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I am always on the lookout for new mini snacks that I can add in to my sons packed lunch box. The product currently under review is Peperami Minis pack of 10. Unfortunately finding things that he will actually eat and wont just bring home untouched is no mean feat. He is quite a fan of salami which I have to say I thought would be one of the last things that he would want to eat as he tends to be fussy. However this fussiness can change as often as the weather so what he wont eat one week will be just fine the next. I used to buy him large peperamis however I found that it became quite expensive as they are priced around the 60p mark individually. I would therefore only put the occasional one as a treat in his lunch. However I recently discovered mini versions of this item which were more reasonably priced and this has become a frequent addition now as they are more economical.
These snacks come in packets of ten and cost £2.10 which work out better value for money at 21p per piece. You can buy them in all of the main supermarket chains in the dairy and snack chiller section. They are easy to spot as they stand out a mile on the shelf in their bright green shiny foil packaging. I bought two packs for £3.50 recently on promotion at my local Tesco however I find that offers for this particular product are rare. I was quite surprised when doing my research for this product that it is actually produced by Unilever a company which is more associated with washing and cleaning products. The product itself comes packaged in soft foil which is ideal for keeping the product fresh. In addition each individual item has another foil cover. Inside of which is a plastic cover which can be removed easily prior to eating. Each peperami has an easy tear strip which makes opening the product simple and is particularly useful for young boys who struggle with such things!! The snack itself is approximately an inch and a half in length and three centimetres thick.
Peperami quite simply is spicy pork salami which is made in Germany and shipped all over the world. Apparently it is made with 13.8g of Pork for every 10g of sausage. I appreciate that the maths at the moment doesn't add up this is due to the fact that the pork loses some weight from moisture loss during the natural drying process. It is also pasteurised too for food safety. All other ingredients are obviously a trade secret as they are not listed. However Peperami minis do contain 2% of the daily amount of calories, 4% of the daily fat intake, 6% of the daily saturated fat intake and 9% of the recommended salt intake for children aged 5-10 yrs.
I have to confess I am not a great lover of salamis and was not overly impressed with this product. I find it rubbery, plasticy very chewy and generally unpleasant. It also leaves a really disgusting aftertaste in the mouth and I find myself belching after having one for the remainder of the day. My son on the other hand cant get enough of this little snack finding it really tasty as he always asks for another one. Great if you are seven years old or a lover of peperami sausage. Or if you require something different to pop into your child's lunchbox. Worth a try and a great alternative to sugary snacks.
I have tried the original peperami and loved it, so when I saw that they did a mini version I thought I'd give them a try. A peperami is 100% pork salami, they come in different types original, hot and mini's. There have been other versions over the years such as peperami in a roll (not good wished I hadn't tried that one!) but I think they have stuck with these winners now.
The normal size peperami's are 25g compared to the mini's which are just 10g . Quite a difference. My plan was to take these to work as a snack, so on Monday I tried it. On Tuesday I took 3. To me it was pointless having bought the minis, they just didn't fill me up and I ended up eating the equivalent of a regular one - maybe I'm just greedy!
They were definitely a hit with my kids though, my nephew and my eldest daughter loved them and they are probably suited more size wise too. My youngest daughter found them too strong tasting, she is used to normal salami which is a lot milder. You do have to watch the salt levels with the kids and the fat levels are really high (see at bottom).
The outside packaging just a thin bag was ok but the mini foil packets are ingenious they keep the meat really fresh , they also have an additional plastic sleeving around them which is good for little hands as they can get quite greasy. The size and packaging makes these ideal picnic snacks, or snacks to hand out to the kids around the shops. One word of warning though they do stink once the packaging is open!
Cal - 504
Salt - 3.6g
Peperami minis are a pack of 10 small pork snacks manufactured by Unilever in Germany and the UK. They were introduced to the UK in 1982- I have fond memories of eating these as a child and have always loved the peperami taste.
The name is supposed to be a mix of the words "Pepperoni" and "Salami".
I think it is easy for people to either love them or hate them as they have quite a strong flavour. If you like Salami, then this is for you! The different varieties make this something you can have fun with and try the different flavours.
In the mini's range there are:
Original, sold in a green packet
Hot, sold in a red packet
The other regular sized peperami varieties are:
Firestick, sold in a black packet (extremely hot)
Barbecue, sold in a purple packet
Wideboy, sold in a green packet- has the same flavour as Original it is only wider in dimension
Unilever have brought out a reduced fat and lower salt product in recent years to match the increase in health consciousness of the general public.
One peperami mini contains 37.9 calories and 3g of fat. It also contains only 0.15g of carbohydrates therefore many people on the Atkins Diet regularly snack on peperami.
They are quite expensive, for a 10 pack of the peperami mini you will pay around £2.39 unless there is an offer on so it is always worth shopping around.
Overall these are snacky, versatile (you can chop them into small pieces and arrange them on pizza or a salad or other meal or you can just eat them.. 10g isn't a lot of product).
For the price, you may be worth just buying a few individual peperami's (which now sell for around 31p if you look around) and chopping one of these into thirds!
Peperami is a meaty snack produced by Unilever in Germany. It is a type of pork sausage and usually comes in 3 different flavours Original (Green), Hot (Red) and Fire stick (Black) however several other experimental flavours have recently been introduced into the UK such as Barbeque and Wide boy.
Peperami's were first introduced to the UK by accident as the container it was shipped in was supposed to contain pate.
The product I happen to be reviewing is Peperami Mini's which is much smaller then the original product and is more suitable for a snack or for children.
These pork sausages have a very unique taste which is much like marmite, you either love it or hate it. In my opinion however they are a very tasty treat ideal for meat eaters.
They had very bad press in the past for containing too much salt and fat however it has been reduced in recent years making them much more healthy and suitable to eat by all ages.
In conclusion I would recommend this snack to men in particular who are particularly fond of meat. My favourite flavour is most probably fire stick but I shall warn you now they are extremely spicy :D. Also I would recommend to eat chewing gum straight after eating a Peperami stick as they have a very strong smell lol. They are also of very good value compared to competitor's products and work out about 20p a stick.
These Peperami Minis are really delicious, and have a concentrated meaty flavour. The "Minis" come in two flavours, the green wrapping being the original flavour(which is mild), and then there's the red wrapping which holds the hot flavour, which, as the description obviously implies, is hot in its spiciness.
The Peperami Minis are identical in taste to their "full grown fathers" but are that much smaller, to fit snugly into children's lunch boxes, presumably.
Each of the ten Peperamis are individually wrapped in a foil- like wrapper which is easily opened, to reveal the peperami, which then has another cling-film like coating wrapped around the entire stick for extra freshness.
I think these peperami sticks are an acquired taste, as the name of them suggests, being made of spice and salami, and certain children may not find them to their liking due to the strong presence of the spices.
The meat content is made from pork. with added spices, to give them that unique and satisfying meaty taste.These mini varieties, however, have only 30%fat content as compared to their other full size counterparts, which have a fat content of 44%.
An interesting fact about the product (Wikipedia website) is that the manufacturers of this product, Unilever, claim: "it was first shipped to the UK by accident in a container which was supposed to be carrying pâté. The company decided to attempt to sell the shipment to the UK market under the brand name 'Peperami'. Several new varieties have been introduced over the years with varying degrees of success".
These peperami Minis are available in Tesco's and Asda's for £2.08.