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      08.07.2012 17:57

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      happy with them overall

      I wasnt so sure about these at first because they were so cheap but I hadnt had salted peanuts for ages so decided to give them a try. We used to buy peanuts any time we had new year parties or halloween parties and added them to the buffet but they were a lot more than just 27p per packet and went down pretty fast when there was a lot of people that liked salted peanuts. The fact that the packet was rather plain and basic didnt bother me in the slightest - It was easy to read and thats what you want in packaging. They did have quite a bit of salt on them but not too much , but definately ideal if you fancy a salty snack. The downside though is the amount of fat per bag, 98.4g fat is quite a lot. So if you do get some, dont eat too many! I only eat a small amount of peanuts at a time out of a bag so a 200g bag will last me about 4 or 5 snacks. For a price of 27p for something enjoyable I really cant complain. Will definately add it onto my list of things to add for table snacks if I have a few friends over.

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      13.12.2010 15:59
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      A nice peanut at a nice price

      Intro Apart from the fact that I'm a confirmed chocoholic, I have to put my hands up and also admit to liking other snacks, and in particular crisps and nuts. It is however an expensive pastime should you wish to stick to the branded products, and I guess this is true of pretty much everything these days. ASDA nuts KP was my brand of choice and their equivalent sized bag of peanuts was in the region of £1.05p. The plain uninviting white ASDA packet was sitting there tempting me at a measly 29p. How could there possible be that much difference, surely a peanut is a peanut. The packaging was probably partially responsible for this the basic white plastic ASDA packaging was only highlighted by some green writing indicating the contents and the manufacturer which was obviously ASDA. Being that I still had some KP one's left from one of my previous visits, a taste test was in order so I purchased the ASDA packet so that I could do the test. I place several from each bag in two identical little bowls. I looked away while my wife shuffled the bowls so that I was unaware of which was which. I looked at the two bowls and from sight alone was finding it hard to decide, there was really no significant difference in appearance, with the exception than one bowls nuts did look a little bit more greasy, but at this point I was unaware as to which brand this was. I thought I'd sample bowl B first since these looked like the greasy , not that they were smothered in grease they were just a bit more shiny than the other bowl. They tasted as a nut should taste, not too salty but there was definitely salt there, some of the nuts had not separated in two halves and they were the ones which seemed more creamy sort of. After rinsing my mouth with some Vimto, I took a few from the second bowl, bowl A and they were certainly not as slippy as the first lot. If anything they tasty just a shade more salty, but the difference was negligible. The first bowl (B) got my vote in this round although it was very close. I looked away again and did the test again, this time choosing bowl A, I wasn't aware of the fact that my wife had decided she'd also re-label the bowls or maybe not so as to make the test as fair as possible. Only she knew whether she had swapped identities or not, and it was she who kept score. I repeated this 5 times or until I thought I'd got a best out of 5, that is that one bowl had got 3 votes. Summary In the five separate tests I'd chosen bowl B three time and it turns out that my wife only changed the labels once, so the final score was 4-1 being that one of the times I chose bowl A it was actually the original bowl B. Astonishingly it was the 29p ASDA nuts which had came out tops in my taste test. They were however not the prettiest, since it was they who were the greasiest ones, but they had a better flavour than my usual KP branded nuts, so my choice is simple I recommend ASDA 29p packets of salted nuts.

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        30.12.2009 16:22
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        Must try

        I am not 100% keen on peanuts but don't mind them as a treat every now and then. I have tried a few make of nuts but I find most of them are really salty which is nice but not too much salt like you are eating in out of the bottle YUCK! So for a cheaper alternative I picked up a packet of ASDA Smart Price which actually turned out to be a good idea as they are now my favourite pack of peanuts that I have tried as they aren't too salty but salty enough. The bag contends of the nuts are held in a 200 gram plastic bag which I bought for 27p, I think they are such great value. The bag as I have already said is made out of plastic that is not to be recycled, as it states on the back of the packet. The bag though is white with a green strip round the bottom with a picture of a nut just above. On the back of the bag it advises how to store the nuts, the obvious warning of not to give to small children due to risk of choking and Allergy advice along with the nutritional information which I have listed below. Nutrition per 100 grams: Energy - 256kj (617kcal) Protein - 28.0g Carbohydrate - 7.0g of which Sugars - 3.6g Fat - 53.0g of which Saturates - 10.0g Fibre - 6.0g Sodium - 0.40g Equivalent as Salt - 1.0g Ingredients are as follows: Peanuts (96%) (Nuts) Vegetable Oil, Salt. I was surprised at how nice they were as I said not too salty just perfect for me. The nuts are quite crunchy and roughly the same size as other known brand peanuts. I would highly recommend these peanuts because when I do buy them these are the ones I always go for. As like most people I love a bargain and always try and look after my pennies (pounds look after themselves and all that) so at at 27 pence who wouldn't buy these to give them ago. I hope my review was of some use to you. Thank you for taking the time to read it, it is very much appercaited. Thank you.

