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The Official Hartley's squeezy jam feedback thread - plus a chance to win another £100 or a spa day/ spa vouchers worth £250 (even if you didn't test the jam)

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carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 03-Jul-09 23:40:20

The long awaited and much requested feedback thread for the Hartley's squeezy jam testers is here Hopefully you've all had the chance to test your jam by now. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning £150 is to post your feedback here - the questions are below.

Whether you're a tester or not you could also be in with a chance of winning another £100 if you post your fave jammy recipe on Mumsnet recipes and then post the link/url for your recipe on this thread - so if you're the mumsnetter who makes a mean swiss roll -for example - you'd post it like this swiss roll - ideally with your name on the recipe so we know who to give the prize to grin

Finally if you fancy a spa trip to The Sanctuary in Covent Garden or £250 of spa vouchers all you need to do is check out the Hartley's squeezy jam microsite and answer an easy peasy jammy squeezy question.

And now here are the questions Hartley's would like the testers to answer.. over to you

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

Thanks and good luck
MNHQ

2shoes Fri 03-Jul-09 23:41:44

I feel so sad that I am not a tester as I have the jam

hunkermunker Fri 03-Jul-09 23:52:56

Nothing about Simon Cowell? :disappointed:

EdwardBitMe Sat 04-Jul-09 00:09:15
KingCanuteIAm Sat 04-Jul-09 06:23:25

What microsite is this then? I can't find it anywhere and I need Spa vouchers (more than anyone else so please don't enter) wink grin

MaryBS Sat 04-Jul-09 08:38:54

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

Mine are quite fussy, they'll only eat strawberry or raspberry.

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

mmm - maybe as a water pistol?

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

... I'll be back...

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

Yes, much easier. Nowhere near so sticky, and less likely to get blobs of jam left on the table.

carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 04-Jul-09 10:18:30

Sorry KingCanute blush that's what you get for answering the phone mid task late on a Friday night grin

Have inserted the link to the microsite, but in case anyone needs it again it's here

The microsite will also be updated with some of the new recipes coming in on this thread.

2shoes - please feel free to join in we don't want anyone to feel excluded from jam testing and we promise to enter you into the draw.

Thanks all

bosch Sat 04-Jul-09 10:36:44

Carrie

Still can't work out how to enter the comp - the links seem to take me round in a circle?

yep. the site says 'click here to answer the question' but there is no link to click on!

Cadbury Sat 04-Jul-09 11:40:58

ooo I'm a jam tester - I searched MN for ages since we got the jam and was worried the jam would all be gone before we could post our thoughts!

So, here goes,

1. Well my son is a Jam monster so he loves all flavours of jam. He really likes blackberry and apple but isn't keen on the blackberry seeds when I make it so it would be an ideal flavour for squeezy bottles without the pips.

2. Haven't tried using the bottle for anything else yet as it still has some jam in it, but I plan to put icing in it and use it for icing my sons birthday cake and also for putting honey in it to make it easier for my kids to put it on crumpets themselves. Also useful for putting syrup in- so much easier to measure it out when it can be squeezed onto a tablespoon rather than glooping it out of the jar.

3. Will post some of my favs later when I'm not being yelled at.

4. Having the squeezy bottles meant that my son Sam (aged 5) could make his own favourite lunch (Sam Jamwiches) which made it extra yummy to eat. The squeezy bottle also proved useful when we took it along with some cream and scones to the picnic at my childrens school sports day - very convenient way to create delicious treats without needing extra knives and spoons and getting all messy!.

So, there you go. Thanks for the Jam. Sam loved it.

4andnotout Sat 04-Jul-09 11:47:57

There is no link to click to answer the question hmm

And i could really do with some treatments at a spa!

gothicmama Sat 04-Jul-09 13:31:00

soory not atester but the kids enjoy squirky jam

1: apple and blackcurrent, mango and coconut (I've told them not possible)
2: water fight in the garden; squirty paint pictures

4: easier for the kids (does not last as long though) difficult to get last bit of jam out

gothicmama Sat 04-Jul-09 13:33:07

have now looked at microsite and texted Dh who is shooping to get apple adn blackcurrent jam (if he can find it I've only seen teh strawbeerry version)

<Does a mean jam sandwich count as a recipe?>

2 slices of bread. Scarping of butter (or marj). Lashings of jam.....

1. We'd like to try Blueberry, Apricot, Blackcurrant(no added apple!). Wouldn't like Kiwi, Pineapple or Orange...

2. Bottles will be very useful for junk modelling(maybe a ship's funnel?), like Cadbury said, I immediately thought it would be fab for putting icing in. Haven't tried it yet, but really really hope it squeezes out easilysmile

3. Only really put jam in Victoria Sandwich, but will have a think!

4. Squeezy is much much easier than normal jam for children to manage, wish all jams could come in optional squeezy format.

Thank you for the jam!

1. We wouls d like raspberry, cherry and blackcurrant. We are jam fiends and would probably eat any flavour.

2. Squeezy bottles good for water fights.

3.

4. Much less mess when the children used the squeezy jam.

Thank you the children love it.

KingCanuteIAm Sat 04-Jul-09 16:48:54

Thanks for adding that Carrie smile

I am now sitting back and waiting for my spa vouchers to arrive

<looks around sternly at everyone else>

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

Mine like apple and cinnamon and strangely (don't laugh but we made some and they love it) strawberry and basil. hmm

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

They make great bath toys and you can use them in sand pits to make small sandy landmines - bash them hard enough and the sand shoots out!

