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EllieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 03-Jun-19 09:29:40

This is the feedback thread for the MNers who tested out the new Flora Original recipe with their family. This product test was open to all UK MNers with at least one child aged 0-12.

Here’s what Flora has to say: “Try our Flora Original’s great new taste with 100% plant goodness*. Flora Original spread has been a family favourite for generations. Melt on toast, spread on sandwiches, mix into meals, Flora Original’s new recipe is made from 100% of ingredients from natural origins. Naturally rich in Omega 3, with 67% less saturated fat than butter, Flora has absolutely no preservatives, artificial colours or flavours. Our product is certified vegan, however we don’t recommend if you have a dairy allergy.”

Testers please answer the following question:
- Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?
- Is Flora a brand you can trust?
- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?
- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?
- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?
- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not
- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.

All selected testers will be required to leave feedback on what they thought of Flora Original on a thread on Mumsnet and by filling out a short survey. Everyone who completes both sets of feedback will be entered into a prize draw to win a £300 voucher of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw
MNHQ

Terms and conditions apply

*Naturally contains Omega 3&6. Essential fats are needed for normal growth and development of children. A daily intake of 2g alpha-linolenic acid and 10g linoleic acid is needed. 2 x 10g servings of Flora a day contribute a significant amount to this. Enjoy as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

carolineandbaby Mon 03-Jun-19 09:40:20

Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?
Very, would happily replace current brand with this

- Is Flora a brand you can trust?
I believe so but that is based from reputation of the company more than anything

- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?
Yes

- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?
It was ready to spread when lifted straight out of the fridge and was great in baking little cakes

- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?
Yes it had a slight buttery taste to it although mug softer different consistency to butter.

- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not
I would if it was a competitive price to the one i normally buy

- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.
Yes I would especially to people who specific dietary requirements

bibolda Mon 03-Jun-19 09:42:37

Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?
- Is Flora a brand you can trust?
- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?
- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike? It taste so good. We love that is 100% plant based. It is yummy and the packaging is amazing.
- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original? My husband really loved it. It taste more buttery...
- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? It made from 100% plants. It has a different more buttery appearance and it taste so good.
- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Yes, because it tastes better. Everyone should try it.

elizaco Mon 03-Jun-19 09:43:22

- Flora is a brand I trust. I have used many of it's products and like them all.
- It does cater for my family's needs.
- I thought the product looked appealing. I liked the packaging which would stand out in-store. It had a good consistency. Easy to spread and neither too firm or too soft.
- I liked the taste. It was as a spread should be. Subtle and didn't overpower the other ingredients.
- I would buy this product if the price was competitive.
- I would recommend this product if asked. Versatile and easy to spread.

LoudestRoar Mon 03-Jun-19 09:43:44

- Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original? Very satisfied, it was really nice
- Is Flora a brand you can trust? Yes
- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs? Yes
- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike? We all liked the taste and creaminess of it.
- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original? Yes, we all enjoyed it.
- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not. If it was at a good price, then yes. We preferred the taste of this to others.
- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not. Yes, as we were impressed with it.

xSharonNeedlesx Mon 03-Jun-19 09:44:13

- Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original? Very satisfied

- Is Flora a brand you can trust? It is now

- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs? We have no dietary requirements but we all happily ate this

- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike? We liked everything about it.

- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original? It does not taste like the Flora I used to eat as a child which was a good surprise, my parents used to buy flora and I hated the taste so haven’t bought it in the 10 years since I moved house. Since I’ve tried this I’ve already bought the buttery one to try

- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not. Yes I would, we’re all happy with the taste so would continue to buy

- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not. Yes

aggga8 Mon 03-Jun-19 09:44:50

Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original? My family love new Flora Orginal
- Is Flora a brand you can trust? Yes, definetlu
- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs? Yes all
- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike? We like everything
- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original? It taste like butter
- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not good price, brand
- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.Lovely taste, good quality and price

problembottom Mon 03-Jun-19 09:47:44

Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?
Very happy - it tasted great.

