“ Brand: Whitworths / Type: Raisins „
Well I was in Sainsbury's the other day with my mum and my twin boys and they were both due a snack of some sort but unfortunately I hadn't took anything out with me. I headed straight for the crisp aisle and luckily they didnt sell single packets of crisps and I wasn't prepared to buy a multibag. So off I went to look for my mum who was nosing in the cakes aisle and she told me to get some dried fruitflakes instead.
I went to have a nosey at the dried fruit packets on the shelves. The boys have just grasped how to hold bags of things themselves and eat out of them, and I was only looking for a smallish bag of fruit for them as I knew it wouldn't of excited them as much as a pack of Quavers do and half of them would probably be wasted anyway.
I was concentrating on the prices but I was seeing most of the dried fruit packets in various brands costing over a £1, no way was I paying this. Then 39p caught my eye! I looked closer at the 39p pricing and seen a bright purple and silver shiny 50g bag of Whitworths Jumbo Mixed Raisins.
Knowing that the boys had actually tried raisins before (having bought a few boxes of the Sunny Raisin brand) and them having been successful in their taste test I decided to purchase two bags - one for each of them of course lol.
The bags themselves are quite appealing, without you even being someone who likes raisins or is even looking to buy some. It's bright, shiny and the colours on the packet work well together. I've never heard of Whitworths before but it clearly states that brand at the top of the packet and in bold purple writing is Jumbo Mixed Raisins, so no mistaking them for another dried fruit.
Upon opening the packet I was firstly greeted by a sweet but not sickly sugary sweet, pleasant smell of raisins, and when looking into the packet I seen an attractive bunch of large coloured raisins. By coloured I mean a mix of the more common dark/brown and then a lighter/yellow colour.
I liked the fact they were larger than normal raisins that you can buy, as it sometimes feels you are not gaining anything from eating them as they are so small. You seriously would probably be better munching on rabbit droppings (yuck I know lol). These however were of course large, being Jumbo Raisins which allows you a good few seconds actually chewing rather than a second for just swallowing - which is what we'd probably usually do with a smaller one. The more chewing you do with these results in more of a taste on your tongue. Now I can't really explain the taste of a raisin but for anybody who likes them these really are a treat.
Last but not least a few important points I think I should mention for anybody looking to have a try, these are ..
*A good source of fibre
*Naturally low in fat
*Suitable for vegetarians
*No added sugar
There is also some allergy advice on the back of the packet saying they contain Sulphur Dioxide.
For anybody looking for a quick, tasty snack or for anyone who just like me loves raisins these are well worth the 39p they are even though the bag is not a large bag that you can buy in supermarkets there is a satisfying amount in the packet to keep you going until lunch or tea.