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)
Does jam coated DH on toast count (don't think you want too read that recipe) grin

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

Yes for the kids, not for muggins here who has to clean it off the ceiling. hmm

LittleMissNorty Sat 04-Jul-09 17:16:37

1. We would love to see blackcurrant flavour - and damson....yum. And DD would love raspberry smile

2. Ours will be used in the bath no doubt to soak mummy hmm

3. We've just used it on bread, toast, crumpets so far. Lovely with peanut butter on toast!

4. Much cleaner than a jar & easier to only use the required amount. No butter in the jam pot!

Thank you for the sample - we love it.

bosch Sat 04-Jul-09 18:59:24

Thought I could post my recipe anonymously but then realised you've asked for us to link to it in the thread.

Here goes trifle

1. DDs would like cherry and blackcurrant. I would like raspberry with no pips and apricot.
2. DDs say playing with water. Painting and gluing.
3. Would be nice in a victoria sponge.
4. Yes easier for DDs. Doesn't involve knives and is cleaner. One negative point- if you don't shake it the first squirt can be watery and if you do shake it the jam isn't all down where you need it to be.

tatt Sat 04-Jul-09 19:57:06

Apricot jam please, for sticking icing to cakes smile

geekgirl Sat 04-Jul-09 20:57:17

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?
Raspberry would be lovely! No jam dislikes in this house.

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?
No original ideas from me - water fights, icing etc. all sound good

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
Easier for the children, no bits of butter and crumbs in a jar.

Thanks for the sample! Will certainly buy more when this is used up. We go away in our motorhome all the time and it's ideal for that.

FrannyandZooey Sat 04-Jul-09 22:49:08

ok so you have all been HERE talking about jam and you did not tell me or link to it on my "where is the squeezy jam feedback thread" thread?

i SEE

<fumes stickily>

IroningBored Sun 05-Jul-09 01:19:34

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

Mine two have loved the novelty of squeezy jam and the strawberry was eaten in record time, along with record quantities of homemade bread!

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

Oh err, rather boring household, we just recycled ours

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

jam tarts :-)

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

Definately easier to use but I had to open it and use a long handed spoon to get the last bits out

MayorNaze Sun 05-Jul-09 09:20:43

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at? they would like something green. but like apple, not like gooseberry. also perhaps something blue, although they couldn't think of any blue fruits. i did sugggest blueberry...

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles? it is not empty yet but i will let you know. ds def has his eye on it for some sort of water fight...

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes) again... i will let you know but i have a feeling it will be most fab for putting jam in doughnuts...

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids? yes. plus you can carry it around with you in your handbag should you take a drying brioche to work with you for breakfast and need something to tart it up a bit...hypothetically of course...wink

MayorNaze Sun 05-Jul-09 09:21:15

thank you for the free jam by the way [creep emoticon]

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

They would like (and this is what they suggested, I take no responsibility) - toffee, jam hmm chocolate, mango, tropical, dragon fruit hmm again, grape (ds1). ds2 would turn his nose up at grape and another that is not fruit related and I will not type. I like anything tangy so blackcurrant that tastes like blackcurrant. Damson also v good.

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

Predicatably a water fight, or a drink bottle, a papiermache mould so you could make a pot to keep jam in [getting worried about my children emoticon] or for keeping milk in.

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

WIll have a think,

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

Yes, it is much easier to just squirt the jam into your mouth than it is to rummage around finding spoons. They have really enjoyed squirting it all over their toast and pancakes, but we have managed to use half the bottle in one sitting and I later had to scrape them off the ceiling as they dont do well with lots of sugar. Think I may keep it for picnics and the like but for that reason alone it s worth buying.

The kids have absolutely loved it, they were so excited when we opened the box! So thank you very much, it has been the theme of the weekend.

MayorNaze Sun 05-Jul-09 09:52:48

another idea i had (yes me, not kids, sorry), is if you are looking for more unusual flavours that wil appeal to kids - focus on the colour of the jam and put what fruit it is made of in smaller writing - i know i said my kids would not like gooseberry for example, but tbh if you marketed it as GREEN jam, then they would prob not be that bothered about what is in it IYSWIM?

god i need more coffee...

cheryl59 Sun 05-Jul-09 10:13:24

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?
They'd turn their noses up at marmalade but love all other jam. My 8-year-old suggested traffic light jam, with layers of different colours that alternate as you work your way down the pot !

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?
I was thinking water fights but I like the idea of using it for other gooey foodstuffs like honey, golden syrup, even nutella in hot weather

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)
using apricot jam on a pork roast to make a gooey glaze

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
Yes and less washing up - but you have to remind the kids to shake it first or the first dribble comes out very runny and makes a mess/soggy bread !

Haylstones Sun 05-Jul-09 11:50:54

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

They'd like blackberry, apricot- willing to try anything really

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?
Water fights, bath toy

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)
Haven't really got one but do add jam to homemade rice pudding- does this count?!

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
Easier for the kids I guess but using a jar isn't really difficult!

Haylstones Sun 05-Jul-09 11:58:52
Tamarto Mon 06-Jul-09 11:17:18

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

Apricot. They'd turn their noses up at bogey flavoured jam, most others they like.

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

recycling them grin Water fights.

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

Jam on toast grin

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

Less messy when the wee ones are doing it themselves otherwise i don't really find jars a bother.

Libra Mon 06-Jul-09 13:06:26

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?
Apricot. We like Apricot a lot in this house.

