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10 June 2016 @ 11:23 am
another one gone  
OK, it's nothing like the real thing, but I like this stuff. I make sure I have a spare jar or two, both at work and at home (it comes from America!)

empty jar
[empty Strawberry Fruit Spread jar & full jar ready to open]

There are no strawberries in this. Further, its texture is more like jelly ('Jell-o' to you North Americans) than jam, but it contains no gelatine. It's very hard to extract from the jar because it slips off your knife. But it's sweet, has a vaguely strawberry-like flavour, and it's moist. Given that most of the dumpster-derived freegan bread I eat is up to a month old, sometimes I need a spread to liven up the toast. Or I just need to satisfy my sweetness addiction.

The best aspect is that it has (supposedly) zero calories! There's nothing nutritious in it!

There's one other good thing about it. The empty jar is just the right capacity to hold the 85 g of coffee beans I use in one day's coffee (that's four cups), with a bit of extra space if I think it will be a day when I need stronger coffee than usual.  So I can line up 3 or 4 jars of coffee beans and know the next few days of my life are adequately catered - in the style of J. Alfred Prufrock.

strawberry spread jar recycled as coffee storage jar

[strawberry spread jar recycled as coffee storage jar]

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