Recently I was offered the chance to review nibnibs mini cheese straws range. Not one to say no to say no to food I jumped at the chance to try them out.
Based in Yorkshire nibnibs specialise in premium baked British nibbles for the most discerning connoisseurs! Well that I am not but I do enjoy quality food with great taste! Awarded with a Great Taste 2013 award and the winner of deliciously Yorkshire award 2013-2014 you just know they’re going to taste really good.*drools*
You can enjoy nibnibs cheese straws in 2 sizes full size straws and mini ones which I received. All made with West Country cheddar either in just exceptional cheddar or paired with cheeky onion or spicy chilli. You can also get them in Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper. I also received jumbo peanuts in Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper.
So what did I think? Yes? No? Good? Not so nice? This is the question isn’t it and lets face it the whole point of this post so let me be totally honest with you please read on………
First to be taste tested were the jumbo peanuts. Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper. I love peanuts and I love pretty much anything flavoured with salt and pepper, chicken wings anyone?, but I have never had peanuts of this flavour. I naughtily snuck them up to bed with me to help with my blogging. Honestly they didn’t last long. I had only planned on having a handful or two but before I knew it the whole tub was gone! Addictive doesn’t even come close. They were so delicious and moreish and I am totally stocking up on these!
The exceptional cheddar straws were next on the list! Now if I am being honest I imagined them to be the same texture as mini cheddars but with better flavour. I was wrong totally wrong. They are small crunchy little bread sticks with the most delicious cheesy flavour. The thing is I really wasn’t keen on the texture and found them a little hard to eat despite the fact that they actually tasted delicious, so needless I didn’t really eat many. But………. Olivia loved them! Little Miss Fussy Eater is awful at trying anything new but I managed to get her to try one, which led to two, then three, four and quite quickly I had to take them off her so she had some left for her packed lunch the next day.
“Mmmmm these are delicious. I love them” Olivia B age 8
This then left us with the cheeky onion flavour and the spicy chilli straws. So I opted for the chilli and Olivia the onion straws. Sharing is caring and all that although I don’t think Olivia felt the same about sharing these at all!
After not being fussed about the cheddar straws I was a bit dubious as to if I actually wanted to even try the chilli ones but being the good (and thorough) blogger that I am I delved right in. *Pah* chilli what chilli I thought as I popped one into my mouth. Damn these things have got some kick for something so small! Just one little straw had me reaching for the milk my mouth was on fire, I was impressed and hooked. I scoffed the whole tub as quick as my burning mouth could cope with. As far as I am concerned the hotter the better and boy, were these hot! I loved them and found them a lot easier to eat than the cheddar ones.
Despite Olivias reservations about not liking onion (this girl ‘doesn’t like’ an awful lot) there were none left in her lunch box when she came home and asked if there were any left for the next day! Think I’ve found a new favourite for her lunch box.
There is so much flavour in nibnibs it’s not hard to see why they are award winning snacks and I don’t think Olivia will pleased with me if I don’t stock up with more of her new favourite snacks. I would love to get these for a pamper night I am having soon. I was planning on saving some but well, Olivia had other ideas…….. They are just too delicious not to eat!
So….. where would you nibble yours? Me? Well I nibbled mine on the sofa with a box set of the Ghost Whisperer while Olivia was at school and Olivia? She nibbled hers in the lunch hall at school shared with friends!