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?
Making dinosaurs

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)
We only ever use jam on toast!

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
Easier to use, yes, but I am missing the lumps!

ShrinkingViolet Mon 06-Jul-09 13:14:11

1. DD3 would really like apricot as "if it's squeezy apricot I won't get confused with marmalade" hmm.

2. I'd send the bottles in to Brownies and let Brown Owl come up with something creative blush. Otherwise they'd be good for water fights.

3. Not a very creative puddign-ey cook, so jam tarts, jam on rice pudding, swirly topings on things

4. Squeezy is easier for DD3, makes no difference to the rest of is. Does mean that there's no more jam in the butter though, which is a bonus.

BonzoDoodah Mon 06-Jul-09 13:37:53

1. Blackcurrant and Apple sounds delicious but we had the strawberry. Blackcurrant or Damson would be DIVINE!
The orange sounds disgusting - like marmalade [pukes] - too bitter for us softies.

2. Empty Squeezy bottles? Water pistols? For storing paint or glue in (decanted from big bulk-buy pots) with jam labels removed of course. (We weren't feeling very inspired today)

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? erm .... jam roly poly is about all we can come up with - and swirling it on ready-brek or porridge.

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids? Yes - easier to use for the kids and quicker for us - and as Shrinking violet says - no breadcrumbs in it!
(always good with kids) Only trouble is ... we actually LIKE the lumps. The lumps of strawberry / blackberry / blackcurrant are the best bits and the reason we dig deep into the pot. Although the taste was nice - it wasn't the same as having lumpy jam.
My neice would like this though as no lumps and seeds = good. People with dentures wold probably appreciate no seeds too.

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

They (and me) wouldn't like the apricot, but love Strawberry and raspberry, they also would like bluberry I reckon.

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

We've been using our empty bottle in the paddling pool as a water squirter!

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

We use jam for Jam on toast and jam sandwiches for DS2(our bottle only lasted 3 days!!!! grin But I do make some lovely Jam tarts, will post on recipes later, but it's basically Shortcrust pastry with a dollop of jam, and a lid if you fancy one, (or not if you don't) put in oven at gas mark 5, and hey presto! yummy

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

Very much easier, no sticky fingers when digging out the last bits, DS1 (2.9) helped to squirt and spread, and even DH made me some breakfast one morning to try it!!!!

Thanks very much for letting us try it! grin

giantkatestacks Mon 06-Jul-09 14:02:08

right then...

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

My kids would like a purple one so maybe grape - the most hated thing would be lemon or marmalade.

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

We use lots of squeezy bottles in the bath to play with so probably that if we could get all the jam out - we also refill them with blackberry jam of our own making - am not sure if ours will be too think to squeeze though.

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

er I dont have any of these - yesterday morning we made faces on pancakes though and that was great.

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

Its easier to use for some things but I wouldnt buy it all the time because it isnt organic blush

annh Mon 06-Jul-09 14:03:31

DC liked the Strawberry which we got, would also like Blackcurrant, Blackberry, Apricot, Raspberry. Don't think they would like orange (that sounds like marmalade gone wrong!), kiwi or pineapple. They might like lemon or lime in combination with something else.

The empty squeezy bottle makes a good water pistol and an even better bath toy!

Sorry, no creative recipes!

The squeezy jam is definitely easier for the kids as they mostly squeeze it straight onto toast and it doesn't even need a knife to spread as the warmth of the toast does the job.

ZIPMAN Mon 06-Jul-09 14:51:50

1.My kids would like Grape as per the american flavour which they like. Lemon and Lime would also be good. Personally as an adult I would like Blueberry. With the not liking each child is different, two want pineapple but the other hates it. I think anything too bitter would turn them off.
2.The bottles are good as water pistols and squeezy bath toys. My son also found that if he blocked the end and squeezed hard he could shoot things from it.
3. Nothing creative, but the strawberry that we got made a lovely jam layer in a victoria sandwich. It was easy to get a smooth even spread. However on toast you can put on a lovely smiley face, a blob for the eyes and nose and a long squeeze for the smile!!
4. Squeezy is easy for the kids, even my four year old could get it out and made less mess than with a conventional jar.

Overall I like the concept and my son asked me to buy some more as we finished the bottle quite quickly. That is a good recommendation for me. I have since purchased more Strawberry for the kids and have got the orange to try as I love orange marmalade and lemon curd so why not orange jam.

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at? Mine want Cherry, Grape and Blueberry, ds2 also considered Banana?

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles? All that has been said really

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes) Don't have a spcific recipe but I put a nozzle on it for filling donuts

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

Approximatly 300% easier do much better and it means there is not butter and crumbs in the pot or sticky messes other than the children to clear up

NannaBess Mon 06-Jul-09 16:31:46

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

My kids love jam full stop, so apricot, raspberry, mixed berries, banana was suggested as was oranges and lemons lol.

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

We're turning ours into a PVA glue dispenser as using spreaders is a nightmare. Other suggestions from my two are bath toy, water pistol, make a robot with it, buy a huge tub of jam and refill it.

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)
Recipe for Jammy Chocolate Bars

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

oh yes! for Easter they had chocolate with plates, mugs and plastic knives so they spread their own toast now. This was a lot less messy than the usual jar. They are 3 and 5 and can now do it themselves. Can you do margarine in the same dispenser please and we'll be set lol.

