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to think that jam is not jelly?

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MollysMummy2010 Fri 26-Jun-20 14:03:34

I am bit bemused to be honest.......ordered three small pots of Hartleys strawberry jelly and was delivered three jars of Hartleys strawberry jam.

Not a substitution, just the wrong thing. I have been charged the £1 for three offer for what I ordered.

Any suggestions of heavily jam-based recipes welcome......

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mbosnz Fri 26-Jun-20 14:06:00

Works well in trifle!

KingOfDogShite Fri 26-Jun-20 14:08:31

Don’t Americans call jam jelly?

Jelly has gelatine, jam has pectin.

slipperywhensparticus Fri 26-Jun-20 14:10:24

Maybe they hired American staff?

Or maybe it's a conspiracy grin

Steamed jam pudding is a favourite in our house you can do it in the microwave too

echt Fri 26-Jun-20 14:10:49

This might help:

Or this:

CalmdownJanet Fri 26-Jun-20 14:12:11

Loads of crusty batch bread and a few pots of tea and you'll work your way through that jam in no time

mbosnz Fri 26-Jun-20 14:13:22

Or there's louise cake. . .

TheGirlWithAThornInHerSide Fri 26-Jun-20 14:13:44

£1 for 3 jars of Jam is a result. :-)

june2007 Fri 26-Jun-20 14:14:12

Jam has fruit bits in whilst jelly is the juice.

MollysMummy2010 Fri 26-Jun-20 14:16:10

Not complaining but, as I said, more bemused than anything!

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TheTrollFairy Fri 26-Jun-20 14:16:33

I wouldn’t be upset if I was charged the same price!
I eat jam in porridge

SoftBlocks Fri 26-Jun-20 14:20:50

Jam has bits in it. There is a sort of bit-free jam that Americans call jelly and have with peanut butter, in doughnuts etc. British jelly is firm and wobbly and made with gelatine.

morethanafortnight Fri 26-Jun-20 14:33:38

How about a nice cream tea?

Or jam tarts.

HariboLectar Fri 26-Jun-20 15:05:10

It will last for ever a pretty long time if you don't open it?

FiveFootTwoEyesOfBlue Fri 26-Jun-20 15:10:59


Don’t Americans call jam jelly?

Jelly has gelatine, jam has pectin.

Yes, and just to confuse matters further, they call jelly (the sort you have for dessert) jello! I think it's their brand name.

I think OP means she ordered little pots of jelly for dessert, not jelly in a jar like redcurrant jelly you might have with meat.

Elouera Fri 26-Jun-20 15:14:18

Yes, Americans use the term jelly for UK jam, and Jello for Jelly.

In the UK, jelly can indeed be a dessert made with gelatine, but ALSO, the term for a clear jam made with pectin. When making the jam its strained through a bag leaving a clear, set jam used on toast. Whereas a regular jam for toast includes the whole fruit and isnt clear. I'd be asking them why they've sent a jam instead of the clear jelly version?

Uses for your jam include:
- on scones
- coconut jam slice (any jam will do)
- spread on bread for bread and butter pudding

Pipandmum Fri 26-Jun-20 15:21:41

I grew up in america and I've never called jam jelly. It's jam. Thet have redcurrant jelly like here. The stuff with peanut butter is grape jelly. There is also the jelly dessert (like what you ordered).
In other words, it wouldn't be a mistake due to being American especially as they can also read. Just a simple mistake.

VincentVanGoo Fri 26-Jun-20 15:27:44

grin echt

I knew the link would be that!

TheMurk Fri 26-Jun-20 15:30:08

Jelly is a Scottish term for seed free jam.

As in jeely piece.

Jam sandwich.

24hoursfromtulsa Fri 26-Jun-20 15:33:28

Jelly is the term for seed free jam in England too, it's not a purely Scottish term. Eg redcurrant jelly, blackberry jelly etc

tealandteal Fri 26-Jun-20 15:42:20

Queen of puddings (or Princess of puddings?) is fab to use up the jam. One is marmalade and one is jam, not sure which way round.

MollysMummy2010 Fri 26-Jun-20 15:54:42

Yes it was little pots of jelly for my daughter as I find them convenient am too lazy to actually make it

We do use jam but not to that degree. It does keep for ages so I am sure will get through it eventually. Will make some scones and a Victoria sponge.

At least it's a win - would be very upset if it was the other way round!!!

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