“ Brand: Asda / Type: Snacks „
Asda Extra Special Garlic Crackers
Description: Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Snacks
I am not a big fan of strong garlic tastes so tend to look for products with a more subtle taste. Mr Siamese did the weekly shop recently though and picked up a box of these to try. They come in a creamy white plastic packet with the Asda Extra special logo and a picture of the crackers on the front.
Inside, the crackers sit in a little plastic tray with a cellophane wrapper which keeps them fresh. I would recommend that you store them in an air tight container once you have opened them so that they stay fresh and crunchy.
We paid £0.74 for a 200g packet.
The crackers are circular in shape with little holes through them. They are about as thick as a Ritz cracker and have a subtle garlic aroma that you can smell as soon as they have been opened.
Once you bite into them, you will notice that the crackers have a deliciously crunchy texture which quickly melts in your mouth. The garlic taste is subtle and yet strong enough to be instantly recognisable. They taste fantastic with cheese because the amount of garlic is just right, so that it adds flavour without being overpowering.
The only downside of these biscuits is that per 100g, they contain a whopping 438kcal. there is something about them which makes them very easy to eat too, so you may end up munching more than you originally planned to!
if you like crackers for cheese but are looking for something a little different, then you should definitely try these, they really are "extra special", well done Asda!
Ingredients are as follows:
Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil [Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil], Garlic Powder (4.4%), Maize Starch, Salt, Sugar, Whey Powder (Milk), Cane Sugar & Yeast.
One of my festive weaknesses that I don't, surprisingly, indulge at any other time of the year is a lifelong affair with..... Cheese!
Ok, I do eat cheese occasionally through the year but my favourite cheese is the blue mouldy stuff, the stronger and more acrid tasting the better, but that is not what I want to review, this time, but rather I wish to review what I eat them with.... The crackers.
The product I will now review is - "Asda's Extra Special garlic crackers"
The packaging, as with all the "Extra Special" products in the range is a very classy cream and gold coloured theme. There is the obligatory information on there, brand name, product name, a little information on the product itself and also the nutritional information.
When the box is opened you will see the crackers are in a pile wrapped in cellophane for extra freshness, once opened though they will have to be stored in an airtight container as they do go soft quite quickly.
When the cellophane is ripped open, again be careful as the packet never rips where you intend it to and a couple of times half of the pack has shot across the worktop!
The smell is the first thing that is noticeable. The small of garlic is enticing and mouth watering, so of course I pop one straight into my mouth, a feat may I add that many of you mere mortals may struggle to do, I have been in training for years to be able to achieve this feat!
The taste is sensational, the garlic taste is very distinguishable but nowhere near overpowering. There is a good sprinkling of sea salt visible on the top of the cracker which seems to cut through the slightly greasy element to the cracker, though it is not greasy in the unpleasant sense of the word, the grease adds another delicious layer to it.
The cracker is round in shape around 1 ½" in size, with a zig zagged edge. It is a light golden brown colour and is slightly concaved on one side. This the perfect vessel for piling a large and generous slather of best butter and a large wedge or in my case a pile of crumbly blue cheese.
Each box holds 200g of the crackers, this equates to around 40 crackers, exceptional value considering these are only 74p a box.
The nutritional values are as follows,
Per ½ a box,
6.9g of protein
2.4g of which sugars
9.6g of which saturates
There are some allergy advice notices with this product these being that they contain gluten, milk and wheat.
It also states that this product MAY contain traces of nuts and/or seeds.
It finally does state that this product contains NO artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fats.
This is a lovely product, obviously not the best nutritional wise, but a delicious treat that is perfect with cheese, but is, in fairness, delicious on it's own.
For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk
Thanks for reading x