Overall, we love this and will be buying again! Thanks for the chance to test it.

loler Mon 06-Jul-09 17:02:30

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?
I asked and was told chocolate (hidden fruit/veg welcome by me!), apples and grapes, blackberry and tomatoes (not sure I would buy that one!), rhubarb (from dh)

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?
use it as a water pistol, doll's shower, paint sprayer (not sure about doing this at home - good for nursery). Fill with slime to kill aliens (?)

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
yes - dd (6) likes to have a go at spreading herself and this does make it easier. For me it's a gimmick - as a marketing executive's dream it has sold it to me!

Will be back later to link to my yummy chocolate orange bread and butter pudding - it's currently refusing to save, and I should be making the dc tea and not swearing at the computer!

loler Mon 06-Jul-09 17:12:49

OK - have thrown jam topped porridge at dc for tea (blame hartley's for their lazy tea!) and have managed to save recipe so here it is....drum roll....

Chocolate orange bread & butter pudding

theicepopqueen Mon 06-Jul-09 19:42:40

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?
apricot would be good or raspberry or blackcurrant

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?
with my two who knows what they will come up with but when they have finished squirting anything that moves they will probably use them in "the shop" and finally they will go to school with the rest of our recycling

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
or they are great no more sticky fingers and that's just me how I hate the stuff - give me marmite any day!blush

Pelepeg Mon 06-Jul-09 23:48:40

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?
Blackcurrant for me. DD loves strawberry anyway. DSS loves anything without pips. And DH would like chocolate flavour.

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?
Squirty pistol (bath or outside). Hair rinser for DD.

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
Yep - saves DH putting a dirty knife into the jar. Nope - kids put FAR too much on their toast.

nonethewiser Tue 07-Jul-09 12:07:07

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?
We'd like apricot, blackcurrant, raspberry, anything really, so long as it hasn't got bits in it. Smooth apricot would be great for glazing fruit flans (pretentious? moi?).

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?
Ingenious use for full bottle: refilling custard doughnuts, bought in error. Scoop out custard with v. small spoon, refill with squeezy jam. Perfect! Nobody noticed / complained!

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam?
See point 2.

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
Yes - children can concentrate on spreading skills rather than spooning out of jar / flicking full spoon at siblings / flouncing off in a huff when spotted by parent skills.

Nicola27 Tue 07-Jul-09 14:08:32

(1) My kids love all jams, they are quite willing to give any a try. My daughter's only preference is that her marmalade should be thin cut and not thick cut and my son prefers the smoother jams.

(2) I'll have to use two bottles of jam first and then I've got one each for the kids, otherwise they'll fall out. They will probably use them for water fights, or come or with some ingenious use for them that only kids could think of.

(3) My creative recipe is -
Look at Jam & Gooseberry Crumble
(4) I think the best thing about the jam is it's ease of use, and it's good as it doesn't get everywhere and no butter or bits of toast can get into the jam.

BonzoDoodah Tue 07-Jul-09 15:58:59

My review/comments are above - recipe for Sex_in_a_Glass now posted

MayorNaze Tue 07-Jul-09 17:57:22

check it ahhhht - me recipe for sort of jammy dodgers, innit grin

this actually works really well with squeezy jam as there is no faffing about spreading stuff, just squeeze and stick

et voila

MrsFogi Tue 07-Jul-09 22:33:15

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?
Raspberry

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles
We're having great fun with ours in the bath

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)
Need to work on this one

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
Yes a lot less mess than them spooning it out. Although dh (who loves jam) refused to use it as he said the bottle freaked him out (he is just being a jam snob)

acguest Wed 08-Jul-09 11:17:54

I am a jam tester

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?
Emma (age 8) loves anything red .. so strawberry and raspberry. She also will try blackcurrant but finds it quite sharp (prefers sweet jam).
She would not try gooseberry as its well ... green wink

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?
Fill with PVA glue for easy child sized bottle application when making crafts.

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam?
We made jam toasties as it was simple to sqeeze the jam directly onto the bread when in the toastie machine. WARNING !! Let cool before eating as hot jam burns (says me with the big burnt lip).

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
Yes, Emma liked to squeeze the jam onto her toast and I didn't have to worry about the jamjar falling out of the fridge and smashing on the floor (yes it has happened).

I did find though that the jam wasn't as strong in flavour as the jar'd version, plus it was a little runnier .. but I suppose it has to be to be able to squeeze it.

girliechat2004 Wed 08-Jul-09 16:52:10

I am a jam tester

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?
My sons would like to try a blueberry flavour and an apricot flavour.

2.What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?
I was going to also say glue dispenser but I can see that has been suggested already!

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam?
I use jam to make my own jam tarts. Yhe kids love to roll the pastry and cut out various shapes and then squeeze a blob of jam in the middle!

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
Yes it is easier but mine are a little too young to be doing it completely unsupervised, else I would have a rather messy kitchen afterwards!

girliechat2004 Wed 08-Jul-09 16:58:30

http://www.mumsnet.com/Recipes?call=RecipePage&pid=3416&preview=1

chicadee Wed 08-Jul-09 19:22:52

Yum, thanks for the nice jam

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

Like: raspberry (no seeds), apricot, and blackcurrant

Nose turn up at: gooseberry

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

model making, for poster paints in crafty type activity..

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

Yes, but we wondered if it was less eco-friendly than a recylclable glass bottle.

mychildrenarebarmy Thu 09-Jul-09 09:56:48

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

Cherry jam is yummy so that would be a good one.

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

filling with paint and doing squeezy painting.

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

hmm, will think about that one.

