Thanks to #justjans and #tryazon for providing products to try. No compensation received. All opinions mine!
Have you heard of Just Jan’s? I’ll admit I hadn’t. It’s a brand begun by — no surprise here — a woman named Jan. Jan Hogrewe, a lifelong food lover, launched her product line of fruit spreads in 2012. There are currently 13 flavors, and you can buy them online through her website (you can buy them in some stores in California as well, but for us non-Californians, online is the way to go). Jan uses the highest quality ingredients, and her spreads have 14% less sugar than traditional spreads.
Their packaging is beautiful. I hosted a get-together where guests could try Just Jan’s spreads and Signature Lemon Bars made from her lemon curd (really tasty!).
My overall thoughts on the products — I loved the lemon curd. It was tangy and sweet without being too sweet. I was — hmmmm, let’s say wary — about the fig spread. This is a girl who never even liked fig newtons. But, I decided to ease in it by trying it in a recipe for Fig and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts. Guess what? It was SO good! Tasted really gourmet, but very easy to make.
I would never have thought to buy fig spread. But believe me, it tasted delicious in this dish.
A fun way to try Just Jan’s spreads is through a gift pack. These contain 6 little jars of the spreads, each in different flavors, so you can see which you like best without a big commitment 😉 (By the way, I really loved the strawberry, and the key lime curd).
Have you heard of Just Jan’s products? Have you tried them?