In the past, our family has not been a PB&J kind of family. Gluten free bread is generally blah. So, sandwiches are a rare item on our meal plan. However, when Welch’s sent me two jars of their new Natural Spreads, I took the opportunity to introduce my children to PB&J sandwiches. They love them!
The new Welch’s Natural Spreads are different than your typical store-bought jams and jellies because they are:
- All natural
- No high fructose corn syrup
- No artificial flavors or colors
- No preservatives
- 100% North American grown
I appreciate manufacturers, like Welch’s, who are working to offer products that are free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, colors and preservatives. I also am proud of Welch’s for using fruit grown in North America. It makes these products more appealing to me as a consumer.
For those of you who care, Welch’s Natural Spreads are also (like most fruit spreads):
- Gluten free
- MSG free
- Nut free
Available flavors include Concord Grape, Strawberry and Raspberry. Yum!
My personal taste test says that these new Welch’s Natural Spreads taste more like homemade than many other store-bought jams and jellies. The flavor stays true to its fruit. In short, it is WONDERFUL! And, I love that the ingredients do NOT include high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. In fact, the ingredients list includes most of the same ingredients I would use if I was making it myself! The texture is more like my home made, too. It is very spreadable and works great when your bread is a little more crumbly than usual (as gluten free bread tends to be).
You might ask, “What can you use these for besides making PB&Js?” Ah, good question! Here are a few ideas:
- Add to ice cream, yogurt
- Toast spread with jam (one of my favorite things!)
- Use it as the fruit layer in crumble bars or in thumbprint PB cookies
- Stir some into your next homemade muffin recipe instead chocolate chips or regular fruit
- Use it as the jelly in homemade jelly-filled donuts
- Use it in place of syrup on your pancakes or French toast
Need more ideas? Check out the recipe page that allows you to search for recipes by keyword, type of food or Welch’s product!
Now is the time to find out how great Welch’s Natural Spreads are and use them in your daily meal preparation. They taste great and contain no artificial anything, including high fructose corn syrup. Happy tasting!
One reader will receive a Welch’s Natural Spreads Kit worth $40 (Welch’s Natural Concord Grape and Strawberry spreads, Welch’s Natural 100% recyclable tote bag, 5 custom recipe cards, a bamboo spreader and a sandwich keeper). (Please visit Welch’s for all official contest rules.)
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