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

Yes but 99% of the time jars are not too big a problem. It has been particularly useful this week. We took the squeezy jam with us on a camping trip and it made that much easier.

LovelyRitaMeterMaid Fri 10-Jul-09 12:17:13

I am a jam taster

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

They like strawberry, raspeberry, blackberry. WOuld not be impressed with gooseberry.

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

Water fights

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

I put it in jam tarts. This is the limit of my creativity smile

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

It does mean fewer crumbs when you end up using a crumby knife to get jam out of the jar, but DH complains it is too hard to squeeze.

MarsLady Fri 10-Jul-09 12:38:11

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

They like strawberry, raspeberry, blackberry. I have to agree that gooseberry would not be a good choice. Bleurghh!!!

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

Well if we were ok me were into painting they would make great paint pots/squirters. Fantastic bath toys for squirting water and/or give Gabriella and Troy (HSM dolls) a shower.

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

We fashion some puff pastry (I put some in their wee monstrous hands) and then squirt a blob of jam inside. I'm sure it would make a great filling for a Victoria sponge but I don't think the twins would allow me to use that much jam when they'd rather open their mouths and aim!

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

Squeezy is great. No messing around with lids, seems to attract less flies because the mess is contained within the bottle. Perfect!

cuillan Fri 10-Jul-09 22:01:12

First of all can i say thank you for our jam,and i did'nt realise a squeezy bottle of jam could create such excitement in our house !!!
Right my answers to your questions -

1) They would like apricot jam in a bottle please.Most flavours would be appreciated as they like nothing better than jam on toast and the more flavours available the more choice i'd beable to give them.

2) Brake fluid dispenser (hubbies suggestion)
Useful for watering house plants - apologies for lack of imagination and them not being much fun !!

3) Afraid cooking isn't my forte, so can't suggest anything.

4) Oh yes, definitely - it's changed our lives for the better. We can't get
enough of it now !!! But yes it can be a bit watery at first unless you give it a good shake.
One small quibble is that now that the kids are able to dispense the jam without assistance from me, they now squabble over who has the jam first - aarrgghh.

Ma123 Fri 10-Jul-09 22:24:18

1. They would love Apricot or cherry (definitely!), rasberry (oh yes) and maybe Blueberry or Rhubarb. They do not like Strawberry too much, or anything like kiwi or grapefruit.

2. To dispense soap or glue. Could be useful when traveling.

3. Check out my French crepes recipe

4. Yes, but it is not so much eco-friendly.

FrannyandZooey Sun 12-Jul-09 15:46:48

Sorry I took ages to get here

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

Well I am warning you now, these answers are straight from ds1 who is 6 and not the most normal conventional child at the best of times

He says he would like blueberry flavour, peach flavour, red gooseberry flavour hmm, mango flavour (I am with him there), pumpkin flavour hmm hmm, and cheese and pickle flavour <words fail me>

he states he would turn his nose up at "avocado flavour"

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

not much new here - water fights was top answer, followed by jam fight, cream fight, ketchup fight, glue fight, other variations on the theme of filling it with a substance and squirting it at your friends / enemies

he did also mention Jackson Pollock could have used them

so basically from violence to high culture there

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

when i am feeling creative it doesn't usually involve jam, sorry
but we do spoon (and now squirt) it into natural yogurt which avoids buying the children's junk-laden versions
oh i tell a lie i do have a creative jam recipe! i make a healthy-ish icing for cakes - mix jam with philadelphia style cheese to get a sweet, creamy, yummy icing with actual nutrients in it! protein and calcium and stuff!

here you go: squeezy jam cake icing

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

probably, yes. but it does take a bit of a firm squeeze to get the jam to leave the building. if tired at end of long day i think i would rather open packet of biscuits than wrestle with pesky jam bottle.

FrannyandZooey Sun 12-Jul-09 15:51:45

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FrannyandZooey Sun 12-Jul-09 15:52:14

i haven't tested that idea btw

i can do, but you'll have to give me the £150 up front

Missuseff Mon 13-Jul-09 12:55:03

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

My son is a toddler so ALL flavours of jam are good. However I would personally like to see "heritage" jams - bramble, apple, damson - or perhaps a "global" theme - could do a picture of the country it's from and some fun facts on the back (I'm thinking along the lines of Grape for the USA, Guava for Mexico, Orange from Spain, etc etc).

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

Wild fabric painting – bottles filled with a diluted water-based paint and then a sheet or t-shirt hung on the washing line and let the kids go crazy. Makes fabulously fun fabric which can be worn, display or cut up to make pillows etc if you are sewing-ly inclined…

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

Raspberry Drumsticks

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

It is – and the control is good. If I give my son the jar of jam and a spoon, he will scoop the biggest possible blob and flop it into his lap or on the floor; the squeezing still requires him to develop dexterity but there is a finite amount that tiny hands can squeeze in one go!

andirobo Fri 17-Jul-09 23:11:27

Firstly thank you the free jam to test - it was a lovely surprise!

1. I would like Cherry jam, but the kids just said strawberry or bubblegum flavour!

2. We filled the bottle with water and used it to draw pictures on the patio outside - ususally use a paint brush but this was more fun apparently!

3. Jam on toast; jam on crackers and erm...jam on rice pud grin

4. Great idea in principle but the squeezy bottle was hard for the kids to use - even DH found it hard. Not sure why in a squeezy bottle is better than a standard glass jar, but as a lot of sauces and ketchup are in the plastic ones, then it was inevitable!