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          30.12.2009 15:41
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          Even suitable for Vegetarians.

          I never usually buy Peanuts as I just see them as an added expense that will not get eaten in our house. But as it is Christmas and I was doing a buffet on Christmas night for family I thought I would pick some up whilst shopping. So in Asda the Sunday before Christmas I ended up picking up the Smartprice Roasted, Salted Peanuts. For 27p I thought I might aswell pick up a few bag as they only looked small bags to me but they are infact a 200g bag for 27p which is great value. The bag itself is made out of plastic that is not to be recycled, that's a great start I thought as I generally do recycle everything I can so in the Black Bag this package went. The bag though is white with a big green strip at the bottom with a picture of a nut just above. It also advises the package contains Asda Smart Price Salted Peanuts. On the back of the bag it advises how to store the nuts, the obvious warning of not to give to small children due to risk of choking and Allergy advice. Now this has to be the most stupidist Allergy section I have seen. It advises 'Contains Nuts', Doh that one is quite obvious even to Mr Kimbles who most of the time lives on Planet Steven. Also the nutirional information is shown on the back. Nurtition per 100g - * Energy - 256kj (617kcal) * Protein - 28.0g * Carbohydrate - 7.0g Of which Sugars - 3.6g * Fat - 53.0g Of which Saturates - 10.0g * Fibre - 6.0g * Sodium - 0.40g Equivalent as Salt - 1.0g Ingrediants are - Peanuts (96%) (Nuts) Vegetable Oil, Salt. The pack was as easy to open as a packet of crisps and the smell that hit me when I opened them was lovely. They smelt exactly like the bigger brands which to me is always a good sign they will be nice. As I poured them into the bowl to put them on the table I popped one into my mouth to give them a try. I was pleasently surprised at how nice they were. I hate peanuts that are too salty but these ones are just right, not too under salty and too over salty. Muching the nut I noticed that they were really crunchy and as always got stuck in my teeth, but this happens with any bag of peanuts so this was not new. I found that the nuts themselves were quite small so I ended up eating half the bag in one go, I even had to open another to put on the table so I am glad I bought more than one. With eating so many of them I would usually be really thirsty with bigger brands but with these I wasn't which now makes them my movie night food of choice as popcorn makes me more thirtsty too (I know I am odd). I would definately recommend these moreish peanuts and will certainly be buying them again. Well at 27p who wouldn't.

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            15.12.2009 21:07
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            I recently bought a bag of Asda Smart Price Salted Peanuts at a cost of 27p for a 200g bag. I love peanuts and wanted to try these ones as they are so cheap. They are packaged in a plastic bag with the Asda Smart Price green and white logos and print, contrary to the picture dooyoo have provided above. The packaging must have recently changed. Per 100g contains 617 calories, 28.0g of protein and 53.0g of fat which are each high values, especially as it would be incredibly easy to eat half the bag in one sitting. Peanuts go down by the handful with me. These particular peanuts taste great, no diferent to brands such as KP and Nobbys. They are lovely and salty which then needs a huge drink to wash them down with. The only real differences I noticed with these nuts to more expensive brands is the size; smart price ones being a lot smaller; and that almost all of the peanuts in this bag are already halved, as opposed to them being whole in two halves and still attached by that little nutty membrane. However, this does not compromise the taste at all. Recommended

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            20.11.2009 19:22
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            I'm Nutty About These Peanuts

            I got a 200g bag of these salted peanuts from Asda because I couldn't believe they were so cheap and I wanted to try them, they are less than 30p which is nearly half the price that I paid for a small bag of KP nuts the other day. I think these are wicked peanuts and can't see why people still pay the big brand prices when these are just as good. They are mega salty and it makes your mouth dry but that's to be expected from salted nuts. The only thing I didn't really like about the Smartprice peanuts was how greasy they feel in my fingers, they haven't got a madly greasy taste but left my hands in a bit of a mess after I'd eaten them and you can also feel the grease on the inside of the bag. The nuts have got a nice texture, they're not hard like some cheaper nuts are. You can tell they're not the best quality in the world because the nuts haven't got the same buttery texture but they are still proper nice and that doesn't matter that much with peanuts like other nuts. I reckon you should all buy a bag of these to try because the price of nuts in the supermarket this year you could save £££'s when you're buying for Xmas!

