped us check for spreadability.
Taste and texture – First things first, the spreadability is amazing. The peanut butter isn’t too thick or flowy, just perfect for that smooth and effortless spreadability.
The peanut butter is smooth and creamy. The flavor of roasted peanuts is excellent. The dark purple jelly doesn’t taste very grape-like, but is fruity sweet.
Usually peanut butters are sweetened and so are jellies. Together they can make the sweetness overbearing, but that wasn’t the case here. The peanut butter by itself is not sweet. So when we combine it with the jelly, it makes for a balanced treat. The mild saltiness combined with the sweetness of the jelly balances the entire flavor.
All in all, full marks for innovation and creating that balance of sweet jelly and smooth peanut butter.
- Peanut butter is smooth and creamy.
- The combination of unsweetened peanut butter and sweet jelly is perfect.
- Mild saltiness balanced out the sweetness.
- Flavor of roasted peanuts is perfect.
- Superb spreadability.
- Innovative product.
- The jelly lacks a fruity, grape like flavor.
PB&J sandwich on your mind? This single jar gives you the best of both worlds.
Frequently Asked Questions
Peanut butter is generally a good source of protein. This contains a sugary jelly as well and is not a product that you pick to amp up your protein intake. 100 grams of this PBJ provides 11 grams of protein.
Jellies are made using fruit juice concentrates. Apart from natural fruit sugars, this also contains liquid glucose and sugar. So yes, this has a high sugar content (20 gms per 100 gm).
The brand does not mention if this requires refrigeration.
Yes, it contains a preservative called potassium sorbate.
No. This is a smooth, creamy peanut butter.
In conclusion, we recommend the Sundrop Peanut Butter with jelly for its innovation, superb spreadability and balanced taste of peanut butter-jelly. We would happily go back for this on a weekday where breakfasts are rushed and time is short to rustle something up.
Have you tried peanut butter and jelly?