NotPlayingAnyMore Sat 18-Jul-09 16:42:09

Finally got my jam! Thank you

1. My son says he doesn't like any other jam than the one you've sent grin but I'd like an exotic jam like mango, passion fruit or pineapple.

2. I'm definitely going to use mine in ether arts and crafts or DIY for paint, glue, etc.

3. I don't think I have one - the most creative I've been with jam is while slapping it between a sponge cake or blobbing it into semolina! Sorry blush

4. Yes! plus, I actually stopped buying a lot of things - honey, jam and Marmite, for example - in glass jars before they came in squeezy bottles as there was no easy way for me to recycle them.

Hartleys Mon 20-Jul-09 09:13:15

Hi Mums - Hartley's here. If anyone's looking for the Smooth Blackcurrant & Apple Squeezy Jam it's in Asda.

Hartleys Mon 20-Jul-09 09:35:25

Hi Mums - Hartley's here. Hope you enjoyed your squeezy jam and thanks very much for your comments and suggestions! wink

We love the creative recipes and some really quirky uses for squeezy bottle grin

Hartleys Mon 20-Jul-09 12:08:40

Lots of exciting flavour suggestions. Many of you said NOT gooseberry. I wonder if it's the pips or green colour that puts your kids off? hmm

Belo Mon 20-Jul-09 13:42:29

1. We would like blueberry and raspberry. Apricot jam doesn't go down very well with my girls. Answering the previous post about gooseberry, I wouldn't buy it, but thats because I didn't like them as a child. I remember them as being quite sour. So, Gooseberry would not be on my shopping list.

2. We washed our bottle out and the girls have taken it into the bath with them and have been squirting each other with water.

3 www.mumsnet.com/Recipes?call=RecipePage&pid=3427

4. Less mess, so Yes, Yes, YES!

winestein Tue 21-Jul-09 23:23:03

Have had the test-jam - thank you Hartley's!

I was saving it to take on holiday last week - now returned so here are my answers, even if they are a tad too late. You deserve them for sending me a free bottle regardless of prize draw!:

1. My son eats everything and anything so he has not expressed a preference of flavour. He doesn't distinguish -it's all just yummy food. Even if you made mackerel jam. (Therefore prob not best person to ask on flavour). I wish you had asked a question on texture - I wouldn't be a fan, but I realise my son can be quite exceptional in what he eats and that a lot of children have texture issues so is catering to that market.

2. Bath toy. Not ingenious, but fun.

3. Not creative, possibly odd; yet effective. Took it on hols but forgot to take sugar for tomato based pasta sauces... strawberry jam worked very well! Great for squeezing on top of ice creams as a topping too.

4. Easier to use? Hmmm. I would say a "no". Too hard for my 4 year old to use himself and I have to say it does come out of the squeezy thing in a revolting fashion. In fact, we might just have, maybe, nicknamed it "Jampoo" (Like shampoo. But jam wink). Maybe blush grin

I'll get mi coat.

Hartleys Thu 23-Jul-09 09:19:40

Hi Mums - Hartley's here. Regarding the recyclability of the squeezy bottle, some councils do recycle this and others only do glass so it's best to check with your local council. Roll on the future of 100% waste recycling!

Oooh I have found the feedback thread! grin

Dd2 absolutely LOVED the jam. She has asked for toast and squeezy jam for breakfast on more occasions than anything else!

Both the Dd's thought it was fun watching the jam come out of the pack hmmgrin

Would be nice to have a blackcurrant one.. (I don;t know what other flavours there are at the moment)

The kids have earmarked the bottle for using in the bath as a squirty toy hmm

I liked the squeezy thing, less mess but did need a shake as otherwise you got some jammy water first off before the lovey jam.

Oooh I have found the feedback thread! grin

Dd2 absolutely LOVED the jam. She has asked for toast and squeezy jam for breakfast on more occasions than anything else!

Both the Dd's thought it was fun watching the jam come out of the pack hmmgrin

Would be nice to have a blackcurrant one.. (I don;t know what other flavours there are at the moment)

The kids have earmarked the bottle for using in the bath as a squirty toy hmm

I liked the squeezy thing, less mess but did need a shake as otherwise you got some jammy water first off before the lovey jam.

happycampers1 Thu 23-Jul-09 16:31:37

Yey, I have just recieved my squeezy Jam abit late but I have it now! Just wondering what to make with it - Jam roly poly may be a bit beyond my baking skills, so will proberly try good old jam tarts.

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?

My Eldest boy, likes Maralade at the moment, and is having it on everything - he even eats the bits! We even had to take maralade fingers in to school. Although he has just expressed a slight interest in the thought of apple jam?

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?

Water shooters but you need the sunny weather to make to most of outside drying!!

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)

It would have to be jam tarts or a victoria sponge

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?

For the children it is easier but the last few bits are really hard to get out of the bottle :-s

Wizzie Fri 24-Jul-09 22:15:51

Was a nice surprise to get the jam to test. Have to say the kids aren't keen, they think it's a bit watery. Even though the bottle stands so that the cap is faced down, now we have used about half of it I find that airlocks stop the jam squeezing out properly so the last few times I have had to unscrew the lid to get the jam out with a knife. Kind of pointless really and is just like using a normal jar ! Now I know that I wouldn't buy it in preference to a jar as it isn't as thick, probably because it has to be squeezed out. Interesting idea and agree is less messy, but practically doesn't quite live up to the task ! Thanks for the chance to test it though wink

Emi25 Sat 25-Jul-09 15:23:23

Thank you for the jam, we all loved it. I didn't have jam that often before because of the buttery knife thing but this is great. We have all had loads of it! We also liked the smoothness of the jam. The only negative is that there is stiil a third of the jam left in the bottle and it doesn't squeeze out any more. I had to take the lid off and put a knife in, which kind of defeats the object.

