Fearne & Rosie is an independent brand which was started by Rachel, a Mum of two girls who wanted to create food which was lower in sugar than the options on the market whilst making sure taste was not compromised.
I was asked if the kids wanted to try a couple fo the spreads on offer by Fearne & Rosie and as Teddy, my middle child LOVES jam, I thought this was a great excuse to see if he would enjoy a lower sugar option. Being my fussiest eater, I was not sure what to expect…
We were sent the Reduced Sugar Strawberry Jam and the Honey and Chocolate Spread . Immediately the jam was tried in a classic jam sandwich and the thumbs up were given (phew). The Honey and Chocolate Spread was used on pancakes and, oh my goodness; it was like eating a little piece of heaven. I can honestly say that both spreads were super tasty, more so than I imagined…so much so, I may have been caught licking the honey and chocolate spread off the spoon…although Harry also took found the jam incredibly moorish!
We then decided to fill a rainy day over Half term with a Fearne & Rosie recipe. It was super simple so easy for the kids to do (the only help required was with the oven). I thought I’d share the recipe which features on the Fearne & Rosie website as it created minimal mess and all the kids enjoyed eating them.
Jam Banana Bites
- 1 banana
- 100g oats
- 2 tablespoons of Fearne & Rosie Jam (it states raspberry in the recipe but we used the strawberry!)
- A handful of dried fruit (we actually used chocolate covered raisins as a Half Term treat).
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
- Mash up the banana in a bowl with a fork
- Mix the oats and jam into the mashed banana mix. Then mix in the dried fruit
- Roll the mixture into balls (it makes about 8/9 balls)
- Place in the oven for 15 minutes then remove, cool and let the kids enjoy!
The success of these spreads has meant I am planning on trying the Fearne & Rosie pasta sauce and ketchup (Harry consumes his weight in the stuff!). The Strawberry and White Chocolate Spread sounds rather tempting too… You can find the products here and a selection of the jams at Waitrose).
I was gifted the Fearne Rosie spreads but all my wiring and opinions are my own.