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Member Name: upton66
Advantages: Delicious, Nutritious
Decidedly un-appealing, they look exactly liked dried wood chips for the fire. Made by Mapleton's Foods they have been around since the 1950's and used to be easy to get, but now I can only find them in Holland & Barratt at a hefty price of £1.99 /320grams
A handful added to my usual flakes with cold milk they are delicious and make breakfast so much more interesting, tasty, filling and nutritious; they add sweetness and flavour.
They have little immediate smell, but bite through them and you taste the delicious fruity sweetness. They are initially very crunchy but with a bit of chewing go delightfully smooth and leave a wonderful after-taste of the molasses.
They should be good for you, containing 41% mixed fruits: dates, figs, sultanas, raisins, almonds & hazelnuts and wholemeal flour, dextrose, molasses, peanuts, bran and wheat germ. I can't establish the actual added sugar content of the total 72.1% carbohydrates, but the molasses is a natural un-refined sugar so no need to worry. Whilst some of those fruits may put you off, you cannot taste any individual one.
Store them really airtight to keep them crisp or they will absorb any moisture very quickly and lose their appeal, the small packets though won't last long once you get a taste for them.
They used to be sold in tall, attractive cylindrical tins that made good biscuit tins, these days they are in a waxy paper bag in a boring red cardboard box.
Give them a try.
Summary: A great topping to your usual cereal
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