Anyway, strawberry is definitely our favourite flavour but we would also like to try a plum flavour.

It was great testing this product - thanks!

Emi25 Sat 25-Jul-09 15:24:15

Thank you for the jam, we all loved it. I didn't have jam that often before because of the buttery knife thing but this is great. We have all had loads of it! We also liked the smoothness of the jam. The only negative is that there is stiil a third of the jam left in the bottle and it doesn't squeeze out any more. I had to take the lid off and put a knife in, which kind of defeats the object.

Anyway, strawberry is definitely our favourite flavour but we would also like to try a plum flavour.

It was great testing this product - thanks!

Emi25 Sat 25-Jul-09 15:24:37

Thank you for the jam, we all loved it. I didn't have jam that often before because of the buttery knife thing but this is great. We have all had loads of it! We also liked the smoothness of the jam. The only negative is that there is stiil a third of the jam left in the bottle and it doesn't squeeze out any more. I had to take the lid off and put a knife in, which kind of defeats the object.

Anyway, strawberry is definitely our favourite flavour but we would also like to try a plum flavour.

It was great testing this product - thanks!

dzombie Mon 27-Jul-09 19:28:39

Very pleased to receive the jam presented in a box with lovely colourful tissue paper ( which my daughter's nursery could use to make lovely things out of)

I would like to try blackcurrant, black cherry or raspberry.

Well the only use I have found for the empty bottle is a bath toy.

Most creative recipe is Raspberry buns www.mumsnet.com/recipes

The squeezy bottle is easier for the children to make their own sandwich, and less messy but is a bit hard to get the last of it out. smile

dzombie Mon 27-Jul-09 19:40:30

I forgot to say about the strawberry jam, silly me. It was lovely on the day we received it everyone had tried it on toast, in a sandwich and on semolina, delicious. Went down really well with everyone. Would like to try the sweet orange as that sounds lovely. smile

dzombie Mon 27-Jul-09 19:47:39

Hi me again the link in the message doesn't work hope this one does!
http://www.mumsnet.com/Recipes?call=RecipePage&pid=3437

So sorry I really don't know what I'm doing! blush

Lau09 Tue 28-Jul-09 08:06:44

I think my daughter would love any fruity flavour of jam, mainly becuase it is in a squeezy bottle!!

We washed it out and my daughter played with it in the bath, which she loved squirting everywhere!!

We made Jam tarts and Victoria sponge cake!!

It is much easier and my daughter loved being so independent. Thank you for letting us test this.

tegan Tue 28-Jul-09 08:15:19

we have been buying the squirty jam for a while and the kids love it, easy to squirt, easy to spread so i don't have to do it for them

twirlywhirly Wed 29-Jul-09 10:56:26

Hartley's squeezy Jam is amazing,full of flavour and so much easier with less mess for the children.
I have now converted to using this jam rather than the jars.
We would love to see more exotic flavours in Hartley's sqeezy jam like Mango,sharon fruit,star fruit,coconut as my children loves these flavours but unable to buy in jam.
After using the jam we cleaned the bottle then the children had fun using them in the bath & pool squirting each other.
My daughter also decorated one of the bottles and filled it with coconut butter for her nans birthday present as her nan has arthritis so it made the present extremly gratefully recieved as it made it easie rfor nanny to use.
This is the best updated product of jam i have seen in a long time,Easier more fun to squirt on bread than spreading and getting jam along the knife so creating less mess.Our jam now never leaves the food table.

Hartleys Thu 30-Jul-09 18:00:28

Hi Mums - Hartley's here again. Seen some comments about Squeezy being too hard for some little hands to squeeze. So you can feel 'in the know' it's because this is REAL jam and that means it is very hot when poured into the bottle so we need thick plastic to prevent it from melting. Still appreciate your comments.

twirlywhirly Fri 31-Jul-09 10:57:51

1. More exotic flavours: Mango,Pinapple,Blueberry.My children dislike Jam with large pieces in or the little bits of seeds,They would turn their noses up at satsumas and lime,and maybe lemon!!! I wouldn't.

2.We have used it for a gift for nanna and filled it with coconut butter and decorated the bottle making it easier for her to apply to her hands,also used as a water squirter,but The next one is for my daughter who thinks it will make it easier for her to water her little seeds on the window seal with when filled with water she can put squirt a little at a time rather than over watering them...her idea.But after it can be recycled.

3. On homemade pancakes it was delicious we spread ove rthe pancake sthen browned the top,Also jam tarts,The best recipe was making a caterpilla cake and using the jam to stick on eyes and to keep the cake together yummy!

4.Hartleys Squeezy jam made my life easier no sticky knifes while placing in a jar,The children could spuirt and spread themselfes even though they did go a bit mad and ended up with lashing of jam on their toast & sandwiches and not forgetting their cereals!especially when they made a well in their porridge.
It sits looking tidier on the breakfast table than a jar.

all done but I am sure I have already replied but maybe the last entry didn't go on the list ....

