“ Brand: Epicure / Type: Crisps/Snacks „
I am not very fond of sweet snacks but I just LOVE to treat myself with something sour, especially cheesy... Last week in our local SuperValu I bought a box of Epicure Cheese Spirals. ABOUT EPICURE Epicure was invented in 1891. They have been one of the first to import exotic canned fruits and vegetables to Britain. Since then Epicure still looks for new tastes and introduces them to consumers. Now Epicure offers products in many categories: * Citrus Fruit * Condiments * Confectionery * Creative Cooks * Deli~Italia * Fish * Ginger * Honey * Ingredients & Accompaniments * Miscellaneous * Non Organic Beans & Pulses * Organic Beans & Pulses * Pâtés * Snacks & Olives * Soft fruit * Tomatoes * Tropical Fruit * Vegetables * Vinegars & Cooking Fats More information about Epicure and their products You may get from their website: www.epicure.co.uk CHEESE SPIRALS? Epicure Cheese Spirals - puff pastry snacks made with cheese. They are made in Holland for Epicure with pure butter, Gouda and Edam Cheeses. These Cheese Spirals are an ideal snack for everyone, also for serving at parties or buffets, either on their own or with dips. PACKAGING These snacks come in a recyclable dark red cardboard box with images of Cheese spirals on three sides. Fourth side is black with all information about the snack. And on the top of the box there is an Epicure's logo. When I opened the box, I found a plastic tray with Spirals in a transparent and sealed bag. APPEARANCE AND TASTE There were 12 Cheese Spirals in the tray. Each of them was about 15 cm long. They looked delicious: lightly brown-golden color with little dots of cheese on them. I especially liked the idea of making them as Spirals because now they really look more attractive than simple plain sticks of pastry. My main concern was quantity of Spirals... 12 really didn't look much... Especially if You would decide to serve them at a party - You should buy a lot of boxes. Anyway, I ate my first Epicure Cheese Spiral on it's own without dips and absolutely loved it! The pastry was baked perfectly and crunchy, I could taste and smell the cheese easily. I thought it was a bit too sour as I use very little of salt nowadays. Otherwise Spirals tasted great but... One is not enough and You definitely eat more so the tray is emptied very quickly...And I quickly realized I should have bought at least two boxes of those cheesy snacks. Cheese Spirals tend to crumble when You bite them, so You may make some mess while eating them. But I think they are really worth some cleaning afterwards! Last night we bought Epicure Cheese Spirals again and tried eating them with dips. I didn't like that because Spirals are full of flavor and I don't see any point in mixing it with something. Though who knows, maybe You would prefer Spirals with dips!.. INGREDIENTS Wheatflour, Butter (28%), Gouda & Edam Cheese (16%), Salt, Skimmed Milk Powder, Pepper, Mustard, Colour: E160b. NUTRITIONAL AND ALLERGY INFORMATION Typical values per 100g: Energy - 2338kj/ 559kcal, Protein - 14.2g, Carbohydrate - 43.7g, Fat - 36.6g. Contains: Wheat and Milk. May contain traces of Nut and Sesame. PRICE AND AVAILABILITY As I already mentioned, I bought Epicure Cheese Spirals from our local SuperValu shop. They are not available at huge supermarkets, but You may find them in smaller local shops or buy online. I paid £1.65 for a 75g box. It is definitely not cheap. But as Spirals are so tasty sometimes it is worth to splash some money! OVERALL Epicure Cheese Spirals - my favourite snack now so I give them 5 stars out of 5 and recommend everyone to try! Though they are pretty expensive, they worth every penny that You pay. These Spirals are great: for children or grown-ups, with dips or on their own, for a party or just to indulge yourself. So treat Yourself with something really delicious! Thanks for taking time to read my review! Hope You'll find it useful! Also posted on other websites under the same user name.