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            25.10.2009 19:31
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            I had tried the Tesco Value Salted Peanuts a while back and they were alright, so I decided in the name of research I would try these as well. If I didn't like them, then I know I could take them along to my dad and he would scoff them, and I would make money by reviewing them! This range is the Asda budget range. They only came in a 200g bag and cost me 24p. Bargain compared to KP Nuts, but I wasn't expecting the same amount of quality. The bag didn't look that exciting. The bag is white and has the Asda Smart Price writing in the light green colouring. YOu could see the Nuts fill a good amount of the bag through the pack. When I opened the bag I saw that they looked a bit smaller than the brand named ones. They looked a little Oily as well and not such a matt finish as the KP ones have. Quite a few of them had a dark brown paper shell part covering them as well, which I always take off. It tastes ok, but not what i'm wanting from a Nut. You can smell the Salt from these, but I felt a lot of the Salt seemed to stick to my fingers. The taste of these were nice, as they tasted roasted, seasoned and nice, but I didn't think why they had to be so greasy. A nice enough snack, which if left out of their packaging you wouldn't necessarily think they were from the Budget range, but I prefer the KP ones, as they are Saltier, larger and not so oily.

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            21.05.2009 19:41
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            Cheap peanuts from Asda.

            Peanuts are one of the healthiest snacks you can have around the house (unless you're allergic) and these Asda Smartprice nuts are a very cheap tasty snack and offer pretty good value for money. At the time of writing a 200g pack will only cost you 27p Contrary to what their name suggests, peanuts are not really nuts but a member of the legumes family that includes peas, lentils, chickpeas and other beans. And peanuts do not grow on trees. The short plant produces a ground flower that due to its heavy weight bends towards the ground and eventually burrows underground where the peanut actually matures. A wrinkly brown shell or pod is produced containing two or three peanut kernels. Each oval-shaped kernel or seed is comprised of two off-white lobes that are covered by a brownish-red skin. Numerous studies have shown peanuts to be a healthy food. They do contain a lot of fat, but it's the right kind. Roughly fifty percent of the fat in peanuts is monounsaturated. Research has shown that eating a greater percentage of monounsaturated fats lowers your risk of heart disease, asthma, Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, and even depression. In addition, peanuts are a good source of niacin, folate, copper, manganese, and protein. They are also a good source of Vitamin E and including peanuts or peanut butter in a healthful diet can lower cholesterol and help prevent type 2 diabetes. It has also been shown that they are rich in antioxidants as many kinds of fruit and therefore can be grouped with the arsenal of foods renowned for thwarting the negative effects of aging. It is important to remember that peanuts are a calorie-dense food and scoffing them all night long will pile on the pounds. Unfortunately they are quite bland when eaten raw hence the reason why we douse them in oil and salt - and Asda Smartprice Salted Peanuts are very salty. This doesn't bother me too much however as the salt can be shaken off and any excess oil can be removed by blotting them in a soft paper kitchen towel. Taste wise they are fine although I feel a slightly longer roasting would enhance the flavour a bit. My only concern is that these nuts are not organic and you have no idea where they come from because they are the produce of more than one country. Also you should always take care when buying cheap nuts. Always make sure they are fresh and discard peanuts that are discoloured or even slightly mouldy as they can become easily contaminated by aflatoxin, a highly toxic mould that has been linked to cancer in laboratory animals, though not in humans.

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              21.06.2008 16:01
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              Would not recommend them.

              Asda salted peanuts are good value for money in terms of buying a bulk amount for quite cheap. I think you can get a 100g bag for 50p or so. So if you are on a budget and trying to have a childrens party these can be a very good option. But I recently read that nuts that aren't organic are dangerously over processed from the day they are picked and can sometimes become toxic to the body. The high fat content in nuts means they hold onto pesticides more than other foods might and so this makes it important to buy organic nuts where possible. Especially if you are giving them to children. (Although the old adage goes, I grew up on them and they didn't do me much harm so it's really up to you). Other than the health risks mentioned above regarding these kinds of nuts, I generaly found them to be mega mega salty and I do like salty foods like olives and such. These made my tongue sore and the corners of my lips and before you know it I felt as though I was dehydrating and was guzzling massive amounts of water...but then having said that, I do eat a lot of nuts! In general I wouldn't recommend these although they are edible and cheap.

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