I enjoy some nuts from time to time, but try not to eat salted peanuts too often as they are so high in fat and salty. KP nuts are definitely the best ones to go for - I have tried several supermarket brands before but they are simply just not as nice. I find they texture to be a bit different, and they're not as tasty or salty.
KP salted peanuts come in a blue and silver foil bag, you can get them in various sizes but I always tend to go for the smaller bags - if I get a bigger one I know I will just sit and munch my way through the whole bag, and since they're not the healthiest of things I go for the smaller option.
Having said that, despite the high salt and fat content these nuts aren't all bad and can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet. They are very high in fibre which helps digestion, they are a good source of protien and according to the packet, they are a source of vitimins B3 and H. I have no idea what these are or what they are good for, but they're vitamins so they must be good.
KP suggest at 50g of these nuts is considered to be a serving, however I tend to eat a smaller amount than this at a time. a 50G serving of KP salted peanuts contains a scary 295 calories and an even scarier 24.5g of fat! So I only tend to eat a very small handful at a time.
The taste of these nuts is delicious, especially if like me, you love salt. They are very very salty (which the name would suggest). They also have a very nice texture and have a satisfying crunch to them. I find these to be the best tasting peanuts out there, followed closely by Nobbys Nuts.
You can buy KP Nuts from most supermarkets or shops that sell snacks such as chocolate and crisps. I would definitely recommend these as I stated earlier, in my opinion they are the best tasting band of salted peanuts out there, from a well known name you can trust.
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Priced at around £1.50 for 300g these peanuts are very good value. You can get them in smaller bags or you can get them in tins which a very useful wince they can be reused for other things. The packaging is not recyclable except for the tins which are. Generally speaking the peanuts are bare but there are a few nuts that have the skin till on and they can taste a little unusual. The peanuts can easily be split into two pieces and will not crumble or break down unless you put quite a bit of effort in yourself.
These peanuts are salted peanuts meaning they are not the healthiest but they do have a strong salted taste rather than a moderately salted taste like on the cheaper brands. Each peanut has a very dry taste to it and sucking our cheeks in helps to overcome this. These peanuts are not too soft and do have a slightly sweet taste to them. They are not bitter in any way and wont leave a bad aftertaste.
The taste will last only for a few seconds in your mouth after you swallow. Sometimes the nuts can get stuck in your teeth because of their softness but you have to apply moisture from your mouth before they become much easier to break down, so if they do get stuck in your teeth they will be very soft when you try and get the, out again. Like i said these are not moderately salted they have a very salty taste, more so than the supermarkets own brand peanuts.
Occasionally you will find a particularly dry nut or one that has quite a lot more salt on than the others. The peanuts have a very smooth texture on the inside but on the outside there are lots of lumps and bumps you can see physically and when you put them in your mouth you can really start to feel this rough texture.
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These are great peanuts if you really love them to taste quite strongly of salt, not really for the faint of heart. The packaging could have been better, i love e tins but the plastic they use is very thick and excessive. You will find yourself drinking quite a lot after eating a fair amount of these nuts. And lastly... Eat in moderation, these are not very healthy!
Recommended nuts, top quality taste and superb value for money.
I like having 'nibbles' in the kitchen for when I want a little something without having to feel like I need to eat a whole packet or bar of it. Peanuts aren't just for parties or to crack open at Christmas, or for guys in the pub with a beer. They're great to have on hand as a tasty snack, even if they are salty, high in fat and slightly addictive.
I only buy KP peanuts because I find some supermarket brands can be quite different in terms of taste and texture. KP dates back to 1853, originally as a jam and sugar confectionary company, and it wasn't until 1948 that peanuts entered the production line.
I would say KP are probably the most popular choice when it comes to peanuts, and they're readily available at most supermarkets, convenience stores and pubs. They're sold in different pack sizes and make a special appearance at Christmas when they're put into smaller bags inside a cardboard tub at charged at twice the price.
They're sold in a shiny blue bag with a foil inside for freshness. A 300g bag costs around £1.04, and a 500g bag costs £1.89 (Tesco). Other sizes are available I believe, but they're quite pricey when I've found a big 500g bag for only £1 in Poundland! It does pay to shop around a bit, check the dates and stock up when they're a good price.
These peanuts are high in fibre, which is important for healthy digestion, and are a good source of vitamin B3. It's good to know that such snacks, traditionally regarded as pub nibbles, actually have their health benefits.