- Is Flora a brand you can trust?
Yes I’ve bought Flora for years as it’s a quality product.

- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?
Yes - very easy to use.

- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?
We all liked the tub design, spreadability and the taste. No dislikes.

- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?
Yes the taste was great, everyone liked it.

- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not
Yes - Flora is already my go to margarine brand, I’ve been using it for years.

- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.
Definitely - I have nothing negative to say about it.

VictoriaBun Mon 03-Jun-19 09:48:54

Here is my feedback.

Is Flora a brand you can trust?
Yes I trust the Flora brand

- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?
I feel it does. It spread well, tastes good - all the family thought it ok. I even made a few cupcakes with it and they turned out lovely.

- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?
We enjoyed it in always, sandwiches, on toast, and as above in cakes.

- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?
We didn't find a big difference in the ' new ' flora from the old tbh. It still good.

- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not
We usually have a few that we use and Flora is one of them, so no need to change our buying habits.

- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.
We would recommend , it tastes good and all the family like it.I also like that it has all the omega goodness in it.

StressedMum001 Mon 03-Jun-19 09:49:57

- Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original? My family loved the new Flora Original

- Is Flora a brand you can trust? Yes

- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs? I feel that they cater for all my family and their needs

- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike? We were all happy with the new Flora Original

- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original? Everyone liked it

- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not=vYes I would as I feel they are trying to make eating healthy much easier

- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.- Yes I would and already have

xgembeanx Mon 03-Jun-19 09:50:51

Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?
We were very satisfied

- Is Flora a brand you can trust?
Yes definitely

- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?
Yes

- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?
I liked how easy it was to spread even though it had been stored in the fridge, meaning it didn’t rip the bread up when putting it on

- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?
Yes we all loved the taste

- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not
Yes I would

- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.
Yes definitely. It tastes great!

bumble270 Mon 03-Jun-19 09:51:05

-Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?

Pretty satisfied, my DH liked it and would happily use it all the time instead if anything else.
My only hesitation is I do really like the butter we use (lurpak, slightly salted)
But I think we will change to this for our everyday use, my DB is vegetarian becoming vegan so very handy to know this wouldn't be an issue to serve him

- Is Flora a brand you can trust?

Yes

- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?

Yes

- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?

No dislikes really

- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?

I found it had a slight not butter taste, but compared to other brands much less. Only noticeable when just having bread and butter, so not enough to put us off

- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not

For most use yes, but as mentioned above I do enjoy our "proper" butter. So will still use that for occasions (Xmas breakfast etc)

- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.

Yes, especially those thinking about being vegetarian/vegan

ellebell89 Mon 03-Jun-19 09:54:01

Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?
Very satisfied. Great taste and easy to spread
- Is Flora a brand you can trust?
100% trustworthy
- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?
Yes definitely
- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?
We all enjoyed it on toast and in sandwiches. I added some into meals (pasta bake) and it was lovely.
- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?
Yes we all enjoyed the taste. It isn't too much or too little
- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not
Yes we would choose this brand. We usually use flora buttery but I think we will be sticking to new flora original
- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.
Definitely. It's easily spreadable with a great taste

samdobson Mon 03-Jun-19 09:55:18

Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?
It was ok but I wasn't blown away enough to replace my existing
- Is Flora a brand you can trust?Yes, it not worth double the price if not in offer
- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs? It can do.
- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike? The taste wasnt as nice as what were used to
- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original? It tasted ok, but not above oir normal option.
- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not. No unfortunately not. My preferred our original.
- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.no, as we preferred our original.

SarahBeeney Mon 03-Jun-19 09:57:20

- Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?

everyone seemed to like it

- Is Flora a brand you can trust?
Yes

- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?

I suppose so

- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?

I find it a bit ‘margeriney’. We are used to spreadable butter like Lurpak. The children seemed to like it though.

- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?

I wouldn’t have it on a jacket potato,not sure if it would melt. It’s fine in sandwiches.

- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not

No. As above,I wouldn’t want it in a jacket potato but it’s ok for sandwiches. I just prefer the taste of spreadable butter and it feels less processed to me.

- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.
**no due to the reasons above.

helloswellow Mon 03-Jun-19 09:57:42

Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?
We really liked it. We found it really fit with our tastes.

Is Flora a brand you can trust?
Based on their products alone, I'd say they're reasonably trustworthy. I don't know a lot, if anything, about their business practices though.

Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?
Yes. I have an intolerance to dairy and this is a great option for me. It's also really convenient that it's spreadable straight from the fridge.

What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?
We loved the taste. We loved the fact its vegan, even though we ourselves are not. We loved the fact you could spread it straight from the fridge and the fact it melted really easily on toast and jacket potatoes.

Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?
My partner said he thinks it tastes the same as other Flora products. I don't think this is true. I think it's lighter, fresher and creamier. It tastes absolutely amazing on hot toast.

Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not
We've already made a decision to swap to the New Flora Original however, we'll probably pick the light version. Especially as the big 1kg rubs are £2 in Asda right now.

Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.
Already recommended it to my sister who's vegetarian with an intent of turning vegan. She bought it and loves it. My mum also ask what it was when she ate some toast at our house and was pleasantly surprised to find out it was the new Flora Original. Its great for people with restricted diets, so I'll definitely recommend it to those who fit the bill.

Scoleah Mon 03-Jun-19 09:58:31

- Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?
We were very satisfied with the New flora original, it tasted nice & buttery, and the kids really enjoyed it too!
- Is Flora a brand you can trust?
Yes
- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?
Yes! From toast to cupcakes, it never lets us down! Does exactly as it's meant too!
- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?
We loved the taste; nice and buttery! The texture was really good in sandwiches & didn't cause the bread to rip whilst spreading! There wasn't anything we disliked!
- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?
We all loved the taste! Especially on toast, and my youngest couldn't tell the difference in his sandwiches which is a good thing as he's really fussy!
- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not
If it was an affordable price then yes!
- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.
Yes, because it tastes lovely and Seemed good value for money!

AngelwingsPetlamb Mon 03-Jun-19 10:05:21

Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?
Very satisfied and pleasantly surprised too.

- Is Flora a brand you can trust?
Yes, it’s good quality and health conscious

- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?
I think so

- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original?
I liked the price, and that it spreads well straight from the fridge. I quite liked the taste. I like the fact it’s from plants only.

When you spread it on hot toast it makes it a little soggy and slithery for the topping which is the main thing I didn’t like so much.

What did your family like or dislike?
Mainly liked it but would have preferred a more buttery taste.

- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?
Yes, on the whole but it would have been nicer if it tasted more buttery.

- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not
Not sure. It’s healthier but the taste is not buttery enough.

- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family?
Yes if they were thinking of trying it.

Doubtfuldaphne Mon 03-Jun-19 10:11:46

Thanks for letting me sample this! Here are my answers:

- Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?
We all really like it so I’d say very satisfied

- Is Flora a brand you can trust?
Yes, my mum always bought flora and now I will. It’s been around a long time and it’s a trusted brand

- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?
Yes, we all use it daily

- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?
I really liked the taste. Much nicer than what we usually buy. I’m still amazed it’s plant based!

- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?
Much nicer than our usual brand. I used to think they were all the same and would just get whatever was cheapest but now I realise they don’t all taste the same and this is far more superior

- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not
I definitely will choose flora original now as we all much preferred the taste

- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.
Yes I would. I think others would be just as impressed!

Ballysbabe Mon 03-Jun-19 10:14:55

I haven’t received anything from you yet!!

Julesp61 Mon 03-Jun-19 10:18:52

How satisfied were you with Flora Original?
Very satisfied - good quality.

