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Jacobs Savours Sweet Chillie Thins

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Brand: Jacobs / Type: Biscuits

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      02.02.2014 09:50
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      A tasty thin cracker

      Some nights, I just can't be bothered eating a large meal for tea so instead I'll have a lot of different small snacks. One of my favourite snacks is cheese and crackers with a handful of olives on the plate. I've liked Jacobs Sweet Chilli Thins for a while now, so I'll try to explain about the product and give my opinions below.

      The 150g box contains a roll of very thin, but not weak and crumbly crackers. These have a red tinge to them which I suppose would come from the dried red bell peppers, paprika powder and cayenne pepper powder they contain. They taste quite sweet, which isn't surprising considering that sugar is the third highest quantity of all the ingredients listed, but it doesn't say how much sugar exactly they do contain.

      The sweet chilli flavour is almost like a very mild sweet chilli sauce, but without the sharpness of the vinegar that most chilli sauces contain. I think that the sweetness of the cracker counterbalances salty cheeses very well - try one with a strong blue cheese and hopefully you'll agree.

      There's hardly any heat from the chilli element of the crackers, so people who don't like their mouths being on fire needn't be put off. Yes, they do contain sugar and salt, but like most things, if taken in moderation they shouldn't have too much of a bad effect. They're currently available for £1 in Tescos (normally they sell for £1.19 but are on offer at the moment), but shop around as I've seen them on offer in various supermarkets.

      If you like a snack cracker and want to try something with flavour, I would recommend these as they're very tasty and the sweetness works very well with cheese. As I'm a little bit mistrustful of the amount of sugar they contain though, I'll only award them four stars instead of the full amount. Thanks for reading.

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        17.09.2011 17:16
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        We often eat crackers in our house. They are a nice alternative to sandwiches sometimes. I spotted these in my local Tesco and thought I would give them a try. They cost £1.15 for a 150g packet but currently are on offer at 2 packets for £1.60.

        Jacobs Savours Thins come in a few different flavours but the ones I bought were the sweet chilli flavour. Jacobs savours come in a box which has the name of the product on the front along with a picture of the crackers and some red chillies. They are described as Sweet Chilli Thins Light, Melty Wheat Crackers. The front also informs the customer that they have been made with the finest wheat and contain no artificial flavours. This information is repeated on the sides of the box and the back gives the nutrional information and the ingredients. Per cracker they are:-
        Calories 21
        Carbohydrate 2.7g
        Fat 0.9g
        Fibre 0.29
        Salt <0.1g

        Looking at the above they don't look too bad calorie wise etc but they are very thin and very moreish so to eat just 1 takes an awful lot of will power. The crackers are suitable for vegetarians too, thank goodness!

        The crackers are packed in a cellophane bag inside the box so are nice and fresh. They are a nice golden brown colour and when you smell them there's absolutely no denying that they contain chilli, its not an artificial smell it really does smell like fresh chilli.

        When I tasted one of the crackers the first taste is sweet and a bit salty. After a few seconds you get the chilli kick which at first is mild but after a couple of bites really hots up. We have these buttered with cheese and sometimes Philadelphia cream cheese spread on them, both are enhanced by the chilli kick in the cracker and taste delicious.

        The description of them being "melty" is spot on, they really do seem to melt in your mouth. To be honest they taste so nice they don't really need anything on them they are nice enough to just eat as they are. In fact they taste so nice they become a little addictive and its far too easy to eat a lot more than intended.

        I would definitely recommend the Jacobs Savours Sweet Chilli Thins, they are lovely with or without a topping. The chilli kick is strong but not overpowering. I like to crush them up with grated cheese and top pasta dishes with them. Popped under the grill so the cheese melts they make a fabulous topping. They are also nice crumbled over a bowl of salad.

        As crackers go these are the nicest I've eaten in a long while. If you like chilli give them a try.

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