Packaged ham reviews

No one expects pre-packaged and pre-sliced ham to be a gourmet’s delight.
 
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03.Results table

Full results for all products are shown in the table below.

 

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Product Per 100 grams
Brand (ranked by added water per 100 g) Added water (%) Cost of water (cents) Pork (%) Price ($)
Primo Leg Ham Double Smoked 4 12 95 3.29
Dandy Shaved Premium Leg Ham 5 14 95 2.88
Primo Leg Ham Honey Cured 5 17 93 3.29
Primo Premium Leg Ham Shaved 5 17 95 3.38
Courtway Continental Double Smoked Leg Ham (Aldi) 6 7 95 1.33
Courtway Continental Leg Ham (Aldi) 6 7 95 1.33
Hans Monaco Medium Sliced 8 27 86 3.43
Hans Country Fresh Premium Bush Honey Leg Ham 10 35 86 3.60
Courtway Shaved Ham (Aldi) 11 19 85 1.75
Courtway Sliced Leg Ham (Aldi) 11 22 85 1.99
Courtway Shaved Honey Roast Ham (Aldi) 12 20 85 1.75
Hans Country Fresh Premium Smokehouse Leg Ham 12 41 85 3.60
Hans Country Fresh Premium Oven Baked Leg Ham 13 45 86 3.60
KR Castlemaine Double Smoked Virginian Leg Ham Shaved 13 46 80 3.42
KR Castlemaine Honey Roast Leg Ham Shaved 13 44 80 3.42
KR Castlemaine Fine Sliced Leg Ham 14 29 80 2.11
You’ll Love Coles Baked Honey Leg Ham 15 40 80 2.78
KR Castlemaine Shredded Ham 16 20 75 1.32
Woolworths Select Double Smoked Leg Ham 16 47 80 2.88
Woolworths Select Honey Roast Leg Ham 16 47 80 2.88
Weight Watchers Shaved Leg Ham 17 47 77 2.68
Woolworths Select Champagne Leg Ham 17 50 80 2.88
You’ll Love Coles Smoked Ham 17 39 78 2.20
Hans Honey Roasted Leg Ham Fine Sliced 18 40 74 2.24
KR Castlemaine Champagne Leg Ham Shaved 18 45 74 2.50
KR Castlemaine Danish Leg Ham Shaved 18 46 74 2.50
Woolworths Honey Leg Ham 18 41 74 2.30
Dandy Shaved Honey Leg Ham 19 58 74 2.88
KR Castlemaine Bred Free Range Shaved Leg Ham 19 65 77 3.42
Primo Champagne Leg Ham Thinly Sliced 19 68 77 3.45
Primo Honey Leg Ham Shaved 19 68 74 3.38
Don Honey Roasted Leg Ham Shaved 20 41 71 2.07
Don Lite Leg Ham 20 56 71 2.75
Woolworths Double Smoked Leg Ham 20 40 74 2.09
Hans Leg Ham Fine Sliced 21 53 74 2.59
Don Double Smoked Leg Ham Shaved 22 61 71 2.75
Don English Leg Ham Shaved 22 50 71 2.20
Hans Baked Virginian Leg Ham 22 27 74 1.17
Hans Champagne Leg Ham 22 54 74 2.56
Hans Leg Ham Double Smoked 22 55 74 2.56
Hans Leg Ham Sliced 22 56 74 2.42
Hans Traditional Smoked Leg Ham Fine Sliced 22 50 74 2.24
Primo Low Salt Leg Ham Shaved 23 79 74 3.45
Hans Leg Ham Sticks 25 74 71 2.99
Woolworths Premium Lite Leg Ham 27 61 67 2.30
Woolworths Deli Leg Ham 38 57 53 1.60
 

Table notes

Added water Our lab measured the overall water content of the ham. We then deducted the water that’s a normal component of pork, based on the percentage of meat stated on the label. The difference is the amount of water added during the curing process.

Cost of water This is how much of the price per 100 g you’re paying for the added water.

Pork This is the percentage of pork stated by the manufacturer on the label.

Price Based on prices we paid in Sydney supermarkets in May 2008.

 
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