Is Flora a brand you can trust?
Of course. It’s been around in various forms for years.

Is Flora a brand that caters for all your family needs?
For our family it does. However, if you have someone with a dairy allergy it does say it’s not recommended.

What do you like/dislike?
Like - Quite easy to spread straight from the fridge.
Dislike - nothing really.

Did you like the taste?
I prefer real butter on toast as it’s creamier and saltier but Flora is great on sandwiches and to use for baking.

Would you choose Flora over a similar product?
Yes I would if the price was comparable.

Would you recommend Flora?
Yes I would.

ohdannyboy Mon 03-Jun-19 10:30:54

Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?

We were pleasantly surprised with the texture and quality of the spread.

Is Flora a brand you can trust?

Yes I would trust this brand, it's been a top seller on the supermarket shelves for as long as I can remember, it it was not trustworthy it would not be there.

Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?

Yes, my husband is vegan so TICK
We made cupcakes with it on Sunday and they were lovely so TICK
It's 100% natural so TICK

What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?

We loved the buttery colour, spreadability, taste and quality, there was . nothing to dislike about this product.

Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?

We usually buy flora buttery, and would not usually consider this, but after initial resentment having this on the toast in the morning, went down a treat.

Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands?

When I went to buy the spread the larger size (which was double the pack I had the coupon for) was only 50 pence more. So I would buy the pack for £2. I would realistically only buy it if the price was competitive, I would buy..

Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family?

Yes - without hesitation. It's a great tasting product, which ticks all the boxes for a family.

thank your for selecting me as a tester.

WeAreTheWeirdosMister Mon 03-Jun-19 10:35:26

Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original? I was really satisfied, it was tasty and melted well on toast.
Is Flora a brand you can trust? Since the vegan trend Flira has put plant powered on a lot of products that contain animal byproducts and I see this as untrustworthy.
Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs? No, because some of the household prefer real butter.
-*What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?* It wasn't outstanding compared to our usual margarine (dh and kids couldn't tell the difference). We like it just fine.
-*Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?* Again, it wasn't outstanding.
-*Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not* No the price dictates we will stick with Vitalite.
Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not. Only if they mentioned margarine.

AVT5 Mon 03-Jun-19 10:36:23

Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?
- Is Flora a brand you can trust?
Flora is a brand I can trust as it is a reasonably priced product and always delivers on flavour.

- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs?
It was a spread that catered for the whole family.

- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?
We all loved the flavour. It tastes very natural whilst being creamy

- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?
We all loved it

- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not
As long as it wasnt alot more expensive than other alternatives, then i would now choose Flora orginal as our new spread. We loved the 'fresh' flavour

- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.
I am definitely going to recommend Flora Original to friend's and family.

daisy913 Mon 03-Jun-19 10:37:45

- Overall, how satisfied were you and your family with new Flora Original?
Considering usually our go to is clover, we actually found this to be nicer and a healthier alternative for us as a whole.

- Is Flora a brand you can trust?Yes I think it definitely is

- Is Flora a brand that caters to all your family’s needs? Yes, it was great from use with sandwiches/toast to cakes!

- What did you like or dislike about new Flora Original? What did your family like or dislike?
As a whole we all loved it, it spread great, even from a cold fridge on to fresh bread.
There wasn't anything we didn't like, kids

- Did you like the taste of New Flora Original? How did your family like the taste of New Flora Original?
Yes we all liked it and have now actually changed over from clover to flora

- Would you choose New Flora Original for you or your family over other margarine and/or butter brands? Please explain why or why not
Yes! And we have swapped over, we have changed because we find the taste is nicer, the spread is smoother on bread and it is lovely in cakes!

- Would you recommend Flora Original to friends or family? Please explain why or why not.
Yes I would, I actually have to my parents and my best friend already, and am pleased to say nothing have changed! smile both used to be a loyal clover user, however now we all use flora! grin

Thank you for changing our life grin

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