“ Brand: Co-op / Type: Snacks „
I always fancy a little snack during work, and don't like to have chocolate all the time. I do occasionally have some fresh fruit or snack on something such as carrot sticks, but I fancied something sweet and I also fancied nuts. There wasn't a great selection in my local Co-Op, how-ever these nuts sounded really tasty to me and I presumed they would also be quite sweet, so this would help any sweet cravings I was having. ***THE NUTS*** The nuts are made by co-co and they contain honey roasted peanuts & cashews which have seasoning and honey. The bag is made form quite strong foil packaging and is orange in colour. On the front it has a picture of the nuts in a bowl and iy also contains nutritional information on the front as well per 1/2 pack. On the back of the packaging there is a list of ingredients, nutritional information and contact information. It states that once opened these should be stored in an air-tight container and consumed within 5 days. The expiry date on the pack I purchased was Jan 2012, so these do keep for quite a long time. The top and bottom of the bag is zig-zagged so you can easily rip the bag open to get into the bag of nuts. Nutritional Information (Per 1/2 pack) * Calories - 315 * Fat - 25.3g * Saturated Fat - 4.7g * Sugars - 7.9g * Salt - 0.6g ***PRICE/AVALIABILITY*** These are only avaliable to buy form the Co-Op (although other supermarkets and local shops may do their own versions). For a 100g bag it cost me £1.55. These only come in 100g bag, they don't do a smaller bag than this. ***APPEARANCE/SMELL/TASTE*** When I opened the bag and took a little sniff, I could smell the nuts and it was quite strong. I couldn't really smell any honey, but the nuts did just smell like roasted peanuts and cashews which I have purchased and eaten before. The nuts are quite dark in colour and look very golden. You can see that they have a coating of seasoning/honey on them. I o0ut the first nut into my mouth and felt as though this just tasted like a dry roasted nut. I put a few more peanuts into my mouth to see if I could get a better taste. The nuts were nice & crunchy, and I could taste a sweet taste but also got a slightly salty taste on my tongue from the nuts as well. This tasted a little strange, but I thought they were ok. I thought maybe the cashew nuts would taste slightly different. As soon as I put one into my mouth, again I had the same sweet but little salty taste again. The cashews were also nice and crunchy. I think you can taste more on the cashew nuts and these taste slightly sweeter than the peanuts, how-ever this may be just because they are bigger than the peanuts. Some of the nuts have a lot more seasoning on than others, so they aren't all coated the same. You may find some which taste much sweeter or saltier than others. Despite these tasting a little strange at first, I quite enjoyed them, and din't find them too sweet at all. Seeing as these were a snack and the pack contains a lot of fat and sugars, I only had a small hand-ful of these and will save the rest for another day. ***OVERALL OPINION*** These did taste a little strange at first and these nuts may not be to the taste of others as they are quite sweet. The sweet taste as well as a little salt does taste a little strange but it was a taste I didn't mind and actually enjoyed. These make a nice change from just salted or dry roasted nuts and they definately helped any sweet cravings I was having. The fast and Sugar content isn't very good as it's quite high, how-ever if you eat this in moderation and not the whole packet in one day I don't think they are too bad. I think I will buy these again as I thought they were really nice. I would also probably buy any other supermarkets brand of nuts in the same flavour as well, as I know sainsburys also do this flavour as well. (review may also appear on ciao)
I'm not mad keen on nuts but sometimes like a bag of dry roasted peanuts. My mate knows that so when we had a girly night last week she brought me a bag of honey roast cashews and peanuts from the Co-op. There are loads more peanuts than cashews but I suppose that's why it was only £1.30 for quite a big bag because cashews are more expensive! lol The nuts all taste fresh but there's too much flavouring on them and it makes some of the feel proper dusty. The flavour is weird as well, you can't actually taste the honey in them but they are dead sweet at first but they are also salty and the 2 don't go very well together. The first few I ate were ok but that was only because I was trying to work out what they tasted of and as soon as I realised they just tasted of salt and roasted sugar. The nuts didn't taste anything like I thought they would and after a few I realised I didn't like them that much, I don't think the salty and sweet flavours were very good together and it wasn't consistent on all the nuts. I couldn't hardly taste the cashews at all under the flavouring and the peanuts weren't much better even though you could taste them better because of all the salt on them. The nuts have got a nice crunch and the texture of them is just right, if they tasted a bit better I think I'd like them because they've got a proper fresh feel to them but I couldn't stand eating them again because they taste so funny to me. I thought these were proper sickly because of the funny sweet taste of the nuts and I think next time I'll tell my mate to get either plain cashews or dry roasted peanuts.
My husband recently went to the local shops to get some cakes to go with our afternoon tea and ended up coming back with crisps and nuts as well. We didn't eat them that day but saved them for the following day when our friends were coming over for lunch. The nuts were the co-operative honey roasted peanuts and cashews. The nuts are sold in co-op stores or in Scotland in Scotmid shops which is the Scottish equivalent. The nuts come in a 100g packet and cost around £1.20. The product is peanuts and cashew nuts which are coated with honey and seasoned. I love both cashew nuts and peanuts so was interested to see what this tasted like. The packet contained more peanuts than cashew nuts which is probably because cashews are more expensive than peanuts. The nuts have got quite a lot of coating on them. I eat a few and it's a strange taste. It is sweet but salty at the same time. I have to admit I don't really like them. I love dry roasted peanuts but these are just two sweet and I don't think peanuts should be sweet. I ate a few but then decided I really didn't like them. My friends children had one but then opted to stick with the crisps. My husband and his friend polished the rest off and they said they were quite nice. Personally I thought the flavour of these just didn't work. I would much prefer plain cashew nuts and a bag of dry roasted peanuts. I wouldn't recommend these to you unless you really like the combination of sweet and salty. The product contains 49% peanuts and 33% cashew nuts, there is also sugar, oil, glucose syrup, honey and salt. Once opened they should be stored in an air-tight container and eaten within 5 days. Nutritional Information per half a pack - (approx 50g) Calories - 315 kcal Sugars - 7.9g Fat - 25.3g Salt - 0.6g They score high for sugar, fat and saturates levels and medium for salt content. Which basically means they aren't very good for you! Not that I am worried because I won't be buying them again!