The packet suggests 50g to be a 'serving', though I only eat a small amount at a time, no where near 50g. None the less, each 50g contains 295 calories and 24.5g of fat, so they're not the lowest in terms of fat/cals for a snack, but I think that everything in moderation is the way to go.
The packet suggests these should be consumed within 7 days of opening, but I'm sure we've kept these out for a bit longer than that. I empty them into an air tight container, which seems to keep them fresh for longer.
These are quite salty, but not too much so unless you're getting at the little bits at the bottom where the salt settles. The salt is just enough to bring out the flavour of these, but the actual flavour is quite difficult to explain. They're nutty, but you need to try them to know what I mean. When I first tried peanuts years ago I wasn't keen, so maybe they're somewhat of an acquired taste, but I would suggest giving them a go once or twice to see if you like them.
They're great for parties, snacks, nibbles... They're versatile and great to keep in the kitchen for when you're wanting something crunchy and tasty.
The texture is quite crunchy when they're fresh, not too chewy and not rock hard either. In the 500g bags you get plenty of peanuts to keep you going for a few days, which are mostly whole, though many are in halves.
They're good quality, and I've never noticed anything to complain about so there's nothing negative I can say about them really. Admittedly, there's probably too much salt at times, but I like salt so that's fine by me. They do have a high fat content, but that's expected from nuts and as long as they're eaten in moderation, the health benefits of fibre and vitamins outweighs this anyway.
KP Orginal salted peanuts is a very tasty snack. I first tried these when I was younger. My nan would always buy a big tub of 'KP' salted peanuts at christmas for the family to share and they would be gone by the next day ! I kow that eating too mch salt is not good for me so I don't eat these nuts that often because I have found that they are covered in lots of salt. If you do not like a lot of salt but still enjoy eating nuts then you can buy KP nuts in a roasted flavour aswell.
KP salted nuts are a source of protein, they are high in fibre, a source of vitamins B3 & H and they are also low in GI which is very good. The nuts come in a blue 90g foil packet. I wouldn't recommened eating eating these nuts on a regular basis because they are very high in fat and covered in salt, although they are very tasty !
KP salted peanuts always seem to be bigger than other uts that I have tried in the past. I tried Tesco's 'salted peanuts' and they were quite nice but not as tasty and they were very small compaed to 'KP's' nuts.
KP Original Salted Peanuts are a reasonable price, I bought a bag a little while ago from Tesco and they cost me 79p for a 90g bag. KP do have a website so you can find out any info on there that you would like:
After being in holiday in Turkey for a fortnight this summer, I grew accustomed to making sure I was getting not only plenty of water, but also plenty of salt. So when I came back I was desperate to cut down as I felt I was eating way to much salt and drinking way to much drink! It wasn't easy though and im doing it gradually. One thing that I have been eating to keep my salt intake high up is KP salted peanuts! We took a stash of these with us as we weren't sure they would be available to buy abroad!
They can be bought either singly or in a multi pack. The smaller single packet weighs 300g and costs £1.08. I find this is quite expensive! The larger packet weighs 500g and costs £1.89. Again this isn't overly cheap however I guess for a brand name product this could be a lot worse! We opted for buying multi packs though which provided us with 6 mini bags of 30g. This was the perfect size for a little salty snack. This multipack costs £2.18 which is super expensive considering the bag contains not even 300g! None the less we purchased them.
The wrapper whether it is a multi pack or single package is a shiny blue in colour. It is actually really attractive and stands out wonderfully on the shelves. The front of the pack always has the large yellow KP sign on it and under this is always some brief information on the product. The back of the packs are home to ingredients and nutrition information as well as often jokes and promotions or offers. The packet is very attractive I feel and would probably appeal more to men than to woman.
Opening the packet you immediately are hit by an extremely salty smell. It doesn't smell of salt and vinegar crisps though like you may expect but it just has a really strong salt smell to them. Glaring into the bag you notice that the side seems to be coated with salt and grease. This is slightly worrying however not to worry as they are marketed as "salted peanuts" so this is really all you can expect.
The peanuts are small in size and are in the typical oval shape. Popping one into my mouth the first thing I detect is the utter taste to it. It is incredibly salty but not unpleasantly so. The texture is nice. It is crunchy but has a nice softness to it too. Overall the taste of the peanuts is lovely.
A 30g back contains 177 calories and 14.7g of fat. Personally I don't feel that the calories are all that bad. They are high, yes, but for what your getting itisnt to bad. I feel the fat content is pretty high though however with nuts its never going to be low. The nuts are obviously not suitable for those with nut allergies and they may contain traces of gluten, milk and soya.