Hi have put some feed back on earlier but now having come to the end of the jam have discovered that it is hard to get that last bit out just by squeezing.
Even unscrewing the top and fishing around in the bottle with a spoon is not easy and bits of jam left.
sad

naomi80 Fri 31-Jul-09 11:13:46

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?
My kids would have loved Rassberry, Me i'm a apricot gal.

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?
They would work for storing paint in, I haven't done it but it might work.

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes)Well we didn't get very excitng with our jam but we have pancakes with jam and fresh strawberris rolled up....yummy.

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
I love the idea, it's good that it doesn't come out to fast that they end up with it all on their toast, and no more butter in my jam

Thanks

SparkyMalarky Fri 31-Jul-09 11:22:08

Loving the squeezy jam - DH and DS made fabulous jam tarts for me the other morning and there was a lot less mess than normal thanks to the squeezy bottle!

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?
I'd love raspberry to squirt on my porridge, but apricot would be a disappointment in my house...except for in jam tarts! To attract the boys, maybe you could make some special editions with monster faces etc (around halloween?) Toast and jam is known as blood and guts on toast for the men in my house!

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?
Having just chucked mine in the recycling, I realise it would be great for water squirters in the garden or bath.

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes) Hmmm, wasn't very creative, just used in the tarts, sandwiches, porridge etc.

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
Much much easier.....

Dibbdobb Fri 31-Jul-09 13:20:11

1. All jam flavours are good jam flavours .... But no sure about strawberry and basil!!

2. Water squirt

3.

4. DH deffinately found it easier and no sticky jam in the fridge, butter etc. Also had jam juice problem after being on holiday but jam doesn't last long enough normally for that to happen often

Thanks for the jam

dmon Fri 31-Jul-09 15:23:11

we were lucky enough to get a bottle to test and the new squirty formula gets sticky thumbs up! grin

my son hasn't grown out of jam sarnies with a thin spread of marge (yuk) however we love jam with warm rice pudding - yum!!

i don't really bake as such so haven't tried it in cooking but i must say it was nice on pancakes the other night when i needed my monthly sweet fix...

when it comes to flavours, we tend to stick to good old strawberry or apricot. blueberry is nice too but jam with pips in just ruins the experience!

nct73 Fri 31-Jul-09 16:39:37

LO (2.5) really enjoyed the squeezy jam experience esp on pancakes. was also useful on cakes. but when given a choice on toast, LO chose aldi chunky jam. We were testing strawberry but would like to try the blackberry on her as doesnt like pips.

JuAnn Sat 01-Aug-09 13:47:51

My little ones loved the squeezy jam, they loved the taste and found the bottle easy to use.

bealos Sat 01-Aug-09 13:56:13

1. jam flavours:
like - strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrent, plum, damson,
dislike - anything with bits/seeds in, sweet orange

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?
squirters / water pistols in the bath or outside when hot

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam?
jam tarts

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
yes definitely easier

NorkyButNice Sat 01-Aug-09 15:25:12

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at?
We really like the strawberry - all fruits are wolfed down happily except raspberries as DS is not a fan of the seeds.

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles?
The empty bottle will probably find its way to the bath to be used as a weapon against me during bath-times

3. Creative recipes
We've enjoyed jam on pancakes, porridge, crumpets (all easier from the squeezy bottle). I've made a Victoria sponge but didn't use the squeezy bottle as it was easier to scoop a large quantity from a jar for that. Jam tarts were made using squeezy jam though!

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids?
DS can't manage the squeeze yet (he's 22 months) but when his hands are bigger I think he'll cope!

ZebsMummy Sat 01-Aug-09 22:31:06

Hi Thanks for the jam, I've just bought some more, as my two loved it!

Answers to the questions:

1 - I can imagine that they would like Apple, cherry, pear, or banana

wouldn't like pineapple, lemon or melon

2 - squeezy bottle so far in use for bathtime fun, and outside water fun, though may prove useful for craft projects.

3 - Jam tarts, apricot jam squirted nice and thick before layering with thin apple slices for apple pie!

4 - So much easier for toast no more yucky butter knife contaminating the jam!

nellyhel Sun 02-Aug-09 22:59:35

Thanks for jam - dd thinks we are v important in getting to test it grin !

We liked the strawberry flavour - it doesn't seem too sweet and looks the colour of proper jam - thought might seem too processed but it doesn't, just a bit smoother.

Also chocolate flavour suggested here and lemon curd - by dd.

The squeezy bottle is easier in that there is less mess, but at the moment we still refer to the jar we already had open as "real" jam and ds1 prefers this. He normally chooses marmalade anyway tho so his opinion might not count!

I would like to know about recycling however - our house recycles both glass and plastic, so which is better? There is a limit to how many squeezy bottles you can re-use in the bath etc, so it would end up collected for recycling. I would tend to pick a glass jar over the same in a plastic bottle as more enviromentally friendly, but don't know why hmm so I would probably stick to glass jars of jam...

serenity Sun 02-Aug-09 23:53:01

1. What other jam flavours would your kids and their friends like, and what would they really turn their noses up at? Raspberry, wouldn't like anything orangey

2. What fun, ingenious uses are there for empty Squeezy bottles? DD used it in the bath, does that count?

3 What's your most creative recipe using jam? (this is where you post on Mumsnet recipes) Don't really have one - use it in butterfly cakes, put jam in before the butter icing (a lot easier with this than trying to scrape it off a teaspoon!)

4. Is Squeezy easier to use than jars for you and your kids? Yes...DCs managed to do their own toast and pancakes without leaving globs of sticky jam for me to discover later in the day.

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