Last Sunday before we were back to reality
Yesterday was the last Sunday before we were back to reality. Back to the grind. I wanted the day to be an enjoyable but not too hectic last day of the Christmas break. Ha ha ha! I should be so lucky. In fact it was one of those days where one thing after another went wrong. Sibling rivalry was at its best, we were victims of the most horrendous temper tantrums and we couldn't even make jelly without getting it wrong!
Nevertheless, we managed to squeeze in some family fun. First, a bitterly cold but fun trip to the park.
Followed by a delicious dinner consisting of our fav potatoes - Dauphinois. Then after that?
Pudding of course.
Hartley's Glitter Jelly
In the cupboard I had a packet of Hartley's Glitter Jelly, something the kids had asked me to pick up when they saw it during our food shopping trip a few days ago.
Glitter Jelly! Sayy whaattt! We were super excited to see this!
Miss P & Master E wanted to make the jelly, so whilst the food was cooking I helped them to do just that.
The instructions were super easy to follow...Empty sachet contents into bowl, add 500ml of boiling water, stir until dissolved, decant into smaller containers, put in the fridge. Simples yet Mummy still managed to mess it up! *rolls eyes*
I tipped the contents into the measuring jug meaning it became difficult to tell when I had added 500mls of boiling water. It also didn't help that I read it wrong and only added 150mls of water to begin with!
As you can see what was supposed to be a quick and easy kitchen make was starting to become a nightmare. These were my errors though and not defaults with the product.
Once I had added more water to the gloopy mixture, helped the kids ensure it was fully dissolved and decanted it into smaller containers we popped them into the fridge. Now, my previous experience with jelly is that it seems to take forever to set and to be honest I wasn't expecting anything different with this. Especially as we only used hot water, as opposed to the usual part hot and part cold approach.
After dinner we went to check to see if our dessert was ready and I could not believe my eyes. All 6 pots of jelly were set and ready to eat. This was only around 30 - 40 mins after we made it. Absolutely ideal for a quick and easy, last minute pudding.
However, I was a little disappointed...it wasn't very glittery. This was the main reason we purchased this product; to see glitter jelly. If you looked closely it was shimmery but you had to look close and it definitely wasn't glittery. Which was a little disheartening particularly for the children.
That aside it still tasted delicious.
Making the jelly seemed to match the rest of our day in terms of one thing after another going wrong. I would still buy this product again, making sure I read the instructions properly next time instead of skimming them! No glitter was disappointing given that was its selling point to us, but it didn't effect the taste plus the time in which it took to set using only hot water, was incredible.
If you have purchased this jelly and had a better experience, a more glittery end product, or if it all went bottoms up for you too, I would love to see your pictures. Comment below or share over on my Instagram or Facebook pages using #MMhartleysglitterjelly
Please note this is not a sponsored or paid post just an honest review of an activity we took part in as a family.